This behind the scenes video takes a look at the live performance setup of Mouse On Mars.
Mouse on Mars’ three live members (Andi Toma, Jan St. Werner and touring drummer/singer Dodo Nkishi) use a performance system based around three laptops running Ableton Live.
Everything the band needs for their performance is contained within one Live Set, running on each of the three MIDI-synchronized computers on stage. Each song has its own scene in Live, so the band can freely change the song order and spontaneously loop sections by triggering the corresponding scene.
For the Parastrophics tour, Karl Kliem aka ‘Dienststelle’ developed projection mapping visuals using Max from Cycling ’74. Because the musician’s computers on stage are running Max For Live, they can send real-time data to the graphics computer. As a result, the live graphics ‘react’ to musical elements like the current song position.