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.
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 …
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 …
Synthesis performed again with Enrico Bertelli on BEAM Festival in London this year.
London, UK – BEAM Festival – UUCMS live set
Dataline (Cenk Sayinli) vs Koshi Mazaki (Radek Rudnicki)
It is hardware based live act where all the sounds are generated live on stage on Elektron machines (Machinedrum, Monomachine and Octatrack). Improvised set mixes techno, dubstep, elektro and noise music into one unique form. Set ranges from 30min to 2h blocks. We use up to 5 drum machines for increased diversity and density of material.
JJs, York, UK (2011)
JJs York, UK (2012)
Kennedys Bar, York, UK (2011)
Dataline vs Koshi Mazaki project got mentioned in CDM and MATRIXSYNTH.