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#WorkInProgess – Einaudi Remix

Here’s a bit of Dyskinetik stuff I’ve been working on today. It’s dark, cute, minimal tech. It’s a remix of sorts; Einaudi’s Melodia Africana. This is just one piece of a larger puzzle, I think. If clicky, twisted beats in 9/8 sound like your sort of thing, you may well enjoy it 🙂

Gloves Intro: Imogen Heap Performance On Science Club.

I’ll be posting a lot of Gloves stuff over the next few months, of course. I’ll be writing more about the launch weekend very soon, and that’s before we get into what’s coming very soon…

I get asked lots of questions about the Gloves already. For the relatively uninitiated, this clip of Imogen on Dara O’Briain’s Science Club is a neat little intro.

It’s an oldish clip; the gloves have progressed further since this was broadcast. When I first saw this I was blown away, but I had almost no concept of how this all worked It’s very neat to watch this now I’m in the Glover community; knowing all the little tricks hidden in those hand movements* is incredibly exciting…

*’Postures’ is the term used by Glovers to describe all those hand movements.

Back To Business – Live Rehearsals Are Go.

Just a quick update today.

Remember me talking about bringing the beat and electronic elements into the live set? My experiments with Ableton/Mainstage will continue, but I’ve finally found a way of bringing a lot of what I need together in one iPad app.

Retronyms Tabletop is a hell of a thing. It allows multiple devices (drum machines, synths, effects) together in one space. Crucially for me, it has some very neat interfaces for on the fly manipulation of song structures. It even allows third party apps (like my fave, DM1) to be brought into the Tabletop space and made to play nicely with the other toys. It’s not quite Ableton Live, but it’s seriously powerful, and obviously very portable.

The new stage piano arrives tomorrow, so songs like Hand At Emotion, Hex, You Needed Answers… Damn; most of my songs are piano songs! Anyway, no more fiddly guitar versions.

I’m actually excited to play live now. I know, right?


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