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Still

by Sam Torres

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    releases January 20, 2023

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    Comes in a CD sleeve with film photographs by me at age 9.

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about

This ambient, meditative album of improvised saxophone and live electronics music, and the culmination of approximately 7 years of musical exploration and development. It started with a desire to be able to improvise using my saxophone but create sounds much larger than I could make as a single person playing one instrument. I was also in need of a more meditative, slower-paced musical outlet than I had in my fast-paced jazz environment at the time. To accomplish those creative/spiritual goals, I created my own software (which I treated as an extension of my instrument) that I could interact with live to multiply the sound of my saxophone, creating layers, textures, and harmonies that were otherwise impossible in real time. The randomness built into the program means I am never quite sure of what sound it will create next, allowing me to improvise alongside the software instrument. Over time, as I refined my approach to this form of music making, my musical focus also shifted away from jazz to the more stylistically agnostic/ambient sound of this album. This album was recorded at the acoustic gem of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall while concerts were suspended in the summer of 2020. Everything was performed live: there are no overdubs and no added reverb anywhere on the album.

Huge thanks for my co-producer and love Sophia Vastek for helping me bring this album into existence. Thanks also to my family, friends, teachers, for all of their love and support. Lastly, thanks to Dan Trueman and R. Luke Dubois, who created the munger~ granular synthesis Max object that a massive portion of this music utilizes.

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releases January 20, 2023

Music improvised and performed by Sam Torres
Produced by Sam Torres and Sophia Vastek
Recorded at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall by Sam Torres
Mixed & Mastered by Sam Torres

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Sam Torres New York, New York

Sam Torres is a musician and audio engineer based in Troy, New York.



photo of Sam by Zach Durocher.

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