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The Musical Tracing Ensemble Presents Swingtown & Other Classics Live at Artemisia

by Aaron M Olson

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Apache 02:53
Swingtown 03:59


Performed live at Artemisia Plant Nursery on April 22, 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 April 28, 2018

Conceived of and led by Aaron M. Olson.

Performed by the Musical Tracing Ensemble:

Simon Friedlander - Saxophone
Patrick Shiroishi - Saxophone
Richard Houghten - Guitar
Davin Givhan - Guitar
Ryan Weinstein - Guitar
Emily Lacy - Vocals
Thom Lucero - Synthesizer
Michael Stein - Synthesizer
Aisling Cormack - Violin
Nicole Calhoun - Cello
Mose Wintner - Drums
Matt Popieluch - Banjo
Arlo Klahr - Mandolin
Luke Top - Bass
Aram Stith - Bass

Recorded on a Hedgehog by Richard Houghten.


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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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