I had the pleasure of working as the mastering engineer on "Cascabeles", a suite for hi-hat and electronics by Berlin-based composer Ernesto Cárcamo Cavazos! The following is Cavazos' description of this absolutely stellar work: "Cascabeles explores the timbral possibilities of the hi-hat within idiomatic and non-idiomatic rhythms and grooves. Six pieces explore a distinct performative approach to the hi-hat accompanied by electronics that react to the spectrum and amplitude of the instrument in real-time, all custom-programmed in Max/MSP. The electronics are thoroughly composed to highlight, complement, contrast, support, and accompany the hi-hat, nearly as a separate instrument, but all coming from the same musical material." Take a listen below or click through to check it out on the Voltage Control Records bandcamp page.

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