I work on Saturdays, which seems to be when they have these events. Luckily there is some video! Here are a couple of videos with some short clips from a recent Robotspeak event courtesy of Franck Martin.
Happy 2018! I hope you have a long lunch break or better yet, the day off, because this is a long one. Totally worth the time though. Use headphones and immerse yourself in the studio with these guys, the audio is in stereo. This is an excellent piece of dark ambient from 2015, created with a load of vintage and modern gear including old Roland drums and a Buchla synth.
Here’s some text from the video description:
“The release notes for their recent collaborative album, A.R.T, perhaps unfairly characterises Tobias Freund and Max Loderbauer’s foray into dark ambient as “genre tourism.” The heady experimentalism of concept-driven recorded work from the duo’s inception in the early 2000s has seen them tackle reductionist technoid minimalism for Cadenza, craft an album of pieces composed solely with drum machines, and produce the longplayer NSI. Plays Non Standards which featured minimalist drones at the intersection of modern acoustic piano (played by Loderbauer) and electronic abstraction (as manipulated by Freund). Their acclaimed, yet infrequent, live sets have regularly skewed towards the organic and tonal qualities of the ambient aesthetic, functioning as a counterweight to the defined parameters of their celebrated output for Sähkö Recordings and Freund’s own Non Standard Productions. The relative rarity of their live performances can be attributed to the sheer amount of analog gear required to realise the specificity of their sound design, as witnessed in this live capture: a fascinating mind trip through layers of deep submersion, simmering otherworldly eeriness and industrial pulses.”
Jean-Michel speaks on musical creativity and technology from his studio in Paris. This is from a recent Erica Synths Garage Series and includes a short modular jam as well.
Just a quick light on some recent Bay Area Synth happenings.
Following is a set from Gabie Wen from a local Powwow live streaming series. Her set had a minimal glitch and noise flavor. you can view the entire vidcast here which includes another nicely done set by Normalien as well as sets by Yoann Resmond and Jerod Rivera.