Denver Synth Meet This Saturday!!!!

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.

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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.

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Mindmap - What's New in Ableton Live 9.2

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Live 9.2 is in beta. I put together a mindmap of what’s new to go along with past mindmaps.

Here is an embedded version of the map.

 

Mind Maps

 


Hosting the Boulder Synthesizer Meetup NAMM 2015 Recap Panel

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


Art + Music + Technology Podcast Interview with Bert Schiettecatte of Percussa AudioCubes

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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!

See all the episodes so far here http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/. You can also Subscribe to Darwin’s podcast  in iTunes.

Some of My AudioCube Work

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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.

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Below are some videos of the AudioCubes in Action.

Mark Mosher's 9 Box Instrument / Installation at Mountain Oasis Festival 2013 w/ Bob Moog Foundation from Mark Mosher on Vimeo.

Mark Mosher - Infrared AudioCube Performance Video of song "Alone" from the album REBOOT from Mark Mosher on Vimeo.

Mark Mosher - Dark Scifi Controllerism Teaser Video 01 - "Control Zone" from Mark Mosher on Vimeo.


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.

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


Live Concert with Streaming Audio: 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/

We are going to be STREAMING the show here if the internet connection is solid enough: http://tinyurl.com/radiospiral

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“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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@PandaBear performs "Boys Latin" Using Two Elektron Octatracks on @Fallontonight

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Below is a video of Panda Bear performing the song  "Boys Latin" on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. If you look close in the beginning of the video you can see he’s rocking two Elektron Octatracks. This song is from his new album Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper.

Watch video:  http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/panda-bearboys-latin/2840430

 More on Panda Bear here https://www.facebook.com/PandaBearMusic and here http://www.pbvsgr.com/.