Satellite Of Love

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Info[edit]

The Satellite Of Love is a livestream performance of one or two hours of continuous music and soundscape synchronized by Ableton Link, Midi and Din Clock. Each section should blend from the preceding section.

The Livestream is divided into sections of 10 minutes. A participant may have one of more slots allotted either as a solo or a jam project.

A participant will probably want to provide 20% to 50% new material for their slot if regular. This could be as little as 5 minutes of material each month.

A participant that does not compose or produce may wish to rehearse and partake in the jamming sections.

This is an electronic event. There is a 24 channel digital mixer.

Before hand, we'll chat with the participant about what they might bring and how they will set up.

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About Us[edit]

Time and Place[edit]

  • Every Sunday
  • Rehearsal starts at 2:00
  • Doors close at 3:30
  • Livestream begins at 4:00


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Studio[edit]

Computers[edit]

  • Honey: Mixer, Ableton Recording
  • Hal: Ableton, Zwobots, OBS
  • Gollum: Broadcaster
  • Bilbo: Webcam One, FX OBS
  • Clint: Webcam Two, FX OBS
  • Mildred: Ableton. OBS

Synths[edit]

  • Arturia MatrixBrute
  • Korg Prologue
  • Moog Mother32
  • Korg Prophecy
  • Roland TB 03

Drummachines[edit]

  • TR-8
  • TR-8s
  • Drumbrute
  • Volca Sample

Midi Controllers[edit]

  • Push 2
  • Push
  • Beatstep Pro
  • MS 20
  • Launch Control
  • Traktor Dj

Setup[edit]

Ableton Link[edit]

Mio Midi Center[edit]

Eurorack Clock[edit]

Time Alloted for setup[edit]

The Music[edit]

Concept[edit]

"The Satellite Of Love orbits the planet on the edges of the stratosphere. It picks up and bounces back the signals it picks up from earth edited, remixed and recontextulised by the group of Space Composers who stole the Satellite from the Evil Bond Villian Elon Musk. The music is continous, weaving in an out of melodies, snippets, songs, operas, adverts, and TV show. the hum of the planet, the hum of the big bang. Sounds from yesteryear. We might hear a melody - just once or a groove that goes on for days.  We boldy go where no one has gone before . On a journey through Space , Time and Sound"

Captain Techbot

Genres[edit]

We go for a post modern take on genres since this is not a club, club music has a limited place tho' not inconsequential by any means. We are not averse to house and techno but without the biofeedback from an audience the overall vibe is identical to any other genre. So instead we divide music along tempi. So one stream we might start with a reggae beat at 100 bpm and move towards a Rock N Roll groove at 80 bpm, followed by a non tempoed ambient soundscape before finishing with some house goodness at 120bpm.

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Scores[edit]

The scores help move things along ensuring one doesn't get stuck in a groove.

One Hour Score For Two to Four People[edit]

Satellite Of Love - One Hour Score For Two to Four People
Score 0 - 8 9 - 16 17-24 25- 28 29 - 32 33 -36 37 - 40 41 - 48
No 1 Intro Left Satellite Of Noise Wout - Arp Erol - Guitar loop Reggae Jam Wout - Solo 12 bar Electronic Blues Jam
Scale Tempo 080 bpm 080 bpm D minor 080 bpm D minor 080 bpm A minor 110 bpm A minor 080 bpm E minor 080 bpm
Chords D D D Amin Amin G C G Emin7 Amin7 Bmin7
Satellite Of Love - One Hour Score For Two to Four People
Score 0 - 8 9 - 16 17-21 22- 24 25 - 32 33 -36 37 - 40 41 - 48
No 2 Intro Left Satellite Of Noise Wout - Arp Erol - Guitar loop Wout - Solo Ambient Jam Acid House Jam
Scale Tempo 080 bpm 080 bpm D minor 080 bpm 080 bpm 080 bpm C minor 080 bpm F minor 120 bpm
Chords D - - -- Cmin Fmin Gmin Amaj Gmin


Satellite Of Love - One Hour Score For Two to Four People
Score 0 - 8 9 - 16 17-21 22- 24 25 - 32 33 -36 37 - 40 41 - 48
No 3 Intro Left Satellite Of Noise Wout - Arp Erol - Guitar loop Wout - Solo Ambient Jam Irish House Jam
Scale Tempo 080 bpm 080 bpm D minor 080 bpm 080 bpm 080 bpm C minor 080 bpm F minor 120 bpm
Chords D - - -- Cmin Fmin Gmin Amaj Gmin

Roles[edit]

  • The roles will rotate over time as participants extend their comfort zone and will be organised in advance.
  • Participants can choose to jam with a group or perform a solo piece to be agreed beforehand.
  • First timers : Only one first timer per session or livestream

"The show comes first" or "Know your lane"[edit]

There will be times when you need to wait around for 20 -30 minutes to play your part. There will be great nights, good nights and not so good nights, but the show always comes first.

There will be many livestreams and plenty of opportunitys for all participants to grow. Think of the Livestream or groove as a highway. Know your lane, if you are a first timer or a beginnner musician, you will be expected to stay in the slow lane. Your comfort zone. Every now and again you will want to test yourself and move out of your comfort zone. That is all well and good, but know your lane.

First timer[edit]

  • Know your speed .
  • Know where everybody else is.
  • Listen to what everyone is doing.
  • Indicate to the motorists around you.
  • Move into the faster lane. Strut your stuff,
  • and then move back into your lane.

When the time comes to move into another lane permanently you won't even notice that you've done it.

To the musicians in faster lanes[edit]

  • Listen out for the first timer
  • Give them plenty of room but be ready to do a rescue if instructed.
  • Stay solid. Show no emotions.
  • Drive defensivly
  • Be welcoming.

Captain / Conductor[edit]

Composes the score and ensures it's implementation bsed on input and feedback from the participants.

Lieutenant[edit]

Liase with crew and first timers

Communications & Engineering Officer[edit]

Explore Space. Hold the groove. Provide Lead

House Rules[edit]

Vegan[edit]

Coffee and Tea available. If you bring your own milk, you'd be expected to take it home with you.

Bring a packed lunch if you want to eat. There's a small fridge.

There's a rooftop area for breaks.

Alcohol-free[edit]

Covid-aware[edit]

  • We have a covid appropriate air filter recommended for spaces twice the size of the studio.
  • We have several fans in operation.
  • We are keeping the in-person gatherings small.
  • Alcohol dispenser in foyer.
  • Sanitizer wipes for equipment.
  • A spot for people to keep their personal mug if they want.

RSVP and don't show up?[edit]

  • Is it covid-related? Thanks! Please keep yourself and everyone healthy.
  • Places are limited. Booking a place, and not turning up, means someone else can't come.
  • Please give us plenty of notice if you need to cancel.
  • If there are multiple repeated no-shows, we might remove you from the group.
  • To allow for arrangements to be made easily, all RSVPs must be closed a week before the event.

Can't make it on Sundays[edit]

  • Like the idea but need a different day/time
  • Like the idea but would like to try something a bit different

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