Live At The Bootleg Theatre: December 4, 2018

by The Musical Tracing Ensemble

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Ruby Tuesday 03:14
Island 07:46


Performed and recorded live at The Bootleg Theatre, LA on December 4, 2018, as part of a concert with Stephen Steinbrink, Lomelda and Wizard Apprentice.

About the Musical Tracing Ensemble:

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 1, 2019

Performed by the Musical Tracing Ensemble:

Pauline Lay - Violin
Tara Milch - Flute
Spookey Ruben - Electric Guitar
Marcus Savino - Drums
Danny Echevarria - Violin
Logan Hone - Saxophone
Luke Top - Electric 8 String Bass
Lisa Sonoda - Synthesizer
Mateo Katsu - Synthesizer/Wurlitzer/Glockenspiel
Jessica Li - Viola
Benjamin Kidwell Lein - Acoustic Guitar
Miles Wintner - Melodica
James Aranda - Trombone
Cody Putman - Bassoon

Recorded on an iPhone


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The Musical Tracing Ensemble Los Angeles, California

Conceived of and led by Aaron M. Olson

Every recorded live MTE show is archived on this page.

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