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Photos from (no)poem Experimental Ambient Heartland Tour 2015

In August Darwin Grosse and I set off for the (no)poem mini-tour through the Heartland to Lincoln Nebraska and Des Moines Iowa.  I’ve finally gotten around to organizing some photos from our adventure and have included them in the gallery below. Click any photo to enlarge and walk through the gallery.

Huge thanks to all the venue hosts and the concert goers who came out to these unique experimental ambient shows! We’ll be releasing some recordings of these shows plus selling some post card packs of our graphical scores from the tour – so stay tuned for more news on these items. Visit nopoem.net for more info.

Also a big thanks to Gary Andrews in Lincoln and Eva Lewin in Des Moines (evalewinphotography.com) for contributing photos to this gallery.

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


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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.  Listen as a group of humpback whales execute phase 1 of their plan to take back the ocean.

Science

From Seismic Surveys Negatively Affect Humpback Whale Singing Activity off Northern Angola“…

“Discussion…The presence of oil and gas exploration activities in this region and globally, and the potential acoustic impact that anthropogenic noise sources may have on sensitive species are increasing areas of study and concern for industry, governments, biologists and conservationists [23], [25]. The intense pulses produced by seismic surveys clearly have the potential to cause direct or behaviourally mediated physiological harm at close distances [34], but more subtly at longer distances there exists the potential of disturbing animals and altering important behaviours, as well as masking acoustic signals and negatively affecting communication. … It appears that whales are ceasing to sing, or moving to other areas to sing when seismic surveys are being conducted in relatively close proximity. We emphasize that this is documentation of disturbance of a breeding display for a baleen whale on a breeding ground, and thus has implied potential for affecting mating behaviour and success.”

The ONLY source audio for this piece is from public domain recordings of humpback whale song and vocalizations. The samples were loaded into multiple tracks on an Elektron Octatrack Dynamic Performance Sampler.

Performance

The entire piece was improvised and recorded in one real-time pass using only the Octatrack’s unique an expressive capabilities, built-in-effects and ability to morph. The piece was recorded with a Zoom H2N with no edits (after much rehearsal). The fun and challenge of this piece was to see how far I could take a handful of similar recordings to tell a story and to go well beyond the sonic character of the source material. So I start off quite organic, and end quite “horror show”.

Instrumentation & Instrumentalies

  • Octatrack

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

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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.

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In part 1 I perform an extended version of “Gonna Rise Up” from the album Fear Cannot Save Us” markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/fear-cannot-save-us. For this piece, I was doing live arrangement on the Octatrack plus playing lead synth on the Waldorf Blofeld. The lead patch is an original patch from INIT using OSC2 & 3 for sync with mod wheel. The original lead patch on the album version was done with Zebra 2. To retain some of its character, I used Extreme Sample Convert to multi-sample the Zebra patch then import into the Blofeld for the source for Oscillator 1.

Rig Notes:
This set was performed only on Octatrack dynamic performance sampler with original field recordings and sonic elements from albums plus a Waldorf Blofled keyboard with original presets.

Recording Notes:
Live audio was recorded on a Zoom H2n fed by my sub-mix to house via Mackie 402VLZ3. Main footage is from a GoPro with secondary foot from my friend Chris Frain.

Visuals Notes:
The ONLY video source is from live camera input being run through layers of custom Resolume presets controlled by an Arturia Beatstep live.

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Sonic Encounters Podcast 004 – A Day in the Life of a Krell Technician

Over 2,000 centuries ago – the Krell technicians went about their day in the 8,000-cubic-miles of the fabric of the great machine on Altair IV. This is the day in the life of one technician.

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Production Notes

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 sources are from original sounds I created on the Waldorf Blofeld. What’s a little unusual about my approach was to not play the Blofeld using it’s own “instrumentalities”, but instead drive the blofeld using only the instrumentalities and MIDI capabilities of the Elektron Octatrack. In other words, I used the buttons and knobs of the Octatrack. This also included some on-the-fly sequencing, and even sampled the Blofeld in real-time so I could bend the sonic content of the Blofeld even further.

Then – after many rehearsal sessions – I recorded the piece in one real-time pass with no edits to a Zoom H2 running on battery.

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My New Album Marooned Now Available

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Marooned is Now Available

A Bandcamp exclusive with high-quality download in MP3, FLAC… includes digital booklet PDF containing 16 pages of liner notes, photos, and graphical score.

I’m super excited to announce my new album Marooned is now available. This soundscape is in the same universe and is a prequel to my alien invasion concept album series Reboot, I Hear Your Signals, and Fear Cannot Save Us. Unlike the first three albums which contained shorter composed and often groove-based songs, this album contains a single long-form recording combining electronic tonalities and abstract expressionist music. See detailed description below.

You can listen to and buy the album at https://markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/marooned.

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=779108028/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/transparent=true/
Enjoy and please tell your friends.

About Marooned

Marooned is an original cinematic electronic soundscape. I think of it as a score for a film yet to be made. An Earth ship crashes on a massive moon and the only hope for the crew’s survival is making it across a harsh landscape to an alien outpost for a first, and uninvited, encounter.

This work is an example of live sonic storytelling and was recorded in one pass (with no prerecorded sequences, overdubs, or edits) after weeks of improvising and rehearsal.

1 DESCENT
0:00 Approach
0:59 System Failure
1:30 Crash, Ejection, Blackout

2 ON THE SURFACE
2:08 Regaining Consciousness
4:14 Being Scanned

3 OUTPOST IN SIGHT
5:06 The Traverse

4 ENTER THE OUTPOST
7:10 Point of No Return
8:04 Solving the Airlock Puzzle
8:53 Moving Through the Darkness
9:30 The Trap

5 CAPTURED
10:47 March to Chamber

6 INSIDE OUR HEADS
15:00 Extracting Secrets of Man and Machines

7 DREAMING OF HOME
18:22 Extracting our Dreams

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Credits

Written, performed, programmed, and produced by Mark Mosher

Cover photo and design, liner notes, and graphical score by Mark Mosher

Instrumentation: 90% Nord Lead 4 Synthesizer (performance instrument with all original signature sounds), 5% Octatrack (performance sampler for original field recordings/samples and on-the-fly sequencing), and 5% Tenori-On (performance instrument and on-the-fly sequencing)

Music inspired by Louis and Bebe Barron

Artistic process inspired by Joan Miro, Clyfford Still, and Darwin Grosse

(c)(p) 2015 Mark J. Mosher (BMI) – CC-BY-NC

https://markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/marooned

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Show April 26th: Textures Ambient Showcase – Mutiny Cafe

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When:  April 26, 2015, 7PM
Where: Mutiny Information Cafe, 2 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80209
Admission:   $5 suggested donation for the artists
ALL-AGES beverages are available

Please RSVP on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/291815270942132/ by clicking the “Going” button.

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Brocken Spectre, Mark Mosher, Dino J.A. Deane

textures ambient showcase features 3 live acts each LAST Sunday of the month, 7 p.m. at the Mutiny Information Cafe, 2 S Broadway, Denver. Sh

Brocken Spectre
the softer side of my music career from my previous Industrial side (with Blackcell), back to my origins (w/ In Ether) of ethereal IDM.
http://backwardsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/synthesizing-natural-selection

Mark Mosher – Electronic Music Artist
Electronic Musician, Composer, and Performer from Boulder CO composing original instrumental electronica, dark ambient and experimental music for Sci-fi and synth fans. http://www.markmoshermusic.com/

Dino J.A. Deanne
Multi-instrumentalist, sound designer, conductor
http://jadeane.com


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I’ll be performing a brand new piece called “Marooned”. It is a 25 minute long-form improv piece in 7 movements. This music will be in the same universe as my three albums Reboot, I Hear Your Signals, and Fear Cannot Save Us. 

It’s the soundtrack for an imaginary film about an earth ship on a mission to investigate an alien outpost on a massive moon. The ship crashes on approach and the only hope for the crew’s survival is making it across a harsh landscape to the alien outpost.

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Rather than use my normal elaborate controllerism show rig with interactive visuals, this piece will be special in that it will be performed on a stripped down more intimate rig. I’ll be using only one hardware synthesizer (Nord Lead 4) using signature sounds,  one hardware sampler (Electron Octatrack) with field recordings with no sequenced elements prepared ahead of time, and a Tenori-On grid.

I will also be be doing a short collaboration with another artist in this lineup, Dino J.A Deanne.

I hope to see you at the show,

Mark Mosher
www.MarkMosherMusic.com

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I’ll Performing at the Walnut Room on April 5th

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I’ll be performing as part of the Carbon Dioxide Ensemble (Co2E), performing a solo piece, and doing visuals for this event.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/833210090084725/

Tickets

 

 

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Photos From Concréte Mixer IV

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I just uploaded a bunch of photos from my last show. Check out the  Flickr photo album here.

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Are You Ready to Hear a Copper Heart Played with Dry Ice Fed Through to an Octatrack with Theremin Accompaniment?

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Are you ready to hear a copper heart played with dry ice fed through to an Octatrack with Theremin accompaniment? Well here you go.

Video of live concert footage: Concréte Mixer IV Denver – Co2 Copper Heart vs Octatrack vs Theremin with Thomas Lundy and Victoria Lundy. Recorded live at the Concréte Mixer IV concert at the Walnut Room in Denver on January 30th, 2015. I am live sampling the Copper Heart with an Elektron Octatrack and providing drum elements, Victoria Lunday is playing Theremin. The only audio source for Octatrack other than drum samples. Shot with GoPro with audio from Zoom H2n recording ambient room sound.

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Live Concert Footage: Concréte Mixer IV Denver – Co2 Copper Heart vs Octatrack vs Theremin from Mark Mosher on Vimeo.

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Concert Events

Concert: Concréte Mixer IV at Walnut Room Denver, Friday Jan 30th, 9pm

I am excited to be returning for my fourth Concréte Mixer show. At this event, I will use an Octatrack dynamic sampler to incorporate real-time audio output from other musicians at the event to create expressive “instruments” on-the-fly. I will also perform a solo piece manipulating field recordings with infrared AudioCube controllers. To accompany the music and sound for the show, I will also be providing interactive visuals with live camera input.

Friday January 305h, 9pm
The Walnut Room, Denver
3131 Walnut St, Denver, CO
$8 advance / $10 at the door
21+

Tickets: http://www.thewalnutroom.com/event/756647-concete-mixer-iv-solo-denver/

RSVP on FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/events/867071910010193/

“I can feel, as if it were quivering in my memory, the whole drama of these last three years of experimentation […] The miracle of concrete music is […] things begin to speak by themselves, as if they were bringing a message from a world unknown to us and outside us.”
– Pierre Schaeffer, “In Search of a Concrete Music”

The Walnut Room in Denver has been a loyal supporter of experimental and ambient artists, and is a beautiful venue with superior sound and the best audio engineers in town. On January 30, five artists from different realms of performance and composition will convene at the Walnut Room to present an evening of acoustic, analog electronic and digital noises, sound effects and tonal music inspired by the musique concréte form and philosophy. Mark Mosher will create expressive sample-based “instruments” on-the-fly, building up his instruments in real-time by sampling his own synthesizers as well as capturing audio from contact mics, and output from the other artists. To compliment the music and sound, Mark will also project interactive visuals. He will be joined by electronic musicians Rod Tanaka and Mike Metlay, theremin artist Victoria Lundy, Concréte Mixer curator Thomas Lundy, and sound designer and musician Rick Reid all performing solo and interactive work.

 

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Photos from Concréte Mixer Concert at University of Denver’s Gates Concert Hall at Lamont School of Music

Back in October I announced that I’d be performing in the Concréte Mixer Concert at University of Denver’s gloriious Gates Concert Hall at Lamont School of Music. It was a music career highlight for me and just a fantastic show and audiance.

I finally got around to creating a flickr photo album on flickr. I also scanned the program if you’d like to learn more about the this Music Concréte series including details about the pieces and the technology.

Click here to view it or click on image below.

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Musique Concréte Concert Oct 17, 2:30pm – Concréte Mixer: Convocation for the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver

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I’ll be performing at the Concréte Mixer — Convocation for the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. This who will be with  Rick Reid, Lizzy Mosher,  Thomas Lundy and Victoria Lundy.


Where: Lamont School of Music, University of Denver , Newman Performing Arts Center – Gates Concert Hall. Parking and directions.
When: Friday Oct 17th, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Tickets: While this is a convocation for the music school, the event is also open to the public and is FREE
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/939960689352864


I’m super excited to be performing at this event. First off, it will be great to bring our Musique concrète show to the Lamont School of music. Second, my daughter will be sitting in on one of my songs providing vocal drones. Third, , the venue is simply stunning.

Show Concept

I can feel, as if it were quivering in my memory, the whole drama of these last three years of experimentation […] The miracle of concrete music is […] things begin to speak by themselves, as if they were bringing a message from a world unknown to us and outside us.

– Pierre Schaeffer, “In Search of a Concrete Music”

The Lamont School of Music is hosting five artists presenting acoustic, analog electronic and digital noises, sound effects and tonal music inspired by the musique concréte form and philosophy. The artists will play in multiple configurations as solos, duos, and other combinations. Mark Mosher will create expressive sample-based “instruments” on-the-fly, building up his instruments in real-time by sampling his own synthesizers as well as capturing audio from contact mics, and output from the other artists. To compliment the music and sound, Mark will also project interactive visuals, and the visuals created by the other artists. Theremin artist Victoria Lundy, and sound designer and musician Rick Reid—all performing solo and interactive work, will join him. Lizzy Mosher will provide vocal drones, and Thomas Lundy will perform dry ice on metal “Copper Heart,” the Carbon Dioxide Orchestra’s signature instrument.

Program

  • Welcome
  • Copper Heart Trio Improv, – Victoria Lundy, theremin; Thomas Lundy, copper heart with dry ice;  Mark Mosher, Octatrack live sampling synthesis + visuals
  • Sounds from a Distant Outpost – Mark Mosher from album Fear Cannot Save UsMark Mosher, Ableton Llve/sampler performed on Ableton Push + visuals; Lizzy Mosher, vocal
  • After Hours (Part 2) Rick Reid – Rick Reid, field recordings, iPad.  This composition is offered as a sequel to John Pfeiffer’s “After Hours,” a track on his 1968 RCA album, Electronomusic: 9 Images. Pfeiffer used field recordings of office machines of that era (typewriters, rotary dial telephones, etc.) to create a percussion orchestra. “After Hours (Part 2)” updates that concept with sounds from the 21st century workplace.
  • Concrete Birds Victoria Lundy –Victoria Lundy, theremin, Ableton Live with samples
  • Wind and Ghosts Victoria Lundy – Victoria Lundy, theremin, Ableton Live with samples
  • “Tools of the Trade” Improv – Rick Reid, tools; Thomas Lundy, tools; Mark Mosher, Octatrack live sampling synthesis
  • Birth Mark Mosher & Michael O’Bannon, from A.I. Winter EP InstantiateMark Mosher, Octatrack with original harmonic content; Lizzy Mosher, voice over recording at age 5
  • End Jam  –  Victoria Lundy, theremin; Thomas Lundy, copper heart with dry ice; Rick Reid, live spoken word; Mark Mosher, Octatrack live sampling synthesis + visuals

Biographies

 

Thomas Lundy has served as curator of the Concréte Mixerseries since its beginning.He will provide metal shrieks and tool noise sources for Mark Mosher and Rick Reid.

 

Victoria Lundy has been playing theremin in the Denver experimental/underground/punk scene since the 90s. She was a member of the avant garde Carbon Dioxide Orchestra, who opened for the legendary Silver Apples in 1997; is a founding member of Denver’s acclaimed nerd rock band The Inactivists and has appeared all of their 6 CDs and EP, and as a guest player live and in recordings with other local artists. She also was a member of Jackson Induced Mutant Laboratory and performed with them at the 2011 Denver Noise Festival and at the 2013 Denver Post Underground Music Showcase with ambient project Pythian Whispers. Victoria has appeared at many venues in -Denver as well as Boulder’s Dairy Center for the Performing Arts, and demonstrated the theremin at the World Science Fiction Convention. Recently she’s been concentrating on solo ambient work exploring the expressive qualities of the theremin. http://fandalism.com/victorialundy.

 

Lizzy Mosher is a vocal artist and actor from Boulder.  She is currently a senior at Fairview High School.  She has performed in local theatre since she was twelve and as a vocalist in numerous performances with several Boulder-based choirs. Lizzy is excited to be performing in this Concréte Mixer and will be providing live looping vocals as a sampling source.

Mark Mosher is an electronic musician, sound designer, composer and performer from Boulder. He has performed at festivals and theaters around the country such as Electro-Music Festivals in NY and Asheville NC, Pacific Northwest Synthfest, Art Institute of Sunnyvale, Georgia Tech, Midwest Electro-Music Experience, The Dairy Center for the Performing Arts and more. Mark is the founder of the 190+ member strong Boulder Synthezier Meetup (www.meetup.com/The-Boulder-Synthesizer-Meetup) and has been blogging on music technology for over 9 years at www.ModulateThis.com.

Mark is excited to be returning for his 3rd Concréte Mixer show and his second performance on DU Campus – the first being in the grand opening of The Hypercube space in 2011. At this event, Mark will be creating expressive sample-based “instruments” on-the-fly on a computer-less and deep hardware sampler called the Elektron Octatrack. On most pieces, he will build up his instruments in real-time by capturing audio from contact mics and output from other musicians at the event. Mark will also be performing using original harmonic content distilled down into expressive performance patches on the Octatrack and on Ableton Sampler and Ableton Push.  To accompany the music and sound for the show, Mark will also be providing interactive visuals with live camera input. For more information and links to albums, please visit www.MarkMosherMusic.com and www.AIWinter.net.

Rick Reid has been fascinated with recorded sound ever since early childhood, when he heard his own voice played back on his older brother’s reel-to-reel tape deck. His first electronic instrument was a photo theremin, built with a Radio Shack electronics kit. Rick now owns and plays a wide range of electronic and acoustic instruments ranging from the conventional to the truly peculiar. Rick studied radio and TV broadcasting in both high school and college and worked part-time as a radio personality while still in school. He has since created thousands of TV on-air promos, marketing videos and commercials as a writer/producer for Starz, Encore, MoviePlex, TNN and broadcast TV stations in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. As a freelance voice actor, he has also been heard on dozens of national and regional radio and TV commercials, web videos and corporate/industrial media productions. Rick has been a sound designer for more than sixty theater production in the Denver-Boulder area, and has occasionally performed as a stage actor. He has released two experimental electronic music albums and created underscore and theme music for the sci-fi web video series “Lucha Libre: El Tecolote vs. the Body Thief from Dimension X.” He is slated to play theremin on the score of an upcoming indie horror feature film. Rick makes his home in Denver with his pet tarantula, Curly. For more details about Rick’s creative work and links to his music, visit www.RickReid.com.

More on Musique Concrète

Wiki Entry – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musique_concr%C3%A8te

Here is a fun old documentary taken from the BBC 1979 documentary “The New Sound of Music” http://youtu.be/c4ea0sBrw6M.

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A.I. Winter Concert Events Releases

New EP by My Duo A.I. Winter Recorded Live at Electro-Music NY 2014

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The Electro-Music NY festival was really great this year. In addition to playing my solo set, Atlanta-based artist Michael O’Bannon and I had our debut performances as A.I. Winter. Michael and I worked for months via phone, Dropbox, and Evernote to compose a 20 minute piece with 4 movements for two Elektron Octatrack hardware sampler instruments.

Our performance was really well received and I am super happy and proud with the set. I’ve mastered the live recording from this event and released it as an EP with 4 tracks (one for each of the movements) on bandcamp https://aiwinter.bandcamp.com/album/instantiate.

The piece and EP is called “Instantiate” and is 21 minutes long if you listen to all 4 movements. It’s a slow evolving dark ambient piece with some serious stereo imaging so use headphones :^)

Photos from A.I. Winter Set

I’m still organizing all the photos and video that were taken at the event. I plan to release a video of our performance in the weeks to come. For now, enjoy a few photos from the set.

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New Web Site and Social Media Links for A.I. Winter

Michael and I had such a great time and response to our set, we’ve decided to turn this project into an ongoing duo. Check out our web site www.AIWinter.net, like us on Facebook, and follows on Twitter :^)

 

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Atificial Intelligence Releases Single

New Single “It Doesn’t Have to Hate Us to Use Our Molecules” Now Available

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Now on iTunes, Amazon,  and Bandcamp “It Doesn’t Have to Hate Us to Use Our Molecules”

This dark cinematic electronica song was inspired by James Barrat’s book “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era” – www.jamesbarrat.com). I worked on this single and the video for it for over a month so please give it a full listen and if you enjoy the song consider a buy. It’s $0.99 on iTunes and Amazon and is $1 Bandcamp where you get to choose from many formats including high-res MP3, and FLAC.

Teaser Video for Song + Mentions by James Barrat

I shot a teaser video during one of the recording sessions for this song and shared this with the author who left a nice comment on youtube…

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plus featured the video on his press page http://www.jamesbarrat.com/press/ – woot!

Behind-The-Scenes

This is really a live version of the song recorded in two sessions – the first on June 4th, 2014, the second on July 19th, 2014. I first sequenced the underpinnings of the song then rehearsed controlling the arrangement on-the-fly and playing the lead lines as well as some sound manipulation in real-time. Once I felt good about my performance, I recorded the song directly to a digital recorder (Zoom H2n). I then picked my favorite takes from each session and combined them using Ableton Live and only used light mastering FX to sweeten the mix. I made the video above while recording the first session. You’ll notice what’s on the final version is in fact what you see in the above video recorded as a continuous take :^)

If you listen back a few times you’ll hear that it’s quite an unusual arrangement in that I really mix up how the motifs are repeated and combined. I vary the lead lines in each section as well.

All synth elements are from the Nord Lead 4 synthesizer which I played live and sequenced live via Octatrack. I make heavy use of step-level automation to manipulate parameters on the Nord Lead via MIDI CC messages. I also sequenced real-time automation plus manipulate the Nord on-the-fly. The Octatrack also acted as a mixer allowing me to record audio down to the digital recorder as a stereo pair.

CLICK HERE to buy on iTunes

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CLICK HERE to listen to full track and buy MP3 version on Bandcamp

Mark Mosher
Synthesist, Composer, Sound Designer, Producer
Boulder, CO
www.MarkMosherMusic.com

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Photos and Videos from Concréte Mixer II Solstice Concert in Denver

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Below are photos and video from the June 20th Concréte Mixer II Solstice Concert in Denver.

Excerpt from My Set

First up is a video excerpt of my solo performance.

This is an excerpt from my set at Concréte mixer/solstice: an evening of solo and collaborative musique concrete.live concert at the Walnut Room in Denver, CO 6/21/2014.

In this section of the piece, I’m manipulating a large number of samples (field recordings and small snippets from random needle drops on vinyl from a wide variety old recordings) in real-time with morphing, live sequencing, and playing back samples in both chromatic and slots mode using an Elektron Octatrack. Visuals are real-time based on live camera input via Resolume.

Finale with All

Next is a video excerpt from the finale. Throughout the night, each performer and act did individuals sets. For the last song, all artists but one took the stage to do a no rules improv. In stage are from left to right Tom Murphy, Victoria Lundy, Charles De Graaf , David Britton, Rick Reid, me, and Thomas Lundy. The entire piece was around 10 minutes long. What I like about this section of the improv was that 4 of the artists were using vocal samples which created the din-like sound of a crowd, but with an interesting movement to it.Near the tail end of this video you can hear the copper heart which I’m sampling and turning into Octatrack instruments.

 

Photos

Lastly, I posted quite a few photos in a Flickr album of shots taken throughout the night.

https://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=143270

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I’m Performing Friday June 20th, 9PM at Walnut Room in Denver: Concréte Mixer/Solstice: an evening of solo and collaborative musique concrete

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I’ll be performing Friday night in Denver…

The Walnut Room in Denver is hosting seven artists presenting an evening of acoustic, analog electronic and digital noises, sound effects and tonal music inspired by the musique concréte form and philosophy. As it falls on June 20, this edition is celebrating the summer solstice; there will be an emphasis on the sounds of nature as created music. The artists will play in multiple configurations as solos, duos, and other combinations. Lineup includes Randall Frazier, theremin artist Victoria Lundy, members of renowned ambient project Pythian Whispers David Britton, Charles de Graaf, and Tom Murphy, and sound designer and musician Rick Reid all performing solo and interactive work. Mark Mosher will be performing on Octatrack and Absynth and with interactive visuals. Thomas Lundy will also perform dry ice on metal “Copper Heart,” the Carbon Dioxide Orchestra’s signature instrument.

More info here https://www.facebook.com/events/1416053088668926.

3131 Walnut Street, Denver, Colorado 80205
(303) 295-1868
$10 advance online / $12 at the door 21+ / www.thewalnutroom.com

Here is a photo of the instruments I’ll be using at this show this time which include an Octatrack hardware sampler, and Absynth virtual instrument controlled by a MIDI Fighter Twister (thing box with 16 knobs).

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