Call & Response

by John Harvey & Dafydd Roberts

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‘Call & Response’ was conceived of as an exercise in collaborative composition between two sound practitioners: Dafydd Roberts and John Harvey. Harvey’s ‘call’ sample is an acoustic recording of a flatbed scanner in operation. Roberts’ ‘response’ is to manipulate the ‘call’ using digital modulation software. The latter's ‘call’ sample is created using the same technology. Harvey’s ‘response’ converts that ‘call’ into an acoustic phenomenon. In essence, their respective approaches are mirror images one of another that together complete a conceptual circle.

Further information on the methods used to explore the source recordings are outlined under the ‘info’ section of each track.

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released September 9, 2015

Personnel: John Harvey and Dafydd Roberts


Instrumentation: Canon CanoScan 8800F flatbed scanner, Adobe Audition CS6, ART Tube microphone preamp, Fender 100 watt Twin Reverb amplifier, Yamaha THR10 amplifier, Apple iPod (5th generation), Sony ECM-MS957 microphone, Tascam Dr-2d Portable Digital Recorder, 3.5 cm and 5 cm acoustic speakers, metal box, shoe box, Adobe Audition CS6, Composers Desktop Project, Sound Shaper, Al & Erwin, Processpack, Audiomulch, Ableton Live 8, and Sony CD Architect 5


Context: Conceived and recorded in Aberystwyth, UK, November 2014

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John Harvey Ceredigion, UK

Harvey is a historian of art, visual culture, and sound art, and also a sound- and visual-art practitioner. His research field is the visual and sonic culture of religion, principally. He explores non-iconic attitudes to visualization and sonic articulations of religion by engaging visual, textual, and audible sources, theological and cultural ideas, and systemic and audiovisualogical processes. ... more

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