The Musical Tracing Ensemble Presents White Rabbit, Black Dog, Steppen Wolf and More (Live at Skylight Books)

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White Rabbit 02:35
Walk On By 02:57
Without You 03:27
Black Dog 04:49
Sleep Walk 02:29


Performed and recorded live at Skylight Books on August 17, 2018, as part of Matt Hewitt's "Biker Party" comic book release event.

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
Jeremiah Chiu - Synthesizer
Ryan Adlaf - Synthesizer
William Tyler - Guitar
James Aranda - Trombone
Luke Csehak - Euphonium
Sam Farzin - Guitar
Tara Milch - Flute
Cody Putman - Bassoon
Ryan Weinstein - Guitar
Thom Lucero - Synthesizer
Mose Wintner - Drums
Arlo Klahr - Mandolin
Aram Stith - Bass
John Herndon - Electronic Drums
Giles Miller - Saxophone

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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