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New Sonic Encounters Soundscape “Replicant’s Dream” + Video of Improv Session w/ Analog Four and Interactive Visuals w/ Resolume

I just released a Bandcamp subscriber preview of a new soundscape called “Replican’ts Dream” obviously inspired by Bladerunner. Music and visuals improvised and recorded in one real-time pass. Music is performed on Elektron Analog Four MKI using 4 tracks with no sequencing. Visual synthesis in Resolume Arena.

Video of Live Recording Sessions

Here is a video of the recording session.

Teaser for New Live Visuals

This video will also give you a sense of new visuals I’m working on for my live set for online streaming (and eventually for in-person performances). I make use of visual synthesis on various sources including live camera input and control the set in real-time with a LaunchPad PRO MK3 custom mode.

Audio Version of Song

A high-rez audio version of this soundscape is also now available to my bandcamp subscribes as part of the preview of the forthcoming album Sonic Encounters Volume 03 https://markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/sonic-encounters-volume-03. Learn more about my subscription here https://markmosher.bandcamp.com/subscribe.

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New Sonic Encounters Soundscape “Ghosts of Time and Space” Featuring Samples from Empty Vessel’s Ghosts Audio Edition + Video of Improv Session

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Here is the video from a session where I improvised a new soundscape called “. This was improvised on Ableton Live 10 with Push 2.

Sources Samples

While I mostly do my own sound design I’ve been enjoying using libraries from others to introduce pleasant surprises (“chance operations”) into some of my improvisational pieces. All the source samples for this song are from the Ghosts sound pack which I bought from my friend and independent New Zealand based sound designer Greg Cole (aka Empty Vessel https://store.emptyvessel.co.nz ).

This was originally released as a samples and presets for the TAL sampler, but I brought these into Ableton (notes on this below).

Greg takes such great care in producing and mastering his source samples I’m happy to report he also just provided these samples as a stand-alone WAV edition here https://store.emptyvessel.co.nz/p/cl3h5w.

Audio Version of Song

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The song is available on Soundcloud here https://soundcloud.com/markmosher/ghosts-time-space.

Bandcamp

A high-rez audio version of this soundscape is also now available to my bandcamp subscribes as part of the preview of the forthcoming album Sonic Encounters Volume 03 https://markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/sonic-encounters-volume-03. Learn more about my subscription here https://markmosher.bandcamp.com/subscribe.

Producer’s Notes:

Track 1 – Drum rack filled with almost 64 samples + Echo
Track 2 – The sample “Piano String 2” loaded into Audio Damage Quanta granular synth + Echo
Track 3 – The sample “Sinister Piano Strike EB3” loaded into Ableton Wavetable which analyzes it and converts into a wavetable + Echo
Track 4 – The sample “Wonky Movement C2” loaded into a Simpler + Echo + Reverb
Track 5 – The sample “Sandmand D4” loaded into Simpler + Echo

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Sonic Encounters Podcast Coming to an End But Lives On as an Album Series + New Song

I first launched the Sonic Encounters podcast in almost 5 years ago in June of 2015. In June of 2017 I also started releasing podcast seasons as albums on Bandcamp.

Today I’m writing to let you now that I’ve decided to retire the podcast and continue forward with Sonic Encounters exclusively as an album series on Bandcamp.

So a big thanks all of you out there who listened to and subscribed to the past episodes. Below is more info on how to continue to stream or download past episodes plus get new songs as I release them.

Streaming and Downloading Past Episodes

You can still stream all past episodes that were released as albums for free via Bandcamp. The advantage of having these as Bandcamp releases is that you can also buy and then download high resolution audio versions of the songs and in some cases get bonus tracks.

Volume 03 is In The Works + New Song

Active subscribers to my bandcamp subscription (learn more here) get access to all my new music plus my entire back catalog of 12 releases which includes Volume 01 and Volume 02 of Sonic Encounters. Subscribers also get early access to Volume 03 which is in the works.

Subscribers get access to tracks of Volume 03 as I’m creating the album. As of this post, the album has 2 tracks from the podcast before I shut it down, plus a brand new track called…

“Ancient Savanna (A Post Modern Ambient Bossa Nova Ice Cream Sandwich)”.

It’s a soundscape with a narrative arc and is the third song on the forthcoming Sonic Encounters Volume 03 album. It’s filled with some throwback rhythms and gorgeous analog tones. 

Thanks for listening and subscribers thanks for your support!

Mark

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Sonic Encounters S03-02: Turning Back the Rainforest Clocks

Update – Sonic Ecounters is not longer a podcast but an album series. Here is a blog post on this. This song is on available to my subscribers right now https://markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/sonic-encounters-volume-03.

I just released a new Sonic Encounters soundscape podcast episode “Turning Back the Rainforest Clocks“. Listen on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, or with your favorite podcatcher.

Story:

Quite some time ago an alien child instantiated our reality using some silly game they found on their parent’s hand-me-down computer. As time went on they noticed the rainforests were being destroyed for a variety of reasons which would soon end the simulation. The child was quite attached to some of the people in the simulation and of course didn’t want to have restart the simulation all over again from beginning. So, without their parent’s permission, the child opted to buy the in-app purchase to heal the rainforests by turning back the rainforest clocks. Play now continues.

Composer Notes:

Improvised using original field recordings as sources from Australia including the city of Melbourne, and The Healesville Sanctuary (www.zoo.org.au/healesville/).

Cover Art Notes:

I manipulated a photo I took while walking to through the rainforest of Great Otway National Park on the way to Henderson Falls. Some of the trees are estimated to be over 200 years old.

Credits:

Story, Music, Cover Art by Mark Mosher
Copyright Mark Mosher 2019
My artist site is here MarkMosherMusic.com

About / Subscribe:

Sonic Encounters is a soundscapes podcast started in 2015. Each episode contains a story-driven original improvisational soundscape created with synthesis and sampling to capture, disassemble, reassemble, and shape the sounds around us. I also make all the episode covers.

Now in season 3, there are 22 past episodes with over 2 hours and 45 minutes of music. Show notes are in the description section within each episode on Soundcloud.

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Season 03 of Sonic Encounters Podcast Is Underway with New Soundscape “Please Press 3”

Update – Sonic Ecounters is not longer a podcast but an album series. Here is a blog post on this. This song is on available to my subscribers right now https://markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/sonic-encounters-volume-03.

I’m happy to announce that season 03 of the Sonic Encounters soundscapes podcast is under way with a new song called “Please Press 3“. Sonic Encounters began 4 years ago and this new soundscape brings us to 22 songs and over 2 hours and 40 minutes or original music.

Each episode contains original improvisational soundscapes and songs created with synthesis and sampling to capture, disassemble, reassemble, and shape the sounds around us. Episode covers are original art as well.

Season 1 and Season 2 are also available in album form here markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/sonic-e…ers-volume-01 and markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/sonic-e…ers-volume-02.

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Story:

It appears the menu has changed. Please Press 3.

Composer Notes:

I thought I’d kick off this season with something more experimental with some off-the-grid playing and when I’m on the grid – lots of extreme tempo changes ranging from 80 BPM – 764 BPM.

Credits:

Music, voice, lyrics, and cover art by Mark Mosher
Copyright Mark Mosher 2019

http://SonicEncounters.com
http://MarkMosherMusic.com

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New Soundscapes Album – Sonic Encounters Volume 02

I’m happy to announce the release of the album Sonic Encounters Volume 02 on Bandcamp. The album contains 8 improvisational soundscapes with over 40 minutes of original music from season 2 of my Sonic Encounters podcast. The album is available now for $5.

Click here to listen / buy on Bandcamp

The songs are a combination of electronic tonalities derived from pure synthesis from original sound design work, and musique concrète using original sounds and field recordings.

The bandcamp edition allows you to choose from CD Quality FLAC, high-def MP3-320 as well as other formats allowing you to hear even more sonic detail within these works.

Podcast Review & Concept + Season 03

“Goosebumps and Deep Breaths… these rich soundscape “stories” sincerely do thrill my senses.

The concept for Sonic Encounters (so far, and in my interpretation) is this. You read a short text (sometimes the title is enough) on the premise of the “story” before listening. Then you listen to a purely sonic piece of field recording morphed with music, electronic manipulation, and performance, and you’re immediately transported via your own imagination’s 3D projection of his premise.

Mark’s become a consummate sound artist. He creates powerful imagery and elicits surprisingly keen emotional response from the listener without being heavy-handed. His economy and value in precision is proof of his skill. ” – BlindFlyTheater.com

In related news, Season 03 of Sonic Encounters Podcast is coming soon. To tune in to past and future episodes visit SonicEncounters.com.

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New Sonic Encounters Ambient Soundscape “Of Snow and Light”

“Of Snow and Light” is episode 8 of the Sonic Encounters podcast season 2. It’s an original soundscape featuring some warm classic synth sounds and pads. “Of Snow and Light” is episode 8 of the Sonic Encounters podcast season 2. It’s an original soundscape featuring some warm classic synth sounds and pads.

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sonic…pes/id1005123672, for with your favorite podcatcher feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundclo…182/sounds.rss or follow on Soundcloud.

Photo is from a very unique skiing experience I had at Copper Mountain Colorado where I got to ski at night in a snow storm with only a headlamp and ambient light.

Music and cover art by Mark Mosher
Copyright Mark Mosher 2019

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New Sonic Encounters Soundscape “Dancing at the Edge of Entropy”

I’ve just released a new soundscape on the Sonic Encounters Podcast called “Dancing at the Edge of Entropy“.

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sonic…pes/id1005123672, for with your favorite podcatcher feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundclo…182/sounds.rss or follow on Soundcloud.

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The Sonic Encounters Soundscapes Podcast is Back!

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After a 2 year hiatus – my Sonic Encounters Soundscapes Podcast is back! The 13 past episodes (with over 1 hour and 50 minutes of music) are back online as Season 01.

Season 02 is incoming so here is how to listen and subscribe.

Episode Notes Now Embedded in Podcast + Buy Button

I also streamlined the podcast and instead of using a companion blog for episode notes – I took the time to place all the show notes within the podcast episodes pages on Soundcloud instead (which also should feed your podcatcher).

In the cases where I have released an episode on Bandcamp – there is corresponding buy button.soundcloud-krell

The Album with Tracks from Season 01

In a related note – Season 01 of the the Sonic Encounters Podcast was released on Bandcamp as Sonic Encounters Volume 01 album. So if you’d like to support my art plus enjoy higher resolution audio of these records plus get 2 bonus tracks visit https://markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/sonic-encounters-volume-01.

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Thanks for listening,

Mark Mosher
Synthesist, Electronic Musician, Multimedia Aritst
Boulder, CO
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Catching Up With Sonic Encounters Podcast – Episodes 009-013

Since I last posted about Sonic Encounters in September I released episodes 008-013 so I thought I'd catch you up on past episodes. I skipped episode 008 in this summary because it was a special Halloween edition that doesn't really fit the vibe of Spring.

You can listen/subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes, or use this RSS Feed for your favorite podcatcher. You can listen using the embedded players below or on SoundCloud.

Sonic Encounters Podcast 009 – Take a Trip on the Train from Devil’s Gate Depot

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Ready to take a “trip” on the The Georgetown Loop Railroad? Your journey starts at Devil’s Gate Depot as you stand between the cars and hear the sounds of this historic narrow gauge train as it rounds a tight bend. Things morph from there… enjoy the psychedelic ride.

Performed on Octatrack using field recordings from The Georgetown Loop Railroad.

More detailed show notes at https://markmoshermusic.com/2016/01/01/009-take-a-trip-on-the-train-from-devils-gate-depot.

Sonic Encounters Podcast 010 – I’m Completely Operational, and All My Circuits Are Functioning Perfectly

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The sound of what is going on inside the HAL 9000’s mind as he’s speaking “I’m Completely Operational, and All My Circuits Are Functioning Perfectly” to the crew.

This piece was improvised and performed on the Nord Lead 4 and the Elektron Octatrack. It was recorded in one real-time pass with no edits. 

More detailed show notes here https://markmoshermusic.com/2016/01/24/010-im-completely-operational-and-all-my-circuits-are-functioning-perfectly.

Sonic Encounters Podcast 011 – Swarm of the Nanobots

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The swarm of the Nanobots is approaching.  This micrtonal mahem is an exploration of swarming notes and joyous distortion that was inspired by the Dewanatron Swarmatron instrument. I performed and recorded this in one real-time pass with no edits on an Elektron Octatrack.

More show notes here https://markmoshermusic.com/2016/02/27/011-swarm-of-the-nanobots.

Sonic Encounters Podcast 012 – Tonalities from Orbit #1

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This is the Krell. We are beaming tonalities to your station. Are you receiving? This is another piece inspired by the ground-breaking work of Louis and Bebe Barron on the film Forbidden Planet

I use oscillators rather than samples as sound sources for this piece. The piece is a live improvisation on the Nord Lead 4 using only expressive real-time synthesis around a single original program from INIT.

Show notes are here https://markmoshermusic.com/2016/04/05/sonic-encounters-podcast-012-tonalities-from-orbit-1.

Sonic Encounters Podcast 013 – Tonalities from Orbit #2

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This is the Krell again. We are beaming a 2nd tonality to your station. Are you receiving?

More show notes here https://markmoshermusic.com/2016/05/09/sonic-encounters-podcast-013-tonalities-from-orbit-2.

 

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Sonic Encounters Podcast 008 – Halloween Special – Rebroadcast of Live Halloween 2011 Radio.Electro-Music.com Concert

In celebration of Halloween – please enjoy this themed set I performed for a live streaming concert back in 2011.

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 Get those headphones out – it's time for some creepy original experimental music to celebrate Halloween! This is a live hi-def stereo recording from my set for the Halloween 2011 Online Streaming Concert for Radio.Electro-Music.com broadcast at 19:00 GMT on October 30th.

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). Buy Reboot.
  5. "I Can See Them" from the album I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS  (performed live on Percussa AudioCubes). Buy Album.
  6.  "Before We Wake" from Fear Cannot Save Us album  (performed ive on Theremin pitch-to-midi with AudioCube ). Buy album.
  7. "Dark Signals" from I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS (performed live AudioCubes, keys, Theremin, Tenori-On). Buy Album.
  8. "Celebration and Voices" from I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS (performed live on Launchpad grid). Buy Album
  9. "Infected" from REBOOT (recording). Buy Reboot.)
  10. "Intercept Transmission" structured improvisation (performed live on Launchpad grid)

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Catching Up With Sonic Encounters Podcast – Episodes 005-007

It's been a while since I mentioned my soundscape podcast Sonic Encounters so I thought I'd catch you up on a few episodes. FYI – you can subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes, or use this RSS Feed for your favorite podcatcherDetailed show notes for each episode including notes on synths I used and production techniques at https://markmoshermusic.com/category/podcast/.

Episode 005 – "Irreversible Transcription Errors During Consciousness Transfer"

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 “Welcome to transfer station 11203. Your consciousness transfer is about to begin and soon you will enjoy immortality in your new custom body. The process is 100% foolproof thanks to your personal technician who will be actively monitoring the process for transcription errors. In the unlikely event of a transcription error, your technician will be manually executing corrective rewrites well before the 6 minute margin where these anomalies would become part of your permanent consciousness in the target vessel. This “human touch” is just another way Transfer-Con goes the extra mile for our clients…[more story background and notes on production using an Octatrack with field recordings]"

Episode 006 – "When the Whales Take Back the Ocean"

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As humans and their technology have evolved, they have encroached more and more on the domain of the whale and other sea life. Of course the whales have been evolving as well – and – unbeknownst to us, they have been patiently plotting and waiting for the right time put things back in balance. Listen as a group of humpback whales execute phase 1 of their plan to take back the ocean…[more notes on background and production using an Octatrack with public domain recordings of humbpack whales].

Episode 007 – "Descent Into Ancient Ice Cave"

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This is the soundtrack of an expedition to an ancient ice cave. As you descend deep into the cavern hear surreal sound of the wind blended with your own scanning equipment reverberating through massive cave system. At around the 7:00 minute mark, your systems start picking up some movement in the cave. You’ve got a bad fielding about this – so you initiate emergency ascent at 8:20.

Recorded in a single pass with no edits using a single custom U-HE Bazille Patch…[more show notes on background and production].

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Sonic Encounters Episode 004 Features Brand New Piece – “A Day In The Life Of A Krell Technician”

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This next soundscape in Episode 004 is a 20 minute long soundscape. One thing I love about the podcast format is I can present these longer form works that you can listen to as you go about your day. If you need to pause the show, you can pick up where you left off.

So thanks to all of you who subscribed to the podcast in iTunes. If you haven't subscribed click here to Subscribe now on iTunes so you never miss an episode. Please leave a rating or review if you are enjoying the podcast. If you use a different podcatcher, paste this RSS link.

On to Episode 004…

Episode 004 A Day In The Life Of A Krell Technician

A Brand New 20 Minute Original Soundscape

To learn more about this episode visit the Soundscape Journal Page here.

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Thanks for listening,

Mark Mosher
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