Comments on Erik Spangler's stuff

Erik Spangler's avatar
This is another track resulting from a project in my digital music class at Oasis Charter Middle School (Spring 2007). Using a common pool of objects, my newborn daughter's baby instruments, I asked the students to create episodic sound illustrations…read more
Uploaded
Guest said

hi

Erik Spangler's avatar
This is another song that came out of my year teaching at MATHS Charter School in the Baltimore City Public School System. Sewella Barnes was one of my students who would come after school to record after school, even when she was no longer taking…read more
Uploaded
Guest said

Great collab, love it

Erik Spangler's avatar
A live improvisation on material drawn from an older composition of mine for solo guitar, "Gut Matrix". In this performance from a Purple City Players concert at Maryland Institute College of Art in November 2010, Ben Beirs played the live guitar…read more
Uploaded
Breaking Light's avatar
Breaking Light said

Nice dynamics, method.

Erik Spangler's avatar
A live improvisation on material drawn from an older composition of mine for solo guitar, "Gut Matrix". In this performance from a Purple City Players concert at Maryland Institute College of Art in November 2010, Ben Beirs played the live guitar…read more
Uploaded
Breaking Light's avatar
Breaking Light said

Great dynamics. Interesting method!

Erik Spangler's avatar
A live improvisation on material drawn from an older composition of mine for solo guitar, "Gut Matrix". In this performance from a Purple City Players concert at Maryland Institute College of Art in November 2010, Ben Beirs played the live guitar…read more
Uploaded
Guest said

Now yer talkin'. Got more?

Erik Spangler's avatar
This beat was made while teaching my Sound I summer class about making sample-based beats in Reason software. It is named after the new Circulator energy-efficient free bus in Baltimore. My main non-drum samples here are from my piece "Granite…read more
Uploaded
Drop D's avatar
Drop D said

Am I hearing a bit of Bill Laswell influence here?

Erik Spangler's avatar
This beat was made while teaching my Sound I summer class about making sample-based beats in Reason software. It is named after the new Circulator energy-efficient free bus in Baltimore. My main non-drum samples here are from my piece "Granite…read more
Uploaded
Drop D's avatar
Drop D said

Heavy head bobbin' beat! Coulda been a bit longer, eh?

Erik Spangler's avatar
This piece grew out of a project in my digital music class at Oasis Charter Middle School (Cape Coral, FL) back in Fall 2006. I recorded some environmental sounds at night in the Four Mile Cove nature preserve in Cape Coral (the only bit of natural…read more
Uploaded
Erik Spangler's avatar
Erik Spangler said

This project was done using a minidisc recorder and Sony stereo condenser mic (if it was done today I would probably use a solid state recorder like the Zoom H4), Audacity free software for editing the samples, and Reason software for assembling the field recording samples into beats (if done today I would use Ableton Live for both these steps). Finally I used Traktor DJ software to mix together the various beats that my students made, and their spoken narratives, plus a wildlife LP record to scratch in various bird calls.

Erik Spangler's avatar
This piece grew out of a project in my digital music class at Oasis Charter Middle School (Cape Coral, FL) back in Fall 2006. I recorded some environmental sounds at night in the Four Mile Cove nature preserve in Cape Coral (the only bit of natural…read more
Uploaded
Guest said

Hello Erik - I have been enjoying the soundscapes you created with your students. I am going to do a soundscape project with some students at Pros Arts Studio in Chicago. What sound recording equipment and computer programs did you use to create the pieces? Meaghan

Erik Spangler's avatar
Credits music for "Chalk Outlines", a film by Joe Zohar, Moving Box Studios.
Uploaded
Guest said

I love this music, Erik!

Erik Spangler's avatar
This beat was made while teaching my Sound I summer class about making sample-based beats in Reason software. It is named after the new Circulator energy-efficient free bus in Baltimore. My main non-drum samples here are from my piece "Granite…read more
Uploaded
K. SCOT SPARKS   79+intercessions's avatar
K. SCOT SPARKS 79+intercessions said

..yes indeed.

Erik Spangler's avatar
Beat made for the Scorpio movement of "Zodiacrobatic", remixing "Tierkreis" by Karlheinz Stockhausen. This particular track is made for a mashup of Stockhausen's melody with the song "Scorpion" by the Budos Band. The source melody is not actually…
Uploaded
Guest said

Very nice.. I am also eager to hear the tunes of your grandfather Spangler. Grandma B.

Erik Spangler's avatar
Uploaded
Johnny Stone's avatar
Johnny Stone said

Nice one mate cool sounds great mix.

Erik Spangler's avatar
This beat was made while teaching my Sound I summer class about making sample-based beats in Reason software. It is named after the new Circulator energy-efficient free bus in Baltimore. My main non-drum samples here are from my piece "Granite…read more
Uploaded
K. SCOT SPARKS   79+intercessions's avatar
K. SCOT SPARKS 79+intercessions said

..yeah, senor!

Erik Spangler's avatar
For a walk in midtown Baltimore.
Uploaded
Rick Phillips's avatar
Rick Phillips said

has a traveling feel to it that makes me want to jump on a plane for an adventure somewhere! very cool

Erik Spangler's avatar
This beat was made while teaching my Sound I summer class about making sample-based beats in Reason software. It is named after the new Circulator energy-efficient free bus in Baltimore. My main non-drum samples here are from my piece "Granite…read more
Uploaded
Gen. Libra's avatar
Gen. Libra said

Jah approved! (p.s, it's totally cool to use my track for the class website, no objections here)

Erik Spangler's avatar
Jason Sloan and I recorded this track in March 2010 as an improvisation in preparation for our performances on The Vigil all-night music festival at MICA. Jason describes the session: "Erik and I come from very different backgrounds in our approach…read more
Uploaded
K. SCOT SPARKS   79+intercessions's avatar
K. SCOT SPARKS 79+intercessions said

oo0oooo! Yes.

Erik Spangler's avatar
This beat was made while teaching my Sound I summer class about making sample-based beats in Reason software. It is named after the new Circulator energy-efficient free bus in Baltimore. My main non-drum samples here are from my piece "Granite…read more
Uploaded
Guest said

nicccceee n dirty. i could see a sweet b-more remix of this

Erik Spangler's avatar
Jason Sloan and I recorded this track in March 2010 as an improvisation in preparation for our performances on The Vigil all-night music festival at MICA. Jason describes the session: "Erik and I come from very different backgrounds in our approach…read more
Uploaded
mmi's avatar
mmi said

Man, I wish I was there playing with you. Again, super awesome.

Erik Spangler's avatar
Jason Sloan and I recorded this track in March 2010 as an improvisation in preparation for our performances on The Vigil all-night music festival at MICA. Jason describes the session: "Erik and I come from very different backgrounds in our approach…read more
Uploaded
mmi's avatar
mmi said

This is really cool.

Saved!