• DM1 & Walnut Flute
    Instruments,  Music,  Solo

    DM1 and Walnut Flute

    Here we go with the first of ten little musical challenges over the next ten weeks, which will help me familiarise myself with some of the more obscure and under-used instruments and musical software in my collection. I picked up…

  • RührTrommel
    Instruments,  Music,  Solo

    10 Weeks – 10 Sounds: A Challenge

    I have been gathering quirky little instruments and musical odds and ends for quite some time and, whilst many of these have made their way into my songs, there are still some that remain stubbornly under-used. We were discussing this…

  • VCS3 'Putney'
    Influences,  Instruments,  Music

    Paris in the Synthtime

    I’m just back from a week in Paris where I visited the fantastic Cité de la Musique, home to the Musée de la Musique with its extensive collection of instruments from centuries ago up to the modern era. The focus…

  • Instruments

    Electronics + Beer = Not Good

    We had a bit of a crisis at our latest gig… The mixing desk made a rather loud bang and stopped working just before the start of the 2nd set. Everything was lit up, but not a whimper of sound…

  • Instruments

    Top 10 – My Synths

    Inspired in part by Sonicstate’s top 20 greatest synths and Matrixsynth’s The Most Underrated Synths, here is my alternative. This is my top ten list of synths. Not the greatest by any margin, though there are some classics in there.…

  • Instruments

    Hands Off!

    I don’t usually like to plug things around here, but this is an event that I’m really looking forward to – a whole weekend of theremin fun and goodness. There’s a great line up of concerts and events planned with…

  • Instruments

    Playing in the Air

    I’ve been giving some more thought to the whole idea of a public performance on theremin, should I ever be in the position to do so. As I mentioned previously, I don’t think a guest spot with the band will…

  • Instruments

    Home at Last!

    My musical meanderings now have a proper home – my little studio is up and running! I finished building the frame and shelving over the weekend. I’m no joiner, but it all seems very sturdy, if not exactly a thing…

  • Instruments

    Studio Progress…?

    One month later and things are starting to come together. Hopefully. Studio Bordet (or whatever it will be called) is on the road to construction – it has power, light and walls. The next step is building a frame to…