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Ordinary Objects and Other Distractions

by Steve MacLean

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Zen 1 05:55
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Ra 03:26
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Zen 3 03:06
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Zen 2 04:38
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The Prophet 02:54
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As Things Go 02:55

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In this episode, a number of short recordings of household objects and curious instruments become the core thematic material for a range of exquisitely conceived and realised pieces in which the recordings are shaped, stretched, tuned, combined and otherwise manipulated before being folded into a variety of musical structures with additional elements or parts added. Much use is made of rhythms derived from gravity - that is, dropping and bouncing - embedded into microtonal, poly-rhythmic and deeply engaging structures. Steve has been a hard sell in some ways, like Jon Rose, Biota and Bob Drake. But we think that, in the end, quality will out.

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released May 17, 2016

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Steve MacLean Boston, Massachusetts

"Some people have stereotypes that electronic music is just about dance beats, but there's a ton of music you can make using these technologies.

"My mentors always encouraged me to follow my own vision. I encourage my students to do the same, and to be aware of the pitfalls of commercial music: being expected to sound a certain way, and following the trend towards more tricks & less composition.
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