Pop Gold at The Blind Spot

by The Musical Tracing Ensemble

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Jump 03:47
Blue Bayou 02:28
Dreams 04:27


A live ensemble "Musical Tracing" performance at The Blind Spot Project on 6/25/16.

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.

This was the first performance of Pop music by The Musical Tracing Ensemble.


released February 2, 2019

Performed By:

Double Bass: Matt Orenstein
Double Bass: Jake Rosenzweig
Drums: John Nixon
Electric Bass: Jessica Espeleta
Electric Guitar: Miles Wintner
Electric Guitar: Tara Jane O'neil
Electric Guitar: Stephen Heath
Synthesizer: Mose Wintner
Synthesizer: Ryan Adlaf
Violin: Pauline Lay
Vocals: The band and the audience

Recorded by Jenn Witte on an iPod Touch


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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.

The MTE studio album, "They Didn't Know What They Were About To Play,"
can be found here: fivenine.bandcamp.com/album/they-didnt-know-what-they-were-about-to-play
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