Here is a version of my tune “Hold” from an album I will have coming out this year – performed on the rather wonderful Reactable!
It was great to play for Matt Derbyshire’s synth geek night with Novation in London – and listen to a really interesting interview with Andy Votel of Finders Keepers about some rare early synth records and what became of their makers!
Here’s some music of mine on an Asics TV ad, shot in Iceland 🙂 We recorded the drums at Soundtree in London, and then I added a bunch of modular stuff, mainly from the then new DPO from Make Noise
I had a chance to get back into the Reactable recently, and also the iPad app Samplr. Here’s a little tune:
The Make Noise DPO is a rather lovely thing. Dual oscillator with lots of internal modulation capabilities, built in wavefolder and all in a relatively small package! I like it. A lot. Here’s a small video showing some of the many many sounds it can do. For a really good explanation of this module, please go here and watch James Cigler’s video
A TV appearance on Later with Jools Holland in 2011.
One of a tiny number of shots that made it to the internet of the Manchester shows with Björk
Here’s a video of the Björk song Thunderbolt, shot in Manchester at the start of the Biophilia tour. I play lightning machine!
A great arrangement of Asleep which I worked on with Marius de Vries for the film Sucker Punch in 2010
Here’s a track from the Sucker Punch OST album. I did many of the orchestrations for this and contributed programming for Marius de Vries
I recently got a Cirklon sequencer…..it’s made in sunny Scotland, and is my latest attempt to get away from computer sequencing! This is my first attempt at a track using only the Cirklon for notes. It’s pretty basic but even with these 4 or 5 tracks going it’s taking me a while to get my head round it…. practice practice practice!
It’s a great piece of kit though I think, and although its pretty pricey, to get the same functionality out of more traditional analogue sequencers would cost way more I think.
It’s really easy to set up multiple patterns of different lengths, and you can configure the CV outs in loads of different ways.