Composed by Mike Wittgraf of the University of North Dakota, performed by the Chicago Bass Ensemble (Jacque Harper, Anton Hatwich, Julian Romane and Dan Thatcher) at the Chicago Bass Festival, February 5, 2012.
For double bass quartet and interactive electronics. Each bass is mic'd and the sound from the basses triggers samples and effects on KYMA X software and a Pacarana sound synthesizer. The computer operator affects the sound and processing using a Wii remote and nunchuk. The title refers to the process of "self-mining" the strings of the bass for different sounds.
This recording was made with a Zoom H4n placed in front of the stage.