August, 2016: New studio emplacement and new track

Hello everyone!

During the last months I haven’t been active over here because in April I decided to move to a new home, to make some reparations and changes and I've had to do millions to things with all it, including installing the studio recording. When I had finished, I felt myself so tired that I couldn’t find any pleasure playing my keyboards or recording, so I decided to spend some time doing other things (just activities not to think much)… Finally I believe I spent too much time not paying attention to my music :-/ , but fortunately, with the 1st of August, I decided to continue recording stuff for the new album and –fortunately too– since the first minute I found the good way (and time!) and I’ve been able to finish soon a new e-project and feel this is one my best works of the last years.

I’m speaking about the Electronic Project #5, which continues the “conceptual and metaphysical cosmic travels” of the previous e-projects. In this case, the leitmotiv is the pansperm theory and the cosmic winds as dispersers of life in the Universe. The track is long, 12 minutes and a half, and is called «Cosmic Dispersion Of Life». More information in «Works».

You can listen an excerpt here:

I think I have 80-90% of the music for the new album. One more track (I have an idea) and it’ll be finished!

What about my new home and studio, I made the change to have more space and to live in a calm place, very close to the country. It’s more work at home and my studio recording emplacement is not ideal, but I’m very satisfied with the change :-) I had to do this years before!

I’ll upload some pictures of the studio recording.

Bye bye,

José Travieso

Now playing – Phrozenlight: Dreamland

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May, 2016: Arte y Embrujo

Hello there!

Sometimes my work is used for docummentaries, TV spots and other medias, like Internet. The most of the times I don't know much about it because I don't manage it, but in other occasions I have full knowledge and I'm surprised to be part of something I consider really great. This is the case of Arte y Embrujo, a virtual photography and painting exhibition by the genial artists Ginés Castellano and Anabel Bayo which used two of my old recordings for piano as unique soundtrack. I invite you to enjoy of these arts! :-)

On the other hand, after recording the E-Proj #4, I haven't recorded anything for all these weeks. I wanted to spend one or two weeks testing new software and resting but finally I decided to move house, to install a new studio there, to rent my old house... Since the beginning of April my free time has been very very limited and, though I enjoy actually a lot listening to other artists, I decided not to work in my own stuff until to have everything more or less finished. I'm giving a finishing touch to the studio and I think that in the beginning of June I'll continue working in the next album.

Salud,

José Travieso

Now playing – Pete Namlook: Music For Urban Meditation

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April, 2016: E-Project #4

Last month I finished the E-Project #4, one of my most difficult and complex recording to date. With this piece I wanted to mix the 70s Berlin School sound with Minimalism and some ideas from the "sporadic" techniques of compositions I began to apply in 1999. Also I wanted to experiment with multiple layers of sounds (thing that I've been doing with the previous E-Projects too), and all this led me to a titanic and hard recording, with around 60-65 tracks, busses, FX channels, groups, etc., and a lot of headaches! Hard, but pleasant when it was finished! :-) Anyway, I think the next recordings will be more easy and conventional! :-)

What about this new piece, it's divided in two parts. The first part («Deus Ex Machina») is an ambient composition and works as introduction to the second part, which is the main part of the project. «Deus Ex Machina» includes an excerpt of one of my first improvisations with the modular synthesizer I'm mounting (the whole improvisation is the track «Improvisation 2016.02.21: Through God's Core»). Other interesting thing about this track is that it was used the real recording of gravitational waves created from the collapse of two black holes (captured by the LIGO observatory on the 14th of September of 2015 and assumed the empirical demostration of the existence of gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einsten, maybe the most important in Astronomy the last year).

The second and main part is called «God's Ladder». Everything in this piece turns around a monophonic sequence developing constantly. This sequence development was recorded along 9 synthesizers (!), creating diverse layers during all the progress of the piece. At the end of this you can listen to all the synthesizers workign together. A crazy thing!

More information in «Works».

Health,

José Travieso

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March, 2016: New section with studio inventory

I've added a new section in this website in which you'll find a new document:

-Studio inventory and Archive.

This is a document -initially made as something private- with detailed information about the hardware and software equipment I'm using actually or in the past. Personally I use it to have a better control and knowledge about my equipment, especially concerning the software, and I've decided to share it here because I believe somebody might find it interesting.

I'll have it updated.

By the way, tomorrow I'll try to have time to upload a new track,

José Travieso

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Works

«Works» is a text which collects comprehensive information about all my releases and compositions, including lengths, when it was composed or recorded a track, connections with other pieces, anecdotes, histories behind the music and much more stuff.

«Works» is regularly updated from time to time and you can download it from these links:

-WORKS, Part 1: about pieces.

-WORKS, Part 2: about releases.

The first part collects information about all the compositions, including the unreleased ones, being the most exhaustive and interesting part of all the content. The second part gives information about all the ordinary releases (LPs, EPs, Singles, Compilations, etc.).

If you are interested in knowing more about any release or piece, «Works» is a great source of information!