frequency driftis a collection of seven collaborative compositions for double bass and tam tams. the compositions were created sequentially: the double bass parts were composed and recorded first, after which the tam tam parts were recorded and mixed with the bass parts. the appeal of the project lay in the opportunity to create work exploring the compositional possibilities opened up by the subtle timbral dissonance between the double bass’s bowed strings and the tam tams’ struck and rubbed metal.
recorded and assembled in silver spring, md and cuyahoga falls, oh, summer 2015.
double bass: daniel barbiero
tam tams and assemblage: ken moore
mastering: ken moore
image by beth taylor photography
release date: march 29, 2016.
01. above ground 02. beyond the sound 03. coming around 04. doing without 05. enough said 06. frequency drift 07. grey on black over maroon