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thenumber46 - Feedback at the Gasholder

from Early Drone Works: 2006​-​2010 by Philip White

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From 2006 to 2009 I worked with a simple system of audio feedback where a microphone was put in a room with a PA and gently turned up until feedback started. I used a bank of filters to try to control the pitch of the feedback and get multiple tones sounding simultaneously. The really fun part about the system though was collaborating with performers playing acoustic instruments. The feedback and acoustic instrument would interfere with one another, pushing and pulling sounds around the space and creating kinds of delightful psycho-acoustic phenomena.

thenumber46 live at the Gasholder building in Troy, NY. 2007
Suzanne Thorpe and I perform in a gigantic , round stone building that used to, well…. hold gas.


from Early Drone Works: 2006​-​2010, released August 1, 2013
Suzanne Thorpe: flute and electronics
Philip White: electronics


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Philip White Brooklyn, New York

The music of composer, performer and improviser PHILIP WHITE (b.1981) is known for its ecstatic intensity and expressive sonic palette. Working with an array of homemade electronics at the intersection of noise, jazz and contemporary concert music, White exploits the tension between rigorous, closed electronic systems and the urgency of human compulsion. ... more

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