Down River to the Rhythm of Rowers is a controlled improvisation for electric guitar and electronics (Max/MSP). The work demonstrates the unusual aural phenomenon of a sound's anonymity when the attack is removed. Throughout the work, the volume of the guitar fades in shortly after the string is plucked. The sounds pile up through a series of delays with a very high feedback. There is no processing in the piece; everything you hear is produced live with the guitar.
released October 21, 2010
This recording is a live performance at Indiana University South Bend on October 21, 2010. John Mayrose, electric guitar and electronics.