Sep 062014
 

REMINESSENCE from the 2014 Improvisation Album “Singularity First”

A live Dm one take jam on Piano and Elektron Analog Four
by Gary P Hayes © 2014

Elektron Four had minimal preparation based, a variation of some OS 1.1 preset sounds and minor sequence patterns, piano theme worked out just before impro.

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Sep 062014
 

Last Passenger from the 2014 Improvisation Album “Singularity First”

A live Cm one take jam on Piano and Elektron Analog Four
by Gary P Hayes © 2014

Elektron Four had minimal preparation based, a variation of some OS 1.1 preset sounds and minor sequence patterns.

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Sep 062014
 

“REBOOT 2023” From the 2014
Improvisation Album “Singularity First”

A live one take Jam on 2 Elektron Analog Fours Machinedrum, Kaossilator Pro & iPad Magellan by Gary P Hayes © 2014

Based on project parts that first appeared in the Ayung Trance recorded live in Bali – now all blanked with Analog 4 update 1.1

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Aug 272013
 

Overlooking the Ayung river on my room balcony one of a few improvisations in-between scooter photo trips & other usual holiday activities – rather rough 1st or 2nd takes and a lot Tangerine Dream’esque, Cm mood. With live recorded natural sound and some superimposed shots on my GoPro helmet cam, used for other projects too.

Technically – the Micron is playing only the pad sound, while the A4 is being midi triggered individually across its 4 sequence tracks. The sounds were quickly prepared before the take from init tones and adjusted ocassionally during the take…

Recorded: Ayung Resort nr Ubud in Bali, Indonesia
Editing: Final Cut
Music, performance, video editing and bike riding by Gary P Hayes
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Ayung Reflections F#

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Aug 272013
 

Overlooking the Ayung river on my room balcony, another improvisation in-between scooter photo trips & other usual holiday activities – rather rough 1st or 2nd takes, this one is a F# major pentatonic (all the black notes) with a subtle asian feel :). With live recorded natural sound and some superimposed shots on my GoPro helmet cam from various photo bike tours around Bali, used for other projects too.

Technically – the Micron is playing only the pad sound, while the A4 is being midi triggered individually across its 4 sequence tracks. The sounds were quickly prepared before the take from init tones and adjusted ocassionally during the take…

Recorded: Ayung Resort nr Ubud in Bali, Indonesia
Editing: Final Cut
Music, performance, video editing and bike riding by Gary P Hayes
© GaryPHayes 2013

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Aug 212013
 

 

Overlooking the Ayung river on my room balcony one of a few improvisations in-between scooter photo trips & other usual holiday activities – rather rough 1st or 2nd takes and a lot Tangerine Dream’esque, Cm mood. With live recorded natural sound and some superimposed shots on my GoPro helmet cam, used for other projects too.

Technically – the Micron is playing only the pad sound, while the A4 is being midi triggered individually across its 4 sequence tracks. The sounds were quickly prepared before the take from init tones and adjusted ocassionally during the take…

Recorded: Ayung Resort nr Ubud in Bali, Indonesia
Editing: Final Cut
Music, performance, video editing and bike riding by Gary P Hayes
© GaryPHayes 2013

www.garyphayes.com

Aug 212013
 

 


Overlooking the Ayung river on my room balcony, another improvisation in-between scooter photo trips & other usual holiday activities – rather rough 1st or 2nd takes, this one is a F# major pentatonic (all the black notes) with a subtle asian feel :). With live recorded natural sound and some superimposed shots on my GoPro helmet cam from various photo bike tours around Bali, used for other projects too.

Technically – the Micron is playing only the pad sound, while the A4 is being midi triggered individually across its 4 sequence tracks. The sounds were quickly prepared before the take from init tones and adjusted ocassionally during the take…

Recorded: Ayung Resort nr Ubud in Bali, Indonesia
Editing: Final Cut
Music, performance, video editing and bike riding by Gary P Hayes
© GaryPHayes 2013

www.garyphayes.com

Jul 092013
 

Real time, one take improvisations for Sequentations album on 2 Elektron Analog Fours, Machinedrum, KaossPro, iPad Nave & other. All © 2013 Gary P Hayes.

Video of performance available here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZEUtd_UspE

Jul 052013
 

Real time, one take improvisations for Sequentations album on 2 Elektron Analog Fours, Machinedrum, KaossPro, iPad Nave & other. All © 2013 Gary P Hayes. Video of performance available here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZEUtd_UspE

Jul 012013
 

A more down tempo, ambient live jam on my evolving OTB (outside the box) setup – leading to an impro album this year called Sequentations. This has 7 nice polyrhythmic sequences that evolve and overlap nicely. The setup was only 40 mins setting all the original sounds up, a preset on the Nave (iPad) and some Kaoss presets…finally two blippy sounds in the Machinedrum. I added some timelapse footage I took the over week to cover up the end as I ran out of footage (I record camera and sound separately) – but then added the same snippets throughout sections of the piece…took minutes and are placed randomly, so they may or may not fit

Have added a DBX compressor into the set-up which means there is no mastering on this one – what you hear is straight out of the mixer hopefully tighter dynamic range.

Analog Four sound & sequences done an hour or so before the recording with a simple machine drum pattern also. This goal of this one is to get a little more into a trancey in technical style, still a ways to go, but happy with this slightly disco throw back hybrid 🙂

The stereo compressor is being side-chained by the bass drum & all peak instruments on this one – so all instruments are fed into mixer on a sub-channel and routed through the ducking compressor. I reduced the effect somewhat for this track as it didn’t need it…

 

Real time improvisation visuals for these tracks are at http://www.youtube.com/user/hayesg01/videos

Jul 012013
 

Another live impros on my evolving OTB (outside the box) setup – leading to an impro album this year called Sequentations. Have added a DBX compressor into the set-up which means there is no mastering on this one – what you hear is straight out of the mixer.

Analog Four sound & sequences done an hour or so before the recording with a simple machine drum pattern also. This goal of this one is to get a little more into a trancey in technical style, still a ways to go, but happy with this slightly disco throw back hybrid 🙂

The stereo compressor is being side-chained by the bass drum (& snare to some extent) – so all instruments are fed into mixer on a sub-channel and routed through the ducking compressor. I reduced the effect somewhat for this track as it didn’t need it…

Real time improvisation visuals for these tracks are at http://www.youtube.com/user/hayesg01/videos

Jun 252013
 

At the beginning of the piece I am just showing whats on each of the A4 tracks, the Magellan pad, the rhythmic elements of the machine drum and the Kaoss (NOTE: this is not the piece 🙂 – Another analog synth noodle. This time a more relaxed exposition in Dm with two different development sections. Was actually trying a few challenges here, one was to get an Analog 4 sequence sounding like an Australian Kookaburra (see if you can spot it throughout the piece!), as well as all eight Analog 4 tracks working together. A supporting mix of rhythm sounds from the MachineDrum, a single ‘big pad’ on the Magellan and some trumpet and flute sounding Kaoss Pro pad rounds it off.

I keep wanting to switch to more progressive trance style with this setup but as soon as I get some sequences going to moves towards something much more traditional and melodic – next one!

Jun 202013
 

More live impros on my evolving OTB (outside the box) setup – leading to an impro album this year called Sequentations.

Real time improvisation visuals for these tracks are at http://www.youtube.com/user/hayesg01/videos

This time a simple Am tune with surrounding build and bridging expositions. Analog Four sound & sequences done an hour or so before the recording and machine drum pattern also. This was done at half tempo to get a longer four bar chord progression feel, but it looses those semi quavers!

This piece is structured around some ground up sounds and pre-built sequences in the A4 just before the jam and a mix of solos on Kaoss and iPad. This piece is attempting to be a little more popular dance orientated but falls between stools methinks, but I like the overall structures and how the 8 sequences gel on the A4

Jun 202013
 

On-going tweaking and practise with a setup to do an album this year called Sequentations. The analog fours are being used at 2% of their potential and not what they are built for :), a lot more to come from them and darker more edgy tracks, for now some light Major chord relief 🙂

Real time improvisation visuals for these tracks are at http://www.youtube.com/user/hayesg01/videos

Tech details: The Analog four (left) is driving the 2nd A4, KaossPro and iPad drums (with compensation so it is tight). The micron audio is fed through the Left A4, the Kaoss audio is fed through the right A4 so they both use the lovely verb and delay. The iPad app is FunkBox which was the only one that allowed me to get the drums almost CV locked. Both A4s are using riffs and sequences I preset with lots of lfo activity so I don’t need to manually change for this simple type piece.

Jun 202013
 

In Cm another Analog Four sound & sequence prepared live jam (the sounds and sequences generally take around 1 hour to set up and are not that interesting to watch 🙂 well the sequence creation is I suppose) This track is two 15 min impros joined with the 2nd one first, around 13 mins in I left in some random parameter trig settings on one track completely unplanned but something I want to do more of once I have the sounds in some sort of reasonable order!

Real time improvisation visuals for these tracks are at http://www.youtube.com/user/hayesg01/videos

More live impros on my evolving OTB (outside the box) setup – leading to an impro album this year called Sequentations.

This piece is structured around some ground up sounds and pre-built sequences in the A4 just before the jam and a mix of solos on Kaoss, A4 and Micron. I have put the whole piece up and yes it does ramble – for the high quality audio captures for the album of all of these I will be sub editing into 7-8 minute pieces for the album…this takes a little longer and I think they make nice background pieces in their longer jam mode?

Jun 202013
 

Minus drums! A very Tangerine Dream’esque live jam with bits of Vangelis & Jarre 🙂 in Dm. More live impros on my evolving OTB (outside the box) setup – leading to an impro album this year called Sequentations.

 

 

Real time improvisation visuals for these tracks are at http://www.youtube.com/user/hayesg01/videos

This piece is structured around some ground up sounds and pre-built sequences in the A4 just before the jam and a mix of solos on Kaoss, A4 and Micron. I have put the whole piece up and yes it does ramble – for the high quality captures of all of these I will be sub editing into 7-8 minute pieces for the album…

Jun 202013
 

All sounds are sculptured from scratch just before this take and apologies for the Jarre/TDream channeling here 🙂 This felt the most comfortable jam so far in that there were far less ‘performance pauses’ and the over story arc worked for me better…Part of an on-going evening and weekend project – tweaking and fine tuning a setup as part of an album this year called Sequentations.

Real time improvisation visuals for these tracks are at http://www.youtube.com/user/hayesg01/videos

Tech details: The Analog four (left) is driving the 2nd A4, KaossPro and iPad drums (with timing compensation so it is tight). The micron audio (used little in this one) is fed through the Left A4, the Kaoss audio is fed through the right A4 so they both use the lovely verb and delay. The iPad app is FunkBox which was the only app that allowed me to get the drums almost CV tight.

Feb 202013
 

Done as an impro experiment in 30 minutes on Sat 16 Feb 2013. The piano was done in one take (then a synth pad and vocal sound taken directly from its midi). Then the guitar was added without rehearsal, it is dipped in a couple of small places where it loses focus 🙂 Video was from a stream of library videos I had already compiled. Gary Hayes plays Ibanez Electric Guitar, Piano + Logic and Sylenth + Omnisphere. Video by Gary Hayes