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An exploration of recorded sound by Bill Moriarty.
November 4-27, 2011
Opening Reception: First Friday, November 4th, 6-8PM
An audio recording documents a sound happening in a specific time and place. Many factors affect a recording: is the room echoey, what kind of microphone is being used, how far is the mic from the singer’s lips? Once the recording is made, there are an infinite number of ways to further transform, augment, distort, and manipulate (mix) the original. During the month of November, Bill Moriarty will showcase his fascination with curious and remarkable noises, and celebrate the ingenious, historical, and tactile process of creating and manipulating sound.
Bill Moriarty is a mixing artist, recording engineer, sound designer, and record producer. He has worked with such bands as Dr. Dog, Man Man, Hoots & Hellmouth, and American Babies. He has also designed sound for theatrical productions, including Hell Meets Henry Halfway for Pig Iron Theatre Company, for which he won a Barrymore Award. This past March he appeared on a SXSW panel about producing records in the 21st century.
Bill distinctly remembers the first time he played guitar through an echo pedal, producing a sound that was otherworldly and full of immense possibilities. Today, as computer programs make recording and mixing techniques easier and more accessible than ever before, most people never have a chance to experience how physical the process of recording can be. This exhibition gathers both analog and digital equipment that provide a hands-on encounter with sound making and mixing, offering a tangible connection to both the history and future of playing with sounds.back to Exhibitions & Collaborations