Eric Satie’s Gnossienne No 1, For Modular Synthesizer

Eric Satie’s Gnossienne No 1 for Modular Synthesizer

This is another of Satie’s beautiful melodies done using just analog sequencers.

It uses the Q119 and Q960 and the Analogue Solutions Oberkorn 3 as well as the MoonModular M563 trigger sequencer. It also uses MoonModulars M564 and Club of the Knobs C962B sequential switches.

The M564 is used to switch the gate busses and the COTK is used to play the three rows of the Oberkorn and then 16 steps of the Q119. The M563 is used to control the timing of the bass and chords. Trying to synchronise the three step sequencers, two sequential switches and the trigger sequencer with each row shifting at different rates proved to be very challenging.

The only effect used apart from the Modcan digital delay is a little reverb.

via justwaving

2 thoughts on “Eric Satie’s Gnossienne No 1, For Modular Synthesizer

  1. This is incredibly cool. The synth compliments wonderfully Satie's haunting piece. Watching the blinkenlights while the music plays is fascinating, but the music could stand on its own. If you played the whole piece, I'd buy it off iTunes in a New York minute.

    Thanks for making this available!

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