Henry Kim – Electronic impro beyond conventions

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Henry Kim is a long time collaborator of Erlend from GIANTSKY / Soup, and is a hidden gem, and also a musical genius. It’s hard to describe exactly how his music is generated, so we’d be better off hearing it from the man himself:

“Im currently experimenting with different ways to extract frequency information from audio (mostly guitar loops), and feed the result back into my diy maxmsp synthesizer in realtime. With a little bit of tweaking, this should allow me to play notes (from triggers on the drums) in relative harmony with any audio sample I might be using, without having to prepare anything. Thats the theory anyway. My instrument (since 2017) has always needed a lot of manual input to work. After the newly released album I was extremely fed up from working like this, so I decided to make a change. In order to implement the concept of frequency analysis Im rebuilding parts of the synthesizer and sampler, and how notes are being processed. So far things are looking promising.”

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Pavarotti – Nessun Dorma

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Not that is needed to reinforce his position as one of the cultural mastodonts of our time, but with his live performance in Paris in 2007, there should – in all honesty- be no reason to ever make music again. Pavarotti’s interpretation of Nessun Dorma is beyond words, and this performance in particular is breath taking. The segway between falsetto and chest, the extra long high C blending with the orchestra, and the fact that it is performed on That stage in a live format.. Nothing impresses me more than this. Thank you for enriching the world with your musical gift, Maestro.