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Chris Conway - Adagios Electric
Chris Conway - Adagios Electric

Adagio Electric
Light Years
Dancing Light
Adagio Rising

Chris Conway -
theremin, effects + voice, low whistle, chimes


Chris Conway - Quadelectronic 63

Unearthly Orchestra.
Gently wafting ambient adagios of sound from theremin and effects.

It's very easy to get carried away on the theremin - there is no resistance of your hands in the air - excess is easy. One night I just set up some a few chords rotating on multiple long delays and through a slowly moving filter - went away and got on with other things - I came back and it was still going, I then realised the minimalism of it was really beautiful.

So I set about recording a whole album of ambient restrained pieces like that. I changed a few small things from track to track - added voice, low whistle or chimes sparingly for a little extra colour, changed the order of the effects - on one track I used sounds, on another I added an arpegiated filter work on the sound. But generally I wanted a similar feel throughout. Listening back made me think of classcial string sections and adagios, hence the title.

adagio electric

Vidna Obmana, Eduard Artemiev, Robert Rich, A Produce/M Griffin, Gyorgy Ligeti, Terje Rypdal, Barber, Albinoni, Knut Nystedt.

OK for the effects nerds out there - what effects did I use? I used the following, routed in different orders from track to track...

Moogerfooger Low Pass Filter
Moogerfooger Ring Modulator
Moogerfooger MuRF filter array
Digitech Vocalist Live Pro harmonizer
Boss DD20 Giga Delay

CC's fave track - Adagio Electric

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