Live MIDI Synth Jam

Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via P.ortra.it, captures a live MIDI synth jam at the Moog Sound Lab.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

This was our attempt to play, perform, and multitrack eleven midi instruments simultaneously. Every part of this song was triggered and recorded in real-time (with the exception being the kick & snare which were the back-track).

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Pantha du Prince + The Bell Laboratory Do Terry Riley’s ‘In C’ (Behind The Scenes Documentary)

This morning Ableton debuted its new documentary, featuring Hendrik Weber, aka Pantha du Prince, collaborating with The Bell Laboratory in a performance of Terry Riley‘s seminal minimal composition, In C, at London’s Barbican Theatre.

Riley’s In C, composed in 1964, consists of 53 musical phrases, to be played by any number of people on any instruments. The phrases are to be played by each musician any number of times, as long as the musicians stay within a few phrases of each other. Because of the compositional rules of the work, performances can be very different in sound an length.

Members of The Bell Laboratory play the piece on a broad range of percussion instruments. Weber uses Ableton Live on his laptop and samples and loops the percussionists’ instruments, adding his performance to the minimalist classic.
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Dataline vs Cuckoo Elektron Balkan Beats Jam

Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a live Elektron jam session, featuring Dataline on the Analog Rytm and Cuckoo on Analog Keys.

The performance was improvised at Musikmesse 2014.

Here’s what Cuckoo has to say about the jam: Continue reading