Apartment Music #31 was held Saturday, October 20, 2018.
Apartment music is a long-running series of live sessions of experimental, electronic and improvised music and noise in Hal McGee's apartment in Gainesville, Florida, USA.
things evolve in swamps
Sunday, October 7, 2018
This Apartment Music show featured performances
by members of the Electronic Cottage Community
who live in Florida.
The performers were invited to interpret the theme
"things evolve in swamps".
Apartment Music is a long-running series of concerts of improvisation, experimental and electronic music and Noise at Hal McGee's apartment in Gainesville, Florida.
All Electronic Cottage Community members — people with Personal Contributor Pages — can request by email a free download code for the album
Mister McGee's neighborhood
1. lovebugs and cowlicks
2. dead bodies cast shadows
3. I am well-traveled in my neighborhood
4. the future of assemblage starts with you
simultaneist dictaphone assemblages
everyday sounds and electronics
audio folk art
featuring Lumen K and Stanley
also available on CDR for $8 postage paid worldwide
recorded September 2018
with four Sony ICD PX-470 stereo digital dictaphones
in Gainesville, Florida
with Lumen K
Yamaha Reface CS
Novation Circuit Mono Station
with Moog Theremin
plus Hal on
Moog Model D
iPhone app synths
played through a JBL Clip 3
belt-clip Bluetooth speaker
improvised performances on Babble Ball
and voice of course
album cover photo by my mom, JoAn McGee
Seven years ago I recorded my album Nature Guy, while in Key West, Florida celebrating the wedding of my sister, Terri, and Einar Myklebust
Two 31-minute cassette tape noise collages of field recordings from Key West, Florida, September 30-October 2, 2011. Most of these recordings were made on Duval Street. I carried with me two identical Sony TCM-150 cassette recorders, one in either pocket of my cargo pants. I would pull one out, record certain sounds in my surroundings, put it back and pull out the other recorder and record new sounds, over and over. Sometimes I would pull out both recorders and record at the same time, with slight variations. Later, I mixed the two tapes together in an arbitrary purposely haphazard manner.
As I was recording the raw source materials I was struck by the feeling that in that hyper-detailed, over-the-top, too-much-information environment of Key West (which is as far out on the edge of the USA as possible) I was in a sense immersed or swimming in everything that is good and bad and exciting and boring about living in a mixed market Capitalist society that is teetering and tottering, collapsing and yet bursting forth...
During the same weekend I also recorded my half of a split album with Bryan Lewis Saunders, "At this spot on October 2, 2011, nothing happened". Recorded on a handheld cassette recorder during a one hour continuous walk in Key West, Florida, on Sunday morning, October 2, 2011. A prime example of a recording in which "nothing happens".