Communauté électroacoustique canadienne
Canadian Electroacoustic Community
GM-500 — 1455, boulevard De Maisonneuve Ouest, Montréal, QC, H3G 1M8, Canada
http://cec.sonus.ca - cec@sonus.ca

Writing the commentary for this piece from a retrospective point of view should end here. The most honest reason is that there are no written, graphic and recording notes about the instrumentation for this piece, other than my memory about the mixing. For the sake of documenting the conception, I would have to say that this music is a creative advancement, by which Trust Me was my first multi-track studio recording beyond the four-track recorder purely in the interest of instrumentation.

The audio material for this composition is from my sound bank of recordings that was started in I982. These recordings were made on reel-to-reel and audiocassette tapes that consisted of various analog synthesizers, found sound percussions and sound manipulations for the aural atmospheres of my spoken word performances. During the year of 1995-96, while I was upgrading my recording studio equipment, I was also re-visioning those earlier recordings into a larger project and perceived the idea of producing a multi-track recording with those tapes. I began to organize selections for the tracks with a four-track cassette recorder. The transfer of these four-track recordings to ADAT included additional tracks from a two-track reel to reel to provide me with six tracks each for the two compositions. At the mixing stage, various auxiliary effects were used to expand my palette of sound.

Originally Trust Me was intended for a limited release on audiocassette. Here in this archive it is listed as two parts for the side one and two of that format. Part A is titled “During Passive Moments” and Part B as “Through Times of Confusion”. Recently, I have had a master prepared for duplications in view of a limited release on CD.

  • Studio: Co-Produced with PRIM centre d'arts médiatiques Montréal 1996
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