On November 26, I performed at "Sonic Playground", the first event of our label "Petite Victory Collective". It took place at Urban 13 in Copenhagen.
This event was special in more ways than one to me. For one thing, it was the first time ever that I was allowed to play in front of a larger audience abroad. What a feeling to see the crowd dancing to my sounds - a true magical moment. The atmosphere was great and I received great feedback after the performance.
On the other hand I finally met my good friend Giom aka Atlas Castle. We've been in contact for many years and have video calls almost every 2nd week (because we produce a podcast together), but we haven't had the chance to meet in person because of the Corona Pandemic.
Besides that I could of course meet the other artists of the PVC crew, I had friends from Zurich with me who supported my adventure, and of course the city of Copenhagen per se is already worth a trip.
The Live Performance Album
I made an album of the whole performance which is now available for pre-order on Bandcamp: "Live In Copenhagen" features 6 tracks plus the entire performance mixed together. They represent in a way the return to my former "Digitakt" sound, which I had to learn to produce in a DAW.
Some tracks are coming from my favorite genre, Dubhouse. I love to play around with chords and atmospheres using reverb and delay. I added a lot of textures to these tracks, which is my second favorite musical thing to do. But there are also rather untypical dance sounds like on "Heavy Traffic".
You can pre-order the album here and I will put it on my website as well as soon its out on December 9.
The Hybrid Setup
If you've been following my musical journey, you know that due to various circumstances I've radically rebuilt my setup lately to focus on Ableton, mainly because of its portability.
And that's how this set is designed as well, based on the Vermona PerFourMer analog synthesizer as the center and essential live element. The instrument is easily performable and sounds stunning. The rest is played in Ableton and through a small launchpad I can control the scenes of the tracks depending on my mood. The setup is completed by a midi / audio interface from Motu, the M4.