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Jan 21, 2024 Synth Patrol: Drone Ensemble Ambient Drone Concert at the Junkyard Social Club

 

Video highlights from an hour long improvised ambient drone concert by the Synth Patrol: Drone Ensemble recorded live at the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meet on January 21st, 2024 at the Junkyard Social Club in Boulder.

This was shot on an Insta360 X3 and edited by Mark Mosher using Insta360 app and LumaFusion. The audio source is from a live board recording from the event mastered by Méchant Métrique.

To see the full 1 hour performance with two camera angles with the board recording visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQdBo8C0ooA. There is also a copy of this audio recording on Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/markmosher/synth-patrol-drone-ensemble-jan-24-2024 .

ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE
For this performance, each member of the ensemble will played note only, one at a time, to create a collective emergent ambient synth drone soundscape filled with continuous notes, tone clusters, movement, and dynamics.

This immersive popup experience was live mixed through a four speaker system with a sub and feature supporting ambient lighting effects. The mix and panning were done by the performers in real-time as a result of the ensemble actively listening and adjusting.

ABOUT THE SYNTH PATROL
Since 2019, the Synth Patrol (https://SynthPatrol.com) has produced improvisational electronic music concerts with rotating squads of players. Performances are based on a growing repertoire of creative missions with immersive sound, lighting and visuals elements.

The squad for this Drone Ensemble mission and event was:

- Eddie Corcoran: Music, Sound Reinforcement, Live Mix & Recording – https://www.instagram.com/mechantmetrique
- Langdon Crawford: Synth, Videography – https://www.youtube.com/@langsound
- Brian Horsfield: Synth, Lights, Staging – https://www.instagram.com/the.aefonic/
- Victoria Lundy: Synth, Staging – https://www.victorialundymusic.com
- Mark Mosher: Synth, Visuals, Creative Director – https://markmoshermusic.com
- Christoph Scholtes: Synth, Staging – https://www.instagram.com/monoscenes/

ABOUT THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN SYNTHESIZER MEET
The Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meet has hosterd 140 free events since 2012. Each event features a different topic on synthesizer tech, technique, and artistry using a broad variety of hardware and software to create, produce and perform. Events often feature live performances by community members. These events are open to synthesizer enthusiasts of all levels and are a wonderful place to learn, get inspired, share your art, and meet new people and collaborators. More at https://rockymountainsynth.com.


Carbon Dioxide Ensemble Halloween 2023 Concert Replay with Theremin, Synths, Copper Heart & Dry Ice

CO2E Halloween 2023 BH

This is a live recording of a piece called “Interdimensional Breach” from a set we performed as the Carbon Dioxide Ensemble at the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meet’s 2023 Halloween Synth Concert at the Junkyard Social Club in Boulder. It was improvised and recorded in one take in front of a live audience.

Members of the Carbon Dioxide Ensemble include Thomas Lundy on Copper Heart articulated with dry ice (with pickup mic for live sampling), Victoria Lundy on Theremin and Live Electronics, and Mark Mosher on Synths, Live Sampling, and Heart FX performed on iPad Pro 11" M1 with a Scarlet 4I4 interface. Our performances are informed and inspired in equal parts by Pierre Schaeffer and Musique Concrète, and the Krell Electronic Tonalities of Bebe and Louis Barron.

More info at  https://carbondioxideensemble.com. If you would like an audio recording of this performance, visit https://markmosher.bandcamp.com/track/interdimensional-breach

ABOUT THIS RECORDING
Audio was captured as a multi-channel recording on a Zoom L8 and was mixed and mastered in Ableton Live 11. The video was captured using a GoPro Hero 12 in 4K, and an Insta360 X3. Post-production via a MacBook M2 Pro using Final Cut Pro with custom VFX from Resolume.

CREDITS
Players: Theremin, Live Electronics - Victoria @Victoria Lundy Copper Heart, Dry Ice - Thomas Lundy iPad Synths, Live Sampling, Heart FX - @Mark Mosher Post-Production: Final Cut Pro Video Editing & VFX, Insta360 X3 Framing, Resolume Graphics - Mark Mosher Ableton Live Mixing and Mastering - Mark Mosher Cover, Title Card, and Banner Art - Victoria Lundy Cameras and Footage: Front: 4K GoPro Hero 12 Black 360: 5.7K Insta360 X3 operated by The Aefonic Side: Audience Mobile footage courtesy of John R.


I will be playing Firefly Music, a collaboration between Lauri Lynnxe Murphy and Ben Coleman

Firefly Music is a project that Lauri Lynnxe Murphy first started working on over 10 years ago in grad school at The Ohio State University, watching the fireflies come out and wishing that there was a way to share them with her friends in Colorado. Little did she know (as do most Coloradans) that we have fireflies HERE, and their numbers have been growing!

Firefly music graphic
 
 
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Friday and Saturday (July 7 & 8) please tune in for the world premier on livestream of Firefly Music, streaming from Fountain Creek Nature Center, where the firefly flashes will be transformed into sounds, and accompanied by live musicians. You can watch from the comfort of your home! Lauri is  thankful to her collaborator, the incredible Ben Coleman, and excited to hear the collaborations with Victoria Lundy's theremin, and the incomparable Rare Byrd$ featuring Korryne Da'nell Coleman and Kheya Lenay Yeager. Firefly Music was supported by an Insite Fund grant,  RedLine Contemporary Art Center, and the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Video for Drone Day 2023

I created a video for Rocky Mountain Synth Meet May 27 2023 Drone Day, part of an International Drone Day,
an annual celebration of drone, community, and experimental sounds!

Sound is multi tracked Theremin, Reaktor Molecular, in Ableton. Video was made in (of all things) Adobe Photoshop. 




 


New work and updated website for the Carbon Dioxide Ensemble!

The Carbon Dioxide Ensemble is:
Copper heart played with dry ice by Thomas Lundy, live sampled into my Octatrack, along with Victoria Lundy accompanying on Theremin and live electronics.

For more information about our ensemble, go to carbondioxideensemble.com
Here is the  Carbon Dioxide Ensemble’s latest performance captured in 4K video with multiple angles with interactive visuals by synthesist Mark Mosher.

This video was originally presented as part of the The Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meet 2022 Drone Day celebration.