Sep 212016
 

Been a fan of Mike Oldfield’s 1973 Opus since a teenager and although I can play much of it on guitars, harps, bass and wind instruments, this afternoon I had a tinker in my open photo gallery (yes a few folk were browsing towards the end section again and talking to me putting me off!) using one of my OTB keyboard setups (I am using for original works).

I love the opening sequence with its odd time signatures and downward chord progressions so just did a little prep on the Analog 4 (time sigs and sounds) and set off. The only part I rehearsed a few times was the 3/4 downward chord section, otherwise all other parts I knew and this is not meant to be a verbatim structure of course.

Instruments: Roland System 1 for back sequences, Ensoniq MR Rack for strings, Analog 4 for bass, main riff, flute riff and arp harmony, piano and Kaoss for solo parts. I was going to add my new Volca Beats and Keys, but it would have lost a little ‘purity’ if I did that.

Sep 212016
 

Using Elektron Analog 4 (sequences and leads), Roland System 1 (pads/sequences), Casio Grand Piano, Ensoniq MrRack (strings), Kaoss (various leads, sfx, pads) Improvisation in my Blue Mountains photo gallery today. This is part of a development of pieces and is going to be one of three movements as backing tracks to some acoustic overlays – mostly guitar, sax and harp.

Sep 212016
 

Symphony Electronica Mov I “In Peril” beauty as destructive forces threaten, then the struggle begins… Another improvisation in my Blue Mountains photo gallery today. This is part of a development of pieces and is going to be one of three movements as backing tracks to some acoustic overlays – mostly guitar, sax and harp.

 

Sep 212016
 

Using Elektron Analog 4 (sequences and leads), Roland System 1 (pads/sequences), Casio Grand Piano, Ensoniq MrRack (strings), Kaoss (various leads, sfx, pads) Improvisation in my Blue Mountains photo gallery today. This is part of a development of pieces and is going to be one of three movements as backing tracks to some acoustic overlays – mostly guitar, sax and harp.

Sep 212016
 

Performed live in one take during a gallery open day in Gary’s photographic studio/gallery in Mount Victoria, Blue Mountains. A traditional analog sequencer based impro with downward chordal progressions. The Electron Analog 4 is used for two sequences, main bass and lead with strings, the Roland System 1 for pad and various sequences, the strings are from the Warm Pad preset on Ensoniq MR Rack and finally the Kaoss Pro for leads and analog colouration. At full instrumentation there are six sync’d sequences. The audio has been mastered through Izotrope Ozone.

Sep 212016
 

A series of meditative pieces based on positive life traits and their associated Greek mythological spirits. The pieces are gently improvised as two live performances. The first is the background cinematic layer performed in one take on a full octave weighted keyboard linked to a Spectrasonics Omnisphere, ambient or pad sound. The second is a one take performance over this soundscape on an Akai Ewi 4000 self contained electronic wind instrument (looks a little like a Soprano sax) which has many different sounds across the tracks.

The visuals on the accompanying videos are from a fractal based real time, synchronised visualisation program called G-Force Platinum by SoundSpectrum Inc: captured by SnapzPro and re-sync’d to the master audio.

All the tracks have a subliminal background of an Australian dawn chorus, recorded at Gary’s Wentworth Falls house in October (Australian Spring). There a many birds including Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Magpie, Rozellas, Australian Parrots, Kookaburras and a constant sound of three local Lyre birds scraping around the ground and imitating all the birds above.

We hope you find the pieces relaxing but also powerful and inspiring. There will be more albums like this to come and keep an eye on Gary’s music and photography site at http://garyphayes.com for developments.

Recorded 15-30 October 2014 in three sessions only at Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, Australia
Gary plays: Weighted piano with Omnisphere and Akai Ewi digital wind instrument
All tracks © Gary P Hayes Music 2014

 

Sep 212016
 

A series of meditative pieces based on positive life traits and their associated Greek mythological spirits. The pieces are gently improvised as two live performances. The first is the background cinematic layer performed in one take on a full octave weighted keyboard linked to a Spectrasonics Omnisphere, ambient or pad sound. The second is a one take performance over this soundscape on an Akai Ewi 4000 self contained electronic wind instrument (looks a little like a Soprano sax) which has many different sounds across the tracks.

The visuals on the accompanying videos are from a fractal based real time, synchronised visualisation program called G-Force Platinum by SoundSpectrum Inc: captured by SnapzPro and re-sync’d to the master audio.

All the tracks have a subliminal background of an Australian dawn chorus, recorded at Gary’s Wentworth Falls house in October (Australian Spring). There a many birds including Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Magpie, Rozellas, Australian Parrots, Kookaburras and a constant sound of three local Lyre birds scraping around the ground and imitating all the birds above.

We hope you find the pieces relaxing but also powerful and inspiring. There will be more albums like this to come and keep an eye on Gary’s music and photography site at http://garyphayes.com for developments.

Recorded 15-30 October 2014 in three sessions only at Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, Australia
Gary plays: Weighted piano with Omnisphere and Akai Ewi digital wind instrument
All tracks © Gary P Hayes Music 2014

Sep 212016
 

A series of meditative pieces based on positive life traits and their associated Greek mythological spirits. The pieces are gently improvised as two live performances. The first is the background cinematic layer performed in one take on a full octave weighted keyboard linked to a Spectrasonics Omnisphere, ambient or pad sound. The second is a one take performance over this soundscape on an Akai Ewi 4000 self contained electronic wind instrument (looks a little like a Soprano sax) which has many different sounds across the tracks.

The visuals on the accompanying videos are from a fractal based real time, synchronised visualisation program called G-Force Platinum by SoundSpectrum Inc: captured by SnapzPro and re-sync’d to the master audio.

All the tracks have a subliminal background of an Australian dawn chorus, recorded at Gary’s Wentworth Falls house in October (Australian Spring). There a many birds including Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Magpie, Rozellas, Australian Parrots, Kookaburras and a constant sound of three local Lyre birds scraping around the ground and imitating all the birds above.

We hope you find the pieces relaxing but also powerful and inspiring. There will be more albums like this to come and keep an eye on Gary’s music and photography site at http://garyphayes.com for developments.

Recorded 15-30 October 2014 in three sessions only at Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, Australia
Gary plays: Weighted piano with Omnisphere and Akai Ewi digital wind instrument
All tracks © Gary P Hayes Music 2014

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
© GaryPHayes 2013

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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