Reprising the show we did a couple of years back, a "leaner" Pleasure Programmes, consisting of Elizabeth Soychak and myself, play a couple of tunes at the Theatre for the New City as part of the Lower East Side Festival on May 23rd. We did a couple of tunes in a packed programme of different performers, this is our version of See See Rider by Ma Rainey, made famous by Ella Fitzgerald.
Reprising the show we did a couple of years back, a "leaner" Pleasure Programmes, consisting of Elizabeth Soychak and myself, play a couple of tunes at the Theatre for the New City as part of the Lower East Side Festival on May 23rd. We did a couple of tunes in a packed programme of different performers, this is our version of Corcovado by Antonio Carlos Jobim.
I have the joy of owning an Ibanez IMG-2010 Guitar Synth, which can be had quite cheap on Ebay, yet are excellent quality Steinberger style guitars, and originally sold for quite a princely sum. Wayne Joness' very informative GR-300 site extolls the qualities of this beast in great detail. I'm yet to do the conversion to a DB-25 pin connector and fit the G-202 hex fuzz circuit, but it's planned.
If you are a budding music or audio engineering undergraduate student, iZotope is hiring paid interns. The work mostly consists of auditioning our systems.
(Folks That Live On The Hill, by Jerome Kern)
I had the wonderful opportunity to work with some really talented and funny guys while at IRCAM. One outcome of this was some jamming and recording in a small jazz group with Juan Jose Burred, Gilles Degottex and Pierre Lanchantin. Here is our recording of Yèkèrmo Sèw, a piece written by the Ethiopian composer Mulatu Astatqé.
Continuing in my series of keyboard repair blogs, I recently bailed an old Roland PC-200 keyboard out of storage. This old guy is just a 4 octave MIDI controller (no sound generator), but it fit the bill for having a reasonably sized polyphonic keyboard for a NYC apartment. Unfortunately it had long ago developed a problem with an F# key no longer working.
While there are newer controllers with many more buttons and polyphonic aftertouch, it seemed such a waste to replace it just because one key didn't work. After a little net research, a problem with many keyboards is that the carbon contact pads glued onto the rubber deteriorates. Replacements for these are available, but this was not a solution to the problem in this case.