I was invited to amazing festival in Cyprus in Jan 2016. Lefkosia Loop Festival happens in Cyprus in the first week of January (5,6th this year). This was a 5th edition of the festival with already established audience and really diverse acts. What a great start of the year! I brought my Elektron boxes both Machinedrum and Octatrack, OP1 and performed with first attempt of live patching my Serge modular setup (Creature+Quad Slope combo). I was amazed with warm welcome from the audience who seemed to enjoy the show. Following the festival I recorded new tunes with new and old friends from Cyprus. Hoping to take them live soon, so watch this space.
Oxford Overdrive Sound Pack is my second wavetable pack made specifically for the Monomachine commissioned by Elektron Music Machines.
The idea was to sample vintage synthesizer in order to get single cycle wave forms, as User Waves. These can be used, as part of wavetable synthesis sound engine utilised in the Monomachine. It is used for extending the sound palette, changing the tone and adding a bit of vibe from the old keyboard synths to the modern machine.
OSCar is classic British mono synth released in 1983 by Oxford Synthesiser Company (OSC). Big thanks goes to John Diver who let me use his unit, so I could create this sound pack. I’ve been told he got it new once it was released.
OSCar is really unique synth having DCO’s with additive synthesis on board. You can use one of the five fixed special wave forms or make …
Together with Space F!ght and Pouya Ehsaei commissioned by British Council Iran we performed at Southbank Centre, London. For the Iranian New Year (Nowruz) celebration show, we composed original music aiming to mix Iranian folk with minimal techno and live improvisation. We mixed cheerful, upbeat techno music with ambient elements including Iranian influences (poems, rhythms and sampled instruments). Analysing the frequency spectra of Iranian music we synthesised new sound material using modular synthesiser, guitar pedals and custom made software.
Joining forces with Pouya Ehsaei meant that we brought even more gear to to make the show. Setup was surprisingly simple and easy to mange by three people, each having specific roles. Pouya mixing, processing and mainly taking care of ambient material. Enrcio Bertelli – acoustic percussion improvisation and myself providing electronic rhythm section with drum machine (Analog Rytm) and sampler (Octatrack).
We were thrilled to …
I performed two sets at Electric Spring festival in Huddersfield this year. In 5 days festival brought lots of sonic exploration ranging from Delia Derbyshire, through Laurent Segretier, Kasper T Toeplitz, to Robert Henke aka Monolake among others.
My two sets included brand new Digital Electricity (2015) and SF a/v solo (2014). Both were linking generative music with detailed sound design and improvisation.
Recently I have been involved in really exciting project with Elektron Music Machines. The idea was to sample vintage analog synthesizers especially for Monomachine SFX-60 groovebox to get single cycle wave forms, as User Waves. These can be used, as part of wavetable synthesis sound engine utilised in the machine. It is used for extending the sound palette, changing the tone and adding a bit of vibe from the old keyboard synths to the modern machine.
Immortal Waves pack was made using vintage Minimoog Model D owned by Department of Electronics at the University of York (Big thanks to John Grant and Andrew Chadwick for letting me in to use this lovely synth). I had around 2h to sample Minimoog, so started with the raw waveforms of all three oscillators and then played with the synth aiming to get the most …
Few people asked me how did I make my Elektron rack, which have been part of my live setup for the last few years. I used it in RPE Duo and Space F!ght among others. That’s why I decided to make a guide or at least posted few photos showing the rack in detail. Hope it is useful. I will be making pdf to cover more details so please email me if you have any questions or suggestions.
It all started after reading this thread. I decided to do this rack/stand to fit both Elektron machines into the hand luggage. The aim was to have secure solution for travelling via cheap airlines and reduce the flight costs for my gigs in Europe. It also meant saving space on my desk which filled up with new gear quickly. Unfortunately it didn’t fulfill the security for gear …
Rudnicki & Postle Electric Duo is releasing last show of RPE Duo USA tour 2012. One track live album is available on bandcamp. Check it out, download and enjoy!
RPE Duo Live at UNC – Chapel Hill, NC, USA – October 2012
The duo performed as guest artists on Jamey Aebersold special series.
Matt Postle – trumpet, Speak&Spell
Radek Rudnicki – Elektron Machinedrum and Octatrack
Also available on Mixcloud.
Check out recent Create Digital Music story on RPE Duo USA tour and interview on Shuffle Magazine.
RPE Duo is touring North Carolina, USA. Please find the dates below.
25 Sept: CPCC, Tate Hall, (12:30pm)
26 Sept: UNC-Asheville/Altamont Theater
28 Sept: Queens University, afternoon (2:15pm)
29 Sept: Common Market w/ Fat Face (feat. Lindsey Horne) (9pm)
29 Sept: Community School of the Arts Youth Workshop – all day
1 Oct: Snug Harbor w/Grant Funderburk, Fat Face, Symphony of Improvisers (Troy Conn, Molly Jay, Jason Hausman, Chris Walldorf, Radek Rudnicki, Matt Postle, and some others!)
2 Oct: UNC-Chapel Hill, (Hill Hall Auditorium) (7:30pm)
Photos from the tour
Synthesis is a study of interaction between two people and technology. I created it for percussionist Enrico Bertelli. I used my limited medium – one drum machine – and played it together with the percussionist. With an integrated sequencer, this type of drum machine (Elektron Machinedrum) is normally used for dance and techno music.
BEAM Festival, London UK (2012)
Festival Omaggio, Italy (2010)
Candiani Centre, Venice Italy (2011)
Luigi Nono Festival, Trieste Italy (2009)
Novocento Festival, Treviso, Italy (2009)
Concerti di Promavera, Paese, Italy (2010)
Late Music Festival, York, UK (2010)
Restructuring Max/MSP patch was made for the piece and enabled me to show which drum the percussionist should play at what time. It functioned as a score, though I could change it at any time to reorganise the piece live while improvising. That became very useful not only at the beginning of the project when we …
Great gig in Jetlag Bar, London. Home of the Brave was event put by Toby Parker of Elektron-Users forum featuring Dataline, Future Image among others.
January 26th 2012, London, UK – Jetlag Bar – Space Fight! live performance.