Raw Umber - Live Ambient Music with Mutable Clouds, Tides, and Elektron Octatrack

This is a live rehearsal / improv session in prep for my POWWOW show next week. Still working out the kinks on this ambient modular exploration, but I’m pretty happy with the direction this is headed for one of the sections.

Tune in Sat, Sep 30, 2017 at 5pm PST for the live broadcast on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2xjKYv6

The main thrust of this piece is a meditative base using Tides and Rings, alternated with a movement of violent frequency modulation with Whimsical Raps Mangrove and Three Sisters.

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Pratyahara | Ambient Modular Synth Performance with Visual Art

Pratyahara is a Sanskrit word for withdrawing of the senses from the outer world to focus inward, in order to attune oneself with ones true purpose. The purpose of this act is to accelerate the blossoming of the soul.

I borrowed this composition technique from Steve Reich, who has been an wonderful influence on my work over the past few months. Essentially I composed a melody, and then released it one note at a time. Then after releasing that melody in full, I switched to a different melody and dig the same thing in reverse. 

Great fun, and I like how this one came out. I hope you do, too! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. (you need to click the title of this blog post to access the comments).

Mojave Ember

A tonic kaleidoscope is an audio-optical instrument with two or more reflecting surfaces inclined to each other on complimentary or reflexive angles. Light and sonic waves pass through it and are amplified as they are refracted, creating a mosaic of symmetrical patterns.

When you bifurcate a tonic kaleidoscope and channel each light ray into an atomic defractor, the reflections can be channeled directing into the field of human brain waves, forming an infinite pattern that fills the entire mental field.

Lay down, lay down and feel the expanding flexagon.

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