Overtones (1999)


60hz hum and it’s first 15 overtones are played back and the piece is realized through manipulation of the overtone levels.


16 channel playback with 16 automated faders.


The very first Outis piece. Since it involved constant audio-engineer-infuriating 60hz hum through the studio’s mains, I thought I should use a pseudonym for the project. The Outis moniker comes from Homer’s Odyssey, but I borrowed it from the respondent to Edgar Allan Poe’s critisism of Longfellow. That Outis may have been Poe debating himself, which makes the name all the more apt.


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