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.
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!
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. 🙂
Hello, I’m back after a relaxing holiday in Southern Germany with a new song idea. It has the working title ‘Cheer up’. After coming up with it only yesterday I already play and sing the first verse live for you. Also in there a preview of my first own font amongst other things.
Not so much rambling this time either. I dare say I’m starting to really get the hang of this video thing. I hope you enjoy it!
In the third installment of my vBlogs I’m rambling about new lyrical ideas, perfectionism, the design for the EP, wine, holidays and a kitten. It turned out rather long because I’m quite the chatterbox, I promise to keep it short and sweet from now on except when there’s new music to introduce. 🙂
I’d promised in a previous blog post that I’d be adding a new video every two weeks. The first one, ‘Making of the Song: Afterglow’, is now up. I give insights into the creative process of recording ‘Afterglow’ including some tasty previews. The fortnightly videos will be a wild mix of making ofs, vblogs, live videos and more. The next one will be up on May 11.
Today I finished the first song, ‘Afterglow’. Just in time to shoot the ‘Making of the Song’ video tomorrow and edit it together with the recording footage. The video will be up on YouTube and possibly also Vimeo already this Friday. I can’t wait for you all to hear bits of it. Especially since I hadn’t even previewed anything in my webcasts.