Shop: Benjamin Heim

Benjamin Heim combines Western art music tradition with modern performance and sound production methods, such as MIDI controllers and touchscreen devices.. Coupling electronics with acoustic instruments, he focuses on expressive capabilities of performer and sound. As a live performer, he is known for his soundscapes produced in his electronic percussion performances with electronic drum pad. Heim has had works commissioned for QYSWS and won the Percy Brier Memorial Prize for his work. He is also a founder of Argo (with Connor D’Netto) and Storage Box Four.


 

etudes albumEtudes for Electronic Percussion (score and recording bundle). Benjamin Heim, 2015. Two movements (I Ebb and Flow; II The Sky Melting Into the Ocean) for MIDI electronic percussion controller (such as Roland SPD or DrumKat) and laptop running Ableton Live. From the composer: “Etudes for Electronic Percussion are based around experiments in sound design and creating expressive electronic instruments intended for live performance. All the patches are highly velocity sensitive, in terms of volume, timbre, tone and even panning. This allows the performer to create highly expressive and nuanced interpretations”.
etudes albumEtudes for Electronic Percussion (score). Benjamin Heim, 2015. Two movements (I Ebb and Flow; II The Sky Melting Into the Ocean) for MIDI electronic percussion controller (such as Roland SPD or DrumKat) and laptop running Ableton Live.
etudes albumEtudes for Electronic Percussion: I Ebb and Flow (recording). Benjamin Heim, 2015. For MIDI electronic percussion controller (such as Roland SPD or DrumKat) and laptop running Ableton Live.
etudes albumEtudes for Electronic Percussion: II The Sky Melting Into the Ocean (recording). Benjamin Heim, 2015. For MIDI electronic percussion controller (such as Roland SPD or DrumKat) and laptop running Ableton Live.
Babylon squareBabylon (score). Benjamin Heim. Score for solo violin. From the composer: “I wrote Babylon as an essay in separation, with a flowing, developmental, yet sectional structure. The work grows out of a freely timed set of gestures which I liken to the sliding motions of fingers on another’s skin; the violinist executes free cascades of thirds and sixths mixed with thematic gestures and subtle glissandi. While this work is categorised as a violin solo, the recording makes use of sound design and manipulation to enhance the violin sound, heighten detail, and create organic textures from the violin part”.
Babylon squareBabylon (recording). Benjamin Heim.

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