A Farewell to Privacy by jrossmusic published on 2012/09/08 14:44:59 +0000 This track is a transformation, in honor of painter Clyfford Still, of a sample of J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, II. Andante, culled from this recording: http://archive.org/details/J.S.BachBrandenburgConcertoNo2; More on the Clyfford Still Museum at clyffordstillmuseum.org. More on this 36th Disquiet Junto project at: http://disquiet.com/2012/09/06/disquiet0036-cstillconcerto/; More details on the Disquiet Junto at: http://soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto/info The Romney Plan [disquiet0036-cstillconcerto] I began by putting massive amounts of noise reduction on the sample in Adobe Audition. It gives a strange, blank quality to the melodic instruments and reduces the continuo to clanks and blonks. I then stretched the original track to more than four times its length (also in Audition). I did several different treatments of the few seconds of noise at the very beginning of the recording. Those clips became the elements of the piece. Everything was assembled, in an improvisatory and rather haphazard way, in Ableton Live. Tracks were randomly pitch shifted on the fly, and I used several types of Ableton’s filter delays to open up the sound.