Category: Reflections

Bendik Hovik Kjeldsberg is studying composition at the same Academy as I am doing my master degree. He asked me to perform one of his compositions with him. Since the composition’s nature is very electronic it presented some challenges when …

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Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art – by Stephen Nachmanovitch. A god can do it. But will you tell me how a man can penetrate through the lyre’s strings? Ranier Maria Rilke As a prologue to the book, Nachmanovitch …

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We started with full-length run-trough of the usual framework: We were growing tired of our usual framework, so we decided to try something completely different and “free”: To do this didn’t feel any harder than working with the usual framework, …

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After some reflections covering our first rehearsal, Anette and I got together once again to rehears. We felt that the interplay between us in the last rehearsal was to linear, there was no friction, we just followed each other. This …

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As stated in my project description: – Look at the possibilities for at external sources, such as the audience, a net stream, dancers, humidity, lights etc. can control the development in the music and in the video trough out a …

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My main concern when it comes to microphones is that I want to feel they express the energy of my musical intentions. Until now, I’ve let sound engineers use their own microphones and I’ve used a split, a return bus …

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This is a recording from a solo concert I did early June 2011. The audio is just a stereo signal from my sound card, there are some audio drop-outs and I apologize for that. In general I feel the tendency …

Music – The Beginning Read More »

The total signal latency, in+out, in the signal-flow is at around 8ms. This presents a challenge regarding timing and I had to choose the effects I use based some what on this. I did a quick run-through of available effects …

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The audio from my EMFit based contact microphones goes into my sound card (Focusrite pro40), then to the DAW – Ableton Live, through desired effects and/or to be stored on the hard drive, back to the sound card and out …

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To explain how I approach the discussed subject, we’ll start at the audio source, the drum set. Traditional drum microphones have a certain amount of leakage from their surroundings, for example a mic placed to record the snare would also …

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