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Genesis Winter

by Halfwitch

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Night Music 04:26
Dreamshift 01:19
Cold Star 01:07


Minimalist fingerpicking guitar instrumental by one half of Wychwood (Tim), from another life.

Recorded by Tristan Blake in 2007 for an audiobook about Jesus:


released January 13, 2020

In a live setting the 'proper' way to play the piece is to repeat each of the 4 sections until a majority of the audience raise their hands to say they're ready to move on to the next part.

This is a simple extrapolation of the ideas behind Terry Riley's "In C," John Zorn's game pieces, and John Cage's chance music. But instead of allowing classical musicians to decide how many times to repeat a phrase (In C), or providing a set of rules for free-jazz players to coordinate and compete (game pieces), or using chance to compose (chance music), the idea is to give the audience a say in how a piece is played.




Wychwood Ottawa, Ontario

We're a duo (Chrissy Steinbock & Tim Kitz) who identify only half-jokingly as “the world’s first blackgrass band.” We both sing & play guitar or banjo, while mixing in accordion, bass, saw, dobro, harmonica, glockenspiel, etc. Some days we’re acoustic purists. Some days we like to corrupt traditional folksongs with bits of black metal, ambient, & noise, trying to make folk music dangerous again. ... more

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