The Bays | Live Electronic Dance Music With An Orchestra?

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It’s been quite some time since I’ve written about the Bays. These guys really continue to push the envelope with live, improvised electronic dance music. You might compare them to U.S. acts doing similar styles (the , STS9, Lotus), but their whole schtick is that they do not record albums, have songs, or really practice together as a group. They improvise, live and onstage. And they’ve been touring this with this strategy for years.

A while back, I put together a “Best of the Bays” podcast, featuring some of my favorite moments of Bays improv. It’s a good example of their standard live sound. But I recently decided to check back in with these guys, and I came across their latest progression…

The Bays have paired up with an orchestra and a composer to perform their standard set with a seriously cool twist. Through the use of composition software that allows the composer to compose on-the-spot, they’re creating live electronic dance music with an orchestra.

They’ve released a new (free) podcast of their collaboration with the Ensemble at Integra and also have this video that runs through the entire project:

The Bays and The Heritage Orchestra at The Liverpool Phil [YouTube]

This is some groundbreaking shit.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    Uhm, yeah — that is pretty sweet.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    Uhm, yeah — that is pretty sweet.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com/ WHITperson

    and the podcast is solid.

    it takes a while for them to get going, but once they do, it’s on! It gets really interesting around 30-40 minutes in. my favorite “movement” or “theme” is around minute 48.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com/ WHITperson

    and the podcast is solid.

    it takes a while for them to get going, but once they do, it’s on! It gets really interesting around 30-40 minutes in. my favorite “movement” or “theme” is around minute 48.

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  • 123aw

    Hey guys!!

    The Pop/R&B diva HOLLY RAE is starting her 2008 tour and yes, she’s coming to Chicago -on JULY 6!!! I’m soooo excited!!

    Check out her blog:
    http://hollyrae-music.blogspot.com/

    And listen to her AMAZING new song “Off The Meter” (I LOVE IT!!) on youtube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXbPmyugQ5s

    Enjoy!!!!

  • http://www.fowlplay.net.au/blog Fowl Play DJ

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    Check it out here -> Beats & Pieces Show Blog

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    Have a listen and please let us know what you think.

    Cheers,
    Jeremy (Fowl Play DJ)
    From Sydney, Australia

  • http://www.fowlplay.net.au/blog Fowl Play DJ

    Hey,

    Cool Blog! Lovin it :)

    I have recently launched my own house music blog and podcast. It’s all about the best new deep, soulful, tribal, funky & big room house. Jameson and myself (Fowl Play DJ) present the Beats & Pieces show every Wednesday 6-8pm EST on Bondi FM, and then upload the show for podcasting the next day.

    Check it out here -> Beats & Pieces Show Blog

    You can also subscribe to the podcast here -> Beats & Pieces Show Podcast

    Have a listen and please let us know what you think.

    Cheers,
    Jeremy (Fowl Play DJ)
    From Sydney, Australia