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Musical Tracing Ensemble / Human Resources - Statues and Attitudes - 2​/​5​/​17

by Aaron M Olson

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Summer 03:31
Gypsy 04:30
Have A Heart 04:46
Afraid 03:28
Toyboat 03:32


Recorded live at Human Resources on 2/5/17 as part of the art show/installation Statues and Attitudes by Jade Gordon and Megan Whitmarsh.

Album cover image taken from a painting by Alika Cooper.

About the Musical Tracing project/process:
Using splitters and headphone amps, an iPod was hooked up to a bunch of headphones worn by the performing musicians. All of the musicians heard the same music as each other in their headphones and tried to recreate what they were hearing to the best of their abilities on their own instruments. The audience then only heard what the musicians were playing, and none of the original sound source -- thusly tracing the music. The track list (a selection of familiar pop songs) was not known to the musicians ahead of time and there was no rehearsal.

This performance consisted entirely of pieces of music composed by women (with the exception of You Don't Own Me).

This performance was conceived of and put together by Aaron M Olson.


released February 8, 2017

Alex Edgeworth - Electric Guitar
Tara Jane O'Neil - Electric Bass
Corey Fogel - Wrenches/Glockenspiel
Pauline Lay - Violin
Thom Lucero - Electric Guitar
Tara Milch - Flute
Miles Wintner - Drums
Matt Orenstein - Double Bass
Jake Rosenzweig - Double Bass
Walt McClements - Accordion
Luke Csehak - Euphonium
Mose Wintner - Piano
Gabe Saucedo - Vibraphone
Billy McShane - Alto Saxophone
Nicole Calhoun - Cello
Kate Dollenmayer - Violin
Tim Ramsey - Pedal Steel Guitar

Recorded on an iPod Touch from another room


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Aaron M Olson Los Angeles, California

Aaron M Olson is a Los Angeles based composer. His recording projects include L.A. Takedown, The Musical Tracing Ensemble, Mountain Brews, Aaron M Olson, and other things. He performs live in these and many other groups including, but not limited to Richard Pictures, "L.A.'s most grateful Dead cover band" ... more

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