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Watch: Clancy & Parkes – Twenty-One Minutes of Music


Twenty-One Minutes Of Music is a collaboration between Thomas Parkes (The Jimmy Cake) and contemporary composer Sean L. Clancy, which was recorded during a two day residency at the Moog Sound Lab at Birmingham City University. The aim of the collaboration was to develop new compositions using a large selection of Moog synthesisers which included the legendary Moog System 55 modular synth. With a combination of improvisation and chance techniques they recorded around seven hours of material which will eventually be whittled down to an album’s worth of material in the coming months. The piece in this video is a live improvisation where the note pitches, piece length, number or sections and types of synthesisers used were pre-determined by a random number generator.

Filmed and edited by Tom Tebby.


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