Sunday, March 27, 2011

Something for future live gigs

Working on a new project based on the syapse serge touch keyboard and programmer circuit. My CGS programmer has been such an amazing tool. This will hopefully become and amazing controller for my modular.

First section of the pcb almost done :)

Truant Live @ Ascension Engine

Truant live @ Ascension Engine 26-3-2011 by prblmchild

Great day

Really happy with my performance and I was very much greatful for the presence of an audience to see my set even though i was the first to perform. Thanks to Scott for running the event. Some outstanding performances, the highlight for me being Grist and Zen Paradox. Video was recorded and hopefully when Scott gets some time he can snip and upload my section.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ascension Rig

Here is the rig for my upcoming gig (next saturday)

Top Row = Consists of 3 x Teezer TZ-Vco, Mankato Quadrature LFO, Source of Uncertainty, Wavefolder / Modulo Magic / Plague Bearer
Bottom Row = Living Vco, 2 x VCS, 4 x Low Pass Gates

This is slightly different to my last modular gig. I had a lot more filters last time. The end result was floaty and droning where as this time I am trying to add more dynamics into my sound so we have envelopes and more waveshapers.

The setup is about as "west coast" as it gets. Buchla / Serge. I find it interesting that i have ended up with a setup in this style. I always used to think these rigs just make weird blips and random soundscapes but i have learnt that they are such densely functional designs and can achieve so much - you just have to take the time to learn how to understand them.

This gig was going to showcase a different style of set - integration between modular and machinedrum. I have recently made a lot of music in this style but I found that 30+ minute sets of modular blips and drum beats gets really hard to program without computers since i can only put so many modules in my road case. It is pretty tough to change patterns and patches on the modular and so i decided to go back to drone / noise.

Hopefully we can record the set and I'll post the end result
If you are in melbourne please come down and check it out

Ascension Engine
Loop Bar
2pm onward

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ascension Engine - Loop Bar Sat 26th Aug Day Event :)

Ascension Engine at Loop Bar 2011
Straight from the Rainbow Serpent Festival comes the Ascension Engine for an exclusive Melbourne event. Ascension Engine is an audio/visual cornucopia of meditative sound and vision from some of Australia's finest audiovisualist experimenters.
With the killer sound system and massive screen at Loop, sit back and connect with the universe that these visionary artists will weave for you.
Be prepared for sacred frequencies, audio reactive mandalas for meditation, binaural beats and alchemical transformations through sound and vision.
Ascension Engine comes alive from 2pm on Saturday 26th March.

Tickets on the door are $10 full or $5 conc.

Electronic Shaman
Zen Paradox
Abre Ojos
Zero Point (SA)