One option for playing live is to simply play one long improvisation so we wanted to see what would happen if we tried improvising for one hour solid. The resulting recording is presented with virtually no editing:
1 hour test
(Note the flash player doesn’t handle this big file very well so this post uses on older audio player!)
In conclusion we felt that it is a lot to ask an audiance to concentate on one long piece (and its a pretty intense experience for us) so we will probably split a gig up into more manageable chunks!
The first public performance organised by The Magnificent Revolutionary Cycling Cinema. We put on a 20 minute performance. Live loops made by thrashing a bike with some drum sticks, followed by some live guitar and a it of audience participation. We mixed down the loops in the studio into this…
Update : George from the Cycle Cinema made some recordings of the gig including a live recording of our performance.
After Tim left the band we realised that we couldn’t perform the old material. This meant that we were free to experiment with different ways of working. We started playing with Ableton Live on a laptop. We soon discovered we could build up tracks much faster, almost in real time. The following tracks are edited versions of tracks which were recorded in one take.
The DAC installation was an all day event in June 2001 in the Cambridge Museum of Technology featuring installations and music. The following tracks were written for an installation I built using small speakers playing down large cardboard tubes. The tunes were mixed to sound good on the tubes but the final mix actually sounds pretty good on more conventional speakers.
We did a performance i the evening with me doing a live mix of this material while Paul and Tim played Bass & guitar.
This was our first demo from 1999 when we were still called MKUltra. This demo got us a place in the Cambridge Band Competition and a chance to perform at ‘The Junction’, Cambridge in front of a packed audience. The crowd liked us and we even got some record company interest!