Electronic Percussion Improvisations

by Rick Reid / Phlogiston Theory



For these live improvisational performances, I played a Mooer Synth Drum, a Nord Drum 2, and a Korg Wavedrum Oriental through a Boss DD-20 Giga Delay into a Zoom H6 digital recorder. I added some reverb and a few other effects during the mastering stage.

Both recordings had a planned starting point, then I experimented with fairly random patches and rhythmic ideas as the layers of sound built upon themselves and decayed.


released August 5, 2017


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Rick Reid / Phlogiston Theory Denver, Colorado

Rick Reid (aka Phlogiston Theory) has been involved in electronic music and sound effects design for most of his life. His first electronic instrument was an optical theremin built with a Radio Shack kit. He has since played everything from Stylophones to modular synthesizers, with a particular focus on theremins and other instruments with unconventional user interfaces. ... more

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