A collection of processed performances of trumpet/piano (courtesy Simon Stockhausen), along with assorted performance gestures/sounds (various sources) and ‘Reaktor’ ambiences (again thanks to Simon for his ‘Eternity’) which were then processed together in two separate sessions and approaches via two separately applied custom ‘Reaktor’ granular synthesis ensembles. Then the overall ‘pool’ was mixed and matched as ‘duos’.
One criteria of the duet mix/match sessions were determined by ‘tagging’ the various file pool with ‘DJ’ software for ‘key’, which, with this type of material, creates ‘match’ results that are somewhat open/ambiguous but make for a higher probability of consonant ‘accidents’ to occur within a thus determined combination while leaving ‘sinister intervals’ to likely still appear.
The soundwave created by the ‘Big Bang’ is now around 500 million light years across, too faint to hear. The final mix isn’t complete yet…and we don’t know how the record ends.