Seth Andrew Davis is a performer, composer, improviser, & electronic musician from the Kansas City area. Davis is involved in many different genres including, jazz, rock, classical, electronic, electro-acoustic, and free improvisation. Davis graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance in Kansas City, Mo. in 2019 with a BM in Music Composition. Since 2021, Davis has been pursuing his MA in Music Technology at the University of Central Missouri. Davis has studied with Jeff Kaiser Jim Mobberley, Paul Rudy, Zhou Long, Chen Yi, Mara Gibson and Michael Miller.
Ramble Records is an Independent record label based in Melbourne, Australia specialising in an unapologetically disproportionate amount of guitar-based music (but not limited too) acid folk, avant-folk, psych, free jazz, Indian classical and avant-garde sounds from around the globe.
For Electro-Acoustic Guitar by Seth Andrew Davis, Ramble Records, 2022 on #neuguitars #blog #RambleRecords #SethAndrewDavis
For Electro-Acoustic Guitar was recorded between late 2021-early 2022 during my artist residency at Charlotte Street Foundation and my first semester of graduate school at University of Central Missouri.
For the longest time I have kept my more “traditional” guitar playing and my laptop/electronics performance practice separate, having focused on prepared/tabletop guitar with the use of objects and e-bow with electronics processing, and solo/group laptop performance.
I began studying with Dr. Jeff Kaiser at UCM in the fall of 2021 and became inspired to build a live processing rig for my guitar in Ableton/Max MSP. The titles are a reference to the titles of the pieces in Anthony Braxton’s For Alto, in which he named tracks after various mentors, musical heroes, and contemporaries. Each track is named after a
composer, musician, or teacher who has directly inspired my playing and interest in computer music.
I’d directly like to acknowledge Dr. James Mobberley and Dr. Jeff Kaiser. In my freshman year of composition school, Dr. Mobberley posed the question “Why don’t you write something for guitar for you to perform?” This was a question that has continued to sit with me as I’ve… more
released June 17, 2022
All pieces by Seth Andrew Davis
Seth Andrew Davis – electric guitar & laptop/electronics
Recorded at Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO & the University of Central Missouri Electronic Music Composition Studio in Warrensburg, MO – October 2021 – January 2022
Mixed by Seth Andrew Davis
Mastered by Anders Peterson at GS Mastering and Post Stockholm, Sweden.
Design and layout by: Atharwa Deshingkar
Artwork by Colin Mosely