Ben Zimmerman ran The Books' samples through a sequenced Peavey Pro-Fex, created the track in Ableton, mastered it, ran it through several custom dynamic pitch and time-scaling effects (a different program for each submission) and mastered it again.
Produced for the 2010 TCF ShortDocs Challenge: Book Odds.
Note! A Clothing Frenzied is an anagram of A Cold Freezin Night.
Ben Zimmerman is a composer and video artist who grew up in Brooklyn. In 2002, he was the sound designer on "Trigger", a video installation by media theorist Jordan Crandall. In 2003, he had a video screened at Anthology Film Archives. In 2010, he received his BFA in Music Composition at CalArts, after working for 13 years in the medical industry. Ben will be entering Brooklyn College's PIMA (Performing Interactive Media Arts) program to begin work on his MFA this Fall.
Ben submitted three Book Odds submissions. Listen to the other two, variations on the first:
This track is variation on first and uses dynamic time-stretching, so that louder sounds cause the speed of the recoding to slow down.
This track is a variation on the first and second tracks and is not distorted, because it uses dynamic pitch-shifting.
Book Odds invited anyone/everyone to produce a short audio work inspired by (and named after) song titles from The Books’ record The Way Out, and including samples from their library of musical bits, strange phrases and sonic doodads. Read more about and listen to other Book Odds submissions.