2012 has been a pretty great year for me… so as things draw to a close, now’s a good opportunity to take a quick look back at some highlights from the past 12 months, and at what’s to come in the future.
Throughout the year, a new job and a new apartment shook things up a bit but gave me the opportunity to nerd out, wiring and programming the technosuit’s brain and lights, and making deeper connections with the Vancouver “hacker” movement in the process. Two summer gigs, Trancemission 15 and Sequential Circus 11, gave me the opportunity to test run the suit in a live scenario, and were very valuable experiences. New equipment has been acquired: a MOTU Audio Express and Novation Zero SL MkII, making a more compact and lightweight live setup, in anticipation for gigs further afield in the future…. in between all this, I managed to squeeze out a few tracks and a few instructional videos, and I continued to build a coherent online and social media presence.
Early 2013 will see a new EP, and a new, more wearable technosuit. Beyond that, more gigs, more releases and a new website is in the works, as well as collaborations with VJs, other producers and other crews. It feels great to be so organised and directed… I’m really looking forward to seeing what I can achieve in the coming year!
Here’s a little taster from the upcoming EP, “Real Age”:
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