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Excerpts From My Visual Improv with Pythian Whispers at Shibui #9

I had the pleasure of doing visuals for Shibui #9 in Denver at the Mutiny Information Cafe. Here is a video with some excerpts from my GoPro footage of the amazing Pythian Whispers set with Victoria Lundy sitting in on Theremin.

For this set I improvised in real-time using visual synthesis with live camera input as my only source using Resolume with Novation LaunchPad X for my control surface. The Laucnhpad has a custom controller layout I made for Resolume.

Here is a cockpit view.

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54 Minutes of New Music from Mark Mosher & Dino J.A. Deane

Yesterday I did an improv session with my good friend and mentor Dino J.A. Deane. This session was recorded live at the Dino’s studio (The Bohemian Lounge) using ambient room mics. We recorded 4 songs which came out to 54 minutes of music. I uploaded to this Soundcloud playlist for your enjoyment.

Mark Mosher Instruments:
Elektron Octatrack, Elektron Digitone, & Tablet (Samplr)

Dino J.A. Deane Instruments:
MicroFreak & Tablet (AUM-SpaceCraft-ENSO-NOIR-Samplr)

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Musician Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty ft. Jacob Collier & Herbie Hancock

Wired has a series called “One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty”. Here is the one for harmony.

23-year-old musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier explains the concept of harmony to 5 different people; a child, a teen, a college student, a professional, and jazz legend Herbie Hancock.

The video is 15 minutes long but worth watching till the end because 1) it’s interesting to see the notion of harmony explained at different levels and 2) Jacob Collier and Herbie Hancock do an amazing improv session at the end of the video.

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Mark Mosher
Synthesist & Multimedia Artist

Artist Site: NewEcho.com
Electronic Music Tech & Production Blog:  ModulateThis.com

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Video & Photos: Behind-the-Scenes with Carbon Dioxide Ensemble with Filmmaker Taylor Dunne at Time + Space Fundraiser

Check out this fun behind-the-scenes video including interviews with Carbon Dioxide Ensemble Members, filmmaker Taylor Dunne (http://TaylorDunne.com) and an excerpt from our performance. It was an incredible night. The person who booked us gave us this feedback.

The carbon dioxide ensemble’s set was exceptionally killer. My teenage sister got to see your performance and was shocked/amazed/mind-warped.

I’ll take that!

When you get to the performance video where Taylor is improvising with 16mm film loops, check out how her performance is lighting up the ensemble like we’re using a strobe light!

A behind-the-scenes video with the Carbon Dioxide Ensemble with Taylor Dunne at Time + Space Fundraiser for A Process Rehearsal Fundraiser in Denver, CO. Taylor Dunne improvising with us using 16mm film. The video also gives you a sense for this event.
The Carbon Dioxide Ensemble is: Thomas Lundy on Copper Heart with Dry Ice, Victoria Lundy on Theremin and Reaktor, Mark Mosher on Elekton Octatrack and Novation Circuit.
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“Tonalities from Orbit #3” – Channeling the Krell with an Improvisation on Nord Lead 4

“Tonalities from Orbit #3” is a video recording of a live interactive soundscape and visual improvisation performed at the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup October 12th, 2016 at Globe Hall in Denver. It’s performed using only a Nord Lead 4 with custom patches from INIT and Resolume using live camera input with no pre-recorded sequences.

The theme of this meetup was “The Sound of 50’s SciFi: Theremins and Circuits” where Victoria Lundy did a lecture on Thereminist Sam Hoffman  who’s work is synonymous with the iconic SciFi sound. I did a talk on the work of Louis and Bebe Barron to create electronic tonalities for the groundbreaking film “Forbidden Planet”.

After the lectures, Victoria and I each did a performance illustrating some ideas from the talk. In this video I’m using the Nord Lead 4 to to channel the Krell.

Enjoy,

Mark Mosher
Composer, Sound Designer
ModulateThis.com

 

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Sonic Encounters Volume 01 Liner Notes: Track 11 – Tonalities from Orbit #1

This is the Krell. We are beaming tonalities to your station. Are you receiving?

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012 Tonalities from Orbit #1-cover

Music and Cover Art by Mark Mosher.

Performance and Production Notes

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. I recorded a video of me performing this piece in real-time www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvPO_N__LB8.

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Live Performance Video – Part 2 Boulder Synthesizer Meetup August 11, 2015

Screen shot of part 2 video for live performance at the Boulder Synthesizer Meetup on August 15th
Screen shot of part 2 video for live performance at the Boulder Synthesizer Meetup on August 15th

This video is part 2 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.

http://vimeo.com/139852443

In part 2, I move on from the composed piece “Gonna Rise Up” from the album Fear Cannot Save Us” (which you can download here), and switch to improvisation. For Part 2, I’m improvising only on Octatrack dynamic performance sampler with some synth work on the Waldorf Blofled keyboard with original presets.