34 episodes

Synthesist & Multimedia artist from Boulder, CO

Sonic Encounters: An Original Music Podcast by Synthesist Mark Mosher Mark Mosher

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Synthesist & Multimedia artist from Boulder, CO

    S04-E6: Robot Dreams

    S04-E6: Robot Dreams

    Credits: Composed, Performed, and Produced by Mark Mosher (C)(P) 2021 Mark J. Mosher
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    • 7 min
    SO4-E04: Beware the Siren Call of the Like Machine

    SO4-E04: Beware the Siren Call of the Like Machine

    Credits: Composed, Performed, and Produced by Mark Mosher (C)(P) 2021 Mark J. Mosher
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    Composer's Notes:
    Beware the rocky shores of the Like Machine. There be danger there.

    Producer's Notes:
    The song was performed live on a Synthstrom Deluge. Deluge was fed with various sampled "musical objects" as follows:

    - Melody line was played live using a Sensel Morph in Live 11 using some very expressive MPE sounds created by the amazing sound designers Huston Singletary and Robert Bruce.
    - Drones and rhythmic elements were made on an iPad with the granular synth SpaceCraft.

    The song was lightly edited in Ableton Live 11. Most FX are from deluge with a few reverbs and delay in Live 11 to sweeten the mix a bit.

    • 3 min
    SO4-E03: Approaching the Artifact

    SO4-E03: Approaching the Artifact

    An ambient improv performed solely on the Deluge.

    Credits: Composed, Performed, and Produced by Mark Mosher (C)(P) 2021 Mark J. Mosher
    Cover: Mark Mosher
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    • 1 min
    SO4-E02: Droid 164 Gets Distracted by a Wildflower

    SO4-E02: Droid 164 Gets Distracted by a Wildflower

    Credits: Composed, Performed, and Produced by Mark Mosher (C)(P) 2021 Mark J. Mosher
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    • 4 min
    S04-E01: A Brave Attempt to Plod Along Unnoticed

    S04-E01: A Brave Attempt to Plod Along Unnoticed

    An experimental piece re-purposing improvised phrases and motifs with more classical instrumentation as "musical objects" which I further manipulate in a 2nd improvisational pass.

    • 4 min
    Announcements: Sonic Encounters Volume 03 Album Now Available and Season 04 is On the Way

    Announcements: Sonic Encounters Volume 03 Album Now Available and Season 04 is On the Way

    Sonic Encounters Season 03 has come to an end which means the album containing the songs from this season is now available on Bandcamp here https://markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/sonic-encounters-volume-03.

    Bandcamp is waiving artist fees on Friday September 4th so it's a great time to buy songs and albums on Bandcamp to support your favorite artists.

    Note background song in this announcement is track 6 on the new album "Shimmering Light from the Time Mirror ".

    Thanks again for listening and tell your friends.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

2 Ratings

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Goosebumps and Deep Breaths

I'm trying to restrain myself in writing this review as it'd be easy to come off sounding a bit hyperbolic... But these rich soundscape "stories" sincerely do thrill my senses...
The concept for Sonic Encounters (so far, and in my interpretation) is this... You read a short text (sometimes the title is enough) on the premise of the "story" before listening. Then you listen to a purely sonic piece of field recording morphed with music, electronic manipulation, and performance, and you're immediately transported via your own imagination's 3D projection of his premise. Mark's become a consummate sound artist. He creates powerful imagery and elicits surprisingly keen emotional response from the listener without being heavy-handed. His economy and value in precision is proof of his skill.
My favorite story so far is "Metamorphosis Under the Chatham Light". I get chills just thinking about it. My very close second is "And What Do Trees Hear When the Wind Blows". Read each premise before you listen. Or not. No matter, the pieces will creep into your consciousness and take up residence.

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