The piece “Lenny” is a stereo mix of an 8 speaker diffusion piece created with short excerpts of the stand-up comedy of Lenny Bruce. These materials were lengthened using the technique of interlocking phase loops as pioneered by John Oswald at SFU in the 1970s in his unreleased composition “The Burroughs Tapes”. By transferring the work-intensive process, originally done with tape, into the digital world using Max/MSP, I was able to explore further the possibilities of this technique. Lenny Bruce’s voice was chosen for its richness in sonic and rhythmic variety as well as for the place that Lenny holds for his pursuit of freedom of speech.
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Bassal, Bourque, Bry-Marfaing, Caballero, Carter, Chepil Reid, Chung-Yan, Desmeules, Dodge, Garbet…25 tracks