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Artist Jameson Swanagon
Title Preludes for a Small Wooden Box
Label Bandcamp - -
Released On 9/7/2021
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Short pieces in the key scheme of the Well-Tempered Clavier designed to map the correspondence between harmonics, open strings and stopped notes. Density, a central problem in solo guitar performance, is confronted by playing each successive note of a melody on a different string, cloistering an ebb and flow of gathering and receding overtones.

The pieces are intended to unfold into an improvisation, and are interrogated by a computer generated environment of sine tones and subtle live processing.

Acoustic guitar + computer. This music was performed live with no editing on July 12, 2021.