by Chris Doherty

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The fourth EP from Chris Doherty.

All the sounds in 'Canons' have been created by manipulating the audio from a recording of a string-quartet study piece that I composed in 2012, called 'Scenes From a Car Crash'. The quality of the recording was quite poor (it was recorded by placing two dynamic mics in the middle of the string quartet), and there were small mistakes throughout the performance. Despite this, there were some really beautiful moments in the music. I had always planned on re-recording the piece, but for financial reasons, as well as just being busy with other projects, never have.

This year, I decided to experiment by taking these small sections and stretching, looping, layering them to form new pieces of music, whilst trying to maintain the spirit of the original piece. As time went on, I also began experimenting with overdrive on the recordings, and the music began to become it's own entity, with it's own narrative.

Canons is the result of this experimenting. It was a hit-and-miss process, with most of the tracks not making the final cut, but I hope you enjoy what emerged, and that it does justice to the original piece (bonus track!!!).


released May 1, 2016

Performers (2012 string quartet session):
1st Violin - Reene Neeson
2nd Violin - Jenny Marks
Viola - Nicola Hughes
Cello - Clíodhna McAteer

Music composed, recorded and produced by Chris Doherty 2012-2016.

Special thanks to Keith Fadden.



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Chris Doherty Londonderry, UK

Chris Doherty is a composer based in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Since graduating with a degree in Music, in 2014, Chris has completed a Master's in composition, got married, and has been releasing his own brand of ambient music in the form of digital EPs. ... more

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