Music for 18 Musicians: A Musical Tracing at Pehrspace, August 08, 2015

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Recorded live on August 8, 2015 at Pehrspace, Los Angeles, CA.

Performed unrehearsed by 18 musicians who, for the duration of the performance, were listening (from one iPod split many ways to their headphones) to the original Music for 18 Musicians (Steve Reich's ECM recording) on their individual headphones, attempting to play along to the best of their abilities. The audience only heard what the musicians were playing, and none of the original Reich recording, thus a "tracing" of the piece was heard and documented here.

This was the first performance of The Musical Tracing Ensemble.

Recorded on an iPod Touch.

The recording is separated into two parts because the piece as a whole exceeds Bandcamp's file size limit.


released February 2, 2019

Performed by:
Ryan Adlaf (synth)
Jake Rosenzweig (upright bass)
David Pene (acoustic guitar)
Nicole Calhoun (cello)
John Nixon (electric guitar)
Tom Filardo (piano)
Pauline Lay (violin)
Tahlia Harbour (synth)
Isaac Marcks (banjo)
Danny Echevarria (violin)
Tabor Allen (synth)
Miles Wintner (electric guitar)
Nedelle Torrisi (violin)
Mose Wintner (synth)
Max Foreman (synth)
Stephen Heath (electric guitar)
Ryan Browne (electric bass)
Richard Houghten (acoustic guitar).


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Conceived of and led by Aaron M. Olson

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