Gig Compression Neven Lochhead

While working at CFRC, a campus-community radio in Kingston, in his second year of University, part of Neven’s job was to go out over other night to local indie rock shows and record them for the airwaves. After a while, a large collection of audio built up on Neven’s hard drive. Gig Compression is composed of over 50 show recordings in Kingston in 2010-2011. Using the bits of unwanted and unused audio from the shows, such as soundchecks, crowd applause and moments of silence between songs, Neven creates new matter and new music, seemingly linking these separate shows in a kind of forced collaboration of discarded moments.

Source: 2012

  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Genre: Soundscape
  • Hardware used: Tascam portable recorder
  • Software used: Logic
  • Duration of the submitted work: 8:53
  • Production: University
  • Premiere: Tone Deaf 10 sound art festival

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