On this coming Sunday I am presenting and performing at the Ableton Live 9/Push Launch event in Melbourne. I’m presenting about the Toy Harmonium instrument I made that was featured on www.ableton.com.
I’ve been busy putting something together to perform at it that uses the Generative piece that I created for the Toy Harmonium Instrument, and I’ve kind of done a bit of a live mashup with a track off my last album Sunday Morning called “Gotta Sleep Now’.
This live version features Live 9, a Livid Block, Teenage Engineering’s OP-1 synth, Live Guitar looping and processing, as well as vocal samples by the wonderful Susannah Legge.
So I recently found this funny little keyboard at Camberwell Market. It’s a Toy Harmonium probably from the late 50′s or early 60′s.
I was immediately drawn to it not only because of the awesome colours on the keys, but also by the completely crazy whirring noise that it makes even before you press any keys down!
It sort of inspired me to make a sample based instrument from it. So… enter the new Ableton Live 9 which I have been playing around with.
I created this sample-based instrument using the Toy Harmonium and a bunch of the new Max for Live gadgets that are in Live 9, and also a kind of generative music type demo.
and have a little listen to the way it sounds below.
and see it being used as part of a Live in-studio Winterpark performance
Been a bit quite lately, mainly because of the holiday season and all that has gone with it. Currently enjoying some time off, and re-jigging the studio a bit, getting rid of some old gear (to make way for new gear!)
Taking some time to make some nice little audio sketches that sound a lot like the beginnings of another WP E.P. that i’ll try and get together later this year.
Hey.. just to let you know… that with the new year has come new prices for my music via bandcamp.
All albums are now $5 for digital download or $8 (+shipping) for download and CD copies.
Why you ask??? well… when you buy via bandcamp, it goes straight into the artists pocket!… itunes and other providers all charge a fee, so I am able to sell to you cheaper via this site.
A few people have asked if they can get the remixes in better formats than what iTunes provides, so here they are! All ten of the remixes that are associated with the Sunday Morning album, by wonderful remix artists Montag, 333, Heroine, Chris Brann, AM, Dan West and Ray Mang.
10 tracks for $5, or get em individually for $1 each.