2 CW Wallet Featuring: Roger Turner, Henry Kaiser, Martin Küchen, Damon Smith, Jeff Coffin, Ed Pettersen, Tania Chen, and Jordan Muscatello
It started with the WOW signal. Then the Voyager spacecraft recordings appeared one day on his screen. Listening to the sounds from space, MKE was entranced. He recognized the sounds... “This is part of the sound I have been hearing in my head all these years”. Then he wanted to see what would happen when other musicians heard them. What if each musician improvised with the Voyager sounds without hearing the others? Would the separate recordings make music together?
Four of the nine Voyager recordings from the NASA site were selected. Each musician went into the studio alone and improvised to the Voyager track. The individual musician tracks were mixed against the backdrop of the original Voyager recording.
Disc Two With five Voyager tracks still left to play with, including ones of a more complicated and dynamic nature, Part two of the experiment was to have three improvisors live in a room responding to the recording fed into the room. Live with no edits or overdub.