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Musical Tracing Ensemble // Wise Hall, Vancouver, BC // 3​/​2​/​17

by Aaron M Olson

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Pretty Woman 02:59
Ruby Tuesday 03:16
Helpless 03:49


Recorded live at The Wise Hall, Vancouver, BC on 3/2/17; As part of a lineup with Nicholas Krgovich.

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 by Aaron M Olson.


released March 29, 2017

Performed by:

Anton Garcia - Tenor Saxophone
Adam Kyle - Tenor Saxophone
Cam Henderson - Trombone
Greg Dent - Trombone
Alvin Brendan - Acoustic Guitar
Toshi Milardo - Piano
Nicholas Krgovich - Harmonium, Vocals on 8 and 9
Julia Chirka - Bass Clarinet
Kim Koch - Violin
Megan Bradfield - Double Bass
Ryan Peters - Drums
Ronnie Swirl - Bass
Eric Cottrell - Electric Guitar

Recorded 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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