Archive for December 10th, 2008
Photos by Frank Baldé
With “organisational centre-pin” Taku gone to set up the turntable concert and and Jorgen electing to not present his sequencers himself (a choice I fully support, even if I wished I had known about it sooner; in the end it worked out fine) it seemed up to Marc (One Man Nation) and me to organise the sequencing session ourselves. It was starting to look like the daring session on popular music was getting a bit more daring still….
Kassen starts with demonstrating some analog sequencers from and prepared by Jorgen Brinkman, STEIM’s instrument designer and trance music producer. He mentiones the elaborate preparations necessary to ‘program’ the sequencers, which make them difficult to use in live performances.
About Ableton Live: it’s an easy to use software when you prepare your setup, but it’s more difficult to make pieces on the spot. New musical ideas are difficult to implement live.
Kassen uses the programming language Chuck to make music, initially triggering events using keys on the computerkeyboard. When making housemusic there are 8 beats to a loop. He’s using the Arcade controller, with the 8 step joystick, to place sounds on the 8-step grid.