tod dockstader

Aerial #2

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Volume 2 of AERIAL three part series.

The Aerial project
I've written before of my interest in shortwave radio, in the notes to the Quatermass CD. Also, in the notes to the Omniphony CD (which has my first "Aerial" mix, "Past Prelude," in it), I mentioned "The Aerial Etudes," which was my working title for what became the three CDs you have. And, at the end of an interview with Chris Cutler (which can be found in the "Unofficial TD Website"), the piece I mentioned I was starting to work on at the time became Aerial.) When I was very young, people got most of their entertainment from radio. They called it "playing the radio," as if it were a musical instrument. That's what I've tried to do in this piece. About this time, a few people encouraged me to look into using a computer for this work.
I'd never used one, but I saw it would allow me to keep my mixes digital - no more transfer losses. So, at the end of 2001, I got a computer and an editing program for it, and spent what seemed a long time learning it. I began selecting mixes and loading them into the computer in late March, 2002. Out of the 580, I selected 90 "best" mixes - eventually reduced to 59, the ones on the CDs. Finally, in assembling the CDs, I followed David Myers' suggestion to allow each piece to flow into the next - making a continuous journey to the end. Tod Dockstader, 14 september 2003

REVIEWS

Definitely one of the best electroacoustic albums
of 2005. ALL-MUSIC GUIDE
Unequivocably awesome...Grand in scope, colossal
in sound. MIMAROGLU MUSIC
One of the great figures of musique concrete composition. DUSTED
Somewhere in the invisible night, the signal remains strong, broadcasting anew. CITY PAGE
This return of Dockstader is something to cherish,
not just because his output has been so limited and
scarse but because what we do have is so intriguing, persuasive and cliche-free; the music of an inspired explorer who trails in nobody's slipstream.
THE WIRE

Aerial ltd edition of 3 CDs inside a cardboard box.

no more cardboard box actually, sorry !

TRACK LISTING CD / 21 TRACKS

01 APPROACH
02 OMAGGIOA FELLINI
03 PIPES
04 ORGAL
05 BABBEL
06 YAYA
07 BA LOON
08 CLOCKING
09 WAIL
10 BOTTOM
11 FEEDER
12 SPINDRIFT
13 SURFER
14 LOW ROLLER
15 STILL
16 BEATING
17 PICCOLO
18 WIRE
19 KNOCK
20 WAH
21 AAH

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