Sunday, November 20, 2016

Recording: Jason Doell

Artist: Jason Doell

Song: 7-channel surround sound system [excerpt]

Recorded at Gerrard Art Space (Faster Presents: Odd Electronics), October 21, 2016.

Jason Doell - 7-channel surround sound system [excerpt]

The title of this low-key evening put together by the Faster crew summed things up pretty well. Leading things off was this improvised electroacoustic set from noted local composer Jason Doell. Partly tongue-in-cheek and partly DIY statement-of-purpose, his "seven channel surround sound" diffusion system was modest in scale (clock radio, tape deck, megaphone, etc.) but did stretch along the two long walls of the rectangular gallery space. The sounds were likewise modest in scale, with little curls of feedback, a buzzing egg vibrating the strings of a snare drum, and soundbursts and plinks ping-ponging from left to right via live radio transmission.

[Faster will be hosting their 6th or 7th Annual Christmas Show at Gerrard Art Space on Friday, December 9th.]

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