Life without Ableton Live

This post has been percolating for a while, the recent announcement of Live 9 has just hurried it along.

It’s been a while since i’ve used Ableton Live 8 for live performance or composition, and that isn’t because I don’t like it.  The image above is from my “Installer” performance back in 2009 where I was using Live, and APC-40 controller and VDMX for audiovisuals.  Here is some footage:

Installer Gig excerpt from Secret Killer Of Names on Vimeo.
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The Included Middle #8

The Included Middle#8: The Impossible Room.

After developing some relatively complex synthetic themes this edition returns with some creepy drones to go with Stacey’s unhinged hand-written journal of claustrophobia.  My sound is inspired by Ligeti’s Atmosphéres as heard on 2001: A Space Odyssey.   The material is random field recordings from the World Sound Mix app put through Jean-François Charles‘ “Harmo-Freeze” max/MSP patch which were then filtered and edited in Reaper.

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