The content of Diary #1 is a selection of 12 patches/compositions carefully sorted among hours of recordings produced during 2015. They came out from the everyday exercising, following my mood on the creativ path. All the tracks are one takes, composed and performed in real time on my modular synth mixed with the Doepfer A 138, and recorded on Protools. No additional DAW mixing or editing. High resolution audio files 48/24.
The release was reviewed by Frans de Waard
for Vital Weekly 1088 June 2017 :
Christine Webster, about whom I know not a lot does a bit more than that, has very much her own style when it comes to using modular electronics and twelve pieces actually sound quite alright. There is a bit drone like music, a bit modern electronics and a bit like techno, but without much 4/4 rhythms banging around, and perhaps also a bit of cosmic music influence.
None of these pieces sound like 'bleep bleep' on an expensive module. On the live recording everything is spaced out a bit more of course and Webster takes more time to develop her sounds, and in the process she looses a bit of the playfulness of the shorter pieces. That is a pity, as it becomes a more regular piece of drone music, with a bit of broken up sounds towards the end. Not bad this one, but not so special. I think I prefer the shorter approach, in which she makes a few decisions and takes it from there to execute a more rounded experiment. (FdW)