RIP HAL 9000: Analog Synth Impro Stories. Behringer Model D, SE02, Elektron Analog 4, Keysteps

Composed and performed © Gary P Hayes on
Behringer Model D Roland SE02 Esp Ltd 8 String Guitar
Elektron Analog 4 & Digitakt Volca Keys Bass Beats
Korg Kaoss Pro Waldorf Streichfett and Arturia Keysteps

In memory of Douglas Rain 1928-2018 the voice of HAL in
2001: A Space Odyssey that inspired a generation of sci-fi creators

Right camera GoPro4 Black – Left camera Kaiser Baas X250 – both running HD 30fps

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

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.