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Craig Anthony Perkins
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Further Explorations of Mutable Instruments PEAKS + BRAIDS + WARPS + ELEMENTS + RINGS + CLOUDS with the Music Thing Modular Radio Music (custom mirror-polished version from Magpie Modular) and the Make Noise Richter Wogglebug. The Eventide H9 is processing Rings. All patched and perform live in one take with no additional overdubs or processing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO4GUVVriDc&feature=youtu.be
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Just got Braids a couple of days ago; second rough test with it in my simple one row Eurorack setup...

Braids output is being sent to the Eventide H9, and I am controlling the mix with a little Behringer mixer (tucked underneath the Phenol synth.) Braids, Elements and Rings are all being played and/or sequenced via three Moog Mother-32s (off screen to the left; only the keypad and sequencer of the Mother-32s are being used as a controller for the Mutable modules, no audio is coming from the Moogs.)

The Make Noise Richter Wogglebug is influencing all modules with it's weird randomness in both subtle, and not-so-subtle ways. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7e9a5X_X_E
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This is a simple example of me manually playing my small Eurorack setup. I wanted to explore how I can play this as a self-contained instrument with no sequencers or external effects. I only wish I had two (or more) Make Noise​ Pressure Points in order to have more than 4 notes to play... 

And speaking of Pressure Points, the top row of knobs/tunings is being sent to the Mutable Instruments​ Rings module, and the middle row of knobs/tunings is being sent to the Mutable Instruments Elements. So when I play a touchpad on the Pressure Points, it is sending two different tunings to the two Modules. If I had a third voice, I can send the bottom row a different tuning as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZQm8sB4CwA
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My second day with my friend's Buchla Music Easel. After some confusion with it on the first day, it all finally came together on this second day of exploration. One note, I didn't use the Music Easel's built-in Spring Reverb because it was really muddy sounding, so I added a touch of delay and reverb using VSTs; info provided in the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dyk5mLFpDU
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Another quick and rough test of the Kilpatrick Audio Phenol and three Moog Mother-32s; MIDI Sync via the Elektron Octatrack, which is also providing the brief beats as well as the delay and reverb effects for the Mother-32s. This was shot shortly after the previous video, within a half hour of receiving the Phenol. Still need to learn what all it can actually do (especially with the Complex Envelopes!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5UWhq_CgNw
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+Joshua Merrill Thanks Josh! I'm performing live tonight with this setup, should be interesting to see if I pull it off...
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Another quick and simple demo of the +Moog Music Inc  Mother-32 (x3); played live in one take. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDorm6ZEWF8
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This was just a quick, spur-of-the-moment test of my newly acquired, custom mirror-polished Radio Music module from Magpie Modular. I had just gotten home after an 8 hour day of work and a 3 and a half hour modular synth concert. I was tired... but inspired! Patch Notes: Radio Music into Mutable Instruments Elements, Braids into Rings then into Clouds. Make Noise Richter Wogglebug providing influence over Rings "Dampening" and "Position" and Clouds "Density" and "Size". 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sI7pyyIq4M
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Out now is my 14th current release on my record label, and my first release under my actual name... which also marks a new direction for me with this release. This is the debut EP of my Experimental Ambient Soundscape project under my own name. Each track was performed live in one take, with no overdubs or multi-tracking, using a very minimal, one row of Eurorack synth modules. 

The 3 tracks of this EP were meant to be heard as one cohesive piece; a sort of cinematic soundscape. So sit back, close your eyes, and enjoy the journey!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-curious-scenario-ep/id1092925964
Preview, buy, and download songs from the album A Curious Scenario - EP, including ”A Simple Beauty,” ”A Disastrous Thought,” and ”A Final Respite.” Buy the album for $9.99. Songs start at $0.99.
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::| A Good Pair of Headphones or Speakers are Highly Recommend |::

First test of my newly arrived Mutable Instruments​ Rings module. Rings is being processed by the MI Clouds module. Additional sounds from MI Elements. Rings and Elements are being "influenced" by the Make Noise​ Richter Wogglebug and sequenced by two Moog Mother-32s (no sounds are being used from the Mother-32s. No other sounds, effects or post-processing was done on this track.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3gc860ELs8
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My live performance as "Science Patrol" for Sonic Lodge 1 - An Evening of Ambient/Drone Performances. Despite some technical glitches before and during my performance, it went pretty well for what it was. Unfortunately we weren't able to capture direct audio, and this was all shot on an iPhone in low light, so, not the best video quality either. Stay tuned at the end for a few seconds of the other performers of the evening...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ap4fpzx5cs
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This was my fourth live performance as "Science Patrol"​ for the Volt Divers​ Experimental Electronic Music Collective, recorded November 21st 2015, at Lovecraft Bar PDX. This was also the premier of my three Moog Mother-32 synths!

–|::| To hear the full range of frequencies, a good pair of headphones is highly recommended |::|–

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G436Gl8Ypk8
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Just one more quickie with the Moog Mother-32 (x3) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcvvJoCje5c
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composer/musician, photographer, filmmaker, designer, author, product architect, visionary, entrepreneur
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  • genshi.lab
    Founder & Product Architect, 2013 - present
    Bringing innovative concepts to consumer products through cutting-edge design and technology - www.genshilab.com
  • Genshi Media Group
    Founder & Creative Director; Musician, Composer, Author, Designer, Photographer, Filmmaker, 1999 - present
  • Rio Hondo College
    Digital Media Educator, 2009 - 2009
  • CPO Commerce
    Senior Web & Graphic Designer, 2007 - 2007
  • Avid/ M-Audio
    Senior Audio Editor, Product Manager, Technical Writer, 2003 - 2006
  • iolo Technologies
    Quality Assurance Manager, Tech Support Manager, Product Manager, Technical Writer, 2001 - 2002
  • EDS Digital Studios
    Post Production Supervisor, Digital Restoration Artist, 1997 - 1998
  • Universal Interactive Studios
    Quality Assurance Manager, Associate Producer, Technical Writer, 1996 - 1997
  • Philips Media
    Product Test Manger, 1994 - 1996
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Portland, OR
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South Pasadena, CA - Hollywood, CA - Beverly Hills, CA - San Diego, CA - El Paso, TX - Deming, NM
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autodidact polymath; multi-instrumentalist, composer, photographer, filmmaker, designer, toy-maker, failed tech entrepreneur... world citizen.
Introduction

Award winning Filmmaker, Composer, Photographer and Designer Craig Anthony Perkins began as a musician at the age of four and became interested in filmmaking at a very early age as well. In the past Craig has worked in both a creative and technical capacity within the entertainment industry for companies such as Philips Media, Universal Interactive Studios and AVID, doing everything from video game design and film post production, to sound design, composing and technical writing.

Under his own company Genshi Media Group, he has released several albums on the iTunes Music Store, has had his photography published in magazines and exhibited in galleries, his short films showcased in film festivals worldwide (with two of his films actually winning) and has designed indie art toys - including the much sought-after Broken Heart Robot - which has led to talks with two TV networks for consideration as an animated series based on his toy character. 

Presently, while continuing to work with his filmmaking, music composing and photography, Craig is working with his new tech start-up genshi.lab with the goal of bringing innovative concepts to consumer products through cutting-edge design and technology. In addition, genshi.lab will begin opening it's doors to both kids and adults alike, as an educational Makerspace specializing in the concepts of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).

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Member in the "Society of American Magicians" • Member of the "American Society of Media Photographers" • Grand Prize Winner Best Over All Film at the 2012 iPhone Film Festival for the stop-motion short film "The Haunting at Danford Cabin"
Education
  • Autodidact Polymath
    Arts, Sciences, Life, 1964 - present
  • Art School Drop Out
    Industrial Design, 2009 - 2009
  • Hypnosis Motivation Institute
    Certified Hypnotist, Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP Practitioner, 2005 - 2006
  • San Diego Mesa College
    Psychology, 1983 - 1985
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