Quasi-Paraludes/Analogicum is a hybrid performance-improvisation-experiment that
Larry Polansky (fretless guitar/electronics) and I (computer/electronics) have been
working on. It is an attempt at reconstructing and integrating two pieces from the mysterious
and little-known English composer Dirk (,) Rodney.
From the Dirk (,) Rodney
Analogicum (Feb, 1962), schematic for circuit of uncertain
function, thought to be early biofeedback experiment, with envelope phase-locked
loop control of proto-digital high-voltage switching circuitry. It is
thought that Rodney abandoned this project because of the danger
involved. The nervous twitch he developed later in life may have been the
result of this work or his interest in the airborn transmission of DC
I have been working on software that digitally models the functionality of
the Analogicum circuit.
(RealAudio of performance)