Qwire is a Silicon Valley
musical group active in the mid-1990s. The band formed around its members' mutual interest in exploring the boundaries of electronic
music and composition, which led each of them to the Center for Computer Research in Music
and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford
University. Fusing jazz, rock and experimental
music, Qwire's repertoire ranged from "Miles", a tribute to
Miles Davis, to "Local On", a free interactive exploration. The band
explored various avenues of interaction by making extensive use of technology
including digital interfaces and live sampling. Qwire featured Chris Chafe on celletto
(electronic cello), Stanley Jungleib on keyboards and bass, Fred
Malouf on MIDI guitar, and Barry
Hall on electric violin and bass. It also featured the lovely and powerful
voice of Sile O'Modhrain in the telling of a Celtic legend, to an ethereal sonic
This 64 minute self-titled CD by Qwire was recorded live direct-to-digital in Stanford University's state-of-the-art digital multitrack studio. It features the members of Qwire plus Muruga Booker on drums and percussion.
Click here to read the review of this disc from Computer Music Journal.
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Produced by Fred Malouf. Recording, mixing & mastering by Jay Kadis. Photography by Barry Hall. CD artwork by M.J. Johnson.
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