171 tracks by trawnajim

Toy piano. For Sound-In, Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2018
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Toy piano. For Sound-In, Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2018
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Trombaxophone* through Stereo Memory Man and Zoom RFX-300. Excerpt from a live performance on Nov. 17, 2018. Submitted to Sound-In for Nov. 22-24, 2018. *tenor saxophone played using a trombone mouthpiece.
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Nagoya Harp run through Lexicon LXP-5. Submitted to Sound-In for Nov. 15-17, 2018.
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Nagoya Harp run through Lexicon LXP-5. Submitted to Sound-In for Nov. 15-17, 2018.
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Voice modified by Lexicon LXP-5. Submitted to Sound-In, 25-27 Nov., 2018
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Voice modified by Lexicon LXP-5. Submitted to Sound-In, 25-27 Nov., 2018
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Something that just happened, in a sense. I was setting up a system to test the picking up of interfering radio receivers by an electric guitar, but before getting the radios involved I wanted to check that the guitar was set up ok. A few notes…read more
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Second modified version of I Will Check With My Boss, stretched three times but with different sample size. Submitted for Sound-In, Oct. 18-20, 2018.
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First modified version of I Will Check With My Boss, stretched three times. Submitted for Sound-In, Oct. 18-20, 2018.
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This is the original file, cleaned up with some noise reduction, of a phone message from an obvious pocket-dial. I liked the heavily garbled sound rendering most of it unintelligible. The title, and those of the two modified versions, are taken…read more
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One of three pieces created for Sound-In, Oct. 11-13, 2018 on the theme of "birds". No actual birds were harmed - or even used - in making these sounds; they all came from a clarinet originally and were then processed via a combination of EHX…
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One of three pieces created for Sound-In, Oct. 11-13, 2018 on the theme of "birds". No actual birds were harmed - or even used - in making these sounds; they all came from a clarinet originally and were then processed via a combination of EHX…
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One of three pieces created for Sound-In, Oct. 11-13, 2018 on the theme of "birds". No actual birds were harmed - or even used - in making these sounds; they all came from a clarinet originally and were then processed via a combination of EHX…
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All-acoustic recording with no electronic processing. Recorded for Sound-In Oct. 4-6, 2018. The theme for that week was "Mystery", so in that spirit, I will leave the sound sources unnamed.
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All-acoustic recording with no electronic processing. Recorded for Sound-In Oct. 4-6, 2018. The theme for that week was "Mystery", so in that spirit, I will leave the sound sources unnamed.
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All-acoustic recording with no electronic processing. Recorded for Sound-In Oct. 4-6, 2018. The theme for that week was "Mystery", so in that spirit, I will leave the sound sources unnamed.
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All-acoustic recording with no electronic processing. Recorded for Sound-In Oct. 4-6, 2018. The theme for that week was "Mystery", so in that spirit, I will leave the sound sources unnamed.
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One of four pieces, played on toy piano and affected by EHX Stereo Memory Man and Zoom RFX-300. Created for Sound-In special event of Sept. 6 - 8, 2018 commemorating the life of late member Steve Moshier whose name has been distorted for the titles.
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One of four pieces, played on toy piano and affected by EHX Stereo Memory Man and Zoom RFX-300. Created for Sound-In special event of Sept. 6 - 8, 2018 commemorating the life of late member Steve Moshier whose name has been distorted for the titles.
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One of four pieces, played on toy piano and affected by EHX Stereo Memory Man and Zoom RFX-300. Created for Sound-In special event of Sept. 6 - 8, 2018 commemorating the life of late member Steve Moshier whose name has been distorted for the titles.
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One of four pieces, played on toy piano and affected by EHX Stereo Memory Man and Zoom RFX-300. Created for Sound-In special event of Sept. 6 - 8, 2018 commemorating the life of late member Steve Moshier whose name has been distorted for the titles.
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Playing with Roto-toms. Recorded for Sound-In, Aug. 23-25, 2018
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Playing with Roto-toms. Recorded for Sound-In, Aug. 23-25, 2018
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Two metal industrial barrel lids, banged with knees. Recorded for Sound-In, Aug. 23-25, 2018
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Playing with Roto-toms. Recorded for Sound-In, Aug. 23-25, 2018
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Playing with Roto-toms. Recorded for Sound-In, Aug. 23-25, 2018
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Tenor sax effected by EHX Stereo Memory Man and Zoom RFX-300. The title is a corruption of a title from my 1986 LP Dimensions, "The Train to..." Submitted to Sound-In for Aug. 16-18, 2018.
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Tenor sax effected by EHX Stereo Memory Man and Zoom RFX-300. Submitted to Sound-In for Aug. 16-18, 2018.
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Old wooden crutch, modified into something that will hold a guitar string and can be bent to alter pitch. Submitted to Sound-In for 9-11/8/18.
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Toy guitar with untunable metal strings. Body can be bent to alter pitch. Submitted to Sound-In for 9-11/8/18.
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Originally two test tracks for a collaboration with two other folks, these have been combined and stretched for the purposes of Sound-In for Aug. 2-4, 2018. Source is a Roland JX-3P.
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Another track for Sound-In July 26-28, 2018. Trying out a small mic that I re-discovered recently, with harmonica. Sounded rather folksy, so gave it an appropriate title.
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Clarinet improvisation recorded for Sound-In July 26-28, 2018. This one had a kind of Scottish lilt to it which inspired the title.
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One of four files for Sound-In July 19-21, 2018. Improvised on an imitation Telecaster and run through effects on a Crate amplifier.
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One of four files for Sound-In July 19-21, 2018. Improvised on an imitation Telecaster and run through effects on a Crate amplifier.
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One of four files for Sound-In July 19-21, 2018. Improvised on an imitation Telecaster and run through effects on a Crate amplifier.
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One of four files for Sound-In July 19-21, 2018. Improvised on an imitation Telecaster and run through effects on a Crate amplifier.
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Antique trombone bell w/ flexible hose and improvised mouthpiece run through EHX Stereo Memory Man and Zoom RFX-300 effects. Submitted to Sound-In for July 12-13, 2018.
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Antique trombone bell w/ kazoo run through EHX Stereo Memory Man and Zoom RFX-300 effects. Submitted to Sound-In for July 12-13, 2018.
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Antique trombone bell w/ kazoo run through EHX Stereo Memory Man and Zoom RFX-300 effects. Submitted to Sound-In for July 12-13, 2018.
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One of two pieces recorded for Sound-In, July 4-7, 2018. Instrument is an earthenware flute (which operates more like an ocarina) purchased in Mexico in 1997.
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One of two pieces recorded for Sound-In, July 4-7, 2018. Instrument is an earthenware flute (which operates more like an ocarina) purchased in Mexico in 1997.
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Double-tracked cheap harmonica, and Asian jaw-harp. Recorded outdoors. Created for Sound-In June 28-30, 2018.
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Tenor sax with trombone mouthpiece, playing to the rain. Submission to Sound-In, 21-23/6/2018
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Solo clarinet. Based around the main theme of King Crimson's tune The Sailor's Tale, with improvised sections between. Submitted to Sound-in for June 14-16, 2018.
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Manipulated recording of a neighbour's radio and television playing at the same time. Stretched, pitch-shifted and reverbed beyond recognition. Contributed to Sound-In for June 14-16, 2018.
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Tenor sax trying to be quiet. Title sort-of copped from Miles. Submitted to Sound-In for June 6/7, 2018.
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One of three pieces created for Sound-In 31/5 - 2/6/2018 using electric guitar through EHX Stereo Memory Man and Zoom RFX-300, with a Cry Baby wah-wah pedal inserted in different configurations.
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One of three pieces created for Sound-In 31/5 - 2/6/2018 using electric guitar through EHX Stereo Memory Man and Zoom RFX-300, with a Cry Baby wah-wah pedal inserted in different configurations.
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One of three pieces created for Sound-In 31/5 - 2/6/2018 using electric guitar through EHX Stereo Memory Man and Zoom RFX-300, with a Cry Baby wah-wah pedal inserted in different configurations.
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Tenor saxophone played using a trombone mouthpiece. Recorded for Sound-In, May 23-26, 2018.
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Tenor saxophone played using a trombone mouthpiece. Recorded for Sound-In, May 23-26, 2018.
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Tenor sax along with wind and chimes. Submitted to Sound-In for May 17-19, 2018.
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Stretched recording of a small rivulet near Deer Lake, Ontario. Submitted to Sound-In for May 3-5, 2018.
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Tenor sax, solo and unprocessed. Submitted to Sound-In for May 3-5, 2018.
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Tenor sax, solo and unprocessed. Submitted to Sound-In for May 3-5, 2018.
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Tenor sax solo, trying different playing techniques. Recorded for Sound-In event of April 26-28, 2018.
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Tenor sax solo, trying different playing techniques. Recorded for Sound-In event of April 26-28, 2018.
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Three broken cymbals, two metal barrel lids, three roto-tom frames, and a small decorative plate all played with a variety of strikers. Submitted to Sound-In, April 11-14, 2018
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Damaged cymbal on metal barrel lid. Pressure of cymbal on lid was changed to alter tone. Submitted to Sound-In, April 11-14, 2018
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Metal barrel lid played by rubbing with small super-ball. Submitted to Sound-In, April 11-14, 2018
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Catching up on a couple of missed uploads. This one was for Sound-In, Feb. 1-3, 2018 and is solo tenor sax.
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Catching up on a couple of missed uploads. This one was for Sound-In, March 15-17, 2018 and is electric guitar through a vintage Cry Baby wah-wah pedal.
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Prepared acoustic guitar; a surplus piece if guitar string woven between the tuned string of a repaired acoustic guitar. Submitted to Improv Friday for April 5-7, 2018
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Improvisations on a repaired acoustic guitar. Submitted to Improv Friday for April 5-7, 2018
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A four-part piece made from part of a tape recorded many years ago of Mini-Moog sounds, stretched and other effects added. The four sections are: “Bird Defies Winter’s Raging”, Spring Gives New Life”, “Summer’s Doldrums”, and “Autumn Prepares…
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A mashing together of recordings on two different audio cassettes. This was done by playing them concurrently on a double-deck boom box. One is sounds recorded by a friend and I at a large storm sewer grating; the other has theremin on one channel…
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Clarinet recorded with dictaphone mic. Contribution to Improv Friday, Feb. 9-11, 2018
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Tenor sax. Contribution to Improv Friday, Feb. 22-24, 2018
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Muted trombone. Contribution to Sound-In for March 15-17, 2018
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Antique - and rather battered - cornet, played with a trombone mouthpiece. Contribution to Improv Friday, March 8-10, 2018
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Antique - and rather battered - cornet, played with a trombone mouthpiece. Contribution to Improv Friday, March 8-10, 2018
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Tenor sax. Contribution to Improv Friday, Feb. 22-24, 2018
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Last minute or so of The Tiniest Details stretched and pitch-shifted. Submitted to Sound-In, Feb. 15-17, 2018.
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Very subtle playing of dizi, causing all sorts of weird pitch leaps. Submitted to Sound-In, Feb. 15-17, 2018.
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Attempt at bending pitches on a dizi (Chinese bamboo flute). Sounds like wind blowing through small gaps at the edge of windows or doors. Submitted to Sound-In, Feb. 15-17, 2018.
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Clarinet recorded using two very different cheap microphones. Contributed to Improv Friday, 10/2/2018
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Clarinet piece recorded for Improv Friday, 10/2/2018
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Cheap harmonica through Lexicon LXP-5. Recorded for Sound-In, Feb. 1-3, 2018
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Two tin whistles (C & D) played simultaneously through Lexicon LXP-5. Recorded for Sound-In, Feb. 1-3, 2018
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Trombone through Lexicon LXP-5. For Improv Friday, 26/01/2018
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Vocal improvisation with percussion effected by a Lexicon LXP-5, recorded for Improv Friday, 26/01/2018.
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Solo tenor sax recorded for Sound In, 18-20/1/2018
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Solo tenor sax for Improv Friday 12/01/2018
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Prepared electric guitar through multiple effects. Contribution for Sound In Jan 4, 2018
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Another stretched clarinet piece for Improv Friday 30/12/2017
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Paulstretched clarinet submitted to Improv Friday, 29/12/2017
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Clarinet improvisation (in case the title wasn't obvious) recorded for Improv Friday Dec. 15/2017
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Clarinet improvisation (in case the title wasn't obvious) recorded for Improv Friday Dec. 15/2017
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Clarinet improvisation (in case the title wasn't obvious) recorded for Improv Friday Dec. 15/2017
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Clarinet improvisation (in case the title wasn't obvious) recorded for Improv Friday Dec. 15/2017
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Recorded directly from headphone out of Roland JX-3P with a patch of my own devising. Background riff is a 7/4 pattern on the sequencer with a solo overlay bent out of shape with the pitch shifter. Submission to the 2017 Sound-In Holiday Office…
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Squealing tenor sax piece for Improv Friday, 1/12/2017
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Tenor sax solo recorded for Improv Friday 1/12/2017
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Tenor sax solo recorded for Improv Friday 1/12/2017
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Contribution to Sound In for Nov. 22-25, 2017. Clarinet picked up via vintage metal lamp shade run through EHX Stereo Memory Man and Zoom RFX300.
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Contribution to Sound In for Nov. 22-25, 2017. Vintage metal lamp shade run through EHX Stereo Memory Man and Zoom RFX300.
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An Improv Friday contribution for Nov. 17, 2017. Toy guitar run through EHX Stereo Memory Man and Zoom RFX300.
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Another one for the Sound In episode for Nov. 3-5. Time-stretched clarinet.
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Time-stretched clarinet. Contribution for Improv Friday, 5/Nov./2017
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Time-stretched clarinet. Contribution for Improv Friday, 5/Nov./2017. This one was also pitch shifted and reversed.
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Time-stretched clarinet. Contribution for Improv Friday, 5/Nov./2017
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Solo tenor sax, for the 20/10/2017 edition of Improv Fridays
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The instrument used is obvious from the title, but how it sounds the way it does I will leave as a mystery. Submitted to the Oct. 12-14, 2017 edition of Sound In.
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Submitted to Sound-In/Improv Friday on 20171006. Electric guitar with quarter-tone frets run through Zoom RFX300 and EXH Stereo Memory Man.
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Trombone. Submitted to Sound-In, 20170930
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Trombone. Submitted to Sound-In, 20170930
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Part of a tryptic of pieces (along with Cardinal's In and Bat Cave) based around a sound created by a feedback loop on a Zoom RFX-300 mulit-effects unit.
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Part of a tryptic of pieces (along with Howler Monkey Hootnanny and Bat Cave) based around a sound created by a feedback loop on a Zoom RFX-300 mulit-effects unit.
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Part of a tryptic of pieces (along with Cardinal's In and Howler Monkey Hootnanny) based around a sound created by a feedback loop on a Zoom RFX-300 mulit-effects unit.
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Forty seconds of a thunderclap stretched 10x. Contribution to Sound In for Sept. 14-16, 2017.
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Recording of robin song stretched five times. Contribution to Sound In for Sept. 14-16, 2017.
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Deep voice, morning after a long night's drinking. Contribution to Sound In for Sept. 14-16, 2017.
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Mash-up with Bill Newbold's piece Ragnarok - source A. Tenor sax over loudspeaker playback of Bill's piece. Contribution to Sound In for Sept. 14-16, 2017.
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Solo tenor sax improvisation. Contribution to Sound In for Sept. 14-16, 2017.
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Another tenor sax solo for Sound In, Sep. 1-3, 2017
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Duet with Ron McFarlan - him on sequencer and Moog Minotaur, me on Casio DH-100 and Creamware MiniMax. Submitted to Neal D. Retke's "Two Halves Vol. II" compilation, and also to the Sound In for Sep. 1-3, 2017.
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Tenor sax improv recorded for the Sep. 1-3, 2017 Sound In.
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Clarinet with tape delay (Time Lag Accumulator). With luck, this will end up as part of a longer piece entitled Mommy Toobad and the Bantom Fiend, in honour of Terry Riley.
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Experiment with extremely close-mic'd clarinet.
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Clarinet. Small room, and so less reverberant than previous pieces in the series, but still reverberant. Recorded for Sound In, August 11-12, 2017
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Very close-mic'd clarinet played without exciting the reed, simply breath sounds and some whistling and gurgling. Recorded for Sound In, August 11-12, 2017
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Third in a continuing series. Recorded in an underground parking garage. Trombone bell with flexible hose and flanged pipe, creating a kind of natural trumpet.
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Second in a continuing series. Recorded in an underground parking garage. Trombone.
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Mandolin with all sorts of effects.
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A song written over thirty years ago, finally seeing the light of day. Pretty rough rendition, but I was in a hurry.
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A silly little song, made up for Sound In, July 20-22, 2017. Played on a not-very-well bowl-back mandolin.
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Tenor sax. Main riff from a piece by The Keith Tippett Group called Green and Orang Night Park on their album Dedicated to You But You Weren't Listening. It was later expanded to become the last part of a mammoth work entitled Septober Energy…
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Tenor sax.
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Sound of a found galvanized steel bucket.
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Modifications of fireworks sounds. For Sound In, July 2nd, 2017.
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Canada Day fireworks July 1st, 2017, Stan Wadlow Park, East York, Ontario.
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Another piece using the Zoom/EHX feedback combination. Recorded for the Fourth of July 2017 edition of Improv Friday.
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No-input system with Zoom RFX-300 and EHX Stereo Memory Man. Created for Sound In, 22-24/06/2017
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No-input system with Zoom RFX-300 and EHX Stereo Memory Man. Created for Sound In, 22-24/06/2017
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Antique silver-plate trombone. Recorded for Sound In, June 22-24, 2017
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Bell section of antique silver-plate trombone with flexible hose and improvised mouthpiece. Recorded for Sound In, June 22-24, 2017
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Yamaha F-310 acoustic guitar with a broken neck, being held together by a carpenter's clamp placed just above the first fret. Recorded for the June 16-17, 2017 edition of Improv Friday.
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Toy piano "prepared" by placing a metal sheet on the sounding rods. For "Improv Friday" June 1-3, 2017
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Toy piano "prepared" by lacing a length of small-gauge speaker wire through the sounding rods. For "Improv Friday" June 1-3, 2017
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Tenor sax w/ effects. Based on a riff from Brian Eno's song "Back in Judy's Jungle" from the LP Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy).
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Tenor sax w/ effects.
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Vocalising while playing tenor sax, which adds modulation to the action of the reed.
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Zoom RFX300 no-input sounds on Phaser setting. For Sound In, 11-13/5/2017
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Zoom RFX300 no-input sounds on Pitch Shifter setting. For Sound In, 11-13/5/2017
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Zoom RFX300 no-input sounds on Delay setting. For Sound In, 11-13/5/2017
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Zoom RFX300 no-input sounds on Flanger setting. For Sound In, 11-13/5/2017
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Zoom RFX300 no-input sounds on Compressor/ Limiter setting. For Sound In, 11-13/5/2017
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Zoom RFX300 no-input sounds on Chorus setting. For Sound In, 11-13/5/2017
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Solo tenor sax for Sound In 11-13/5/2017
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Plain ol' clarinet
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Plain ol' clarinet
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Solo tenor sax
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Solo tenor sax
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A personally created preset on the JX-3P
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A personally created preset on the JX-3P
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A personally created preset on the JX-3P
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A personally created preset on the JX-3P
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Vibraphone preset on JX-3P
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String 1 preset on JX-3P
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Organ 3 preset on JX-3P
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Pulsar preset on JX-3P
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