This morning I did a Skype interview and demo of Percussa AudioCubes for a big TV news outlet in Europe (more on this later). In preparation for this I put together a musique concrète set I could use for the interview. Here is an excerpt from an improv I did last night. It’s a bit […]
I’ve released a new techno single called “Secret Drive to Baden-Baden”. In this post I’ll offer some links to the song which you can stream for free along with some behind-the-scenes notes on one way to perform a track like this live on three Elektron machines. Stream The Track A techno soundtrack for a secret […]
I just discovered 404.zero via some videos on the Fact Magazine YouTube Channel. “404.zero was formed back in 2016 as an outlet for the ambitious audiovisual projects of Russian artists Kristina Karpysheva and Alexander Letsius. Approaching light, sound and space with a singular vision, understanding them as essential parts of a monolithic whole, the duo […]
I’ve spending a lot of time with Ableton, Max for Live, and Push 2 to sketch out some new musical ideas. Here a two videos that are less than a minute long from some recent sessions. First up is the video “I Really Miss Jamming Live and F*ck COVID Too”. It wasn’t my intent, but […]
The 8th B-Day party concert was really fun and loaded with great performances. Special thanks to Christoph for being our virtual stage manager. My Performance This is recording of my 10 minute set from the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meet 8th birthday party concert. Music and visuals are performed in real-time. I start by playing a […]
A quick post to share a video of a new original preset that’s in progress on the most amazing @Ableton #Wavetable#synth. This one is inspired by Kraftwerk and it called “Numbers” 😀. #SaturdayNightSoundDesign.
I was a HUGE fan of Tangerine Dream but I have to admit though that in the last 15 years or so I kind of lost track of what they were up to. Back in the day I played the vinyl albums for the Sorcerer soundtrack and Stratosphere until I about wore them out. After […]
My Journey So Far with Surface I’m a big fan of design of Microsoft Surface computers and have a Surface Laptop and Surface Pro 4 that I use for every day computing and for music applications like Ableton Live and virtual synthesizers. I literally have trouble using computers that don’t support touch displays and pen […]
“The Treatise on Musical Objects” by Pierre Schaeffer. 600+ pages. I’m goin’ in!
The Colorado Modular Synth Festival (CMSF) will have live music and interactive hands-on activities for kids and adults interested in synthesizers and electronic music. The event will take place at Belmar Plaza (464 S Teller St, Lakewood, CO 80226) from 2-8pm and then 8-10PM at Crazy Mountain Brewery at Belmar. We have over 18 performers […]
What follows is a rather detailed journal of my 2010-2015 Dark Sci-Fi Techno Show. What Motivated Me to Write this Post… While I was working on a playlist for the upcoming Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup 7th Birthday Party at Tilt Arcade I thought about Tron which made me think about a cover I’d done back […]
A new live video series by Matthew Hodson (MATTHS) on the Percussa SSP Eurorack Module began on June 16th, 2019. the live stream/video is broadcasted on YouTube Live on Sunday’s at 6pm UK time (11am MST). Visit http://www.youtube.com/matthsmatthsmatths to join and watch the stream. Jump in the chat room as Matthew will be joined by […]
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 […]
In early May 2019 I flew out to attend and perform an original electronic music set at the Mountain Skies festival near Asheville, NC. It was a really fun weekend and I had a great time performing one track from 2014 album Fear Cannot Save Us, plus 4 brand new songs. Checkout a video of […]
Last summer I was experimenting with some interactive visuals with live camera input (as I do) to create an an alien overlay on my face. Was this inspired by John Carpenter’s They Live? Of course it was – haha. I thought it worked really well for my song “Infected” from my album REBOOT and made […]
On Thursday March 28th I performed a set at Beat Cypher at madelife in Boulder. Here is an Instagram video with some snippets of some of the performances including mine which is first. Thanks to https://www.instagram.com/eddiecii/ for footage. I’m playing lead synth parts on “Gonna Rise” up from the album Fear Cannot Save Us (Spotify, […]