Long-form field recordings x Indeterminate music.
1. Rain Patterns 01 Resonators – half tempo 30:00
2. Rain Patterns 02 Gongs – half tempo 30:00
3. Rain Patterns 03 Timpani – real speed 30:00
4. Rain Patterns 04 Resonators – real speed 30:00
5. Rain Patterns 05 Tuned Verb – real speed 30:00
6. Rain Patterns 06 Timpani – half tempo 30:00
7. Rain Patterns 07 Gongs – half speed 30:00
8. Rain Patterns 08 Multitap Delay – real speed 30:00
9. Rain Patterns 09 Field Recording – real speed 30:00
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.
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.
With heartfelt thanks to all of the developers & enablers,
listeners & supporters!
All rights reserved.
℗ & © copyright 2022 Tim Prebble HISSandaROAR.
Karehana Bay, Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Original unprocessed field recordings also available:
HISSandaROAR AMB019 RAIN RHYTHMS
A useful reference & inspiring read:
“Music as a Gradual Process,” by Steve Reich