Repetition and Intuition are the key factors behind my music, which places dynamics & timbre high up the list. I see the guitar as an organic sound source that uses looping technology and laptop treatment to build moods & soundscapes. My pieces are born, evolve and die away.
LG played a gig in Nottingham last night, at Lee Rosy’s Tea emporium, home of the wonderful Church of Sound events curated by Jez Creek. Listening back to the audio, as ever, I realise that it was probably more successful than I thought at the time – when you’re “in the moment”, juggling patches, loops & FX, it’s hard to be objective! We need to work on endings as well 😉
Here’s some photos from Anthony Bloxham (the pro ones!) and Jez.
My bro’s write-up
Chris comes over every two years and we sort out gigs for him. Here’s a private do at my brother’s house
You have a limited range of colours assignable to each controller, but if you set them up in banks of 2, you can then tell ableton to use matching colours for a set of macro controls. I find this really helps me remember what controls what when using several user banks.
With the death of the Novation forum (boo hiss) I’ve started a facebook group to discuss this device, any version, all welcomed.
Every two years or so, our friend Chris Meloche pays a visit to Blighty. He stays with my brother and we try to organise live work for him. This year, we played a gig at Notes & Sounds / Over The Top in Nether Edge, plus a private show at my brother’s house. Here is a video & are some shots (mostly by Jan Todd) of the OTT show, where the line-up was:
Despite a relatively large line-up, considerable restraint was on show, although probably not enough for Chris’ minimalist tastes!
Chris Meloche – guitar, electronics
Nick Robinson – guitar, electronics
Martin Archer – laptop
Chris Bywater – laptop
Herve Perez – laptop
Mick Beck – bassoon
Walt Shaw – percussion
Here’s a video of the latter half of the second piece.
Who says shopping isn’t tun, when you can find fancy USB cables for 21p…
Lost Garden played their first gig with the new line-up at Bishops’ House last night, supporting the wonderful Isis Moray. A good time was had by all! Below some photos from Peter Bargh.