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dancer at the centre

By Tristan Louth-Robins on May 23, 2020 2:45 am

Well, this one came to me in a dream last night!

I was sitting in a darkened theatre. A round of sorts with elevated seating looking down upon a circular wooden stage, with a single globe illuminating the centre. Although I sensed there was an audience there, I felt as if I was the only one present. Music came from beyond the stage and a female dancer tentatively took the stage. She danced awkwardly (yet beautifully) for only a couple of minutes before visibly fading from the stage - like she was being crossfaded out of a moving picture. The music continued to play on indefinitely.

So, to realise this I created a modular patch for an accompaniment to play over the top of. I’d like to think that the accompaniment is the music I heard in the space, whilst the bits played over the top is the dancer. For the ‘dancer’, I used three patches from my iOS Mellotron app interfaced with a Korg microkey.

As a sidenote, lately I’ve been really enjoying routing signals through my Moog ring modulator whilst controlling some parameters (e.g. modulation mix/LFO rate) with slow LFOs from the modular. The ring mod’s got such wonderful warmth and ripples sounds so beautifully.

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May 25, 2020 4:17 am

ahh this sounds so magical, really captures the dreamy quality of the inspiration! love the mellotron sounds!

May 26, 2020 12:33 am

Very contemplative sound.

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