Live At The Fixin' To, Portland, OR // 2​​/​​27​​/​​17

by The Musical Tracing Ensemble

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La Bamba 02:07
Knee Play 5 05:29
Sleep Walk 02:37
Day-O 03:38


Recorded live at The Fixin' To, Portland, Oregon on 2/27/17; As part of a lineup with Coordination and Weird Cactus. Performed and recorded on the Musical Tracing West Coast Tour of 2017.

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:

Greg Campanile - Drums
Katy Davidson - Vocals on Time After Time
Dan Adlaf - Flugelhorn
Nick Reddel - Viola
Cynthia Nelson - Guitar
Eddie Bond - Synthesizer
Brian Mumford - Guitar
Kinsey Van Ost - Guitar
Chris Miller - Synthesizer
Mike Sherk - Bass

Recorded on an iPod touch.


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Conceived of and led by Aaron M. Olson

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