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Adrian Gordon Cook

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Sway/Rise

Experimental Tape Series

A two track EP constructed through the use of tape loops. Each track contains a single musical phrase derived from the concertos of Mozart (Sway) and Beethoven (Rise). With the speed of playback dramatically decreased and the use of external tape delays, a subtly shifting soundscape is created from small fragments of otherwise large-scale pieces of music.

Sway
09:56
Rise
09:51

Requiem

Experimental Tape Series

Four under-stated reflections on the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Small snippets found in his concertos were transferred to tape for re-working and manipulation.

I Dawn
06:58
II The Last Dance
06:38
III Royal Blue
06:04
IV Through The Night
05:12

Paradise Repeated

Experimental Tape Series

Compiled here are 10 pieces of music constructed through the use of tape loops and found materials. Intrigued by the undeniably peaceful and mesmerizing, yet mysteriously haunting, qualities found in Hawaiian music, I decided to further explore these sounds of paradise. Old records were scoured, sampled, stretched and slowed down, delving into the darker waves beyond the pearly shores.

Beyond The Blue
04:22
Underneath A Crescent Moon
05:16
Lost In A Dream
03:36
Sails In The Sunset
03:04
You and I
05:28
Floating
02:48
Beachcomber
02:32
The Murmur Of The Sea
06:22
Until We Meet Again
03:14
Farewell
03:08

Irregular Counterpoint

Experimental Tape Series

This series was built upon the use of loops and their differing lengths. Each piece contains a selection of pitches, generated by a synthesizer, and are tuned using just intonation to yield a more stable and calming result. Recorded at varying lengths, these loops were overlaid during playback, resulting in an ever-changing and unpredictable music self-generated by their repetitive patterns.

i
10:08
ii
10:56
iii
10:56
iv
10:42

Four Pieces for Orchestra

Experimental Tape Series

A collection of pieces constructed through the use of tape loops. The audio material was entirely derived from the music of Beethoven (String Quartets & Piano Concertos) and Chopin (Nocturnes and Preludes). The aim was to take small fragments of their music and expand upon them both sonically and temporally.

No.1 in Db Major
11:38
No.2 in E Major
10:59
No.3 in F Major
10:50
No.4 in G Major
10:16