Bandcamp Release: The Man Who Sold the Moon

Melodic electronica influenced by artists such as Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre and Tangerine Dream.

 

Bespoke edits of all these tracks are also available for media projects and public broadcast. Please use the contact form below or email me using:

mark@chameleonmusic.co.uk

 

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Sacred Spaces: Album Release

Cities and Memory have just released a new album on Bandcamp:

Includes high-quality FREE download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

My contribution is track 5: Spirit of the Prayer Wheel– based around a field recording of a prayer wheel from Kathmandu.

The album compiles some of the highlights from the Cities and Memory Sacred Spaces project – you can hear the full project, and the field recordings from which these pieces have been created, at:

www.citiesandmemory.com/sacredspaces.

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Sacred Spaces: Do Campanologists Dream of Electric Bells?

Part of the Cities and Memory SACRED SPACES project:

citiesandmemory.com/sacredspaces/

Created using Reaktor 5 and Kontakt 5; hosted in Sonar X1.

My Final Composition:

All parts in this one, (except the electric piano solo), were created directly from fragments of the original field recording. Various snippets of the Canadian recording, (not just the bells, but other incidental noises as well) were loaded up into five granular samplers for extensive editing.

The electric piano solo was performed using the Scarbee Mark 1 virtual instrument.

The Original Field Recording:

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Sounds of the Year 2016

From Cities and Memory:

Free album released on December 14th – Sounds of the Year 2016

Some of the best re-imagined sounds presented as a free album – an early Christmas present for you to download and enjoy!

My contribution is TRACK 10!

More information from:

http://citiesandmemory.com/2016/12/free-album-released-today-sounds-year-2016/

Always interested in providing music and sound design for projects in and around the Birmingham area and across the world – use the form below or simply email me: mark@chameleonmusic.co.uk

Subway to Saturn

Public broadcast license available – contact me directly for a bespoke service with various edits available on request.

Initial atmospheres created with various Reaktor synths and manipulated field recordings…including the London Underground!

Main sections use various sound sources:
Kontakt 5 libraries such as EPICA and CELESTIA

Various REAKTOR Synths, particularly PRISM and KONTOUR.
SYNTHMASTER VST

Mastered using various Voxengo products + Izotope Ozone + TeslaSE and FerricTDS from Variety of Sound.

 

Always interested in providing music and sound design for projects in and around the Birmingham area – use the form below or simply email me: mark@chameleonmusic.co.uk

The Cities and Memory Collection

A collection of original compositions created as part of the ‘Cities and Memory’ project run by Stuart Fowkes.

All the compositions are re-imaginings of field recordings.

Always interested in providing music and sound design for projects in and around the Birmingham area or anywhere across the world…

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Nantes: The Haunted Swing

An original composition based around a field recording from Nantes, France…

Original field Recording (Gavin Prior):

Re-Imagining:

 

This was created by chopping up the original and processing the various fragments through granular sampler transformers in Reaktor 5. Only the original field recording was used; no other sounds were added…

  • Travelizer was used to introduce elements of pitch to the piece
  • Random Step Shifter was used to add extra rhythmic elements.
  • Grainstates was the ensemble used to create the general background ebb and flow + the ‘new’ swing sound.

 

The final mix was processed through a chain of modules in Native Instrument’s Guitar Rig and then mastered with Izotope Ozone 4.

This piece was composed for the ‘Cities and Memory’ website run by Stuart Fowkes…

Cities and Memory is a global field recording & sound art work that presents both the present reality of a place, but also its imagined, alternative counterpart – remixing the world, one sound at at time.

Every faithful field recording document on the sound map is accompanied by a reworking, a processing or an interpretation that imagines that place and time as somewhere else, somewhere new.

More information on the location of the field recording used in this composition can be found here:

Nantes: the Haunted Swing

All the pieces I have created as part of the Cities and Memory project can be found here:

The Cities and memory Collection

Always interested in providing music and sound design for projects in and around the Birmingham area – use the form below or simply email me: mark@chameleonmusic.co.uk