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Modular Scene #8 ‘RECYCLE OF LIFE’

After my live on Sunday I was inspired by the patch to do a recorded more controlled and better sounding piece – so here it is 32 minutes of lovely modular with rolling DistingEX piano, multiple other eurorack parts and synthy solo tones for your pleasure … the live talk through patch being made here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T21Rv… Modular Scene #8 ‘The Recycle of Life’ Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes in Mount Victoria, Blue Mountains, Australia Single shot on 4K Zoom Q2n4k, the right screen a pan/scan of left screen zoomed in 2x on FCPx Rack top left to bot right – Behringer CP1-A, Synthrotek M/DIV Clock, 2HP Tune, A-118-2 Random CV, Hikari Analog Sequencer II, 2HP Turing machine, TipTop Quantizer, 2HP LFO, Horstronic Mult, Ornament & Crime Slim, Erica Pico Drum 2, TipTop BD808, Korg NTS1, Intellijel 1U Steppy, Mosaic Quantizer, 2HP Arp, Doepfer A-111-6 Synth, 4MS mult, 2HP Pluck, Klavis Twin Waves, A-124 VCF5 Wasp filter, A145-4 LFO, Disting EX plus alpha, A-138s Mixer My rig on ModularGrid https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/v… My Bandcamp albums https://garyphayes.bandcamp.com/

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METROPOLIS New Kosmische Score Live 2hr tech impro #analogfour #neutron #modelD to Fritz Lang’s film

0:00 Music Curtains 1:34 Music Prologue 25:27 Music Act 1 41:20 Music Act II 1:02:25 Music Act III 1:27:49 Music Act IV 1:41:49 Music Epilogue Intro: One of my all time favourite films which has returned to Public Domain. I also think the imagery speaks for itself so I removed the many text plates that in my view break the flow, the story is not hard to follow and sometimes it is best for the viewer to lose themselves in those images and create their own interpretation. Restored version: Most of this film has been lovingly restored and even enhanced by Martin Koerber, Frank Strobel and Anke Wilkening – there are some moments which look too far gone to restore, but it still flows. The music: I always thought the whole 2 hour film would love a from a more, sci-fi music soundtrack (which has likely been done a few times already), but more driving vs sleepy textural and completely separately I did a live stream 2 hour long improvisation last weekend, on relatively simple equipment – but when I played it alongside the film, it just seemed to gel. OK there are some sections that would benefit from some musical editing, but I really wanted the flow to stay in both the film and music, so you are carried along with it. The equipment here is Analog Four mk2 running sequences and synth sounds including drums, but also sending polyrhythmic and polymetric CV clocks to two other mono sequencers on the rack, controlling the ModelD and Neutron analog synths. When I do lives I have a separate recording too so this is the remastered audio. About the film from Wikipedia : “Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist science-fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. Written by Thea von Harbou in collaboration with Lang from von Harbou’s 1925 novel of the same name intentionally written as a treatment, it stars Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, and Brigitte Helm. Erich Pommer produced it in the Babelsberg Studios for Universum Film A.G. (UFA). The silent film is regarded as a pioneering science-fiction movie, being among the first feature-length movies of that genre. Filming took place over 17 months in 1925–26 at a cost of more than five million Reichsmarks, or the equivalent of about €19,000,000 in 2020. Made in Germany during the Weimar period, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and follows the attempts of Freder, the wealthy son of the city master, and Maria, a saintly figure to the workers, to overcome the vast gulf separating the classes in their city and bring the workers together with Joh Fredersen, the city master. The film’s message is encompassed in the final inter-title: “The Mediator Between the Head and the Hands Must Be the Heart”. Metropolis met a mixed reception upon release. Critics found it visually beautiful and powerful – the film’s art direction by Otto Hunte, Erich Kettelhut, and Karl Vollbrecht draws influence from opera, Bauhaus, Cubist, and Futurist design, along with touches of the Gothic in the scenes in the catacombs, the cathedral and Rotwang’s house – and lauded its complex special effects, but accused its story of being naive. H. G. Wells described the film as “silly”, and The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction calls the story “trite” and its politics “ludicrously simplistic”. The film’s alleged Communist message was also criticized. The film’s long running time also came in for criticism. The film was cut substantially after its German premiere. Many attempts have been made since the 1970s to restore the film. In 1984, Italian music producer Giorgio Moroder released a truncated version with a soundtrack by rock artists including Freddie Mercury, Loverboy, and Adam Ant. In 2001, a new reconstruction of Metropolis was shown at the Berlin Film Festival. In 2008, a damaged print of Lang’s original cut of the film was found in a museum in Argentina. After a long restoration process that required additional materials provided by a print from New Zealand, the film was 95% restored and shown on large screens in Berlin and Frankfurt simultaneously on 12 February 2010. Metropolis is now widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made, ranking 35th in Sight & Sound’s 2012 critics’ poll. In 2001, the film was inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register, the first film thus distinguished.”SHOW LESS

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BERLIN: Live Synth Jam set to film ‘Symphony of a Metropolis’

0:00 Act 1 14:51 Act 2 23:30 Act 3 35:51 Act 4 52:15 Act 5 A remastered version of my live performance on Sunday 19 Sep 2021 (I cut a few mins at the beginning and near middle to fit – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lJ2T… ) – the original performance was done ‘wild’ so to speak, but by accident I had both playing when I was remastering the audio, and they worked really well together, so here we are. The silent film from 1927 is Public Domain with credits of course so the opening titles are left in-tact. There is no subtext to this composite beyond the original live being an homage to 1970s vs 1920s Berlin sound, progressive sequential synthesizer. About the film from Wikipedia “Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis or Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (German: Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt) is a 1927 German silent film directed by Walter Ruttmann, co-written by Carl Mayer and Karl Freund. … All of the acts is the theme of the train and streetcar. Much of the motion in the film, and many of the scene transitions, are built around the motion of trains and streetcars…The film is an example of the ‘city symphony’ film genre.[1] It portrays the life of a city, mainly through visual impressions in a semi-documentary style, without the narrative content of more mainstream films, though the sequencing of events can imply a kind of loose theme or impression of the city’s daily life.”

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HOMAGE to 1970s Tangerine Dream. Sunday AM LIVE – Tutorial & Performance – Eurorack Neutron ModelD

0:00 TALKTHROUGH 30:51 PERFORMANCE A tutorial talkthrough of the setup and simple patching – how the sequential controller works as master clock & CV/gates, tuning/quantizing, 4 separate voices from Neutron and Model D and 7 combined sound sources, phased pads from MicroFreak and solos on EWI 4000s. Followed by a performance with ‘feels’ not covers, of Phaedra, Richochet, Cherokee Lane etc:
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AIR BURN Modular Sunday LIVE PATCH TALK & PERFORMANCE MicroFreak Eurorack Hikari Analog Sequencer II

0:00 Live Patch Talk 42:15 Performance Live Patch Patching from Scratch – live patch and talk through followed by epic ambient melodic sequential jam – Talk then Impro Featuring my new Hikari Analog Sequencer II (circles!), CV & pads from MicroFreak (randomised features) and 8 live parts from eurorack … more in the live patch talk ambient, sequential, eurorack, hikari sequencer,microfreak,qunexus
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TOKYO RESET Modular Ambient Road Trip. Hikari Analog Sequencer II. Klavis Doepfer TipTop QuNexus

Patch notes Mixer (the two 138s on bot right)

Channels

1 Pluck – CV from Turing Machine quantized by TipTop. Gate from tr2 of Steppy

2 Klavis Osc1 – CV from QuNexus gate from tr1 of Steppy. Each keypress from QuNexus resets the Steppy globally. Also fed through WASP filter

3 Klavis Osc2 – CV from Turing Machine quantized by TipTop.

4 MiniSynth bottom – CV from 2hp ARP. Gate from tr4 of Steppy (with probability)

5 MiniSynth top – Bass, CV from Doepfer Random & quanized by Doepfer dual A156

6 PicoDrum2 – Triggered from tr3 of Steppy

7 110 Synth – CV & gate from Hikari Sequencer & quanized by Doepfer dual A156

8 DIRT Filter – 2hp LFO feeding sweep cvs RACK – two rows of 84HP

TOP LEFT TO RIGHT Power CP1A – 4 HP Synthrotek M/DIV – Dual Clock Multiplier / Divider – 4HP Hikari Analog Sequencer II – 20HP 2hp ARP sequencer – 2HP Doepfer A-156 two channel Quantiser – 8HP Doepfer A-118-2V Random CV / Noise – 4HP Horstronic Buffered Multi – 4HP 2HP LFO – 2HP Doepfer A-145-4 Quad LFO Slim Line – 4HP Behringer 994 mult – 4HP Doepfer A-111-6 Mini Synth – 10HP Erica Pico Drum 2 – 3HP Behringer 110 VCO/VCF/VCA – 16HP MID 1U Intellijel Steppy IU Intellijel Mult 1U

BOTTOM ROW LEFT TO RIGHT Power CP1A – 4 HP Synthrotek M/DIV – Dual Clock Multiplier / Divider – 4HP Doepfer A-118-2 Random CV / Noise – 4HP 2HP Turing machine – 2HP TipTop Audio Quantizer – 10HP 4ms Buff Mult – 4HP 2HP Pluck – 2HP Klavis Twin Waves mk1 – 8HP Doepfer A-124 VCF5 Wasp filter Doepfer A-140-1 ADSR Synthrotek DIRT Filter – 4HP Doepfer A-111-6 Mini Synth – 10HP Doepfer A138s Mixer Mini Stereo – 8HP Doepfer A138s Mixer Mini Stereo – 8HP

BOTTOM SEPARATE UNIT Keith McMillen QuNexus CV Keyboard & Moukey 6 channel stereo into Zoom MS70 then into 4 channel stereo headphone mixer

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AROUND THE WORLD IN ONE JAM: #HydraSynth #Digitakt #MinilogueXD #MicroFreak #Kaoss

Improvisation Composed and Performed © Gary P Hayes on ASM #HydraSynthElektron#Digitakt & #Model:Cycles Arturia #MicroFreak Waldorf #Streichfett Korg #MinilogueXD Strymon #BlueSky Korg #KaossPro Zoom #ARQ-48 Arturia #Keysteps and CME #XKey37 Recorded in Mount Victoria Blue Mtns AustraliaSHOW LESS

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ICELAND WARM MY ICY HEART 2: Cinematic & Sound Revision. Analog Synth Jam, #Digitakt #SE02 #ModelD

Created about a year ago – recut to cinematic frame and sound multipressed properly. Composed and Performed © Gary P Hayes on Roland #SE02 Behringer #ModelD Elektron #Digitakt & #Analog4 Waldorf #Streichfett #Volca Drums Korg #Kaossilator Pro Arturia #Keysteps Novation #BassStation2 #Casio Piano Strymon #BlueSky Korg #Kaoss KP3 Roland #System1 Akai #EWI4000s & ESP Ltd 8 String Guitar Captured on Zoom H6

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DRONE 76 SHARPSTAR: Dark Space Ambience Impro #Hydrasynth (1.5 features) fed thru #NTS1 FX & Drone

Dawless jam / improvisation on #ASM #Hydrasynth & Korg #NTS-1 recorded on a #ZoomQ2N4k no other processing Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes in Mount Victoria Blue Mountains Australia

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NEW SPICE – a live #ambient #chill impro on #HydraSynth #VolcaModular #VolcaKeys #NTS-1 x3 #SQ1 x 2

Spicy Hydra Hour – going to use my Hydrasynth Desktop integrated with my Spice rack (Volca Modular, 3 NTS1s, 2 SQ1s and Volca Keys providing rich beds) … will no doubt have some spacey ambient sections and lots of sequential parts and using my XKey37 some nice poly Aftertouch expression. Streamed via Zoom Q2N 4K , audio and video via OBS into YouTube Live bit of setup stuff : Hydrasynth desktop played with Poly Aftertouch XKey37, also sends main clock to Volca Keys and from there the sync gets distributed to everything else from a stereo 1to5 … The NTS1s act as audio in for the 3 external boxes, and of course NTS1s also are their own mono synths too (so the setup is two poly synths, 1 simple modular mono and 3 mono synths) – the SQ1s are routed to Hydra and each of the 3 NTS1s (so 4 separate sequences, I tend to use the 8 step bounce on 4 midi channels). The Q2N4K acts usually as 4K video capture and 48k24bit audio capture, but in this streaming mode it sends both straight into OBS and then into YouTube live…

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A HARMONIC HEIST : Ambient Techno Jam #ASM #Hydrasynth & Korg #NTS-1

BTW I am wearing gloves because it was freezing in my gallery studio today!! Dawless jam / improvisation on #ASM#Hydrasynth & Korg #NTS-1 recorded on a #ZoomQ2N4k no other processing Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes Mount Victoria Blue Mountains AustraliaSHOW LESS

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Zoom ARQ #AR48 … Is it a toy? Is it Bad Music Tech? VISITATIONS: First test Jam…

Noticed this was in a blowout sale and for 25% of the original price couldn’t resist … although aimed at EDM type music, I think there is real potential in ambient or more chillout beat music, this jam is literally an hour or so after taking it out of the box … there are some nice hidden features, mostly around odd time signatures and the fact you can have 16 tracks of a 3 oscillator poly synth (a few sounds here are created quickly on my first opening) … might be nice to throw in my camera bag on hikes too … also the ring has some nice features with built in accelerometer too, and very surprised at the aftertouch included on this ‘toy’… Dawless jam / impro on Zoom ARQ #AR-48 Audio & Video recorded on a #ZoomQ2N4k no other processing Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes Mount Victoria Blue Mountains Australia

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TUTORIAL Creative Poly Aftertouch Pt.1 on ASM #HYDRASYNTH 10 Adventures in Sound Design

Video to help people understand some creative potential of poly aftertouch 0:00 Intro to Poly Aftertouch 6:38 Patch No 1 – Back to Basics pAT Filter 12:51 Patch No 2 – Oceanic Morph pAT Wavescans 20:13 Patch No 3 – Desert Strings pAT Mutants, Reverb 28:10 Patch No 4 – Alien Speak pAT LFO speeds 38:01 Patch No 5 – Take A … pAT Arp Ratchet & Chance 45:46 Patch No 6 – Galactic Brass pAT Mixer 54:57 Patch No 7 – Frozen Forest pAT Mutant & Osc Volumes 1:02:50 Patch No 8 – Placebo Caves pAT LFO amounts 1:12:18 Patch No 9 – Fallen Skies pAT ARP Gates & filters 1:18:51 Patch No 10 – Time Begins pAT Pitch, Filters, Mutants, Waves The Young Persons Guide to Polyphonic Aftertouch Programming 10 Beginner Adventures using ASM #Hydrasynth & CME Xkey37

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RELAXED MAX: Ambient Hydrasynth Jam Impro Loop. Mad Max III Thunderdome Location in Blue Mountains

Outdoor Dawless impro on ASM #Hydrasynth Desktop Played using a CME #XKey37 PolyAftertouch with Jamman Solo XT doing 4 x 5 min loops approx. (meaning I play one continuous part for about 5 mins, then layer another part on top of that in real time once that loops and so on) at Mermaids Cave Blackheath Blue Mountains Australia Location used in the film Mad Max II or III Thunderdome, the lost children tribe section – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fR1D… Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes Audio & video on #ZoomQ2N4k by Gary P Hayes Some notes on my outdoor performance pieces: MASTER: I usually record the master take and close up shot before anything else (to get that in the bag so to speak) – here just a line out of the SoloXT into the Zoom Q2N4K which is capturing the audio (48k 24bit) and also feeding my Shure In-Ear headphones – usually I take my Beyer DT750s. This is done in one continuous 4K take, so I could potentially crop in later on a HD timeline. B ROLL: Whether it is drone footage or here, static angles, they are done after the event and of course I ‘pretend’ to be playing and layer that in over the master take – later on any edit I can just hide those video tracks in seconds if I wanted to get a complete master take shot. Using a tripod I just let the camera record, setup an angle then walk back to the rig and play for 20s or so then reposition and repeat. Same with walking shots, POV shots are just on walkins or walkouts. Drone shots I usually have the controller close to the instruments so gives the impression I am playing, easy to spot it on full screen! HIKING: The most I have hiked in to a place with gear is about 1.5 hours, and I usually take my normal camera gear (I am a landscape photographer) and fill my pack with other music gear. Most hikes tend to be 15-30 mins and I sometimes take a small stand with me if I know ‘natural’ tables will be tricky OR for smaller hikes just take for convenience. But I prefer to find or know there will be natural places to place gear, 90% of the time. POWER: All my outdoor jams are powered by bigger 10-20Ah powerbanks, same ones people use for their phones, but I use RipCords (from myvolts) which convert the 5V USB to 9 or 12V which most music tech needs.

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HYDRA FOUR KICKS: Ambient Techno Impro #Hydrasynth #AnalogFour2 #VolcaKick

Literally added the Hydrasynth to my mix a couple of days ago and just getting under its surface (have done a few patches from scratch) but here I am using a few presets from a new bank called RaSunGod – the Analog Four & Volca Kick of course are all custom patches. I am waiting on a PolyAfterTouch keybed for the Hydrasynth as well as a larger channelAfterTouch keyboard – but the CME Xkey37 for the Hydra is primarily for remote impros – love the idea of fully expressive portable kit outside in nature, already planning several ambient locations. Dawless jam / improvisation on #ASM #Hydrasynth #Elektron #AnalogFour #Korg #VolcaKick recorded on a #ZoomQ2N4k no other processing Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes Mount Victoria Blue Mountains Australia

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TRIGGER POINT: Elektron Analog Four mk2 Dawless Jam. Blue Mountains, Panorama Point Lookout

Outdoor Dawless impro on Elektron Analog Four mk2 Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes at Panorama Point Lookout and Trig Blue Mountains Australia recorded on #ZoomQ2N4K Drone video (filmed afterwards) by Gary P Hayes note: recorded at high levels and the original audio had a lot of click distortion, it has been processed to remove this but there are some artefacts.

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NORDIC NECESSITY: Ambient Aerial Impro on 3 Nu:Tekt NTS1 2 SQ1 VolcaKeys VolcaModular MODEL-D

Inspired by a yearning for a Nordic life but also represents the ultimate darkness and light of the seasons there. Dawless jam / impro on 3 #NTS-1 2 #SQ1 #VolcaKeys #VolcaModular #BehringerModelD recorded on a #ZoomQ2N4k no other processing Aerial Raw Footage of Iceland © Gary P Hayes Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes – Mount Victoria Blue Mountains Australia

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THE ENIGMA OF FLIGHT: Improvisation on #MinilogueXD #VolcaDrum Modular #NTS1 #ArturiaKeystep #SQ1

A first test recording using the Minilogue with my what has now become, my Korg rack – and also filming in 4K using the Q2n4K then editing that on a HD timeline – for better clarity? The important thing is the sound is fed into the same 4K recorder vs my usual post sync’ing, H6 and GoPro’s NOTE: The battery pack supplying NTS1 – left, dies around 23 mins and as that has the Volca Drum going through it, hence the last 10 minutes without an oscillator and drums (I should have just put another battery pack in and chopped it, but hey, only a test), The NTS1s don’t need a lot and I normally get 10 hours or so from a 5k or so powerpack… Performance based dawless Jam / Impro on Korg #MinilogueXD#VolcaDrum#VolcaModular Korg 3x #NTS-1 2x #SQ1#KO2 & Arturia #Keystep Recorded & filmed on Zoom #Q2n4K Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes Mount Victoria Blue Mountains Australia. Raw aerial footage of Iceland © Gary P HayesSHOW LESS

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Live Streamy Sunday – Once Upon an After Touch. On Minilogue XD, MicroFreak, Model:Cycles etc

Once Upon an After Touch Live STREAMY SUNDAY Melodic aftertouch impro with touches of Morricone (homage), Vangelis, Jarre (Maurice) and others on Korg Minilogue XD & Kaoss Pro, Arturia MicroFreak, Elektron Model:Cycles & Digitakt, Waldorf Streichfett

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Live Stream – SEQUENTIAL SUNDAY. On Minilogue XD, Analog Four mk2 & Volca Modular

SEQUENTIAL SUNDAY. On Minilogue XD, Analog Four mk2 & Volca Modular Elektron Analog Four mk2, Korg Minilogue XD, Volca Modular and KO2 “There is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream – a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought – a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!”. Mark Twain In four parts – From a mostly initialized state, beginning with dreamy chords and melody the four sequences (in a Berlin style of Tangerine Dream, Nils Frahm and a little bit of Jean Michel Jarre) will emerge and develop in poly metric layers and two in poly rhythm, until a short breakdown into chaos and then a triumphant, fugal conclusion – approx 45 mins