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

Benedict Roff-Marsh

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

Benedict Roff-Marsh

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

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

Waters Are My Sky
Benedict Roff-Marsh

Waters Are My Sky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb9jfqSV2Es&feature=youtu.be Like the last album, "Waters Are My Sky" was written with a screensaver in mind. I actually started with the idea of using a fish tank screensaver for the Spaceship: Continuum album but space was what that record was. What you see in the video is Serene Screen's Marine Aquarium 3.2. It is a… Continue reading Waters Are My Sky