My Golden Oldies

  1. 1
    Elk
    2:33
    • FormatWAV
    • Bit Rate32 Bit Float
    • Sample Rate44.100 kHz

    This was one of my very earliest pieces of my digital works, 1992 or so.  The huge knocks are sampled knocks of a deer horn against an elk horn, then played on the lower notes on my Ensoniq EPS keyboard, and run through the processor for the vastness (I think I used my old rack model ART multiprocessor).  The background sounds are from the Korg Wavestation synth (one of the few times I used sounds other than my own).  I do believe that that part was done in one take, and then I added the knocks.  This was originally recorded on a little analog 4-track recorder.

  2. 2
    Meadowlark For Warren
    2:05
    • FormatM4A
    • Bit Rate32 Bit Float
    • Sample Rate44.100 kHz

    This was a breakthrough piece for me, written in 1989 or so.  I lived in a junkie old trailer in Evanston, where I was no longer working as a counselor for the seriously mentally ill.  I was sitting in my room with my newly purchased Ensoniq EPS sampling keyboard, and had its microphone at the window screen where I was able to record a meadowlark.  I honed that meadowlark call down to one note, added a bit of processing, and in one take played this.  After that I realized what a wonderful world of sound was available.

Album which contains old pieces of mine which I've remastered for digital release.  Stay tuned!  I'll be adding more.

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