Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Recording: Ted Phillips/Zach Clark/Nicolas Buligan

Artist: Ted Phillips/Zach Clark/Nicolas Buligan

Song: [excerpt]

Recorded at The Tranzac's Southern Cross Lounge ("troubleshooting~ v2"), June 3, 2015.

Ted Phillips/Zach Clark/Nicolas Buligan - [excerpt]

Although I wasn't at the first instalment of this new monthly series, I was at the gig where Nick Buligan and Lisa Conway fiddled with their Max patches and joked that there should be a night called "Troubleshooting" that involved realtime laptop improvisations — and a chance for musicians to gather together and deal with the attendant problems of getting them to work in performance. Now that these nights are a reality (on the first Wednesday of the month), another key component is giving the participants a chance to improvise together. This time out, after a brief solo excursion, Nick Buligan (the night's host) was joined by Ted Phillips and Zach Clark, who had each previously performed. Their meeting point was often a soundfield of various hums and buzzes, with the rumblings acting as backdrop for Buligan's processed trumpet. A little slow-moving, but quite worthy of droning out to.

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