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  Morgan Hamilton Lang   a.k.a. Superfluid  

email mhl21@columbia.edu 
url http://www.music.columbia.edu/~morgan  
addressSan Francisco, California  
aboutI'm slowly and painfully completing the work for my Ph. D. in Ethnomusicology at Columbia University. While living in San Francisco. Don't ask. In addition to music, I like bicycles, reading, building stuff, motorcycles, breaking computers, fuckin' shit up and having fun, and training feral cats as assassins.  

Morgan Hamilton Lang coordinated these CT projects:
Object/Videogame

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1 Object/Videogame
stream track shorts
This was recorded at the fine facilities of the Columbia U Computer Music Center using amazingly huge cheap nylon shorts as the sole instrument.

I found that by spreading my legs while sitting down, the crotch of the vast shorts (which ordinarily hung about 4 inches below my crotch, mind you) would become flat and tight like a drum. I then close-miked the crotch area while scraping my fingernails across the surface for drone-like effects. The percussion is me hitting the tightened crotch area. Obviously everything has been processed quite a lot using a variety-pak of ProTools plugins.

I'm really glad no one walked in the studio while I was recording this.
07:28 
2 Object/Videogame
stream track mechmarawarriorthon
This piece combines sounds from 2 classic games, Mechwarrior and Marathon. I love the sound design in these games. Again, most of the work is done by ProTools plugins.
06:23 
3 Philter Phrenzy
stream track Sludgepuppy
Very simple and straightforward butt-shaker. Drum machine and Max/MSP run through a wah/distortion pedal.
04:20 
4 Seventy-Five Seconds
stream track Kittler's Heinous Waste Blabla Project
This is a good old-fashioned sound collage using a wide array of sources. The initial sample, in case you can't quite make it out, is a friend saying "I don't give a fuck about karma - you should be decent to others even if God kicks your ass from one end of heaven to the other for it."
01:18 
5 Akapella
stream track Successpool
This piece was made using Max/MSP to sample, loop, and ring-modulate snippets of my voice.
05:44 
6 Found Sound
stream track The New York Accent
This was assembled from several product promotion tapes, accent demonstration tapes (for actors), recorded radio interviews, a 1983 recording of the BBC radio production of The Lord of the Rings, and other material that's sort of sifted into my life. There's also a superb performance by the noisiest inkjet printer I have ever owned.
06:11 
7 East Coast
stream track Action Man Chase Theme (CT Edit)
Looped drums & bass, cut & paste vocal samples, turntables, and a couple 4-track tape-effects. The echo unit is just a Yamaha REV100. Progs are DECK 2.6x/SE16.
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comment 15.10.2004: Krispen Hartung (http://www.krispenhartung.com)
  I wish I could have been at the event or conference where they were discussing the color-sound correlation....sounds interesting. What's your melody?

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