Recently the sound artist Ryan Ingebritsen invited me to contribute to the sound design he was doing for a show involving the dancer & choreographer Erica Mott. Ryan has done a lot of interesting work here in the States and abroad; check out my interview with Ryan!
I was curious about what he was looking for. He explained that there was a piece that had something to do with cowboys and vikings. I met him at the amazing Experimental Sound Studio, and I brought my trumpet and he had his acoustic guitar.
It was a fun recording session. The sound design related to the the icons "cowboys" and "vikings"; those two icons were central to the sound design for Five Gaits, Four Walls, Fourteen Knots -- choreographed by Erica Mott. Five Gaits, Four Walls, Fourteen Knots were part of Receiver, which is being presented at the Columbia College Dance Center tonight through Saturday. The sound design for the part that involves my my contributions includes voice, explorations of cowboys and vikings, some dark blasts on the trumpet, and a bit of Morricone influence. A pair of victrolas are in the mix as well.
Below is some of the audio from Five Gaits, Four Walls, Fourteen Knots --