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Musical Tracing Ensemble / Pop Gold at The Blind Spot

by Aaron M Olson

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Jump 03:47
Blue Bayou 02:28
Dreams 04:27


A live ensemble "Musical Tracing" performance at The Blind Spot Project on 6/25/16.

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 was conceived of and put together by Aaron M Olson.


released June 28, 2016

Performed By:

Double Bass: Matt Orenstein
Double Bass: Jake Rosenzweig
Drums: John Nixon
Electric Bass: Jessica Espeleta
Electric Guitar: Miles Wintner
Electric Guitar: Tara Jane O'neil
Electric Guitar: Stephen Heath
Synthesizer: Mose Wintner
Synthesizer: Ryan Adlaf
Violin: Pauline Lay
Vocals: The band and the audience

Recorded by Jenn Witte on an iPod Touch


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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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