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Feedback with Vibraphone

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.

Mike Hanf and I explore the way feedback behave s in a tiny room. Recorded in Charleston, SC 2007.


from Early Drone Works: 2006​-​2010, released August 1, 2013
Mike Hanf: vibraphone
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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