I've seen a lot of Rick Wakeman videos on the YouTubes, but this one is pretty damn fantastic. It's a solo Performance Live At Montreux 2003 while touring with Yes - https://youtu.be/cx5ovZVGcd0. He looks pretty exhausted by the end of this blistering 5 minute plus performance. Fantastic!
Photos from Denver Synth Meet 2015
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I attended and performed at the Denver Synth Meet on March 14th. It was a great event with many attendees coming in from out of town.
Here are some photos of the general event as an album on Flickr.
After 5pm, musical performances began which included the following lineup.
I performed my full controllerism set performing songs off of my three alien invasion cinematic electronica albums Reboot, I Hear Your Signals, and Fear Cannot Save Us.
Synthtopia was in the house and got some fantastic photos of my set. I performed using Ableton Live with tons of virtual instruments I played using Ableton Push, keys (Nord Lead 4), Tenori-On, and Percussa Audio Cubes. on the center screen were my visuals which are created on the fly with live camera input and real-time FX (Live acts as my controller hub for this). I was honored that vent founder Chris Blarsky run a second set of visuals on the outside screens during my set.
What a great event - especially for the first year.
If you live in the Denver/Boulder area come by the Denver Synth Meet. This is a brand new event so come by and show your support and geek out. Details below and at http://www.denversynth.com.
The Boulder Synthesizer Meetup will be hosting a table at the event so come by and say hi.
FYI I’ll be performing my full-on alien invasion controllerism show. I’ll not only be running my visuals, but Denver Synth Founder Chris Blarsky will be join in with a second set of visuals projected on to balloons. It should be crazy. I go on just after 7:30 pm.
Here some photos from past shows to give you a sense for what you’ll see.
Live 9.2 is in beta. I put together a mindmap of what’s new to go along with past mindmaps.
- What’s New in Live 9.2
- What’s New in Live 9.1 (over 7,000 views)
- What’s New in Live 9.0 (over 13,000 views)
Here is an embedded version of the map.
I’ll be hosting this event. If you are in the Denver/Boulde area, come on by. RSVP here.
We’ll be meeting at our new location – the wonderful Walnut Room in Denver.
The “After-Meetup” will feature member performances;
9:00-9:30 - Set 1 - Chris Frain (Genre-Spanning Apptronica Set) | http://lenncicada.bandcamp.com/
9:45-10:15 - Set 2 - Victoria Lundy (Chill Theremin Set) | http://fandalism.com/victorialundy
Check out this interview with Bert Schiettecatte of Percussa AudioCubes - http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcasat-066-bert-schiettecatte.
One of the bits of hardware that keep showing up around me are the Percussa Audio Cubes. I would keep on running into Percussa's owner, Bert Schiettecatte, at trade shows, would run into users in different places, and even found out that my friends (see Mark Mosher...) are seriously into them. So when Mark opened the door for me to chat with Bert, I rushed in!
Bert's story is a somewhat common one - a guy with a vision of a product that works hard to make it happen. But when you start talking about all the different things that he had to learn - and master - for this implementation to succeed, it seems like an impossible task. So how does one person make the impossible happen? That's what we talk about.
I hope you enjoy this one - it is very revealing, but also points to one of the most innovative products out there. Enjoy the podcast, and check out the cubes!
Some of My AudioCube Work
In a related note, I’m still using the hell out of AudioCubes in my controllerism rig and with the 9 Box interactive social musical instrument. As was mentioned in this interview, I’m also expanding my use to create virtual patch cables for U-HE ACE (videos coming soon), and using the wireless AudioCubes to play pieces in Concrete Mixer performances.
Below are some videos of the AudioCubes in Action.
Are You Ready to Hear a Copper Heart Played with Dry Ice Fed Through to an Octatrack with Theremin Accompaniment?
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.