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Photos from 2013 Midwest Electro-Music Experience

Below is a Flickr slideshow (view embedded slideshow) with photos from the 2013 Midwest Electro-Music Experience. It was my first time at this festival. A good time was had by all and there were amazing performances. Thanks to Charles Shriner for hosting the event.

http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984

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(Modulate This) Concerts How to Destroy Angels Trent Reznor

Photos from How to Destroy Angels Denver Show 4/21/2013 + Making of Tour Video

I went to the How to Destroy Angles show in Denver last night at the Paramount Theater. Here is a Flickr Photo set of some shots I took from my iPhone.

http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984

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The show was great and visuals were incredible. If you are curious about the visuals and how they made them, checkout “Making How to Destroy Angels” video below. For even more info here is an article in Wired.

Watch Embedded Video

Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician | Composer | Performer
Boulder, CO

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(Modulate This) Concerts David Letterman Depeche Mode

Watch 45 Minute Depeche Mode Set from Live on Letterman Webcast

Depeche Mode performed a 45 minute set on Live on Letterman webcast series to promote their upcoming album Delta Machine. Here is a video of the entire performance. More on the tour and album here http://www.depechemode.com/ 

Watch full concert performance.

http://can.cbs.com/thunder/player/chrome/canplayer.swf?pid=zp7H75bY6OpK&partner=cbs&gen=1

Here is the set list via Consequence of Sound.

  1. Intro
  2. Angel
  3. Should Be Higher
  4. Walking In My Shoes
  5. Barrel Of A Gun
  6. Heaven
  7. *Personal Jesus
  8. Soft Touch/Raw Nerve
  9. Soothe My Soul
  10. Enjoy The Silence

Later that evening they performed on Late Night with David Letterman.

Oliver Chesler from Wire to the Ear was at the show. Checkout his post here.

Mark Mosher
Composer, Performer Synthesist
Boulder, CO

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(Modulate This) Concerts Kevin Kissinger Modular Synthesizers

Kevin Kissinger Modular Set From Annual New Years Electro-Music Streaming Concert

I’ve had the pleasure of hanging out with Kevin Kissinger on four occasions at past Electro-Music events. He’s a great musician who plays synths, organ, and is known for his wonderful Theremin sets. Kevin is also into modular synthesizers and for this recent Electro-Music New Years live streaming concert he performed…

an improvised set on my modular synthesizer as part of the electro-music.com 10th annual New Years Eve streaming broadcast. This 7-minute video is a section of the set that could stand alone as a separate work.

 

Links:

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Mark Mosher
www.MarkMosherMusic.com

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(Modulate This) Concerts Festivals Moog Thomas Dolby

Thomas Dolby Wins 2012 Moog Innovation Award + Tours US + Releases New Video for “Mulu the Rainforest”

Moog Innovation Award

A big congrats to Thomas Dolby who won the Moog Innovation Award award this year. Past winners were DEVO in 2010 and Brian Eno in 2011.

Dolby is a self made man, synth pioneer, and mad scientist.  Like Bob Moog, Thomas Dolby’s quest for knowledge and desire to sculpt the world around him led him to the world of electronics, where he designed his own synths, founded his own software company, and charged head long through the world of pop music and into America’s consciousness.  To say he was blinded by science would be doing him a disservice, for science has been his guiding light, and technology his namesake.  For expanding the sonic boundaries of the new wave movement and for fearlessly embracing the future, Moog is proud to present Thomas Dolby with a custom Minimoog Voyager XL, in honor of being the 2012 Moog Innovation Award winner.

He’ll receive the award at Moogfest this year which is October 26th & 27th. I won’t be there so if you end up going take some photos :^).

US Tour – See You At the Denver Show
Thomas Dolby is also touring the US to support his new album “A Map of the Floating City”. He'll be playing Denver on October 23rd at 8:00 pm at the Bluebird Theater. I’ll be at the show so if you come down say hi. Below is a screen shot of his upcoming tour dates. Visit his tour page to get tickets.

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New Video for Song “Mulu” With Cool Quadcopter Shots

Here is the brand new video for the 1983 song “Mulu the Rainforsest”. I’ve always loved this track so it’s great to see a video for it after all these years.

• The song "Mulu the Rainforest" from Thomas Dolby's classic album "The Flat Earth".
• Shot and Directed by Chad Johnson in August 2012
• © Lost Toy People / Chad Johnson 2012
• Shot with a GoPro attached to the XP2 quadcopter: ‪‪http://xproheli.com/affiliate/25/quadcopter/xp2-rc-aerial-video-quadcopter‬‬
• This video was shot in the Rockefeller Forest in the Giant Redwoods of Northern California.

Thomas Dolby Links:

More Modulate This! Articles on Thomas Dolby Here

Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician, Boulder CO
http://www.ModulateThis.com
www.MarkMosherMusic.com

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(Modulate This) Concerts Electro-Music Events

Tune in Saturday June 23rd to the Electro-Music Summer Solstice 2012 Online Streaming Concert 3pm-3am GMT

 

Mark your calendars as the Summer Solstice 2012 Online Streaming Concert is this Saturday, June 23. Tune in to http://radio.electro-music.com for great music from 3PM – 3AM GMT/UTC.

Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician, Boulder CO

http://www.ModulateThis.com
www.MarkMosherMusic.com

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(Mark Mosher Music News) (Modulate This) Concerts Events Music Monday

Music Monday: Mark Mosher’s Set from Radio.Electro-Music.com Halloween 2011 Online Streaming Concert

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For this Music Monday I’m featuring my live set from yesterday’s Halloween 2011 Online Streaming Concert over at Radio.Electro-Music.com. The 29 minute recording (CC-BY-NC)  is a high-fidelity stereo capture from the stream in it’s entirety so get those studio headphones out or play on kick ass system!

You can listen on the embedded player below, on SoundCloud or download the mp3. Pass it on :^)

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F26801719
MarkMosher: Live Halloween 2011 Radio.Electro-Music.com Concert by MarkMosher 

Note that the intro was re-recorded later that day as I forgot to turn on the stream recorder till I was 45 seconds in – doh. The rest of the audio is from the actual stream with one edit to remove 30 seconds of dead air when I experienced a minor issue.

Set List:

1) "Welcome to the Inferno" Sound Design Cue from Inferno Haunted House (recording)
2) "Mad Carnival" Sound Design Cue from Inferno Haunted House (recording)
3) "Icy Caves" Sound Design Cue from Inferno Haunted House (recording)
4) "They Walk Among Us" from REBOOT (recording)
5) "I Can See Them" from the album I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS (performed live on Percussa AudioCubes)
6) "Before We Wake" from forthcoming album (performed ive on Theremin pitch-to-midi with AudioCube )
7) "Dark Signals" from I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS (performed live AudioCubes, keys, Theremin, Tenori-On)
8) "Celebration and Voices" from I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS (performed live on Launchpad grid)
9) "Infected" from REBOOT (recording)
10) "Intercept Transmission" structured improvisation (performed live on Launchpad grid)

Thanks

  • Paul Harriman from Electro-Music who encouraged me to get involved with their online community and also pointed me in the right direction for tools in this regard. Paul you don’t know what you started – lol.
  • Jack Hertz for organizing the concert, creating a cool poster, for helping me to test my rig and for taking the time to teach me how to manage connections and hand-offs to electro-music’s ports.
  • Gregg Cannady who was kind enough to loan me a Theremin for the show as I broke mine just before the show (long story)

Notes on Studio Modifications for Live Streaming

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On a technical note, this concert, and my audio/video broadcast  from Boulder to the Pacific Northwest Synth Fest  (talk and performance on Percussa AudioCubes) is the culmination of about 4 elapsed weeks of work to reorganize my studio space to accommodate this sort of performance. Part of that is investing the time to become very comfortable adding another layer of elements to manage while I perform live – so lots of rehearsal.

I’ve learned a lot about using a second system to push high-fidelity video through Skype, USTREAM, and a Shoutcast client. This includes ways to monitor my rig and the conversation in the same set of headphones. I’ll do a post on this in the future which should save you time if you want to get into this sort of thing.

For now, checkout this sound check video I did live to USTREAM. Watch the embedded video below or watch the video on USTREAM. I really get the lights going at 3:16 :^)  I plan on doing a lot more live online performances so if you want to get notified sign up for my newsletter. I’m thinking about doing some behind-the-scenes videos for those who “Join the Crowd”

Happy Halloween!

With all that I’ll just wish you a safe and happy Halloween!

Mark Mosher
Electronic/Experimental Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer

Synth Geek Blog: http://modulatethis.com/
Artist Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com

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(Modulate This) Artist Spotlight Concerts Howard Jones

Howard Jones Classic Albums Tour – Fall 2011 North America

Howard Jones is playing a series of dates in North America this fall . On most of the dates, he’ll be performing Humans Lib & Dream Into Action albums in their entirety. I’ve copied the basic info from his tour page and pasted it below.

Both albums were remastered in 2010by Howard Jones and Robbie Bronnimann and are available on the official web store.

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I caught the show in 2010 and did a show report here.

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I’ve copied the basic info from Howard’s site and posted it below. For the most up to date schedule and for tickets visit Howard’s official tour page.

13th Oct 2011

Cox Auditorium, Dixie State College, St. George, Utah
Performing Humans Lib & Dream Into Action albums

USA
14th Oct 2011
The Music Box, Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
Performing Humans Lib & Dream Into Action albums
USA
15th Oct 2011
The Summit Music Hall, Denver, Colorado 80202
Performing Humans Lib & Dream Into Action album
USA
18th Oct 2011
The Flying Monkey, Main St, Plymouth, NH 03264
Performing Humans Lib & Dream Into Action albums
USA
19th Oct 2011
Irving Plaza, 17 Irvine Place, New York, NY
Performing Humans Lib & Dream Into Action albums
USA
20th Oct 2011
Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA
Performing Humans Lib & Dream Into Action albums
USA
22nd Oct 2011
Walt Disney World, America Gardens Theatre,
Epcot Theme Park, American Adventure Pavillion
USA
23rd Oct 2011
Walt Disney World, America Gardens Theatre,
Epcot Theme Park, American Adventure Pavillion
USA
25th Oct 2011
Oakville Centre for Performing Arts, Oakville, Ontario
Tickets onsale General 30/5/11
Performing Humans Lib & Dream Into Action albums
Presale Password
Special offer for Howard Jones Fan List:
Only available by phone to our box office beginning Wednesday May 25 at 11
am.
Canada
26th Oct 2011
Oakville Centre for Performing Arts, Oakville, Ontario
Tickets onsale General 30/5/11
Performing Humans Lib & Dream Into Action albums
Canada
27th Oct 2011
Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
Tickets onsale 15/4/11
Performing Humans Lib & Dream Into Action albums in full.
USA
28th Oct 2011
Paramount Center for the Arts, Peekskill, New York
USA

I'll see you Denver and Boulder Howard Jones fans at the show this Saturday October 15th :^)

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Mark Mosher
Electronic/Experimental Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer

Synth Geek Blog: http://modulatethis.com/
Artist Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com

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(Modulate This) Artist Spotlight Concerts

2nd Fridays at Art Institute California/Sunnyvale: October 14th, 7:00 PM Jack Hertz and Robert Edgar

An FYI for my bay area, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale readers – my friends Robert Edgar and Jack Hertz will appear Friday October 14th at the Art Institute of California/Sunnyvale at 7:00 pm. Visit the Facebook page for more info. If you live in the area stop by and support this great series.

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Mark Mosher
Electronic/Experimental Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer

Synth Geek Blog: http://modulatethis.com/
Artist Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com

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(Modulate This) Concerts Show Report Synth: DSI Tempest

Show Report: Duran Duran Plays 1STBANK Center Broomfield (Denver)

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Duran Duran played a great show last night at the1st Bank Center in the Denver (suburb of Broomfield which is about 15 minutes from Boulder). To put it simply, the band sounded fantastic, Simon’s voice was strong, and the mix was fantastic and I could clearly hear all the players including Nick Rhodes’s synths. I was a bit far back, but it looked like Nick was playing the gear noted in this recent Keyboard Magazine article:

Stand 1:

  • Korg Microkorg
  • MOTU MIDI Timepiece
  • Roland V-Synth GT
  • Alesis A6

Stand 2:

  • Roland V-Synth GT
  • Kurzweil K2000

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Prior to the show starting the twitter hashtage #duranlive was displayed and selected tweets were scrolled on the screen. Here was my stream with a few tweets and :^)

The set list was a nice mix of past hits and new material which the smartly peppered throughout the set. The new material sounded great and included tracks such as “All You Need is Now”, “Girl Panic!”, “The Man Who Stole A Leopard”, and “Leave a Light On” which they are promoting as their next single.

The band played about two hours and finished out the set with an encore of “Wild Boys” with a bit of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “Relax” spiced into the break followed by “Rio”. Songs missing in action from the set were “Girls on Film”, and “Save a Prayer” but I’ve seen videos of them playing these this year so I’m sure with such a large catalog they rotate songs every night.

I took some photos with my iPhone 4 and placed them in a Flickr set.

http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=107931

There are plenty of tour dates left in the US and then they head off Brazil then the UK. If they are heading your way I recommend you check out this show as you’ll get to see a well rehearsed iconic band at the top of their game!

See past show reports on Modulate This!

Mark Mosher
Electronic/Experimental Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer

Synth Geek Blog: http://modulatethis.com/
Artist Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com

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(Modulate This) Concerts Electro-Music

All Day Today – Electro-Music Radio Autumnal Equinox 2011 Online Streaming Concert

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Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer

http://modulatethis.com/
Official Web Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com

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(Modulate This) Concerts Electro-Music Events Festivals

Back from Electro-Music 2011 Festival: Audio Recording and Photos from Live Performance + Highlight Photos

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Photo by Hong Waltzer

I’m back from New York and I’ve had a few days to decompress and pull together some media from an epic weekend of electronic music at Electro-Music 2011 Festival in NY. This was my second year and it was really great seeing friends I met last year plus meeting new ones.

Rather than do a show report like I did last year, I’m going to trickle out some posts on the experience, do some posts on artists I met while there, and also follow up on some technology I came across.  In this first post I’ll focus on my performance and some highlight pictures.

I had such a blast playing my set. Here is the set list.

  1. “Dark Signals” from I Hear Your Signals
  2. “I Can See Them” from I Hear Your Signals
  3. Activate” from my forthcoming album
  4. New Heart Beating” from my forthcoming album
  5. "Control Zone” from I Hear Your Signals
  6. “Sleeper Agent” from my forthcoming album
  7. “Resolute” from I Hear Your Signals
  8. “First Orbit” from I Hear Your Signals

All concerts were broadcast as real-time audio feeds worldwide via http://www.electro-music.com/radio including mine. Below is an audio recording of my entire set unedited as it was broadcast. The set is about 28 minutes long so if your short on time, grab the MP3 and listen later.

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F23244507Mark Mosher Live at Electro-Music 2011 Festival, NY 9/9/2011 by MarkMosher

Thanks to Damon Mar (live mix), Adam Holquist (live stream mix), Project Rouri (Visuals) and Special thanks to Paul Harriman for making the stream and http://www.electro-music.com/radio possible and giving me a copy of this file!

John Morley was kind enough to shoot these awesome photos while I was playing. View the embedded slide show on Flickr.

http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=107931

Here is a Flickr set with some general highlight photos from the festival.

http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=107931

I’d like to close by thanking the festival organizers and all those who came to the set and listened on the live stream.

Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer

http://modulatethis.com/
Official Web Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com

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(Modulate This) Concerts Space Palette

2nd Fridays at AI Sunnyvale: Andy Puls & Tim Thompson August 12th @ 7PM

 

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Last March AI I had the opportunity to play a set with Robert Edgar at the Art Institute of California/Sunnyvale. Robert and AI have gone on to create “2nd Fridays at AI Sunnyvale”. If you are in the San Francisco area, make sure you swing by the show tomorrow night where Andy Puls and Tim Thompson will be playing.

I’m excited about this series and hope to make it back to Sunyvale myself someday.

More details on the Facebook page.

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Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Boulder, CO
Synthesist | Composer | Keyboardist | Performer

http://modulatethis.com/
Official Web Site: www.MarkMosherMusic.com
Listen/Download Albums: www.MarkMosherMusic.com/music.html

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Mark Mosher Concert Sunnyvale March 17 + DEVO March 18 in SF – Stop By and Say Hi

I’m flying out to the Bay Area in March for an awesome whirlwind  extended weekend filled with electronic music. I’ll be playing a show, plus going to see DEVO, plus talking AudioCubes with Bert from Percussa who’s visiting from Belgium. Details below if you want to swing by and say hi at my show or at the DEVO show.

THURSDAY MARCH 17TH 5-7PM
Robert Edgar & Mark Mosher Live @ The Art Institute of California/Sunnyvale

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I will be performing a set in my one-man-show format. Songs will include original instrumental electronic music from recent albums performed on keyboard, matrix controllers, Theremin, and visual instruments Tenori-on and Percussa AudioCubes.

Robert Edgar is performing a set using his Simultaneous Opposites Engine for real-time video traversals using MIDI Guitar.

Robert and I are having a conversation on Facebook about the possibility of merging our digital streams for a song as well.

It should be an interesting evening indeed!

Where:
The Art Institute of California/Sunnyvale – ROOM 602
1120 Kifer Rd
Sunnyvale, CA
Get directions in Google Maps

Admission:
No Admission Fee

Event Page (Pass it on):
http://tinyurl.com/digitalperformance-march17

FRIDAY MARCH 18TH, 9PM
Devo with The Octopus Project

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Details: http://www.thewarfieldtheatre.com/eventdetail.php?id=29935

If you want to meet up and say hi before or after the show, follow me on twittter @ http://twitter.com/markmosher, and the night of the show I’ll start tweeting out my coordinates.

Duty now spuds,

Mark Mosher
Electronic Music Artist, Boulder, CO
www.ModulateThis.com
www.MarkMosherMusic.com