For an installation at Moogfest in 2016, I put a bunch of sensors in a beehive and used the data to generate drone music. The sensors included air temperature and air pressure and some touch and light sensors to sense when bees were entering and exiting the hive. This is a six minute excerpt from an 8 hour recording which is available at Bandcamp (it's free!)
A short piece on C Dorian, focusing on the tones C, F, and Bb. Recorded in Supercollider.
Last song of my dungeon synth journey. [more inside]
Where did you think those cultists were going anyway? [more inside]
Excerpt from the extended Drone Poem, Heavy Storyteller Suite. [more inside]
way more fantasy/forest synth than dungeon synth this time for sure, but the story continues. might have hit the idea of a lullaby too hard on the nose. [more inside]
Mostly electronic. An increasingly oppressive cloud of ambience over a basic beat.
ambient/drone [more inside]
ambient/drone [more inside]
Dungeon/fantasy/forest synth again. You shouldn't follow the light! [more inside]
ambient / drone [more inside]
a short vignette
LF System (acoustic ft Silk) and The Strokes
Today's Looptober loop is blatantly Metroid-inspired. [more inside]
Broke my own rule and drenched this one in effects and keys. Very New Age. Not sure I approve of it.
Optimistic little song using Just Intonation [more inside]
Analog synth + vocoder
One of my favorite vocal samples (mid century Henry Miller interview found on Archive.org) with some little pings and big booms [more inside]
Another AO jam - this time using a cellular algorithm to derive a melody and a few drum triggers that I mess with and layer under some drones. [more inside]
Another Ambient Office Project, this one involving a custom 4-voice sequencer that involves the generation of melodies and then handing them off between each voice, in and out of sync to produce polyrhythms. [more inside]
I bought an old Steinway upright recently, on which I've been making pieces like this, which I call "naturelles." Three more naturelles on Bandcamp, here: https://raygull.bandcamp.com/album/naturelles-1-4 [more inside]
Two sequencers that randomly diverge from a programmed melody, while I try to keep control of them by resetting the values. [more inside]
Literally, a seven-minute transition between two chords. [more inside]
After reading way too much about cybernetic theory I put together a feedback patch to provide some period-appropriate music to my Serge system. [more inside]
Another ambient office jam - some granular textures and filter pinging over a slow chord progression. Needed something relaxing, then got too relaxed and needed a bassline. [more inside]
Playing with feedback loops with a slowly shifting pattern. [more inside]
My kids complained they couldn't dance to any of my music so I threw and impromptu office dance party with them. [more inside]
An all-analog Ambient Office jam [more inside]
Bamboo forest / digital zither / bass loops [more inside]
Semi-ambient modern synth pad instrumental with minimalist electronic bass, reversed electric guitar, and some pretty and deliberate vinyl crackle-ish soft static noise and a gentle mix of treated samples. Maybe sort of cinematic? [more inside]
Choral piano with granular drums [more inside]
More songlike modular AO entry - with a heartbeat! [more inside]
Apparently my mood impacts the song that develops... [more inside]
A field recording of my yard activities, set to some dark drones. [more inside]
Working with found sound - in this case a snip from an old interview with Henry Miller sliced, looped and generally destroyed. Productivity advice from a dead man. [more inside]
Downtempo ambient generative probabilistic instrumental. [more inside]
Three looped instruments with different beat counts between sequencing and looping. [more inside]
This week's ambient office featured polyrhythmic drums-bass-slewed marimba-and-sonar pings jam, songified here with some knob twiddling. [more inside]
The last of us
Got so excited about playing with Euclidean rhythms after getting a new clock utility that I did a Friday/weekend AO edition. [more inside]
Generative ambient piano + synths made in Sonic Pi. [more inside]
This week's ambient office jam, deeper and darker than last week. [more inside]
I've been using a modular setup to produce background music in my office. This is me playing around with this week's patch.
the isolation and confusion of a UK lockdown ...
Made this somewhat experimental ambient-ish piece last night, feeling a tiny bit of hope about the world. It's based on slowed-down samples of a hang-drum, with a keyboard part doing most of the rest. [more inside]
Dark, ambient, noise, instrumental. Guitars, bass, programmed drums. [more inside]
A bit of a collab that happened via an ill-formed idea for a twitch stream. User Carrot Adventure is in the mix. Can you guess where.