Ubud – Live Jam in Bali

Third of 8 video and recorded impros in Ubud, Bali – inspired by the gentle surrounds of Ubud in Bali – Recorded 30 Dec 2017 on Elektron Analog 4 & Digitakt, Waldorf Streichfett and Arturia Keystep Controller Composed by Gary P Hayes © 2018

“FAREWELL PLANET ONE” classical guitar and piano impro

“FAREWELL PLANET ONE” a classical guitar & piano impro this morning – with only one, hardly noticeable bum note!

A track from my music album this year, ‘Garden of Stone’, a mix of ‘outside the box’ analog synth setup, melancholic guitar, chilled electronica, harp, Akai EWI electronic wind instrument and other acoustic elements such as piano and clarinet.

Improvisational odes to a dying world, naturally and socially, reflective, it’s been good well it lasted folks… longer versions of some of the tracks at garyphayes.com –

Oh and a misplaced hammer will do that to your left hand fingernail – a few more weeks to fully replace itself 🙂

TUBULAR BELLS – ANALOG SYNTH REAL TIME IMPRO COVER – OPENING THEME

Been a fan of Mike Oldfields 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.

GARDENS OF STONE – SYMPHONY ELECTRONICA MOV II “time drift” ~ BACKTRACK ANALOG SYNTH IMPROVISATION

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.

GARDEN OF STONE ~ SYMPHONY ELECTRONICA Mov III ‘game of tones’ ~ Impro / Jam by Gary P Hayes

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.

THE ETERNAL RAIN ~ Analog Electronica 40 minute Jam / Improv

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.

01 Aletheia – truthfulness and sincerity. Singularity – Spirits of Life Album

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-syncd to the master audio.

All the tracks have a subliminal background of an Australian dawn chorus, recorded at Garys 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 Garys 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

 

02 Alke – prowess and courage. Singularity – Spirits of Life Album

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-syncd to the master audio.

All the tracks have a subliminal background of an Australian dawn chorus, recorded at Garys 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 Garys 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