Early this year I recorded vocals and some glitchy Rhodes for Dustmotes‘ song ‘Horror Vacui’. At that time I was working full-time on Sonic Bloom so it was a welcome creative outlet. Writing the lyrics was very easy, because the dark winter mood fit perfectly.
Now Dustmotes’ new album is out on the netlabel Dusted Wax featuring me on the title track.
The hibernation period is now finally over with the late onset of spring here in Berlin. The same goes for my musical endeavours. The beginning is made by a free download of ‘Afterglow’, the last song on my Patchwork EP. It is included on the latest issue of Ramen Music, an online zine with new DIY compilations every two months or so.
It’s been rather quiet on my side. Mainly because I hardly had time to make music apart from two collaborations, with Dustmotes and Subfilter. Both are still in progress.
I’m currently working on my project Sonic Bloom full time. For anyone interested in making music with Ableton Live, you should check it out. There’s daily posts with Live tutorials, freebies and music tech news like interesting Max for Live device, music apps and hardware. In English and German. In a while I’ll also be offering courses for Ableton Live.
Come March I’ll finally have time for music again and I’ll enliven the fortnightly YouTube videos with new vBlogs and more. Until then, here’s a video from Imogen Heap‘s talk about the Gloves I filmed at the CTM Hacklab in Berlin last week. She explains and shows how she performs ‘Me the Machine’ with them.
The last few years have brought a lot of new things and changes and I doubt that 2013 will be any different. It will be a year filled with a new album, hopefully some touring and lots more exciting new things…
Here comes the making of the song ‘Patchwork’ of my new EP with the same name. I talk about the meaning of the song and how I got from the original idea to the finished recording with footage of the process including sound bits. I hope you like it!
Are you still looking for Christmas presents for friends or family? How about one of my special edition CDs of Minutia or the digipak CD? CDs are up to 25% off now until New Year’s eve and I will specially dedicate each one if you add the desired text or name to the ordering comments at Bandcamp.
You can order the custom made special editions (click on Buy in the player):
Or if you prefer the digipak edition (click on Buy in the player):
A week ago I played my first ever online concert as a Google Hangout. It was a very interesting new experience and I truly enjoyed it. I’ve had to face a few technical issues as the Google Plus event didn’t let me broadcast on YouTube although I had checked the box, the Google Hangout plug-in crashed and later on my looper plug-in, but I think it went rather well despite all that. I feel like I’ve learned a lot from it.
You can watch the two parts and see for yourself:
I’m sure it won’t be the last online concert. I’m already thinking about doing an unplugged-style concert sometime early next year. So watch out. 🙂
The third and probably last music video from the Patchwork EP is now up. We (my boyfriend and I) shot it in and around an abandoned TB hospital just outside of Berlin. We didn’t even know if we could get in and only had a few short hours to shoot. Enjoy!
Last Sunday I had planned to play my first ever Google Hangout concert. However, I needed to postpone it due to a bad migraine. I’m really sorry, but I couldn’t have played in that condition. Apologies to everyone who tried to tune in and hadn’t seen my tweet about the raincheck.
Since I’ve prepared everything and the venue is no issue for re-booking, the new date for the concert is: November 25 at 8 pm CET
On Sunday 18th November at 8 pm Berlin time I will host my first Google hangout to celebrate the release of my new EP ‘Patchwork’.
‘Live at the Electric Castle’ will see me perform songs from ‘Minutia’ and ‘Patchwork’ live in a very unique setup including Rhodes piano, Minimoog synth and of course array mbira. Afterwards I will answer questions and we can chat.