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Buckle Up! Sonic Encounters Season 04 is Underway.

Hi everyone. Season 04 of the Sonic Encounters Podcast is underway.

In this season I will be incorporating some explorations into the use of classical tonalities like piano and cello phrases and motifs improvised on a Push 2 using it’s isomorphic grid note layout. I’ll also be incorporating MPE performances on a Sensel Morph later in the series.

Informed by my on-going read of the 600+ page tome “Treatise on Musical Objects: An Essay across Disciplines” by Pierre Schaeffer – I will then do additional improvisational passes using these clips as “musical objects”.

Buckle up as these these pieces will offer a mix of on-grid and off-grid note timings, grid timing manipulations, polyrhythms, alternative tunings, and more.

The first episode “S04-E01: A Brave Attempt to Plod Along Unnoticed” is now available on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts and your fav podcatcher with this Feed.

If you enjoy the song leave a comment on SoundCloud or comment on this post.

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Lastly, remember that high-rez versions of past seasons of the podcast are available on Bandcamp.

If you are enjoying my podcast and want to show financial support buy me a coffee.

Cheers and have a great weekend!

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Sonic Encounters Update: New Look + New Episodes

The Sonic Encounters Podcast Has a New Look

I’m super excited to announce a new cover and logo for my Sonic Encounters Podcast. Once again I collaborated with friend, music collaborator, Thereminist, and co-founder of Cuttlefish ArtsVictoria Lundy to refresh the cover and align the look with my other projects.

I highly recommend Cuttlefish Arts if you never need any brand or graphic work for covers, web sites and more

Catching Up on New Episodes

I’ve released 3 new songs over the last month or so:

I’ve also embedded the SoundCloud playlist below.

How to Subscribe

More Info

I refreshed the landing page for Sonic Encounters here https://SonicEncounters.com/Podcast.

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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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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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Sonic Encounters Volume 01 Liner Notes: Track 13 – Replicant’s Lament

Composed and performed in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.

Credits

replicants-lament-cover

Music and Cover Art by Mark Mosher.

Performance and Production Notes

Inspired by the movies Blade Runner and Soldier. In one session, I improvised and composed a set of musical motifs. I then mixed and arranged these motifs into the finished piece.

Instrumentation

I used the gorgeous sounding U-HE virtual synthesizers for this piece.

  • Hive (3 instances)
  • Zebra 2.5 (1 instance)
  • DIVA (1 instance)
  • Bazille (2 instances)

All the tracks use custom presets from INIT except one.

Instrumentalities

Improvised and composed with keys, grid, and mouse.

  • Novation Remote SL 25 MK2 Keyboard
  • Ableton Live 9.6.1
  • Windows 10