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Re: Release spam - Alias Zone "Lucid Dreams" CD
At 1:43 PM -0800 2/1/02, p koniuto wrote:
>Did Soul Murder employ any looping?
"soul murder" (1982/83) used tape loops and regenerating tape delay
as part of a battery of editing and processing techniques. The sound
sources were about 50/50 analog electronic (Buchla 200 series) and
processed voice and breath sounds. The processing consisted of tape
speed manipulation, analog gating, filtering, frequency shifting
(AM), tape delay, and a digital playback hack. The latter technique
was performed on the VAX computer at CARL. Gareth Loy had developed a
utility program called "sfplay" that allowed you to step through
short segments of a sound file in order to aurally find edit points.
I simply pushed this technique to its limits by incrementally
stepping through a short vocal recording and stretching it to about a
minute in length.
There were also a number of choreographed movement sequences that
used repetitive actions, as well as some projected images derived
from concrete poetry concepts.
Richard Zvonar, PhD