So Few, The Many (AEMC Compilation #2)

by Nate Johnson

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I'm part of online group called The Ambient and Experimental Music Community. Members submitted 3 original samples, under two minutes in total length. A total of 45 samples from 15 people were gathered and then redistributed to each of the participants. Members were to construct a piece of music less than 8 minutes long using ONLY the samples provided.

Definitely one of the most interesting projects i've been a part of. My initial challenge was attempting to digest all 45, radically different samples (rain, baby noises, drones, guitars, world instruments, etc). I ended up having to relabel and categorize the lot, so I could really see what I had. After trying a few approaches, I decided on centering the piece around a couple of the guitar samples. From there, it was 'just' a matter resampling and manipulating one sample at a time until it 'fit' within the context of the music. Some samples were turned into playable, tuned instruments, while others turned into white noise.

This piece is inspired not only by the samples provided, but my early morning rituals, which are centered around making music.

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released December 21, 2019

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Nate Johnson Portland, Maine

This is the home of my ambient endeavors. Call it New Age, Experimental, Avant-Garde - whatever the label, this music represents my most personal journeys.

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