In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a different sound recording of a song.


The Shape of the Shell

Posted by Cindy Cox on October 30, 2011

My daughter brought a shell and bade me put my ear to it:
—That’s the sound of the ocean, I said.
—Is the ocean inside of it, she asked?
—The shape of the shell causes the sound, I said.
—Then the ocean is the shaper of things, said Sophia. You throw a stick out into the water and it comes back looking like a fish.
text by John Campion


Shafqat Ali Khan, David Wessel

Selections from a 1996 concert at CNMAT, featuring improvisations with Indian Ghazal tradition vocalist Shafqat Ali Khan, and live electronics with composer/improviser David Wessel.



Posted by Matthew Goodheart on September 1, 2009

Improvised music for voice and live electronics.



Posted by Matthew Goodheart on September 1, 2009

Thomas Buckner, voice; David Wessel, live electronics.