Episode #3385

1-bit Workout

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Monday, October 01, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to Tristan Perich's 1-bit electronics together with Mariel Roberts' cello for a driving, hypnotic, and exhilarating work, “Formations.” Roberts, although still in her 20s, tests the limits of contemporary cello technique (cello as percussion instrument, working with looping) in the repertoire she chooses, from works by Kaija Saariaho to the works commissioned for her release, “Nonextraneous Sounds.” 

Perich is known for his 1 bit sound, which, he acknowledges, “is also the palette of aggressive electric alarm clocks,” but when combined with traditional acoustic instruments like the cello, Perich describes the result as “inspiringly fresh and mysteriously organic.” That, and more.

PROGRAM #        3385, 1-bit Workouts   (First aired on 10/1/2012)                                                           





Mariel Roberts

Nonextraneous Sounds

Tristan Perich: Formations [19:47]

Innova 247

Klaus Schulze, feat. Wolfgang Tiepold, cello


Dune [29:26]

Revisited Records #304122
Available at

Doug Perkins

Simple Songs

Tristan Perich: Momentary Expanse [4:32]

FCR 126

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Comments [3]

Donald Sepanek from Bayonne, NJ

Loved that Klaus Schulze piece.

Oct. 02 2012 04:15 PM
David Sechy

Reminds me of early Ligeti harpsichord music.

Oct. 01 2012 11:11 PM
Emily from Brooklyn

This sounds great! Thanks for playing it.

Oct. 01 2012 11:09 PM

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