The Unattributed project is built on the concept of transformation. However, unlike other projects that center on transformation, this project seeks to move the concept in more directions through the use of a generative music processes to produce the sounds.
The recordings on this release were created by taking an image, performing specific manipulations to bring out aspects of the image. A series of these images were produced and then placed in an ANS synthesizer emulator. In the ANS emulator one or more of the images were processed at a time, with adjustments being made to the tempo, frequency spectrum, and sampling size used by the scanner. Once configured, the tracks were recorded straight to two track. All adjustments and mixing were performed in real-time during the recording process.
This release adds another dimension to the process of recording the ANS generation: manipulation of the sounds to produce certain tonal qualities to the works. In this recording, the addition of noise and distortion to the recordings via simulated tape and vinyl record plugins adds another, possibly more nostalgic, feeling to the release.
The recording process of this release introduced an interesting side effect: aspects of the sound field change based on the position of the listener within the sound field. There are many possible explanation for this, but they are of sufficient technical knowledge that they will not be addressed in these notes. They are effects for the listener to enjoy, and will hopefully provide many additional sessions of listening interest.