Nov 9, 2008

“Asleep at the Monologue” Recording Session

Asleep

This completes the ‘acoustic’ half of ‘Jew Point Owe’. For this one I’m on Melodica, Serg is on guitar, and Hamit, my Tabla teacher, is on Tabla.

It took two sessions to get this right since we had a very limited time window with Serg moving back to the US in a week. Continue reading »

Nov 2, 2008

“I AM YOUR DENSITY” Recording Session

Density Recording

My poor, poor neighbors. We blasted them with noise for about five solid hours. It was a pretty exhausting session, primarily because the material is so loud/dense.
I’m working on the mixing/editing at the moment, and I am incredibly pleased with the results. Expect a ‘single’ release before the end of the year. Special thanks to Angela, Anton, Sergio, Zoë, Ramsey, Wyn, Laurence, Evan, and Adam for being a part of the recording. Continue reading »

Oct 30, 2008

“The Ocean’s Like Right There” Recording Session

Oceans Right There

More ‘Jew Point Owe’ recording with “The Ocean’s Like Right There”. Another duo with Serg but this time we are on Namasitar and Banjo. Nearly through with the ‘acoustic’ half of the CD. Continue reading »

Oct 28, 2008

SOUND Festival Performance

Aberdeen

Just got back from performing in Aberdeen as part of the SOUND festival. Did a solo set with Angela doing live painting, and Serg joining in on a couple of pieces, including a great performance of “The Oceans Like Right There” from an upcoming CD. Continue reading »

Oct 11, 2008

In The Studio With Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern

TSC recording

With Serg moving back soon, and a recent performance firing us up, we decided to do a studio session. We setup all the usual mics/equipment, and five video cameras and let it roll.

Expect a CD/DVD , currently titled “The Sans of Gilbert”, sometime in early 2009. Continue reading »

Oct 9, 2008

I AM YOUR DENSITY : Live at The Noise Upstairs

Density Score

Just performed I AM YOUR DENSITY at The Noise Upstairs. It was a lot of work to get this done. I am eternally grateful to all of the performers who stepped up.

Thanks to Angela, Anton, Sergio, Zoë, Sukh, Wyn, and Laurence, with a special thanks to The Noise Upstairs for putting it on.
Doing a studio recording in late October. Will likely release it as a single. Continue reading »

Oct 2, 2008

Got My Radio Zither!!

Radio Zither

So what is it?
This is what Peter Blasser, the designer/builder has to say:

RadioZither is wireless technology, in marriage with a fine wooden casket carved from Baltimore City logs. Modeled after the pan-Asian tradition of plank zithers (guqin, gayageum, koto), its form reflects upon ancient heritages. Its function is to transcend traditions through radio, to inspire global thinking physically as well as ethereally.  This instrument sonifies plucks as well as movements between plucks, it is played / meta-played.” Continue reading »

Sep 23, 2008

“These Secrets Are Just Lists” Recording Session

Serg and Rod

This is the first recording session for my next CD entitled ‘Jew Point Owe’. This is for the piece “The Secrets Are Just Lists”. For this piece I went with a simple, stripped down instrumentation of two naked acoustic guitars. Serg is the second guitar on this track.

The rest of the CD will be half klezmer/folk inspired experimentations and half laptop/electronic improvisations.

Overhead Secrets

Aug 28, 2008

Whammy Pedal True-bypass Guide

whammy top

I decided to give up on trying to buy an original WH-1 Whammy Pedal and instead buy a current WH-4 Whammy Pedal. The sounds were great, but the bypass, as many of you have experienced, wasn’t. I figured there has to be a way to modify it for true-bypass. Four hours later, through blood-shot eyes, I had a completed mod in front of me.

After that I decided to write up a full walk-through so others can do the same.

Check it out here.

wh4

Aug 15, 2008

Rodrigo Constanzo : Live at Fuel

rodrigo constanzo

I got a last minute message from Blank Media about doing a solo gig for them. I accepted and planned my set. With Serg having recently come to stay with us I decided to include him, and premiere one of the tunes from ‘Jew Point Owe’, “The Oceans Like Right There”. This was also my first performance using the Namasitar.
I bookended this piece with free improv on the Specto and guitar pedals.

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Rodrigo Constanzo
-makes music and art
-lives in Madrid/Manchester
-is a crazy person

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