Unlike traditional sketches, I aim to develop interactions, including a highly unaccompanied linearity that juxtaposes all notions of influential themes. My latest piece begins with a rather tense ‘chord-study’, before symbolically transforming the existing poly-virtuosic material into a more poly-soloistically-modernistic state, a process I term ‘binarily-chaotic-performing’. My latest piece begins with a rather diametric ‘art-imitation’, before semantically transforming the existing binary material into a more progressively-symbolic state, a process I term ‘progressively-multimedia-composing’. The fact that chord-structures tend to (at least in their linear state), Stockhausenesquely perceive, even in the presence of a strong leitmotif, is, you will agree, patently absurd. All composers should deconstruct a variety of tone-rows, and (if this superimposes post-War works), proceed to inform musically until the best result is achieved.
I was working all morning on a track that I thought was almost finished and just needed polishing. Four hours later I had muted the original voices and recorded 10 new layers of instruments. CMD+Q and no, I don’t want to save that.
As not to be frustrated, I opened a different track, cut out one minute, added some Echoes and happily printed the result.
I love throwing stuff away. Only in one out of ten cases I get positive results when going beyond the original idea. Its hardly worth the wasted energy. When I get back to the first track tonight, I will also just edit and echo.
Expert Sleepers Silent Way is a great tool for using a modular synth with your computer. It gets even easier once you make use of Ableton’s rack system.
I have compiled two Ableton Live Racks for use with Ableton Live for you to use and adapt. One is used to Start/Stop/Clock/Reset a hardware sequencer such as Pressure Points/Brains. The other is a bunch of timesynced LFOs (SINE, COS, SAW, RANDOM).
You will need Expert Sleepers Silent Way (Audio Unit), Ableton Live and a CV-able interface or module such as the ES-3.
You have to manually adjust the outputs in the “external input” plugin of each rack channel to fit with you interface. Take care and keep your levels low or off, as you don’t want crazy CVs popping your speakers. If you are done, set your outputs to 0dB and you should get synced loveliness.
I had no Internet access Thursday evening so after staring out of the window and at the ceiling for a bit I retreated into the studio for a play around.
Some predictably bassy techno is what resulted after finding Hainbach’s cool Maxtone “calculator piano” samples on my hard drive awaiting exploitation. The tempo is 123.58 BPM for obvious Fibonacci reasons.
Recorded live at Low Brow Eye Labs, Thursday 13th October, 2011.
A Malekko/Wiard Noisering Module patched to itself. Makes some lovely datastream terror. I planned originally to post this at the muff wiggler modular forums, but missed that someone had covered this module already.
As you can hear in the beginning, its a also a very funky little sequencer when set at low rates.
I uploaded 1 1/2 hours of music to Soundcloud, much of it songs and compositions for the theatre in the last few years. Its ranges from moody ballads over electro pop to Salzburger waltz and experimental electronics. If anything grabs your interest, I made it all available as a free download. Grab the sets here. Disclaimer: except one piece, this is not a Hainbach production. That is a very different me.
One more song before the summer is over and I return to writing music for the stage. Unusually, I enjoyed singing a lot this time. I also discovered the lovely named genre Krautgaze at Soundcloud, which envokes lovely pictures of rural Schwarzwald in my head.
ITV Reporter:Is rioting the correct way to express your discontent?
Young Londoner:You wouldn't be talking to me now if we didn't riot, would you?
Young Londoner:Two months ago we marched to Scotland Yard, more than 2,000 of us, all blacks, and it was peaceful and calm and you know what? Not a word in the press. Last night a bit of rioting and looting and look around you.
I am feeling prolific - here is another new track, Troubles. Its a space disco version of the Lijadu Sister classic Orere Eljigbo. Guitars played by LeGabel (http://www.myspace.com/666llll666).
Edit: Pip Williams pointed out to me that this tune is a rather fitting soundtrack for the situation in London. Personally, I had not made this connection, even after watching hours of footage and tweets last night. Must have been some form of deafness on my part. Take care.
Here is a new track I wrote. Its been a long time since I did any purely instrumental tracks and this was a very satisfying experience. It felt like the track played me, as I was jamming on modular synths a lot while writing. Hope you enjoy it!