Acoustronic October 2016
30 October 2016
The Acoustronic ensemble has been working on pieces in their weekly sessions that they will be performing with the Benyounes ensemble in early 2017. So far they have two pieces under their belt but have been working on the third, which was the focus of this week’s rehearsal.
The third instalment was appropriately named ‘Mad House’ by the group and features lots of creepy and eerie bells and sustained notes, which then transpires into madness when the contrasting tech house music and other strange noises are added.
John was using the Ableton Push to create his sounds during this rehearsal and here’s what he had to say:
“Tonight I found the new material interesting but a bit challenging. We did our sound check first to see what we were going to play. I used the first column on the instrument which was bell sounds which I tried out to see which ones I liked the best. The second column was a long extended echo, which sounded different from the bells. I really liked trying out these sounds, and working on the latest piece in our instalment, and it was challenging too. It sounds fantastic!”