Adagios Electric

by Chris Conway

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about

Unearthly Orchestra.
Gentle ambient adagios of sound for theremin and effects. Shifting patterns of chords, coming back on really long delays to make almost a string section of an orchestra.

It's very easy to get carried away on the theremin - there is no resistance of your hands in the air - excess is easy. One night I just set up some a few chords rotating on multiple long delays and through a slowly moving filter - went away and got on with other things - I came back and it was still going, I then realised the minimalism of it was really beautiful.

So I set about recording a whole album of ambient restrained pieces like that. I changed a few small things from track to track - added voice, low whistle or chimes sparingly for a little extra colour, changed the order of the effects - on one track I used sounds/noise, on another I added an arpegiated filter on the sound. But generally I wanted a similar feel throughout. Listening back made me think of classcial string sections and adagios, hence the title.

credits

released September 1, 2011

Chris Conway - theremin, effects
+voice, low whistle, chimes

recorded live with no overdubs

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Chris Conway Leicester

Electronic ambient music often featuring the theremin.

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