Benedict Roff-Marsh

Plugged-In Bach – in Tribute to Wendy Carlos (and of course Bach)

Back to Bach Ask most Pop & Rock musicians about Classical music and they tend to pull faces (about the same faces that the Classical types pull when the question is the other way around). Adjust that Q and swap Classical for Bach and most - well the older ones anyway - will say, yeah… Continue reading Plugged-In Bach – in Tribute to Wendy Carlos (and of course Bach)

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Jack In The Box
Benedict Roff-Marsh

Two-Part Invention No. 1 – Bach

https://youtu.be/6bHHAMkmraU This is the last week of pre-release for "Plugged-In Bach". This time it is the first of the Two-Part Inventions. Bach was a teacher as well as a composer. This was common then for musicians, as it has become again. Most Indi musicians make more as teachers than they do as musicians. I learned… Continue reading Two-Part Invention No. 1 – Bach

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Cantata No. 27 – Bach

https://youtu.be/e0YlIcuwV0s Week Three of the release of my "Plugged-In Bach" is the deep 'n' dark one of the bunch. Cleverly hidden in the middle so no one notices how broody & melancholy it is. This one was written for the church. Back when the church service was a big thing. I guess really this fills… Continue reading Cantata No. 27 – Bach

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Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – Bach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEs27WC4_SA Week Two of my lead up to release of my "Plugged-In Bach" tribute to Wendy Carlos and her "Switched-On Bach" sees me attack a Brandenburg Concerto. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048. I actually did the bulk of this work several years ago as a semi-tongue in cheek demo of sounds… Continue reading Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – Bach

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Toccata & Fugue in D Minor – Bach

https://youtu.be/ZHlRJxas8EY It was 50 years ago today (well almost) Wendy Carlos released what was to be for ages the best selling Classical record of all time called "Switched-On Bach". For a while, it was even outselling The Beatles! The Moog Modular was in its infancy. Wendy was pals with Bob Moog and they traded ideas… Continue reading Toccata & Fugue in D Minor – Bach

Unmade Movies
Benedict Roff-Marsh

Unmade Movies

Unmade Movies: music that represents movies that don't exist is me flexing my melodic & descriptive muscles again. Each piece attempts to describe the sort of score (soundtrack) I might write for this sort of movie. Not managing to get any commissions to make real movie soundtracks lately I have to do the next best thing… Continue reading Unmade Movies

Space Case
Benedict Roff-Marsh, Instruments

Space Case – Album + VST Collection

"Space Case" is the name both of the album and a collection of Instruments & Effects in the VST format designed to behave as the core components in a Space music studio. More on that bit later, music first. The "Case" tracks were all composed 100% with the instruments & effects units of the Space Case… Continue reading Space Case – Album + VST Collection

Benedict Roff-Marsh

In Phantasus Cum Morpheus

Cover Painting: detail from Le Soir ou Morphée by Charles Le Brun in Galerie d'Apollon, Musée du Louvre The theme for In Phantasus Cum Morpheus is that of a person in a hospital bed weighed down with morphine* so they are below consciousness but dreaming. I leave it open to the listener to decide the who, where, when, why, etc.… Continue reading In Phantasus Cum Morpheus

Mirror
Benedict Roff-Marsh

Mirror

With Micro done I intended to immerse myself in some instrument design for a while. But life being what it is I was offered a project straight away that yielded a double album with each of us taking a side. Using the time honored tradition of the faster tracks being on side one Peter gets… Continue reading Mirror

Micro
Benedict Roff-Marsh

Micro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VtaGgf1mug&feature=youtu.be Micro is a journey through the world that lies beneath the level we inhabit. These small creatures and their lives form the basis for the world we know. This music was written to the footage Mike Rosecope gave kind permission for me to use from his YouTube videos of the world beneath our sight. The… Continue reading Micro