Sounds of Laura Payeur + Monica Panzarino
2001, 15-track audio CD, in collaboration with Laura Payeur
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Sounds of Laura Payeur + Monica Panzarino is the debut album of electronic music by Laura Payeur + Monica Panzarino. From 2001 to 2002, Payeur and Panzarino were upperclasswomen at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. The pair collaborated on hundreds of hours of improvised electronic music, all recorded live, with no post-production mixing, editing, or effects. Payeur and Panzarino utilized a unique combination of sonic elements and real-time processing methods in their work, including but not limited to: toy instruments, an analog synthesizer, a vintage organ, an Alesis MidiVerb Effects Processor, Reaktor software, and Harmonizer software for a Commodore Amiga 2000. They released three albums: Sounds of Laura Payeur + Monica Panzarino, demo liberation n*stuff, and Last Jam. The first five tracks of their debut album were inspired by mating calls, the auditory signals used by animals to attract mates. Sadly, Payeur’s and Panzarino’s collaboration was cut short, as Payeur was killed in a car accident in Thorndike, Maine in March 2003. She was 24 years old.