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Musical Tracing Ensemble: Live At The Bootleg Theatre December 4, 2018

by Aaron M Olson

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Ruby Tuesday 03:14
Island 07:46


Performed and recorded live at The Bootleg Theatre, LA on December 4, 2018, as part of a concert with Stephen Steinbrink, Lomelda and Wizard Apprentice.

About the Musical Tracing Ensemble:

An ensemble of musicians is gathered in a performance space. Each musician has their own instrument, means of amplification (if needed), and pair of headphones. All musicians’ headphones are plugged into one outputting sound source (usually an iPod with many headphone splitters and headphone amps). Music is played from the sound source and the musicians are instructed to play something, anything that they hear in their headphones as accurately as they can on their own instrument. The musicians never know what songs or sounds they will be hearing in advance. The audience only hears what the musicians are playing and none of the original sound source, thus creating a “tracing” of the sound source material.
There is no rehearsal, everything is live.

"They didn't know what they were about to play, and then they played it."


released December 5, 2018

Conceived of and led by Aaron M. Olson.

Performed by the Musical Tracing Ensemble:

Pauline Lay - Violin
Tara Milch - Flute
Spookey Ruben - Electric Guitar
Marcus Savino - Drums
Danny Echevarria - Violin
Logan Hone - Saxophone
Luke Top - Electric 8 String Bass
Lisa Sonoda - Synthesizer
Mateo Katsu - Synthesizer/Wurlitzer/Glockenspiel
Jessica Li - Viola
Benjamin Kidwell Lein - Acoustic Guitar
Miles Wintner - Melodica
James Aranda - Trombone
Cody Putnam - Bassoon

Recorded on an iPhone


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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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