Video My Set at Beat Cypher July 25, 2019 Performing New Song at 382 BPM.

This week I composed a new pieced called "Press 3" which starts of at 80 BPM and makes it all the way to 764 BPM 😯. He Here is a video snippet where I'm clocking along at 382 BPM. https://youtu.be/cfm06ftuyEw Thanks J.L. Kane for hosting and Mechant Metrique for shooting this on his phone. Soon... Continue Reading →

Photos and Video from Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup 7th Anniversary at Tilt Arcade

We had a crazy fun time at Tilt arcade on Tuesday night at our 7th anniversary celebration! Event description here. Of course the meetup is http://RockyMountainSynth.com. A Huge Thanks To... Tilt for access to their amazing arcade.Istonik Studios who provided 3 licenses for the Arcade Series Ultimate Max for Live sequencer packChris Blarsky who surprised... Continue Reading →

Heads Up – Location Change for the Monthly Beat Cypher Performance Event in Boulder

A post to spread the word. After a brief hiatus, the Beat Cypher returns on June 27th at a new location. Here is Justin's note on this from the official Facebook Group. “Hey everyone! Beat Cypher update: Madelife has officially moved to a new location. I will be holding the next cypher here on Thursday... Continue Reading →

New Experimental Improv Release “Miracle Eater” by LSD

One of my improv mentors Dino J.A. Deane played an experimental improvized set with as part of the trio LSD at the Muse Performance Space in Lafayette, CO last Friday. The lineup was: Sound Design- Dino J.A. Deane Sax- Bret Sexton Electric Guitar and Electronics- Farrell Lowe They just released a recording of the performance... Continue Reading →

Performing Set at Beat Cypher May 24th, 2018 on Elektron Digitakt + Video from Past Performance on Analog Four

I'll be performing a set tonight (Thursday, May 24th) at the Beat Cypher event in Boulder. As the format is rapid-fire 10 minute sets and I'll be improvising using only an Elektron Digitakt and using small a set of custom beat sketches as a starting point. My set is inspired by the Star Trek: The... Continue Reading →

Spreading the Word – 3rd Law Dance Theater Presenting Elision Project Vol. 2 April 21-23 in Boulder

Spreading the word… I was first introduced to the 3rd Law Dance/Theater through my friend and Darwin Grosse who collaborated with them on numerous occasions. Last week, I was invited to attend a rehearsal for their upcoming show Elision Project Vol. 2. It's just a fantastic show and includes collaborations with commissioned scores by Conor... Continue Reading →

Modulate This! Turns 11

Modulate This! turns 11 today - WOOT! In celebration of a decade of blogging and to position the site for the future, I've changed the look and moved to new platform and host. If you want to follow along in email opt-in using the form below and/or use this RSS feed. RSS - Posts Divergence... Continue Reading →

Sonic Encounters Podcast SO1-E09: I’m Completely Operational, and All My Circuits Are Functioning Perfectly

Listen to this episode on Soundcloud. You can subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes, or use this RSS Feed for your favorite podcatcher so you never miss an episode. If you dig this piece, leave a comment. Checkout my releases here. Story The sound of what is going on inside the HAL 9000's mind as he's speaking "I'm Completely... Continue Reading →

Sonic Encounters Podcast 007 – Descent Into Ancient Ice Cave

Listen to Podcast on Soundcloud |  You can subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes, or use this RSS Feed for your favorite podcatcher. Story 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.... Continue Reading →

Hosting 41st Boulder Synthesizer Meetup – The Secrets of the Roland V-Synth

I'm hosting my 41st Boulder Synthesizer Meetup event on September 8th Boulder Synthesizer Meetup - "The Secrets of the Roland V-Synth by Jim Stout with Musical Performance by Rod Tanaka". I'm happy to report the meetup has 324 members! This is going to be a super event with Jim Stout (who worked for Roland for 6 years)... Continue Reading →

Sonic Encounters Podcast 006 – When the Whales Take Back the Ocean

Story 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.... Continue Reading →

Live Performance Video – Part 1 Boulder Synthesizer Meetup August 11, 2015

This video is part 1 of a live cinematic electronica set I performed at the Boulder Synthesizer Meetup on August 11th 2015 at the Walnut room in Denver. In this video I'm performing both the music and the visuals. https://vimeo.com/136179823 In part 1 I perform an extended version of "Gonna Rise Up" from the album... Continue Reading →

Introducing (no)poem – A New Collaboration with Artist Darwin Grosse

My good friend Darwin Grosse and I formed a new duo called (no)poem to support our performances and recorded work. Check out our new web site at http://www.nopoem.net. Darwin Grosse is director of education and customer services for Cycling ’74 (Max). He is the  creator and host of the art+music+technologypodcast. Darwin also launched a brand new blog called All Things Modular.... Continue Reading →

Sonic Encounters Podcast 005 – Irreversible Transcription Errors During Consciousness Transfer

"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... Continue Reading →

Sonic Encounters Podcast 003 – Children Of The Gods Find The Weather Machine

What happens when the children of the gods get a hold of the weather machine? Listen to find out. Production Notes I recorded the piece in one real-time pass with no edits to a Zoom H2 running on battery. The song is primarily  based on the field recording of a thunderstorm. Most of the low... Continue Reading →

Sonic Encounters Podcast 001 – And What Do The Trees Hear When the Wind Blows?

This song is an ambient sonic journey starting with natural sounds which morph into the hidden inner world of trees and back again. The piece starts off with a 120 degree stereo field recording of wind blowing through aspen trees and surrounding trees in Louisville, Colorado just outside of Boulder. Subscribe now on iTunes so you... Continue Reading →

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