Tauranga Fringe Village
Saturday 26 October 2019
11.30am at the Chapel
For this event I wanted to explore generative music and sound (think Eno), the tracks i’ll be playing were created in multiple steps.
It starts with software. I used a generative application to create each track. This allows me to control parameters for the music to be created within, like scale (major, minor, lydian etc…), notes, velocity and note length. I am then able to introduce different levels of chaos to create randomisation and break the rules I have set for the track.
The musical composition is then fed out to different analog synthesizers, samplers and drum machines. I design or manipulate the sounds on each instrument so that they work well together to make it all feel more cohesive as a composition.
From there the final tracks are recorded down to tape. Parts from each song are recorded to different tracks on the tape so that I can control the different layers within the composition and attempt to structure a song as it plays back live.
The live signal is fed through an array of different effects boxes so that I can further manipulate/mangle/construct an ever evolving song.
It is very much a live/improvised experiment that is ambient in nature and a little on the dark side. The more I started to work within this framework the darker the sounds became.