details and other info:
There are no overdubs
or edits to add or remove sections. Parts have been edited to even
out volume changes, and although some limiting has been applied,
there is very little tonal difference to the original recording,
which was taken direct from the Mackie.
All tracks are
previously unheard and currently unreleased (apart from the occasional
MySpace outing.) They are adapted from 3 recording projects: a completed
12 track album of mostly computer-vocal songs, a long mix going
from 115 - 150 bpm, and a collection of digital bell / gamelan inspired
nature of performance:
2 copies of Supercollider
/ CMS Environment were run at the same time, one feeding the Mackie
mixer and one feeding the Gemini. Seperate channels were mixed on
the Mackie while different loops were selected using the joypad.
Inbetween these tracks, secondary loops were played through the
Gemini mixer and crossfaded/punched in as required. All stopping
and starting of tracks was achieved manually!
Most of the sounds are synthesised, although many of the drum sounds
are samples, and there are a few "bass waves" sampled
from analogue synths.
This was the first
time that I had played live in this way. Generally speaking, I was
pleased with how the set turned out. Alas, the last track was cut
short due to time constraints. There are one or two moments that
sound like "falling down the stairs", due to making the
software redraw windows or sending many SynthDefs at once, and one
acid line unfortunately went AWOL. A few of the inbetween loops
go on a bit too long, as I waited for the next song to load.
In future, I intend to expand the inbetween loops into more interesting
tracks, and to use MIDI controllers to create a bit more tonal variation
in the synthesis. Greater influence over the musical material would
also be welcome; although it is difficult to envisage a totally
improvised performance of this nature, there is certainly room for
a bit more spontaneity.
I can be booked
to play live or DJ sets via direct email link: firstname.lastname@example.org
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