EDITION TWO – RAIN PATTERNS, an album of processed field recordings is now released at Bandcamp
Also streamable via soundcloud

Long-form field recordings x Indeterminate music.

Three inverted metal trashcans, with microphones hidden inside. Strategically placed beneath a steady stream of rain drops, from a cracked porch roof. Who composed this? Ask the rain.

Overall intensity is governed by passing showers of rain. Hypnotic, gravity powered rhythms appear indeterminant, polyphonically-decoupled and ever drifting..

From over fourteen hours of multitrack recordings, a thirty minute selection became the source for experimentation. Versions were processed and mixed using harmonic resonators, filters, multitap delay, tuned reverb and time dilation.
The recordings were also analysed & auto-transcribed, with the resulting pulse map performed by a trio of percussion robots, playing gongs, timpani and rototom. Performance transferred, from raindrops on metal, to aleatoric percussion on skin & steel.

Short MAKING OF video:


released June 1, 2022
Original recording by Tim Prebble 5th February 2022
Sound Devices 788T Recorder
Sennheiser MKH80X0 Microphones

Processed and mixed by Tim Prebble May 2022
Avid ProTools, Mutable Instruments Rings x3, Beads,
Tritik Moodal, Cytomic The Drop, Serato Pitch ‘n Time,
K-Devices TTAP, Zynaptiq Adaptiverb and 2C Audio Aether.
Analysis via Celemony Melodyne and Unfiltered Audio G8.
Reperformed by Polyend PercPro Percussion Robots
Vietnamese Gongs x2, and Norman Gadd Gong
Timpani x2, and Rototom.

All rights reserved.
℗ & © copyright 2022 Tim Prebble HISSandaROAR.
Karehana Bay, Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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