Last night’s show was pretty successful. After being introduced by representatives from NASA and the Russian Ambassador who reminded us how to correctly pronounce Sputnik and aside from some rather annoying initial technical glitches we got through the night with some pretty stellar material. That and Lily attended her first cocktail party.
It was a crazy juxtaposition, a la Andy Warhol’s Velvet Underground-era performance art. David and I basically performed along side a go-go dancer and hula hoopers both on platforms in the air. It was quite the 50s experience that went to the moon. A classic American tribute to Russia’s Sputnik.
Enjoy the music below, but first, our set up, for the geeks, was:
- Roland Jupter 6 (synced to the Roland CR-8000 beatbox)
- Roland JP-8000
- Apple MacBook (loaded with Sputnik related samples and transmissions cued with Quicktime. Yes Quicktime.)
Recorded live to MiniDisc, imported via Audacity and compressed to an 160kbps MP3 via iTunes.