The Prisoner

from Time Capsule by John Oliver



An early work composed in 1982. There are two things university students don't have: time and money. So when I found myself in McGill University's “Wall of MOOG” studio wanting to mix recorded and processed sounds – a la musique concrète – with all those tone generators, I simply pulled out my key chain and jangled it into the microphone. Then I recorded some improvisations with filtered white noise, some synth tones & drones. After much cutting up of Ampex tape, montage, reversing bits of tape, and multiple passes from two tape machines to the mastering machine, ”The Prisoner”, and “The Rally” were born.


from Time Capsule, released December 19, 2014
McGill University Electronic Music Studio


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composer, guitarist and electronic musician My music also appears on several other labels and compilations. See my web site for details.

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