July 24, 2015

Friday night live at Transistor: experimental compositions and decomposing loops from Mereology, abstract processed guitar by Cinchel augmented with violin by Billie Jean (aka By Measure). Sound by Jon Monteverde.

Mereology (an allusion to philosophy of parts and wholes) is electronic music by Will Farina that moves between constructive and object-oriented form. For this Transistor set he promised to bring another evocative assemblage of sound, re-sampling original samples into minimalist phrases that orbit about his daisy-chained box of outboard gear. By suspended loops and improvised manipulation, ordinary sounds – household percussion, guitar, keyboards etc. – meld into a miasmic composition of strange texture never too far from decomposition. Aside from practicing and contemplating the sparkling reality of sound as paradoxically immediate and withdrawn phenomena, Will currently researches Romantic-period literature at Loyola where he teaches English and composition.

Visit Mereology on Soundcloud.

Cinchel’s Transistor set consisted of improvisational multi-looped and processed live guitar, with no pre-recorded samples. He was joined on violin by Billie Jean (aka By Measure).

Visit Cinchel’s website.

Watch video of a previous Transistor performance.

Find more live music archived on our Recordings page.