Switched-On Bach Prelude & Fugue No. 2 in C Minor On A Custom Ableton Push Keytar

The Brooklyn Digital Conservatory shared this video, capturing a ‘switched-on’ style live performance of Bach’s Prelude & Fugue No. 2 in C Minor.

The performance features producer/music technologist Dan Freeman using his custom keytar instrument, ‘Blinky’. Here’s what he’s shared previously about the unique instrument:

“Blinky consists of an Ableton Push 2, a Korg nanoKONTROL 2, a Numark Orbit controller, and a Keith McMillen Instruments 12-Step MIDI Foot Control.

I use the Ableton Push 2 for making the music ā€” playing it like a keyboard. The nanoKONTROL 2 is used for effects ā€” filters and such, mutes, changing sounds, and recording loops. The Orbit is used to filter the lead sounds and launch beats and clips, and the KMI pedal is also used to launch loops when my hands are busy. The KMI pedal allows me to play very low bass tones which change the voicings of chords that Iā€™m playing on the Push.”

He’s accompanied here by the the digital visuals of artist Miho Morita.

Check it out and share your thoughts on in the comments!

7 thoughts on “Switched-On Bach Prelude & Fugue No. 2 in C Minor On A Custom Ableton Push Keytar

  1. When I saw the title, I thought this is going to be lousy. But what a surprise. I loved it. Had no idea that an instrument like that could play Bach. Well Done Sir!

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