Argyllshire Gathering 1

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A twenty-second section was extracted from the recording of the ‘duet'. The left- and right-hand channels of the section are separated into two tracks, and the left-hand track looped twenty times. The right-hand track slows to 90% of its original speed over the twenty-second duration, and looped. After the first few seconds at the beginning of the piece, the right-hand track moves more and more out of phase with the left-hand track (thereby exacerbating the already significant disjunction between the players’ versions of the music), before returning to synchronicity at the very end of the left-hand track's twentieth loop.

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from Argyllshire Gathering, released April 9, 2013

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John Harvey Ceredigion, UK

I’m a practitioner and historian of sound art and visual art, and Professor of Art at the School of Art, Aberystwyth University, UK. My research field is the sonic and visual culture of religion. I explore the sonic articulations of the Christian religion by engaging visual, textual, and audible sources, theological and cultural ideas, and systemic and audiovisualogical processes. ... more

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