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re: Water Music
Title: re: Water Music
At 5:08 PM -0700 9/28/02, Rick Walker/Loop.pooL wrote:
where the women of the tribe play
rhythmic games by splashing in the water.
Also done by
the Semelai, who live in the largest swamp area of
Malaysia. Jon Hassell used this as a backing loop on
"Malay" on Dream Theory in Malaya (1981).
Also, on my last CD I used a piece where
I sample raindrops on different
resonant surfaces (umbrella, drum head,
piece of vinyl) and then turned it into a rhythmic
Check out "Dripsody" (1955) by Hugh LeCaine.
Robert Erickson used recordings of surf in "Pacific Sirens
(1969)" and babbling brooks in (I think) "Summer Music"
(1974), in combination with acoustic instruments.
I love water sounds myself and often use recordings of surf and
My first piece for tape alone was a processed recording of the
plumbing in the men's toilet at the Cabrillo College theater (1975).
That piece went by several titles, including "Royal Flush"
and "The Deliverance of Israel."
I think most tape composers have used toilet and washing machine
sounds at some point in their early careers.