Tape loops, the earliest recording of reverb and the world’s longest echo. Verity Sharp explores the echo chambers of adventurous music.
Verity Sharp explores the echo chambers of adventurous music. Including the first recorded use of artificial reverb from the bathroom of Bill Putnam, founder of one of America’s first independent recording studios, Universal Recording in Chicago. Bill turned his bathroom into a makeshift echo chamber to record an instrumental ballad with a trio of harmonica players in 1912. And the world’s longest reverb time, recorded in a disused oil container in the Scottish highlands by Trevor Cox, Professor of Acoustic Engineering.
Plus more music recorded in bathrooms, some innovative tape loop manipulation and an improvised track between a trumpeter and some unexpected reverb.
Produced by Rebecca Gaskell
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3
1 Matt Ulery’s Loom – Coriander
2 Trevor Cox – World’s ‚longest-echo‘ 2nd impulse
3 My Morning Jacket – I Think I’m Going To Hell
4 Svitlana Nianio & Alexander Yurchenko – Untitled 2
5 Beatriz Ferreyra – Echos
6 Sheila Stewart – Echo Mocks The Corncrake
7 Iain Chambers – The Regent’s Canal
8 Kahn & Neek – Venus
9 Zadie Xa – Ancestral undulations and the transmission of knowing
10 Peter Zinovieff & Lucy Railton – RFG Inventions for Cello and Computer
11 Jerry Murad’s Harmonicats – Peg O‘ My Heart
12 Björk – There’s More To Life Than This
13 Shabaka and The Ancestors – ‚Til The Freedom Comes Home
14 Nazar – Bunker (feat. Shannen SP)
15 Guillaume de Machaut – Messe de Notre Dame, Agnus Dei
16 Guillaume de Machaut – Hoquetus David, 3 Voc.
17 Ranil – La Tuctuructia
18 Johnnie Allan – Promised Land
19 Mariza – Fado Curvo
20 Charlotte Keeffe – ‚Noizemaschin!!‘ Solo Improvisation
21 Jóhann Jóhannsson – Form
22 Arthur Russell – The Name Of The Next Song
23 Anne-F Jacques & Tim Olive – A1