Some recent mediations on the metamorphosis of sound. Several of these were composed for media installations. All are focused on the textural detail that can be drawn from simple tones and digital musical minutia. Most of the current recordings here are all sourced from the sound of a contact-miked ukulele, and treated live and in post with a series of filters and delays with minimal editing.
My remix/reinterpretation of a live performance with Ben Owen in Dumbo, NYC, 5/22/04. I played evolving drones, filtered tones, textures and field recordings. Ben played manipulated field recordings, contact mic, and costomized phonograph tone arm.
Part of the multi-disc sound installation Aqua_Regia. Sourced from a field recording of a mountain stream.
overlayed live playthroughs of granulated ukulele; tempestuous writhing
overlayed live playthroughs of granulated ukulele; pensive noise
Evolving rounds of treated ukulele; a lamentation
Andy Graydon is a film and video maker and sound artist living and working in New York City. His sound work has appeared in his own internationally exhibited videos and installations, as well as in live and radio broadcast performances in NYC.
Andy also composes sound in several related side projects: Figure To Ground uses field recordings to create expressive concrete compositions. Undr generates dark ambient drift and drone music from a minimal palette of source material. Ben Owen & Andy Graydon collaborate on long-form meditative sound works and performances.
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