This piece is based on Alvin Lucier’s “I Am Sitting In A Room”. In his piece, Lucier makes a recording of himself in a room, then plays the recording through a speaker, and records the output. He then takes the second recording, and rerecords it progressively distorting the sound more and more each time it is recorded. He repeats this process a total of 20 times, capturing what he calls the ‘true essence of the room’.
Instead of a room, I’ve used a Reaktor patch created by Glenn Sogge for our other collaboration, “Technically Inaccurate But Effective”. I recorded myself speaking, treated that recording, and then ran that recording through Glenn’s patch a total of 20 times. I then overlapped all 20 recordings to cause them to fade into one another at a somewhat steady pace. It is a bit shrill, but it was incredibly zen to create, and I think it’s interesting to hear the ‘core’ of Glenn’s patch brought to the front of the piece as it proceeds.