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.
A nice photo from a gig at Bishops’ House with Lost Garden..
I’m looking at organising a Live Looping Festival in Sheffield next year, something like this. If you’re at all interested in helping or performing, please get in touch. Bright ideas about sponsorship and/or funding welcomed!
From a gig supporting the amazing Howlaround. I usually just post 5 minute live snippets, but I felt this performance hung together quite well, so I’m sharing it and we’ll see if anyone actually gets to the end 😉
The 3 Cranes is a superb pub, offering live music. – please give them your support….
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.