My 33 1/3 book, on Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II, was the 5th bestselling book in the series in 2014. It's available at Amazon (including Kindle) and via your local bookstore. • F.A.Q.Key Tags: #saw2for33third, #sound-art, #classical, #juntoElsewhere: Twitter, SoundCloud, Instagram

Listening to art.
Playing with audio.
Sounding out technology.
Composing in code.

SoundCloud: Mark Rushton’s Elegy (MP3)

This week on Disquiet.com, all five daily Downstream entries are going to be culled from the great resource soundcloud.com. I’m at soundcloud.com/disquiet.

The ritual percussion of Mark Rushton‘s “Chuck Bird” is just that. The track, at a tad over six minutes in length, is a sad elegy for his friend B. Charles “Chuck” Bird. The opening percussion sounds like a distant talking drum — a small, circular pattern of light pounding, above a foundation of light ambience, and, true to its subject’s name, a smattering of birdsong. Shortly after the halfway point, the pace doubles, as what might be a bell tone chimes in, the resonance bringing a new momentum as the piece makes a slow, steady fade out. That we should all go so peacefully.

The file can be downloaded using the little down arrow in the above SoundCloud interface. More at soundcloud.com/markrushtoncom and markrushton.com.

By Marc Weidenbaum

Tags: , / Leave a comment ]

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

*
*

Subscribe without commenting