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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
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