Mathias D. Clain_Sound Sculptures

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The music page will be updated shortly with new material including techno works.

Here are a couple of older recordings from a specific project for now:

The Horror Waterphone - Part 1, Variations

An instrument made of steel originally invented by Richard Waters in the late 60's. The 'Horror Waterphone' is my own designed version with a couple of changes not found yet on available waterphones. The Waterphone is known for its beautiful haunting sounds. What I know from experience is that playing a waterphone is not easy as you'd expect. As you bow one part can sound extremely nice and right after appear annoying frequencies. It is a skill to avoid these tones that should not be there. It should ideally have a extreme narrow band filter, if it was electronic. This waterphone is made from bronze and copper, most are made from stainless steel. In this piece you can hear two varitations of the same. I've recorded it through the modular amp, fixed filter bank and tube reverberation afterwards processed using a voltage controlled delay.

 
 

Voices Of The Void 2.2

A tone from the modular synth repeadetly. Afterwards I rerecorded the whole through the same reverb signal. The piece can be of meditative purpose.

 

Voices Of The Void - Part 1 (2018) 

A while back I've made similar recordings that where cut to a lathe vinyl. I wanted to make a more proper version. The sound that you hear originates mainly by giving friction to a metal plate with friction mallets. I've recorded it through a echo unit and fixed filter bank. The piece comes in two variations. Voices Of The Void is dedicated to the spirits.