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Musical Tracing Ensemble - Zebulon, Los Angeles CA - March 6, 2018

by Aaron M Olson

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The Weight 04:36
Dream Lover 02:38
Jump 04:02
At Last 03:02
In My Life 02:28
L.A. Woman 07:57
Birdland 05:55


Performed live at Zebulon, Los Angeles as part of a concert with The Lentils and Gun Outfit on March 6, 2018.

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.


released March 8, 2018

Conceived of and led by Aaron M. Olson.

Performed by the Musical Tracing Ensemble:

Gabe Saucedo: Alto Sax
Giles Miller: Baritone Sax
Allegra Jones: Clarinet
Charlie Estes: Trumpet
Luke Csehak: Euphonium
Tara Milch: Flute
Danny Echevarria: Violin
Pauline Lay: Violin
Ryan Adlaf: Synthesizer
Thom Lucero: Synthesizer
Mose Wintner: Synthesizer
Tara Jane O'Neil - Electric Bass
Jessica Espeleta - Electric Bass
Ryan Weinstein - Electric Guitar
Corey Fogel - Percussion/Steel Drum
Miles Wintner - Drums

Recorded by Corey Fogel on a Zoom placed toward the back of the 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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