This is an excerpt of a performance given on the front steps of the Peterborough Town House (1 Main St.) Peterborough, NH) between approximately 10pm and 10:40pm, June 8, 2012 as part of The Thing In The Spring 2012. I made the sound as Greg Kowalski projected his visuals on the side of the building across the street. It was an intermittently rainy (sometimes stormy) day, and we weren’t sure we would be able to play outside. But the rain stopped about half an hour before we set up so we decided to take a chance. The rain started up again about five minutes after we had gotten our equipment back into our cars after playing.
I played Monotron Delay, Drone Lab and prerecorded cricket/cicada sounds, with a short effects chain consisting of a phase shifter and a Deluxe Memory Man. No looping; stuff that sounds looped was achieved in other ways. I recorded it on a Zoom H4 digital recorder at 96KHz/24-bit. Post-production was very simple: reduce the amplitude by 2 dB, add fade-in and fade-out to the selection, and convert to a 48K 320mbps MP3.
Image: “storm breathing dragon” by McBeth - see http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcbeth/3766612842/ - licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).