Angerorstant (sin eater) by Kurt James Werner published on 2011/10/29 22:58:49 +0000 Angerorstant (sin eater) is an electro-acoustic/acousmatic piece, combining musique concrète, various synthesises, sequenced circuit-bent drums (and others!), and homebrew DSP transformations. It began as a piece called "Gautam Srikishan Thrusts Towards Magnetic North" in the Experimental Music Studios of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A complete overhaul over the summer and an 8-channel reworking in CCRMA's own Studio E have brought it to its current form. Angerorstant (sin eater) is informed by the many facets (fear, fetishism, &c.) of our relationship with technology and an unease with a dichotomous definition of the divide between the "natural" and the "unnatural." Thanks are due to some dear friends. Thanks to Gautam Srikishan, John Nichols, and Christina Tarn for their contribution of a few of the many samples I used (violin/musical saw/&c., piano, and cartridge bends, respectively). Thanks to Christine Dakis and John Alaimo for their support (in the form of steady hands and CAD assistance) as I worked on the circuit-bent Roland TR-626 that is so important to the first several minutes of the piece. Thanks to Giulia Mazza for inspiring the coda; it is adapted from the soundtrack I wrote to one of her short films. NOTE: This is a stereo version, the piece also exists in an 8-channel version designed for live performance.