L I V E A C T – L I V E P A
Listen to a live recording from Jan 2014 / Ritter Butzke, Berlin
My live pa is played 100% live with controlers, machines and a sequenzer in the laptops. I use ableton for this and various machines which change according on the occasion. Normally I enjoy playing with a UC 33 , the fabulous bass station sytnth, dr.rhythm, a jomox, some of the korg volcra series and an MPC or similar Akai stuff. But it changes a lot, I buy and try machines to keep my sound fresh. At other times i use controlers and soundcards with two computers to be able to play like a dj set but live and with my own productions. And if the budget is very small I can play with one computer and controlers, which is still nice but less stuff to plug in and carry.
Here is a video of me explaining how I am playing:
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This is a picture from a rehearsal in june 2013.
Also depending on the occasion I come with an accordeon player, or a flamenco guitar, or vocalists.
Its all depending on the occasion and of course the budget. When using analog instruments with microphones a sound technichan is mandatory. For a live act with the typical “electronic” setup, I need two meters of space and good monitoring.
Here is a video from sommersafari@arena, Berlin with Elahi on the mic. We have a release on WPP that lots of people like. Its dating back to that night, this is when we first performed it and then later I finished the production in my studio.
Here is a video from an old liveshow at Ritterbutzke in 2012 , Berlin, where I collaborated with a great visual artist. This is also done live and real time.