Recorded Ruins

by Brian Riordan

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All tracks composed by Brian Riordan

01 Eventually, Reality Settles In (Live version with background sounds)
Winner of Alia Musica's Call for Scores 2019
Performed by andPlay
Maya Bennardo - Violin, Hannah Levinson - viola
Recorded live at James Simon's Sculpture Studio in Pittsburgh, PA 04-18-2019

The space this was recorded in was extremely noisy with extra sounds from birds, dogs, sirens, and neighbors. Somehow it works with this performance.

02 Suburban Camouflage
Performed by Maddy Wildman - bassoon, Zachary Di Lello - trumpet, Colin McCall - Percussion, Kyle Grimm - double bass, Brian Riordan - Electronics
Recorded live at New Music On The Point, VT 06-15-2018

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them

03 Recorded Ruins
Commissioned by Stephen Drury and The Callithumpian Consort
First prize winner of the 2018 Untwelve microtonal composition competition.

Performed by The Callithumpian Consort: ​Xenia Deviatkina-Loh - violin, Stephen Marotto - cello, Emmalie Tello - bass clarinet, Chris Moore - Trombone, Dorothy Chan - Piano and sound exciters, Jeffrey Means - conductor.
Recorded live at New England Conservatory, Boston, MA 06-22-2018

This piece revolves around the use of transducers placed inside the piano allowing for microtonal resonance.

04 Alien Shores
Supercollider script
{x=(LFTri.ar(TRand.ar(0.01,0.1,Impulse.ar(([0.5,0.5,0.5]))),1,0.5,1)+0.5);Splay.ar(Crackle.ar([x,x,x],[0.7,0.7,0.7]))}.play;

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released June 1, 2019

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Brian Riordan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Performer/Composer/Improviser from Chicago/Pittsburgh Writing for Acoustic instruments as well as performable electronics in real time, compositions and improvisations, HiFi/LoFi, etc.

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