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Live Electronic Music

Well that was quick. Less than 4 hours after we announced Spyros Polychronopoulos – LEM all of these special objects were spoken for.

Here’s a little note from Spyros about the project:

This album consists of four musical pieces. The music that you are going to listen is not prefabricated or stored in the device memory and every playback is unique. Five independent audio channels are processed, mixed and reproduced in real-time. A different sample is loaded on each channel, chosen randomly from a sample database. Additionally, each channel introduces a different filter featuring unique parameters. The parameters’ values are varying constantly between two points, resulting in a fluid development of the layers across one another in time.

I came to LEM through a discussion on the capabilities and limitations of live electronic music performance with my friend Fotis Kontomichos. In contrast to music performed by instruments, electronic music consists mainly of prerecorded or generated samples synchronized with specialized software. So, the audience in a gig is exposed basically in pure auditory stimuli. Following on from that idea, we thought that we could create a software supporting the dynamic evolution of a varying composition performed live, without the artist’s presence. So, LEM was born out of this simple idea.