Rock Paper Scissors is a document of composer Ryan Ingebritsen's years-long work with some of his closest fellow musicians. These six collaborative, composed, and improvised pieces were recorded in locations throughout the city of Chicago chosen specifically for acoustic properties which best served the music at hand. Part improvisation, part electronic, part interactive with the acoustic space itself, each work explores the world that exists between the notes on the page, the speakers in the room, and the space where instrumentalist and electronic manipulator react to one another in real time. The result: a static moment, recorded in history. Like two people playing a game of Rock Paper Scissors.
In collaboration with: Erica Dicker, Erica Mott, Josh Rubin, Sam Scranton, Spektral Quartet, & Third Coast Percussion.
released November 20, 2015
Produced by Ryan Ingebritsen and Grayson Elliott Taylor
Recorded and Engineered by Grayson Elliott Taylor
Mixed by Grayson Elliott Taylor and Ryan Ingebritsen
Mastered by Grayson Elliott Taylor
Recorded in Chicago at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, the Studebaker Theater, and eighth blackbird’s studio/the unofficial new music warehouse of Chicago.
Album Art & Design by Magdalena Wistuba
Special thanks to Shannon Budd, Hugh Sato, Nadia Chana, Fides Krucker, Jenna Lyle, Laura Oppenheimer, Maggie Mascal, Hope Littwin, Katie Mazzini, John Boesche, Eric Mandat, Andrew Tham, Deidre Huckabay, and all the Parlour Tapes+ peeps, Gregory Miller, Jonathan Laney, Threshold Acoustics, the Sound Room (Kyle Vegter and Dan Dehaan), High Concept Labs, Denis Kolokol, Cory Herberger, Duncan Reilly, Annie Higgins, Rachel Damon, Peter McDowell, eighth blackbird, Matthew Duvall, Maciej Milowicki , Christopher Chalupsky, Vic Kalwajtys, Cyndy Lilagan, Mike Doyle, Elise Pescitelli, ICE, the crew at the J. Pritzker Pavilion, Roger Penrose, H.P. Lovecraft, Cycling74, Chris Penrose and Eric Lyon, Glenn Beck, Anne Coulter, Shawn Hannity and Bill O’Reilly.