Madalyn Merkey

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Californian composer Madalyn Merkey is an artist performing in acoustic research and live computer music. Her practice began as a visual artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she transitioned to sound and time-based art.

Two albums of her experiments with voice, Scent (2012) and Valley Girl (2014), have been released on Matt Mondanile’s New Images imprint. Merkey’s digital voice processing has a sensational effect, with the human voice modulating between foreground and background, creating an unusual occurrence in identifying the sound source. Recent projects combine traditional instruments and electronics in live performance. In observing the acoustic principles of an instrument, she designs a real-time synthesis program to generate complementary timbral events and contrasting scales. This survey has led to an ongoing series of site-specific electronic music performances, in which principles of location, room acoustics and surround sound, are the foundation to develop sound material.
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Irma Vep Tapes 017 S/T — Madalyn Merkey Madalyn Merkey S/T(Cass, MiniAlbum) Irma Vep Irma Vep Tapes 017 US 2010 Sell This Version
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NI 04 Scent — Madalyn Merkey Madalyn Merkey Scent(LP, Album) New Images NI 04 US 2012 Sell This Version
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22, NI22, 0022 Valley Girl — Madalyn Merkey Madalyn Merkey Valley Girl(LP, Album) New Images, New Images, New Images 22, NI22, 0022 US 2014 Sell This Version
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none Oranges — Madalyn Merkey Madalyn Merkey Oranges(7xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Madalyn Merkey Self-released) none US 2020
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none Standards — Madalyn Merkey Madalyn Merkey Standards(10xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Madalyn Merkey Self-released) none US 2021
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MANA13 Puzzle Music — Madalyn Merkey Madalyn Merkey Puzzle Music (Album) Mana (5) MANA13 UK 2022 Sell This Version
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IV 002 Goddess Of The Horizon — Madalyn Merkey Madalyn Merkey Goddess Of The Horizon(Cass, Ltd, C47) Irma Vep IV 002 US 2009 Sell This Version
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01 The Lavender Tatooer - E.E.E.A.2 — Madalyn Merkey Madalyn Merkey The Lavender Tatooer - E.E.E.A.2(Cass) Irma Vep 01 US 2009 Sell This Version
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none Over Language — Madalyn Merkey Madalyn Merkey Over Language(Cass) Midnight Star Media none US 2010 Sell This Version
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26 Please Don't Keep Me Waiting — Madalyn Merkey Madalyn Merkey Please Don't Keep Me Waiting(Cass, Ltd, C21) Different Lands 26 US 2010 Sell This Version
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c00 Madalyn Merkey Super Star / Ready to Rock(Cass, Ltd) Chantal (2) c00 US 2017 Sell This Version
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none Project: P​/​12 — Madalyn Merkey Madalyn Merkey Project: P​/​12(File, FLAC) Not On Label (Madalyn Merkey Self-released) none US 2017
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c00 Madalyn Merkey Untitled(Cass, Ltd) Chantal (2) c00 US 2017 Sell This Version
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FLEA005 Conversation for Room with Piano and Loudspeaker Array — Madalyn Merkey Madalyn Merkey and Julie Moon Madalyn Merkey and Julie Moon - Conversation for Room with Piano and Loudspeaker Array(CD) Flea FLEA005 US 2021 Sell This Version