My hand is deep in the machine on this one, not caught there, but flapping around like a fish, wiggling off the hook, I feel I might break free!
Sometimes I think about this very old alien Muppet trapped on a tropical island playing an ethereal accordion. Sometimes I can’t get his haunting music out of my head. Is it a self-portrait? Maybe, but not mine. I mean it is the nature of art to blur reflection and introspection. It is at the heart of human nature to define your own reality. All art is a self-portrait in one way or another.
I wanted to make my Theremini into an an electronic singing bowl that shimmered with harmonics and dripped with drone. My pedal board along with its particle synthesizer and EH Ravish Sitar pedal figure predominately in this ruse.
from Hand in the Machine, released 22 November 2014
A taste of the last tune from my new live solo Theremin CD, Hand in the Machine. (Download at maddogfriedman.bandcamp.com.) I wanted to try and make my Theremini into an an electronic singing bowl that shimmered with harmonics and dripped with drone. My pedal board along with its Electro-Harmonix Superego and Ravish Sitar pedals figure predominately in this ruse. I finally got my “AIR HARP” spaceship to take me where I want to go. Now I am not sure if I will ever be able to find my way back again.