New Live Set at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Poly got potentiometered!
Poly got potentiometered!

I’ll be playing again at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire on Sunday June 8th at 2pm, only this time I’ll be using my Elektron Octatrack. I’ve been working hard exporting, sequencing, and reworking Sonidos de Cuba so that I can perform it live with this amazing device. At first I was trying to remake the songs close to how they sound on the album, but I kept encountering happy accidents and decided to let go and allow the album to evolve into a new form. Now some parts sound similar, but others sound completely different. It’s allowed me to get excited about the music again as I had grown a little tired of it after hearing so much of it. I’m using the Octatrack to sequence my MFB Kraftzwerg and Arturia Microbrute and as an effects unit for my Electro-Lobotomy Sonic Forest and Trumpet. It should be fun so I hope to see you there! The Maker Faire is a really great inspiring event so I highly recommend checking it out even if you can’t make my performance. If I have time I may even play one of the songs off my next album featuring recordings from Thailand along with my Manastone Hank Drum. More info at: http://makerfaire.ca Continue reading “New Live Set at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire”

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Crawling Towards Completion

I posted some exiting updates to my album in progress: “Sonidos de Cuba”. I’ve added a song called La Cueva which is perhaps my most esoteric song ever. It features recordings from a cave near Vinales. Our guide was a talented whistler and I really enjoyed mangling and disassembling my recordings of him.

I’ve also posted some changes to Jinetero and Calle Musica. I’m excited to announce that more guests have provided their talents to this project. Matt Grant and Rudy Gill have layed down vocals on Jinetero; And James Kang helped out with his electric guitar.