House on a Hilltop

Music

 

Light Variations

 

'Variation 1'

Click on the audio file and listen to 'Variation 1'. ‘Variation 1’ is for MIDI piano, electronics, samples and birdsong. Electronic treatment is done using Nobuyasu Sakonda's Granular 2.5 Max/MSP patch, Peter McCulloch's Moog Ladder filter gen~ Max/MSP patch and Sakonda's Granular Synthesiser v4.0 2011 Max/MSP patch – all to process samples, the audio for which is subsequently put into Ableton Live. Additionally, there is use of SoundHack freeware plugins implemented in Ableton. This piece came to fruition in December 2020.

 

'Variation 2'

Click on the audio file and listen to 'Variation 2'. ‘Variation 2’ is for cello, MIDI piano, electronics, samples and birdsong. Chris Hancock is on cello, recorded in Northleach, July to December 2020. Electronic treatment is done using Peter McCulloch's Moog Ladder filter gen~ Max/MSP patch, Nobuyasu Sakonda's Granular Synthesiser v4.0 2011 Max/MSP patch, the GMEM Microsound Universe (GMU) external bufGranul~ object in Max/MSP and Christopher Dobrian's Random Access Sound Max/MSP patch – all to process samples, the audio for which is subsequently put into Ableton Live. Additionally, there is use of SoundHack freeware plugins implemented in Ableton. This piece came to fruition in April 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little World

 

Snippet of 'Humming Bird'

Click on the audio file and listen to a snippet of 'Humming Bird'. This piece features Jamie on alto saxophone. Candi Godbold A.K.A. Patchy is the composer and 'Humming Bird' is part of her project Little World. Alto saxophone part recorded in London on 29 June 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring the Prehistoric

 

Snippet of 'Jurassic 1'

Click on the audio file and listen to a snippet of 'Jurassic 1'. This piece features Jamie operating Nobuyasu Sakonda's Granular 2.5 patch implemented in the graphical programming environment, Max/MSP. Tom Jackson is on bass clarinet. Recorded at Goldsmiths Electronic Music Studios (EMS), on 15 April 2011, thanks to Ian Stonehouse, then Head of EMS. Recording later edited.

 

Snippet of 'Jurassic 2'

Click on the audio file and listen to a snippet of 'Jurassic 2'. This piece features Jamie operating his hacked version of Kai Siedenburg's granular synthesis feedback patch implemented in the graphical programming environment, Max/MSP. Tom Jackson is on bass clarinet. Recorded at Goldsmiths Electronic Music Studios (EMS), on 18 August 2011, thanks to Tom Mudd, then Studio Technician and Ian Stonehouse, then Head of EMS. Recording later edited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demos

 

'Scenes from Scotland'

Click on the audio file and listen to 'Scenes from Scotland'. Jamie likes to explore the sound of traditional instrumentation with field recordings and electronics as in his piece ‘Scenes from Scotland’, where Peter Maxwell Davies’ ‘Farewell to Stromness’ for piano is augmented with, and given another layer of depth through, field recordings from the Caledonian Canal and light electronic processing to add additional colour. Jamie is moved by the connection to nature we can make through audio recordings of the environment.

Piano played by Chris Hancock.

Piano recording, field recordings, electronic processing and arrangement by Jamie Hancock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snippet of 'Tiger Tamer'

Click on the audio file and listen to a snippet of ‘Tiger Tamer’. This piece features Jamie on alto saxophone. Alex Barty-King is the composer and ‘Tiger Tamer’ is a song from his DAAY Band project. Alto saxophone part recorded in the Cotswolds on 6 March 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

The photograph above is of Vanšu Bridge set against the dramatic lighting of the sky, Riga, Latvia.

 

 

The photograph above is the cover of Little World by Patchy.

 

 

The photograph above is a view of Budleigh Salterton beach on the Jurassic Coast.

 

 

The photograph above was taken on the Caledonian Canal, Scotland.

 

 

The artwork above is for 'Tiger Tamer' by DAAY Band.