Cover art for "Five Nocturnes." Photo: Caroline Meyers.

Five Nocturnes

RICHARD: Five Nocturnes is a collection of five linked structured improvisations for electric guitar, digital delays, and digital processing. I use long delays, volume pedals, and eBows to extend the guitar's tones into infinity while gradually building up massed tonalities that slowly change over time.

The pieces use the Apple Macintosh PowerBook to transform the tonalities and timbres of the electric guitar into a single larger instrument or an ensemble of complementary instruments, creating music beyond the capabilities of a single performer.

I recorded the pieces from 1998 to 2000, and captured each in realtime directly to DAT without overdubs or editing.


MUSIC:  Early WorksWalking Slowly BackwardsROMworksFive Nocturnes WDFH August 25, 2005KymaWorksBuchlaWorks

Recommended: Listen on headphones
or external speakers.

Nocturne 3 (excerpt) 8:30

You can find "Nocturne 0" on Richard's SoundCloud channel.
All "Five Nocturnes" are available on Bandcamp.