Loscil’s contribution to Relay now online

Loscil (Scott Morgan) has been unveiled as the third contributor to the Model comissioned Relay project, curated by John Lambert. His piece, entitled The Dream Machine was created in response to Jimmy Behan’s relay work, and is now available to listen to and download from the Model’s Relay site.

Morgan says of his contribution:

“I have long been interested in sleep, the unconscious and the subconscious when it comes to audio, listening and music. With the birth of my first daughter I became particularly interested in sleep and how to get more of it (I’m sure most parents go through this). I composed several pieces of simple drone music as an aid to our family to try to help us relax and sleep. I have no idea if it really worked. Jimmy’s piece and write up led me back to some of these thoughts about sleep and particularly what role audio plays during sleep, getting us to sleep, meditation, relaxation, dreaming, etc.

I’ve sampled small portions of Jimmy’s piece and reconstructed them into very simple layered patterns that loop and oscillate. For me they are the sounds of the process of sleep itself. They are the sounds of a sort of sleep machine, an audio bridge between the conscious and unconscious.”

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Loscil is the recording name of Canadian artist Scott Morgan who produces minimal electronic and ambient techno. The name Loscil is taken the name from the “looping oscillator” function (loscil) in Csound.

Commssioned by the Model Arts and Niland Gallery as part of model::offsite, Relay is an online music project devised and curated by musician John Lambert (aka Chequerboard).

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