méchanique was written in response to a call from 60x60 to produce works of one minute in length. The overwhelming majority of the original source material is derived from contact microphones affixed to a large cast iron bathtub located at my father’s house in Hilda, Texas. The remainder are contact microphone recordings of my grandparent’s old upright piano which sits in the living room at dad’s place. There are also sounds of our aluminum kitchen sink here in the Chicago apartment. There is little manipulation of the source material, just a good deal of editing (this is my preferred working style). This work appeared in the 2007 60x60 Midwest Mix.