An extract from the live broadcast of a concert at the University of East Anglia’s School of Music, Norwich, England, on the 18th February 2008.
Performers from this set:
Live blogging by Richard Lewis:
Dan Reynolds slowly fades in a musical saw with some simple vibrations and bowing. Paul then fans the saw and begins playing with some simple electronic oscillators. The sound is typically electronic as the range of pitches from the musical saw increases.
Henry begins adding some FM radio interference while Paul adds the sound of a large singing bowl played with soft mallets. Dan moves to the drums.
Paul places a small wind-up toy into the singing bowl and then takes over the games controller from Emily who begins to bow the guitar strung harp-like instrument.
Dan’s drumming is now loud and persistent and Paul’s electronic sounds are highly amplified to match. A sudden reduction in volume follows with just the subtle sounds of Paul and Emily bowing the guitar strings.
A snippet of comprehensible speech is heard from a radio as the sound intensifies again and Paul begins to bow one of the singing bowls.
The group begin a quieter section; Dan plays with just his fingers, Paul plays the singing bowl with just a handle of a mallet and again uses the wind-up penguin.
Emily joins Dan at the kit and plays one of the cymbals while Paul takes over with the games controller. The group end quietly with Emily on an FM radio.
Live Description of Broadcasted Sounds by Simon Bowes:
(almost silent hiss)
(high pitch tone)
(rising rustle – radio?)
(sustained metalic pitch)
(whu-whuu) (i) (ii) (iii)
kiss kiss weeuueeeuuww
Great Rumblings But Not, I think, Bowed Metal
A baloon creak whizzpop
(downdowndowndowndown in pitch and volume)
(Crackle /rustle back again)
O O O O O O O O O O
Dnk / Ck / Chk
B B B B B B B B B
o O o O o O o O /// o O
(Shhhhhh / p)
(clm) (b) (clm) (b) (clm) b
LOUDERTONE(~Full in Left ear~)
A single breath.
Muffled Resonance Bm / Bwm / Bwm.
A thought that distracts me from this
task of transcription
Staccat.Stcctt/ Electronic Warbling
– – – -\ fo[ u* ^^^
\\\\\\\\\\\u . u . u. u. u.
Pans to (L-Dominant)
Chk Chk (Kychn)
Drmrll / FngerThmb /
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Ccph. Switch. Click. Rhyth (That You Dan?)
(almost gone quiet)
(clap?) (one tiny small sound)