My presentation was prefaced with a preamble on the value of electromagnetic feedback force-fields in the resonating of objects. Through the use of electromagnetic relay coils (akin to large EBows), it is possible to establish the elusive element of sustain in the Attack-Decay-Sustain-Release post-electronic system. Attack, decay and release are all qualities achievable physically, but the sustain parameter - achievable with electromagnetism - completes the electronic / acoustic envelope control analogy. Crucially, it allows physical waveshaping operations to be performed. The summation of many years of these electromagnetic post-electronic experiments can be heard on the upcoming Oscillatorial Binnage album Oscillations: Post-Electronic Music (which should finally be released this year), featuring myself, Fari Bradley, Toby Clarkson and Chris Weaver performing on post-electronic electromagnetic assemblies (which actually tended to couple acoustically through the table to become a single super-instrument).
|A multi-player instrument from our Oscillatorial Binnage post-electronic recordings|
|Post-electronic preparations at Hackoustic 2016|