I released new music today. For the past few months I’ve been in a deep dive into the world of sound design and synthesis. It’s pretty overwhelming but I thought I would share a song I made a few days ago while learning some new equipment.
This one took a cinematic turn as I was improvising over the original chord progression. I hope you enjoy!
If you can’t see the player and want to check it out, click this link – https://michaelstegner.bandcamp.com/track/seens
One of my more recent projects has been creating a suite of electronic music pieces that are meant to be music to sleep or relax to. I’ve been enjoying the process so much because it forces a unique approach to writing and recording.
This song “a bac” is one that I wrote a while back for a project called Spirit Tuck. This version is a reworking of the song. For this recording I recorded a lot of strange sounds from my voice, scissors, a metal-framed chair and some field recordings from outside my window.
Here is the video and song…
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Here’s a chill new electronic track and video I wrote and produced. It has a deep house and ambient vibe. I hope you like it!
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For the last several years I’ve been learning more about sound design and electronic music. My students would push me pretty hard when we would work on these concepts forcing me to keep pace. I’ve finally gotten up the skills with the tech to start improvising more freely. Here’s as short sample something I improvised today when working with a program called Reason. First I programmed the drums and the sounds, then improvised on the keyboards. I hope you enjoy it!
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This Thursday I’ll be playing at the legendary Blue Whale in the Little Tokyo area of downtown LA. David Binney and I will be opening up his night with our electronic duo, “qo”. We play from 8-9pm.
Here is a video poster with a music sample from one of our tracks (click here if you can see the video):
The rest of the night will be a star-studded night, with members of Thundercat, Knower, Jacob Collier’s band, etc.
The Blue Whale is located at 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St #301, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
$15 general admission
$10 students (21+)
This Saturday (12/2/2017) at (the) Handbag Factory in Los Angeles, David Binney and I will be debuting our new electronic-music duo – qo. For those who don’t know David, he is a legend in the create music scene in New York city. You can check out his wikipedia page here – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Binney.
We will be sharing the night with Mildred and Katshu. These two women are two of the most creative musicians I have met since arriving in Los Angeles. They are classically trained singers of the highest caliber who are equally versed in electronics and composition. They are in high demand in the opera, voice and teaching scenes in LA.
(the) Handbag Factory is located on 1336 S Grand Ave. Show will start at 9 pm. $5 cover for the show.
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on a song and video concept that I decided to release today. Many of you know my affection for many of today’s cutting-edge electronic artists. I guess you could say it was inspired by that along with jazz orchestration and chords like Gil Evans.
If you like the song and want to support the cause of making more of these, you can purchase it by clicking here and buying it on my BandCamp page.
If you like it or know anyone who you think would like it, it would be much appreciated if you shared it on social media, etc.
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