Calculating the Odds

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This piece is a study in evolving time signatures that share a consistent pulse. It begins in 3 / 4, then moves to 5 / 4, back to 3 / 4 and then to 7 / 4. The challenge was to find a way to use chords and melody that would create a seamless structure over the shifting signatures. The verse lead part was the result of a live jam using the Subsequent 37 while the chorus lead is a generative patch on the Novation Peak that is cycling through a 7-note arpeggio on an 8 beat pattern. The relationship between this cyclic part and the rest of the arrangement in 7 / 4 was an orchestrated happy accident.

Roland TR-8
Make Noise Black and Gold Shared System
Arturia MiniBrute 2S
Sequential Prophet Rev 2
Moog One
Moog Subsequent 37
Novation Peak
Modular using Tonestar 2600, Rings, Marbles, Stages, Batumi and Clouds.


from Flux Automata, released March 3, 2019


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Electronic downtempo featuring Moog One, Make Noise Shared System and Spitfire Audio Orchestral Sample Libraries

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