Crescendo, stasis, and diminuendo on frequencies of A.
released October 8, 2016
Advanced Jazz Seminar
On May 26, 2015, my children - ages 6 and 4 - made their recorded musical debut with (what else?) this unruly extended noise improvization piece. They switched instruments about halfway through. Turning them loose this way is fun and inspirational to me, as I get to see different emotional sides to them as well as pure, childish, untrained lateral thinking in action. Audio was recorded to cassette via Tascam Portastudio 414mkII and video to hard disk with JVC Everio GZ-MG330AU.
released May 27, 2015
Percussion/Electric Guitar - Beatrice Nichols
Electric Guitar/Percussion - James Ambrose Nichols
The guitar was placed on a stand in proximity to the amplifiers. The angle of the two amps in relation to each other was 120 degrees, so the system of one guitar and two amps formed an obtuse triangle of 120/30/30.
Various distortion pedals. Snares on and off. Guitar tone knob and pickup switch. Position of human body in relation to loudspeaker system.
Vibrations could be felt throughout my body, in the walls, in drums and drumskins, in the speakers cabinets. Drums picked up significant sympathetic resonance, especially in the heads.
1 x 12” speaker - Fender Blues Junior III
4 x 10” speaker - Fender Hot Rod Deville 410
Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster tuned EG#EEG#G#
Electro Harmonix NYC Big Muff
ZVex Fuzz Factory
MXR Blue Box
Boss Metal Zone
Enforcer drumset (as resonator)
released November 29, 2014
Performed and Produced on November 29, 2014 by PROFESSOR SEX at the PINK AMOEBA Recording Studio & Sawmill near Greenville, SC.
Extraterrestrial Love Scenes
A series of noise recordings to be used in future sound-collage projects or for transcendental meditation, your choice.
released April 20, 2013
All sounds performed and recorded by Professor Sex at the Sawmill, Autumn 2003.