dead on the surplus blankets (2020)

for two electric guitars with interwoven spring drum, violin bow, & e-bow

Recorded by Ryan Carraher

The guitars are never to be touched directly;

The spring of a hand held spring-drum is intertwined with the guitar strings;

An e-bow is placed in a static position.

The performers' contact with the guitar is mediated through the spring drum. The slightest changes in distance, angle, and height are translated through the guitar strings. These perturbations, in conjunction with the bowing of the spring, produce resonances which collide with the frequencies of the e-bow resulting in fortification, shape-shifting, and/or annihilation.

© 2020 by Ryan Carraher