This excerpt is from my first live performance featuring the DSI Tempest last Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the Walker Art Center for the NAMAC opening night reception. My setup consisted of the Tempest synched up with a Korg Monotribe. The notes and some of the drums patterns were created in real-time with the GMS creating those signature, angular lines. I also played percussion patterns into the Tempest sequencer during the performance. The entire 75 minute set was improvised. LEDs fed into the video camera were projected on the wall behind me and used to generated the melodic and some of the rhythmic content.
This the last of 14 tracks from a collection of Ostracon mixes recorded at three consecutive live shows last year. Each track is an untitled improvisation roughly mixed and edited for length. Ostracon is Graham O’Brien on drums and John Keston on electronics. If you are feeling brave, checkout the entire set on SoundCloud and check us out live at the Kitty Cat Klub on August 5, 2012.
There are two tracks left in this series of live roughs from Ostracon. This one and one more. If you have been listening, I would love to hear from you in a comment. We would also love to see you at the Kitty Cat Klub on Sunday, August 5, 2012 for two sets of live music from Ostracon. The amazing Terr the Om will start off the evening. Thanks!
Here’s track eleven from the Ostracon live recordings that I have been sharing. Starting with track ten the roughs are from the last of three performances. These last five (track ten through fourteen) I took a slightly different approach by completely eliminating the use of virtual instruments. At this stage I was enamored with the Roland MKS-80, so I used it exclusively during this last performance. The MKS-80 has sixteen VCOs, but it’s multitimbral capabilities are limited to a dual mode and a split mode. Therefore, to get multiple layers of textures I simply recorded live loops of audio triggered by the GMS and stacked them accordingly. There are three tracks left in this series, so if you’d like to hear the compete sequence, please drop a line, share, like, or pat me on the back. Thanks for listening!