Portland, Oregon, USA
Electronic Music other: oogazer set
Written May 23 2008 , Tags: oo-ray, balls, live set
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Clue to Kalo/Unrecnow/Oo-Ray show on Weds...it was a ton of fun!
Warts and all, here is an mp3 of my live set: link (Or you can listen to it live here: link ).
Playing live is quite a challenge for me. This set went ok, but I think it could have been better. Part of the challenge is organizing the material in an interesting way so the set has an overall shape. Here is a list of concepts that I came up with before I performed (sort of my own mini oblique strategies):
*Joy when possible (but earned)
*Detuning = confusion & ectascy
*Darkness and Noise
*Channel Emotions and frustrations out
*Trust yourself to let go
*Tension & Release
*Beautiful -> noisy -> chaotic -> relief
My setup lately has incorporated both the excellent Time Freezer and the super awesome Sooperlooper plugin. Time freezer is a granular resynthesizer excellent for making drones to solo on top of, and sooperlooper is an excellent looping plugin. If you haven't used it, it has unlimited overdubbing (with undo and redo), you can change playback speed and direction (excellent for the reverso bits) at any time, as well as lots of other features I've barely scratched the surface of.
I think next time I will come in with more prewritten themes and try to improvise based off of those - it will give me a little more security.
hecanjog said: "Excellent, dude. Really reaches a nice stride in the last 10 minutes I think - love the little mostly clean prelude w/sinewave too. Dope!"
'Sinewave' was actually really terrible feedback.
Haha, awesome - twas a happy accident as far as i'm concerned then. ;-)
Also, thanks for the nice comments, lowlifi & highdroppod.
I am working on adding more rhythmic elements (though not necessarily drumkit - maybe more percussion) - maybe automating wet/dry controls of flanger, weird filtering patterns, etc. Although the problems I am finding with even that is that it forces me to play in a particular way, which is a little restricting.
Also, forgot to play with spongefork...that seems like it will be a fun addition!
Oh, cool! Yeah I haven't played with all the new filtering stuff in spongefork, but I bet that could be fun.
sounds wonderful to me as well, Roshi. I have a feeling that what you refer to as "the warts" are probably perceived as very natural and beautiful. But I can't find any warts myself. I love the stammering quality the first loop has. Very deep, rich, moving sound. [love] [love] [love]
egads, what did I type wrong? well, you get the picture.
Mucho thanks, Fredo.
Well, to me, there are some nervous tics that I hear, when I listen with my overly critical ear...but I won't harp on it, I promise. Especially because I don't play harp.
you do need another large instrument.
Nice set! Wish I could've witnessed that.
This should be on Doomed on SomaFM.
this is really beautiful... i'm in awe
Very nice Roshi. Keep at this! The cello is wonderfully integrated with all of the synthetics.
Thanks Nick! I guess one might even call this electroacoustic. ;)
But I don't have enough academic pretension.
just listened to it for the first time, and it's just incredibly beautiful
this is going into heavy rotation from now to get to know the details a bit better
any photos of the performance to share perhaps?
I always forget to ask someone to take pictures...
Next time I will try and have visuals and have someone video it
omg. the front page is FULL of live sets, and music from my fave em411 people. i'm cannot wait more times. ! ! !
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