Saturday, March 31, 2012

hanes/adams laptop improv soundart

Monday, March 28, 2011

birthday bells

i like bells. cary got me some for my birthday.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

wind in the trees

wind in the trees is a half-hour long ambient piece driven by a soft cowbell rhythm pattern combined with legato vocal sounds and other percussion instruments. it has an generative element: the vocals and some of the percussion tracks are loops of various lengths, creating different relationships throughout the piece.
there is also a performative aspect: the anklung (balinese bamboo instrument) parts were played and recorded live.
friends have found this piece relaxing and restorative. i hope you will, too.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

steve adams' dark forest trio live @ hemlock tavern s.f. 02/21/10

steve adams' dark forest trio @ hemlock tavern s.f.  by  organofqwerty
steve adams: alto sax
scott amendola: drums, electronics
john hanes: laptop, electronics
jazz is referenced. so are the flintstones. 
i used some some great stuff i grabbed from ubuweb, including "via (48 dante variations)" by caroline bergvall, "night birds" by sainkho namtchylak, a little bit of signifying monkey, and a walk-on by kurt schwitters. 

Monday, March 15, 2010


organ of qwerty : dreambira from organofqwerty on Vimeo.

music and video by john hanes (except for the shangri-las bits). video shot on iphone 3g with qik video. music recorded and mixed on live 8.1.1 with liberal use of max for live devices, including ml.grainfreeze, ml.circular.doppler, fp.granulate, and a bunch of pluggos. video edited on imovie '09.