Antler Three, Prong Sixteen (#66)

irr. app. (ext.) + Nurse With Wound: 1959, The Observatory

A somewhat quick & dirty montage layering different moments from the soundcheck for Nurse With Wound's performance at the Unsound Festival in Kraków, Poland on August 17th. A few modified extracts from the actual performance have also been worked in (sadly, most of my recording of the show only contains the left channel; something always goes wrong when I try to record our shows!). The middle section features some lovely, sinuous guitar from Mr. Andrew Liles, which was much more prominent in the soundcheck than in the set.

For these extracts Nurse With Wound was:
Steven Stapleton: vocals, sounds
Colin Potter: drones, effects, electronics
Andrew Liles: guitar, sounds
M. S. Waldron: bass guitar, voice, springs, sounds
plus guest performer
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe: voice, effects, electronics

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Thomas Carnacki Antler Submission Number 16

Miserably late, with hat in hand and downcast glance.

This one's a very old archival piece -- one of the first fully-fledged long pieces I did. In 2004, Neighborhood Public Radio commissioned me to do a piece for their September broadcast; it just so happened that my broadcast day was September 11th. So, feeling thematically inclined, I purloined my friend Howard's journal entries detailing his experiences in Manhattan from the 11th through the 16th of that particular September, had several voices read it, and then concocted the underlying score. It was several years later that I had the idea of trying to tween that score out from under the text to see if it could stand on its own. I'm still trying to figure that one out; in the meantime, here's the first "movement" of the longer piece.