Duet with the Golden Gate Bridge, Nate Mercereau

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Duet with the Golden Gate Bridge, Nate Mercereau

Post by arkieboy »

It’s a shame he’s in partial shade and you can’t make out all the gear, but there’s a GR300 controlled from a Godin with a GK1 pickup, and presumably the ME70 is providing effects

https://youtu.be/LroMn5UpIvk

https://youtu.be/LE6AkeK3pvQ

Very Fripp/Eno

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... -hum-album
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nice !

That is one noisy bridge.
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beautiful video!!!
the music is also beautiful
But I expected it to grow more dynamic and intense.
Isn't it every guitarist's secret dream to climb a mountain and finally be able to play that 400 watt speaker to the max?
And even more with this Metheny "are you going with me" unforgettable tone :!::!::!:
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The bridge needs a bit more practice IMO.
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Wonks wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:35 pm The bridge needs a bit more practice IMO.

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Hey everyone! I appreciate the interest in this project.

If I may offer a little background on what it was like...

The goal was to get inside the sound of the bridge and allow it to be a musical conversation. Sometimes it would be very active and flare up in volume + tone, and other times it would remain static, more of an environment to explore, a supportive presence. I did two days of improvisations with the bridge, and these 25 minutes excerpted are the melodies/themes that I found myself returning to throughout the experience.

The gear in the shadows is a Plus Pedal and Digitech XP400
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natemercereau wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:16 am Hey everyone! I appreciate the interest in this project.

Thank you! It's really an interesting and original project :clap:
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Nice one Nate, thanks for posting - and welcome to the forum. :thumbup:
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Post by arkieboy »

Yes, very nice work, Nate and welcome to the forum!

Signal flow was GR300 mix out into XP400 then Plus pedal then ME? Was your expression pedal controlling VCF cutoff for the GR300?

I'd heard about the issues with the Golden Gate 'singing', and had wondered if anything could be done musically with the result, but never expected it to appear in my Sunday newspaper, yet alone with the old blue box so prominently featured. I nearly choked on my toast!!

As it happens I was just lamenting not picking a GR300 up from new in the Boss Eurus thread below. One more reason to kick myself I guess ...
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That's correct re signal flow and VCF cutoff pedal. I also have DIs between everything so I can make a more immersive mix.

Appreciate all the kind words!! There will be a couple more peripheral pieces of this project being released soon.
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Beautiful stuff! :clap::clap::clap:
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natemercereau wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:16 am Hey everyone! I appreciate the interest in this project.

If I may offer a little background on what it was like...

The goal was to get inside the sound of the bridge and allow it to be a musical conversation. Sometimes it would be very active and flare up in volume + tone, and other times it would remain static, more of an environment to explore, a supportive presence. I did two days of improvisations with the bridge, and these 25 minutes excerpted are the melodies/themes that I found myself returning to throughout the experience.

The gear in the shadows is a Plus Pedal and Digitech XP400

Nate, Pauline Oliveros* would have loved what you are doing.

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In case anyone would like a bit of info.
Pauline in 1988 ​formed the Deep Listening band.
Combining meditation with Electronic improvisation that responds to the Environment surrounding the musician whether a cave, a cathedral, a bridge.
Involves Sonic Awareness : the term Pauline described as conscious alertness, listening to the Environmental sounds around us.

*Pauline was one of the Electronica Pioneers of late 1950s early 1960s.
Pauline co-founded the influential San Francisco Tape Music Center with Ramon Sender and Morton Subotnik in the 60s.
Terry Riley was a member of SFTMC.
SFTMC commissioned Don Buchla to build his first ever Buchla 100 series Modular. The Synth that birthed future Don Buchla's Synths.
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