60 tracks by Erik Spangler

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Remix of "Put A Nickel On My Door" by Oh My Goodness.
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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
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My contribution to Mobtown Modern's Project 20 Remix, incorporating samples from 20 Baltimore musicians: Karin Brown, viola; Dave Ballou, trumpet; Sam Burt, extended instruments; Audrey Chen, cello and voice; Will Redman, vibraphone; Shodekeh…read more
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A short track I made with a theremin, a handful of loops, and the great Buffer Shuffler in Max For Live.
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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
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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
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For a walk in midtown Baltimore.
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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…
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Electronic backing track I created for the Cancer movement of "Zodiacrobatic", remixing "Tierkreis" by Karlheinz Stockhausen.
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Live performance from "Zodiacrobatic", Hybrid Groove Project's remix of "Tierkreis" (Zodiac) by Karlheinz Stockhausen. Brian Sacawa and I performed this, our version of Leo, on our Mobtown Modern series in May 2009. The complete "Zodiacrobatic…read more
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"pastlife laptops and attic instruments" is a composition from 2004 that I wrote to perform with saxophonist Brian Sacawa. This is the pre-recorded electronic part that accompanies a (mostly) written-out saxophone part and an ad libitum improvisation…
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A skipping CD of children's music, an old accordion with sticky keys, some subterranean drums and synth bass, a departing train. Hoping to achieve some kind of glitchy transcendence through the broken fragments.
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This is one of several beat tracks for my new piece "Z-Land" for string orchestra, amplified string quartet, and DJ. The full piece will be performed by the Zeeland High School Orchestra (from Zeeland, MI) November 20 at the Baltimore City school…read more
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For the upcoming Mobtown Modern show "Low Art" next Wednesday, Brian Sacawa will perform (among other pieces in the jumbo saxophone repertoire) "Maknongan" by Giacinto Scelsi (performed on bari sax). For the event, Brian asked me to create a remix…read more
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Memories of walking a coonhound in the small hours around the empty structures of Baltimore's Artscape festival before dawn- silent ferris wheel standing behind the rows of booths, vacant carnival installations on the Charles St Bridge. In this…read more
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Rendition of the old spiritual, with melodica accompaniment.
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A beat I created for "Die Faxmachine", a collaboration with composers Du Yun and Ken Ueno, who faxed in (to a live performance) a composition for flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, and electronics, interpreted on the spot by Mobtown Modern on 9…read more
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Interactive audio walking tour, a collaboration with artist Kianga Ford. The Story of This Place is a series of site-specific narratives that offer a portable audio soundtrack that guides the listener through a site with a fictional narrative…read more
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A field recording of multiple boomboxes playing doctored field recordings of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, played back at the Inner Harbor.
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This program was created for "The Mobcast", podcast of Mobtown Modern, as an introduction to the theme of our third season opening concert, "Loopy", at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore, 9/16, 8 pm.
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