1. Scaffold (11:35)
2. Groundless (10:50)
3. Compressed Insert (4:39)
4. Reef (7:55)
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Participants: Glenn Bach, Dale Kaminski, Michael Raco-Rands, Marco Schindelmann, and Kris Tiner.
Mixed by Glenn Bach, Milwaukee, WI; Long Beach and Los Angeles, CA; 2009-2013.
On Thursday, September 18, 2008, Double Blind performed a live interpretation of Wounded Speaker. Divided into two sets of smaller groupings of the ensemble, plus a third set by the entire group, the improvised performance of Wounded Speaker took on new life and directions possible only within the context of a live, improvised performance.
Unfortunately, the Sony ECM-MS907 condenser microphone malfunctioned during the recording of the first two sets, resulting in an audio file marred by a consistent "on-off-on-off" stutter (with dropouts apparent in the final moments of the third set, as well).
As it turns out, Joseph Richard Negro videotaped the concert as part of his live video manipulations, and he provided an audio documentation of the first two sets as captured by the camera's built-in microphone.
In the spirit of Wounded Speaker, Double Blind revisited the "failed" recordings in an attempt to recuperate the inherent promise of the original performances.
00:00-00:38: MLuM Snip 1
01:34-01:47: MLuM Snip 2
02:35-03:08: MLuM Snip 3 (Bach edit)
04:04-04:21: MLuM Snip 4
05:04-05:22: MLuM Snip 5
06:09-06:41: MLuM Snip 6
07:00-07:25: MLuM Snip 7
08:19-08:32: MLuM Snip 8
09:45-10:09: MLuM Snip 9
10:56-11:35: MLuM Snip 10
00:00-03:31: soundwalk feedback 07 and 08
Directed by Glenn Bach, Double Blind is an improvising ensemble dedicated to remix-based projects and alternative soundtracks. The ensemble features a fluctuating roster of members, often separated by significant geographical distance. Their first project,Wounded Speaker, inspired the formation of MPRNTBL and was the first official release. Another project, At the Edge of this Forest, features a live recording of alternative soundtracks inspired by the short films of the Brothers Quay.