BJC – Drone & Drama v2 – Studies v1

Ltd. cassette with die cut cover and hand printed insert. Black insert & vinyl sticker. Laser etched info card. Play along with the included sine instrument. Housed in a customised presentation box.

Side A – Study No.1 – Drone to Drama / Study No.2 – Drama to Drone

Side B – Study No.3 – Drone to Drama & back / Study No.4 – Drama to Drone & back

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Studio improvisations.
Cassette & sine instrument

The recordings are mono. From instrument to hard drive. From hard drive to tape. Each of the four tracks were made using the Drone & Drama v2 instrument. The recordings were selected from a pool of recordings made over the course of one working week. Each day (Monday to Friday) four recordings were made using the same guidelines. Four studio improvisations of around five minutes were recorded according to the following guide to how to use the instrument.

Drone to drama.
Drama to drone.
Drone to drama & back.
Drama to drone & back

After capturing the recordings four of the representations were selected for release.

The recordings should be played back and played along with using the sine instrument. The listener / audience ‘finishes’ a composition by giving it attention. Listening is a form of composition; deciding, discriminating. The inclusion of an instrument with this recording offers another type of participation to the audience. This is to make available and explicit the active role people can have when deciding to spend time on music activities.

Contribute to the composition. Complete the work.

The instrument requires a 12 volt DC power source (2.1mm tip negative) this is not supplied in the box set. 


released September 27, 2019