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

“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.