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NEMO 020
year: 2007

project coordinator:Krispen Hartung
mastering: Krispen Hartung
artwork:Krispen Hartung


All the songs on this CD were based on a set of sample recordings of a real MRI machine. The artists manipulated the samples with various effects and audio software, using the output as their final composition, or using it as a backdrop for adding additional recorded tracks from various Instruments.

Visit this website to view additional information on the project and buy the physical CD for cost (non-profit, manufacturing cost + shipping only): http://www.krispenhartung.com/mri/index.htm

I had a most exhilarating experience: my first MRI (on my lower back). This was amazing. I laid down on a sliding table, and they pushed me into a sarcophagus like tube with mere inches around my entire body. They put large, cold plastic headphones on my head, and then for the next 30 minutes I was eased into a seemingly euphoric and meditative state. What I heard were a series of fascinating sounds...from jackhammer-like hammering, to buzzing or vibrating cycles and bizarre sci-fi industrial like sounds, and so on. It was delightful. The MRI technician said it was a rarity for someone to actually enjoy that procedure. At one point in time, I was in a half waking/dream state and was wakened by my leg twitching. I could have stayed in there most of the day. And the amazing thing is that when I asked about the source of the sounds, the technician said they were not mechanically generated; rather, around my body, encased in metal, was a giant electrical coil surrounded by helium, chilled down to a cool minus 270 degrees. The sounds were a result of changes they were making in the electrical current and the resulting vibrations to the machine.
Anyway, I started thinking, I would love to have that 30 minutes captured on a digital recorder so that I could use it for looping or as an ambient backdrop to my more experimental looping


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7 Rick Williamson
stream trackload mp3   Avant Candy
Mac G3 400 mHz, MAX/MSP, Pluggo, Sound Hack, SonicWorx, Performer
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comment 28.06.2007: norelpref (http://www.heavyconfetti.com)
  Going deeper. More reverberation, resonance. Feels like it's going to resolve only to move onto other sounds, noises, sensations. Sound track for a very cool Sci-Fi flick.


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