How Pictures Mean

from by Ivodne Galatea



Live looping Hohner PIanet using a Boomerang III and some wonderful handmade pedals - Bumblee Compressor/Swell, Figure Effects Fig. 17 Silicon Fuzz and an unnamed Germanium Fuzz - both using NOS transistors, capacitors etc. I wanted to match the Pianet with the distortion of the time (inspired by the Canterbury tonalities). Looping is as sparse as possible, making use of the four different length loops of the Rang in free mode, with minimal playing and stacking. There is a percussive sound made by a reel-to-reel rewinding and flapping. A sound familiar to people who used to loop with tapes, and one I miss.

This is designed to be sparse, so the sound as processed can be sense. I found it particularly lovely playing the compressed swell through both fuzzes with their separate characteristics (I love serial simple fuzzes). Hope others like it too


from A Theory of Dust, released October 21, 2015
Me playing Hohner Pianet (greatest keyboard in history) through some retro otaku pedals.

Rokehan as usual by Cameron Byrd.

The field recordings making up the collage are (as usual) courtesy of these generous Freesounders
Ambient percussion -
CRZ1990 - "recording of my Siamese-mix cat, Cole Bear (5 1/2 yrs.), purring while following the recorder around the room"

CRZ1990 - "Recording of mechanical sound of my Sony TC-377 Tapecorder from 1975 from a stopped position, rewinding, then automatically coming to a stop"

Christikuhn"Sounds at the farm..."

Miastodzwiekow - The municipal forest near Rusalka Lake…w/sounds/101990/

Ignotus - Waterfall in Glacier Park, Montana, USA

Cfork - Beach ambience recorded at Playa del Medio, near Santiago de La Gomera (Canary Islands).




Ivodne Galatea Nedlands, Australia

Principally playing original compositions of an ambient nature on the Hohner Guitaret as well as other thumb pianos/finger harps/lamellophones.
Interested in orchestration using field recordings, per the great John Cage's suggestions (1937).
The pieces are all pataphysical book reviews. They consist of musical essays on books of the same title that haven't been written, but should have.
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