Strings (Nickel wound, D’Addario), Screwdriver (Chrome Vanadium, Homebase), Coin (Cupro-Nickel 2010-vintage 10 pence)
Disquiet Junto Project 0096: Metal Machine Muse
After another long delay, this week’s Disquiet Junto project is a tribute to Lou Reed, who passed away earlier this week. His album Metal Machine Music from 1975 is a classic early noise endeavor. His influence on my entire musical career is significant and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to create something for this fairly straightforward project. Using the phrase “Metal Machine Muse” as the guide, I created my own tribute to Metal Machine Music. At least one actual metal had to be used in the work, and I used a number, each detailed below.
Metal. Strings (Nickel wound, D’Addario), Screwdriver (Chrome Vanadium, Homebase), Coin (Cupro-Nickel 2010-vintage 10 pence)
Various lines recorded (glissando, bowed, picked using the coin) into Ableton Live, looped, mixed in Logic Pro 9. Some granular delays, but fairly simple.
Photograph: @echosonic – Instruments for a metal machine V Cr Ni Cu and others
More on this 96th Disquiet Junto project, in which metal machine music is made in tribute to the late Lou Reed, at:disquiet.com/2013/10/31/disquiet0096-metalmachine/
More details on the Disquiet Junto at: soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto/info