I’m playing my first live set with my hardware synth setup in a virtual reality club this coming Saturday (15th August) for Electric Offense. I’ll be playing a 45 minute set, all live and semi-improvised on my modular synth based setup.
My live set brings my deep, melodic techno and house sound to a spontaneous live setting. I’m performing based primarily on my modular synthesiser system, and keeping things fully live and improvised. I wanted to do something with my live set that captures the spontaneity of jamming with machines, rather than perfect recreations of my studio tracks. The sound is stripped back and improvised, but keeping things melodic and driving. You can get a flavour of things in my recent modular jam videos on YouTube, but this will be the first time I am playing a full 45 minute set. It’s definitely different to a DJ set, but the aim is to have the same energy and flow but with everything played live.
Electric Offense have run many events in ‘meatspace’ (aka ‘the real world’), but over the lockdowns recently they have developed a virtual club where they have been hosting shows. You can access the club using a normal computer or smartphone, but if you have any VR hardware then you can use that for total immersion in the space. The performance will be streamed into the club from my studio, while people in the crowd can join the space, move around and talk to others in the event. It’s a different vibe to the usual live streams, and worth checking out.
I’ll be playing at the start of the event, from 3.30pm UK time, 4.30pm CEST, followed by a DJ set from Petra Loosova.
To take part and watch the show: