Energariums

by Jeff Gburek

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When I use prepared guitar it is laid flat on a table and various objects, (pins, knives, forks, thins metal strips, filing rasps etc) get inserted into the strings. Various objects are laid on top of the strings: bells, bowls, slides, the small motors that I will mention again in a second. But I use an acoustic-electric guitar. So the wood of the guitar is also used to create sounds (rubbing it, scraping gently on the sides, crumpling something against the body, so there is a physical meeting of surfaces).
In addition, I have small motors that I place on the guitar to create hums at various pitch frequencies. Sometimes it sounds like an amplifier hum but it is not usually. A small tape recorder can sit on the guitar and sounds pass through into the pickups, sounding distant and far away. All the sounds pass into a small mixing board and some effects are applied, like equalization. In addition I rewire my amplifier circuits to feed back on themselves without any guitar input.

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released January 1, 2004

Jeff Gburek - electro-acoustic guitar, selected materials, machines, field recording & voices.

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