The Choir Boys: Surveilled
Jeff Kaiser: Bb Trumpet, Bb Quartertone Trumpet, Flugelhorn, and Electronics
Andrew Pask: Bb Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, and Electronics
with video by Joshua Kit Clayton
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A few notes:
September 14, 2022, 7pm at Hart Recital Hall, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO.
Recorded by Jeff Kaiser and Andrew Pask, mixed and mastered by Jeff Kaiser
All music @ 2023 by Jeff Kaiser Music, ASCAP and Kaleidacousticon, ASCAP
This was all performed and recorded live, including the electronics, there was no post processing beyond the usual elements of mixing (eq, compression, et cetera). Andrew and I perform our live electronics with software we author in the visual programming environment Max/MSP from Cycling ’74. For me, this includs the freely available KaiserLooper https://jeffkaiser.com/kaiserlooper/. The recording is all done with our RME Fireface UCX II audio interfaces. We just route our audio in the interface and it then records to a separate hard disk. The microphones were Shure Beta 57a for Andrew, 56a for me (same capsules, different configurations). These are fantastic mics for noisy—and loud—live environments, but they are not what we would use in the studio…so they definitely sound like “live” mics.
The performance part of the video seen at the beginning and the end was from the live stream, so, the quality is not great. When Joshua’s video starts about 4 minutes in, I used the original video by him.