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Signals with Shivasongster – Electro-Music Radio Program

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On Hiatus for summer 2013 – Signals with Shivasongster airs on the webwaves as a monthly Internet radio program. The show features a range of electronic and electro-acoustic material starting from my early 4-track experiments right up to the most current concoctions using programs like Acid Pro, Garage Band, Propellerhead Reason, Ableton Live and a multitude of effects pedals and modern controller systems. Occasionally the program features the segment “Space Folk, or Folk in Space” rendering traditional material with modern signal processing tools, drum samples and ambient textures. Shows are pre-recorded and/or live depending on the material being presented. Many times, the show is a unique improvisation that will never be repeated.

Check the Calendar for upcoming show dates.

For info about previous shows, check out my electro archive.

WinAmp or Windows Media Player users: if you have difficulty, try going to the File menu and Open URL, then put in http://radio.electro-music.com:8050

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Signals Electro-Music Radio Show Update

 

Signals with Shivasongster has a new schedule! See my gig calendar for more info.

‘Music is a moral law- it gives wings to the mind, A soul to the universe,
Flight to the imagination, A charm to sadness, A life to everything.’ –
Plato

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Signals with Shivasongster Show #20

Water Wheel that drives the bellows at Hopewell Furnace (photo by Jeremy dePrisco)

6/21/12 – For my 20th show I was planning to do a retrospective, but then I changed my mind and pulled together an Ableton Live project based on some loose ends that had been piling up since my last show in May.

I was pretty excited to get into the improv, but had some issues with the audio stream that night, and the first 15 minutes of the show were spent troubleshooting the stream – not playing. Once it was worked out, anyone who *did* tune in probably thought the show was canceled.

Things turned around after we took the Roku box off the network, and I was able to get two improvs in before the end of the hour. So I am posting them here because they actually turned out pretty well.

This show includes:
1. Audio samples from a May 27 trip to Hopewell Furnace Ironworks (the waterwheel) that I took with STR on my Android. These samples were run through athe MFX1 mixer template from Aurex Music: http://www.aurexmusic.com/adgfiles

2. Audio samples of night noises at our friend Jeff’s apartment near Philly. (Yes, the same Jeff that appears on “Somethin’ Funny”). These samples were put through Izotope Iris.

3. Audio sample of Audra and Jeff messing around with some beer bottles making silly noises. These too were manipulated to make a playable patch in Iris.

4. Some MIDI clips from Oddgrooves run through a glitch drum set.

5. Kaossilator looped in Ableton.

There are two parts. Part 2 also includes some hydrophone samples from a Computer Music Magazine DVD.

Part 1

Part 2

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Signals Electro-Music Radio Show Archive

Keep listening to the signals!

Wow… 12 shows already. I must be pretty serious about this. Well, sort of. Last night’s show was another Propellerhead Reason improv, mixed live with even less prep than last time. It’s posted in my electro archives below.

Please note that Signals with Shivasongster will be on hiatus until mid/late October while I work on sound design for a local murder mystery, do some performing and traveling, and work on my next play with Dr. Stephen Schrum, Dog Assassin. Oh yeah, and somewhere in there I’m going to be attending EM2011! Lots of music (and sounds). Keep listening to the signals!

Select shows are posted below.

This program is Copyright 2011 Jeremy dePrisco.
Be sure to check out the rest of my electro archives for playlists, and pictures of my early studio setups… some of them quite fun.

http://www.shivasongster.com/category/electro/

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Signals Electro-Music 6/23/11 & 7/7/11 Radio Shows

Reason - No VST support, but you shouldn't need it!

For shows #11 & 12, I mixed it up a little bit with a live performance using only Propellerhead Reason/Record. I’ve been wanting to do such a set for a while. This week everything fell together (or apart) because I had little time to prep. I didn’t have other pre-recorded material I felt like sharing, and with the 80+ degree weather and 60% humidity in the studio, I was not interested in setting up my usual guitar-based loop-pedal monstrosity.

Reason is very liberating in terms of sound creation and manipulation. Even though I relied heavily on third party loop libraries and material from Computer Music Magazine, this set was very fun and the level of expression by the end was to my liking. I now have a base line for future experiments like this.

Based on the encouragement on the electro-music.com chat board, it is likely I’ll do this again next time.

6/23/11

7/7/11

This program is Copyright 2011.

Be sure to check out the rest of my electro archives.
http://www.shivasongster.com/category/electro/

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Signals Electro-Music 6/9/11 Radio Show Playlist

Show #10 was a retrospective featuring some of my favorite tracks from previous shows.

Track Title / Album or Collection
1 Sidechain – Sideshow Distractions
2 American Power (unreleased)
3 Obsolete Man (Truth is a Menace) (unreleased)
4 Full Circle – MINDSPEAK KEYBOARD SONGS 1993-1994
5 The Lie – MINDSPEAK KEYBOARD SONGS 1993-1994
6 A Fairytale – Catch the Squirrel
7 The Shadows On My Wall – Mandala
8 Spider – Cadillacs & Tarantulas
9 Questing (unreleased)
10 What’s Reality – Chaos Rise Up
11 She’s A Zombie – Bloomsburg To Bangladesh
12 slowgroove_2011 (unreleased)
13 I’m the One (unreleased)
14 Word Traffic – Mandala
15 Where The Rubber Hits The Road – Chaos Rise Up
16 Satyananda – Catch the Squirrel

* non-album original songs by Jeremy dePrisco

This program is Copyright 2011.

Be sure to check out the rest of my electro archives.
http://www.shivasongster.com/category/electro/

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Signals Electro-Music 5/26/11 Radio Show Playlist

Show #9 featured a continuation of the Space Folk from the last episode.

shivasongster‘s music is great for programming because it’s often mellow enough to allow you to concentrate on your code, yet occasionally draws you in for something meaningful or reflective.”  – Les Hall (Inventor)

1 Multiple Personality Intro improv
2 Don’t Forget It (Blind Willie McTell)
3 Good Shepherd (Traditional)
4 Kalimba Rave improv
5 TV Today*
6 8-track Underground (from Cadillacs & Tarantulas)
7 Harvest (Neil Young)
8 Profound Thoughts
 improv
9 Ode to the G String improv
10 Killing the Blues (Allison Krauss)
11 Arjuna Blues (from Cadillacs & Tarantulas)
12 Am Improv improv
13 Bin Laden’s Dead*
14 Broke Down (Cleaves/Picott)
15 EXTERMINATE! improv
16 The Messenger (Dan Lanois)
17 Folsom Prison (Johnny Cash)

* non-album original songs by Jeremy dePrisco

This program is Copyright 2011. Covers are copyright their respective writers.

Be sure to check out the rest of my electro archives.
http://www.shivasongster.com/category/electro/

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Signals Electro-Music 5/12/11 Radio Show Playlist

Show #8 featured live Space Folk… songs from my acoustic set put through delay pedals with KAOSS beat support… at least until the batteries ran out.

Track Song Writer Album
1 City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman) Various
2 Diatribe (from JJD’s Cadillacs & Tarantulas)
3 Just Friends*
4 Saw It With My Own Two Eyes*
5 On The Edge (from JJD’s Catch the Squirrel)
6 Hard Pill to Swallow*
7 Country Roads (John Denver et al) Various
8 Word Traffic (from JJD’s Mandala)
9 Landlord (Gene Raskin) Various
10 Living Room*
11 One Day (Matisyahu) Various

* non-album original songs by Jeremy dePrisco

This program is Copyright 2011. Covers are copyright their respective writers.

Be sure to check out the rest of my electro archives.
http://www.shivasongster.com/category/electro/

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Signals Electro-Music 4/28/11 Radio Show Playlist

Signals with Shivasongster – April 28, 2011 – Back to the archives this week, where we explored tracks created using Acid Pro, the loop-based production tool. Though not used very much today in my compositions, Acid Pro was a lot of fun and I’ve found some neat pieces circa 1999 – 2004. For more about my thoughts on this platform, check out my article.

1 Top of My Ass (2011 remix)
2 Acid#1 (2004)
3 Best of All Worlds
4 Helicopter Chase
5 Cyborg Flamenco (2011 remix)
6 Disturbance in the Force
7 Rap 1
8 Miami Ice (2011 remix)
9 Slowgroove (2011 remix sans guitar)
10 Ethnic#2 (2011 remix)
11 Blowing in the Wind (2011 remix)
12 Dalek Dance (2011 remix)
13 Webtrack1 (2011 remix)
14 Forgotten Land 1 (aka 12-18-04)
15 Forgotten Land 2 (aka 12-18-04b)

This program is Copyright 2011 Jeremy dePrisco.

Be sure to check out the rest of my electro archives.

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Signals Electro-Music 4/14/11 Radio Show Playlist

In the Attic (2008 setup)

For show #6, we continue with some sort-of-electro tracks from Chaos Rise Up and Catch the Squirrel. From there we explored some very rough experiments, including some of the better elements from 2007’s Inlaw’s Attic session.

Each year since 2006 I’ve brought a portable studio to my inlaw’s place during our Christmas holiday visit. It provides a much-needed break from the holiday craziness and presents a different environment in which to create.

# Song                               Collection

1 Ones & Zeroes Chaos Rise Up
2 Proverbs Chaos Rise Up
3 Organ Harvest Chaos Rise Up
4 Shotgun Shack Catch the Squirrel
5 Something in This House Catch the Squirrel
6 frogfriends none
7 I’m the One none
8 Just the Way it Is none
9 RNC JD’s Electro Album
10_ 2007-12-26 19_46 Inlaw’s Attic 2007
11_ 2007-12-27 16_42 Inlaw’s Attic 2007
12_ 2007-12-27 16_51 Inlaw’s Attic 2007
13_ 2007-12-27 16_53 Inlaw’s Attic 2007
14_ 2007-12-27 17_07 Inlaw’s Attic 2007
15_ Breathe Deep Mandala

This program is Copyright 2011 Jeremy dePrisco.

Be sure to check out the rest of my electro archives.