Six or Seven Steps to the Door: Solo Improvisations


  • 160627 (Dedicated to Matt Leacock)
  • 150916 (Dedicated to Eugenie Brinkema)
  • 170206 (Dedicated to Olivia Giacobetti)
  • 160601 (Dedicated to Ernest Dickerson)
  • 170214 (Dedicated to Ellen Gallagher)

Solo improvisations for reel-to-reel tape recorder, mixer, test tone generator, dictaphones, microphones, and radios.

The tracks are named for the dates of their recording. Each dedicatee is an author (in a broad sense) whose work I experienced in some way before improvising on that day. Dedications were made after the recordings were completed and no formal or conceptual connection to the dedicatees’ work is meant to be audible in the music. I assume, however, that their work did influence my improvising—imperceptibly, unpredictably, unconsciously—by proximity.


Performed and recorded by William Hutson in Culver City and Pasadena between September 2015 and February 2017

Design & Photography: Steven Ziadie


Micaela Tobin, Ted Byrnes, Jonathan Borges, and Casey Anderson