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June 21, 2011 at 4:09 pm #107960HarMember
I'll did another live solo long-form (67+ minutes) ambient improv performance on June 12th on my weekly online radio show, Nightscaping, on Stillstream.com, this time performed on my 10-string Chapman Stick – once again featuring Space along with my Pitchfactor in tandem with a slew of other goodies. I have the link for downloading below.
This time around I was definitely aiming for a dark, desolate and foreboding atmosphere and the combination of Space and PitchFactor definitely helped deliver the goods!
(and OK, I'll admit it: I've become a sucker for tweaking Space's "Nero Ascending" preset … )
I also did something a little different this time, and avoided any looping whatsoever – this was played straight through from start to finish. I use a very deep tuning type on the Chapman Stick that allows you to bottom out on a low Bb, which really helped shape the ominous feel (bwahahahahaa! ).
Along with the Chapman Stick, I used the Pitchfactor, Space and an array of other units – as always: no synths, samplers or MIDI pickups, just the sound of the instrument itself being tapped, thumped with fists, scraped along its strings and generally processed to death beyond recognition. 🙂
In case anyone would like to hear it, I have the live set now available to download from the Stillstream Archives at the link below:
BTW: next month I'll be performing some of this kind of stuff in an actual real, live venue – the Kansas City Electro-Music Festival – both as a solo dark-ambient performance and with my recording band, Christus & The Cosmonaughts. And to add to the Eventide-ness: I'll be borrowing my synth player Scot Solida's old DSP4000 to further process the Space and PitchFactor (and everything else!) and help make things even more fun. 🙂
Stop on by if you're in the area! Info on the event here (I'll be performing on Saturday July 23rd):
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June 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm #122328badmelonfarmerParticipant
thanks for sharing
June 22, 2011 at 5:28 pm #122329HarMember
June 22, 2011 at 6:18 pm #133543timothyhillMember
Parkville, huh? Nice town and not terribly far from my neck of the woods. If I have the time, I'll stop by and say Hi!
June 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm #133544HarMember
Tim: that would be awesome! Look forward to possible meeting you there.
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