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The Musical Tracing Ensemble // Recorded Live At Zebulon // Sunday, October 21, 2018

by Aaron M Olson

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Something 03:02
I Get Around 02:18
Facades 07:20
Spoonman 04:12
Breakdown 02:42
Sir Duke 03:58
Encore: Jump 04:01


Performed and recorded live at Zebulon, LA on October 21, 2018, as part of Walt McClements' Lonesome Leash "Delicate Art" album release show.

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 November 18, 2018

Conceived of and led by Aaron M. Olson.

Performed by the Musical Tracing Ensemble:

Pauline Lay - Violin
Tara Milch - Flute
Ryan Weinstein - Electric Guitar
Mose Wintner - Drums/Synth
Arlo Klahr - Mandolin
Aisling Cormack - Violin
Patrick Shiroishi - Saxophone
Tara Jane O'Neil - Electric Bass
Emily Lacy - Voice
Carl Harders - Upright Bass
Corey Fogel - Drums
Gabe Saucedo - Saxophone
Allegra Jones - Clarinet
Dani Fine - Voice
Ryan Adlaf - Synthesizer
Walt McClements - Accordion
Brett Lyman - Electric Guitar

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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