How Endless Is Your Mystery Band In Heaven, Donna? (MTE Live At Chewing Foil 6​/​25​/​19)

by The Musical Tracing Ensemble

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Donna 02:22


Recorded live at Chewing Foil Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2019 as part of a concert alongside Detangler, New Balance, and Sonoda.

An ensemble of musicians is gathered in a performance space. Each musician has their own instrument, means of amplification (if needed), and pair of headphones. All musicians’ headphones are plugged into one outputting sound source (usually an iPod with many headphone splitters and headphone amps). Music (usually a well known song from the popular music canon) is played from the sound source and the musicians are instructed to play something, anything that they hear in their headphones as accurately as they can on their own instrument. The musicians never know what songs or sounds they will be hearing in advance. The audience only hears what the musicians are playing and none of the original sound source, thus creating a “tracing” of the sound source material.
There is no rehearsal, everything is live.


released June 27, 2019

Performed by The Musical Tracing Ensemble:

Davin Givhan - Guitar
Walt McClements - Accordion
Jonny Kosmo - Synthesizer
Stephen Heath - Guitar
Ryan Weinstein - Bass VI
Tara Milch - Flute
Gia Bahm - Flute
Dan Rincon - Drums
Pauline Lay - Violin
Evan Kertman - Guitar
John Dwyer - Bass
Aaron Otheim - Synthesizer
Cody Putman - Saxophone

Conceived of and led by Aaron M. Olson

Recorded on an iPhone


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The Musical Tracing Ensemble Los Angeles, California

Conceived of and led by Aaron M. Olson

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