A few months back DRAFT’s sister-label Gift Tapes presented a night of music at Seattle’s Chapel Performance space that featured two solo performers: Matt Carlson & RM Francis (May 13, 2011). GT managed to convince a friend to help document the event so we could share it with you.
Matt Carlson (also a member of Golden Retriever) performed on modular synthesizer, vocoder and an array of delays effects, generating massive fields of bugged-out electronic sound. Here is his set in its entirety – solo modular synth for 46 minutes!
RM Francis debuted his solo project that evening, creating real-time works for computer. His unique approach references early automatic-music, carefully toning self-generating patches to craft immersive environments of abstract sound. Here is his set:
Thanks to Ian Halloran for the videography & editing.
*Keep posted for future DRAFT releases from both artists coming this Summer/Fall.