Part 1 - Mark Mosher Cinematic Electronic Live - Boulder Synthesizer Meetup August 11, 2015

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This video is part 1 of a live cinematic electronica set I performed at the Boulder Synthesizer Meetup on August 11th 2015 at the Walnut room in Denver. In this video I'm performing both the music and the visuals. 

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In part 1 I perform an extended version of "Gonna Rise Up" from the album Fear Cannot Save Us" markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/fear-cannot-save-us. For this piece, I was doing live arrangement on the Octatrack plus playing lead synth on the Waldorf Blofeld. The lead patch is an original patch from INIT using OSC2 & 3 for sync with mod wheel. The original lead patch on the album version was done with Zebra 2. To retain some of its character, I used Extreme Sample Convert to multi-sample the Zebra patch then import into the Blofeld for the source for Oscillator 1.

Rig Notes:
This set was performed only on Octatrack dynamic performance sampler with original field recordings and sonic elements from albums plus a Waldorf Blofled keyboard with original presets.

Recording Notes:
Live audio was recorded on a Zoom H2n fed by my sub-mix to house via Mackie 402VLZ3. Main footage is from a GoPro with secondary foot from my friend Chris Frain.

Visuals Notes:
The ONLY video source is from live camera input being run through layers of custom Resolume presets controlled by an Arturia Beatstep live.


Introducing (no)poem - A New Collaboration with Artist Darwin Grosse

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My good friend Darwin Grosse and I formed a new duo called (no)poem to support our performances and recorded work. Check out our new web site at http://www.nopoem.net

Darwin Grosse is director of education and customer services for Cycling ’74 (Max). He is the  creator and host of the art+music+technologypodcast. Darwin also launched a brand new blog called All Things Modular.

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The unique nature of our interaction comes from the instruments that we use. Darwin focuses his attention on a portable modular synthesizer, while my system is centered around an Elektron Octatrack and a Waldorf Blofeld desktop. This combo is aided by an automated generative visual system.

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Our work is completely improvised, but are supported by the use of postcard-sized graphical scores. This gives us the ability to create structured improvisations while remaining open to react to our surroundings and to each others' work. We do not use laptop computers or keyboards during our performance, forcing us to use alternative controlling devices to produce the work.

2015 Heartland Tour

We are striking out on a mini-tour of the heartland August 1st and 2nd. 

If you live in Lincoln or Des Moines we hope to see you at the show. If you know of friends in this area that would dig the show - please let them know.

Check out the coverage of the tour on Synthtopia.

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August 1: 7:00 pm - SP CE Commons, Lincoln Nebraska

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/388937801300097/
The poster for this show can be downloaded at this link

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August 2: 4:30 pm - Des Moines Social Club

DMSC Website: http://desmoinessocialclub.org/ 
The poster for this show can be downloaded from this link

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Sonic Encounters Episode 004 Features Brand New Piece - "A Day In The Life Of A Krell Technician"

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This next soundscape in Episode 004 is a 20 minute long soundscape. One thing I love about the podcast format is I can present these longer form works that you can listen to as you go about your day. If you need to pause the show, you can pick up where you left off.

So thanks to all of you who subscribed to the podcast in iTunes. If you haven't subscribed click here to Subscribe now on iTunes so you never miss an episode. Please leave a rating or review if you are enjoying the podcast. If you use a different podcatcher, paste this RSS link.

On to Episode 004...

Episode 004 A Day In The Life Of A Krell Technician

A Brand New 20 Minute Original Soundscape


To learn more about this episode visit the Soundscape Journal Page here.

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Thanks for listening,

Mark Mosher
www.SonicEncounters.com
www.MarkMosherMusic.com


Announcing My New Soundscape Podcast - Sonic Encounters

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For years and years I've wanted to launch a podcast featuring my original works. I'm excited to announce the day has come and I've launched Sonic Encounters: Soundscapse from the Sounds Around Us. Through the podcast I'll be bringing you original compositions and improvisations.

Subscribe now on iTunes so you never miss an episode. Also, it would help me out if you leave a positive rating and review of the site while you are there :^)

If you use a different podcatcher, paste this RSS link .

Companion Web Site with Soundscape Journal Gallery

Sonic Encounters is much more than a podcast though. It has dedicated web site with soundscape journals - http://sonicencounters.com. Think of web site as a virtual sonic art gallery with each journal entry featuring a different piece. The site looks fantastic on phones at tablets btw :^)

Each of these entries is like a separate listening room with an embedded music player hanging on a virtual wall with artist notes, photos, and notes discussing the work and the artistic process behind-the-scenes.  

Episode 4 Coming Soon...

I have a brand new 20 minute piece teed up for Episode 4 which will be launching in a few days.

Tell Your Friends

If you enjoy Sonic Encounters, use the links below to tell you friends.

Mark Mosher

www.SonicEncounters.com

www.MarkMosherMusic.com


My New Album Marooned Now Available

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Marooned is Now Available

A Bandcamp exclusive with high-quality download in MP3, FLAC... includes digital booklet PDF containing 16 pages of liner notes, photos, and graphical score.

I'm super excited to announce my new album Marooned is now available. This soundscape is in the same universe and is a prequel to my alien invasion concept album series Reboot, I Hear Your Signals, and Fear Cannot Save Us. Unlike the first three albums which contained shorter composed and often groove-based songs, this album contains a single long-form recording combining electronic tonalities and abstract expressionist music. See detailed description below.

You can listen to and buy the album at https://markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/marooned.


Enjoy and please tell your friends. 

About Marooned

Marooned is an original cinematic electronic soundscape. I think of it as a score for a film yet to be made. An Earth ship crashes on a massive moon and the only hope for the crew's survival is making it across a harsh landscape to an alien outpost for a first, and uninvited, encounter.

This work is an example of live sonic storytelling and was recorded in one pass (with no prerecorded sequences, overdubs, or edits) after weeks of improvising and rehearsal.

1 DESCENT
0:00 Approach
0:59 System Failure
1:30 Crash, Ejection, Blackout

2 ON THE SURFACE
2:08 Regaining Consciousness
4:14 Being Scanned

3 OUTPOST IN SIGHT
5:06 The Traverse

4 ENTER THE OUTPOST
7:10 Point of No Return
8:04 Solving the Airlock Puzzle
8:53 Moving Through the Darkness
9:30 The Trap

5 CAPTURED
10:47 March to Chamber

6 INSIDE OUR HEADS
15:00 Extracting Secrets of Man and Machines

7 DREAMING OF HOME
18:22 Extracting our Dreams

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Credits

Written, performed, programmed, and produced by Mark Mosher

Cover photo and design, liner notes, and graphical score by Mark Mosher

Instrumentation: 90% Nord Lead 4 Synthesizer (performance instrument with all original signature sounds), 5% Octatrack (performance sampler for original field recordings/samples and on-the-fly sequencing), and 5% Tenori-On (performance instrument and on-the-fly sequencing)

Music inspired by Louis and Bebe Barron

Artistic process inspired by Joan Miro, Clyfford Still, and Darwin Grosse

(c)(p) 2015 Mark J. Mosher (BMI) - CC-BY-NC 

https://markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/marooned