Live At The Bootleg Theatre 1​​/​​19​​/​​17

by The Musical Tracing Ensemble

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Spider And I 03:50


Recorded live at The Bootleg Theater on 1/19/17; opening act for Stephen Steinbrink, Tara Jane O'Neil and Friends, and Dear Nora.

About the Musical Tracing project/process:

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 February 2, 2019

Performed by:

Ryan Adlaf - Guitar
Alex Edgeworth - guitar
Jessica Espeleta - Electric Bass
Corey Fogel - Wrenches/Percussion
Pauline Lay - Violin
Thom Lucero - Electric Guitar
Tara Milch - Flute
John Nixon - Drums
Matt Orenstein - Double Bass
Jake Rosenzweig - Double Bass
Aram Stith - Electric Guitar
Miles Wintner - Electric Guitar
Walt McClements - Accordion
Sam Farzin - Synthesizer
JT Schweitzer - Tenor Saxophone
Danny Echevarria - Violin
Mose Wintner - Synthesizer
Gabe Saucedo - Tenor Saxophone
Zach Burba - Alto Saxophone

Recorded on an ipod Touch from the audience


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The Musical Tracing Ensemble Los Angeles, California

Conceived of and led by Aaron M. Olson

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