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Gregory B​ü​ttner - Stones ~50

from Stones (1968) ~ Christian Wolff by E42.A8



Date of Recording: 22th February 2017,

I used ten granite stones in different
sizes which I brought with me from
Calabria, Italy.

I found the stones on the beach, where
the sea rolled them over with each
wave, creating a very beautiful, deep,
mumbling sound, forming them into a
very round shape.

First I chose the sound material. I decided
to use three different sounds or

1. I laid them on the wooden floor of my
apartment and tap them shortly with
my fingers so they start to seesaw.

2. I rubbed two stones against each
other with my hands.

3. I knocked two stones against each other
with my hands.

I played four versions or tracks in different
rooms of my apartment and overlaid
them. Three versions were played in one
flow, in a more or less free form. For the
fourth version

I recorded the three sound actions one
after a other in a very dry setting directly
in front of my microfones. I added this
parts to the tracks without composing
too much, so that there is still some indeterminacy.

I haven’t broken anything.



from Stones (1968) ~ Christian Wolff, released October 16, 2018




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