Le Petit Orb / Volt 2010

Synthetics & The Midi Thief were invited back to the Volt festival to do visuals for Le Petit Orb, a smaller version of the legendary British techno group The Orb. Unfortunately we had to work almost up until the gig started due to a computer crash the day earlier so we missed some of the other acts we really wanted to see. Volt had once again a nice line up with everything from the more obscure and experimental electronic acts to high energy techno DJ sets.

We had decided to go 16:9 this time and it introduced some problems in combination with our technical setup. This is one of those situations where Toby Spark’s D-Fuser DVI mixer would have come in handy. But apparently you can do 16:9 through an Edirol V-4 mixer and even record from the mixer to DV-tape if you do some clever squishing.

The VJ set went very well and our graphics were more in sync than ever before. Maybe loosing a little bit in eccentricity but what the hell, it was tight! We had tried to get hold of Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann through their management before the gig to be able to gain some knowledge about how they had planned their performance. We never managed to get hold of them that way but I bumped into them backstage a few minutes before the gig. What a dynamic duo, the calm Fehlmann contrasting the rowdy Paterson, something that was also very present on stage.

We thoroughly enjoyed the Le Petit Orb gig and Volt 2010 and we wouldn’t mind coming back next year.

6 Responses to “Le Petit Orb / Volt 2010”

  1. The Volt 2010 festival report | Swedish VJ Union Says:

    [...] Me and Ben were happy to have received the evening’s prime spot, The Le Petit Orb live set, a streamlined version of the legendary British The Orb. Graphically we were more in sync than ever and we were really pleased with how the evening turned out. You can read more about the gig on our blog, http://www.instructions.se [...]

  2. Visuals for Le Petit Orb | The Midi Thief Says:

    [...] Orb) at the Volt 2010 festival in Uppsala, Sweden on june 5th. I wrote some more about it on the Instructions blog and on Swedish VJ Union. This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the [...]

  3. KLF Online » Orb – Live @ Volt 2010 Says:

    [...] Read more about the gig at instructions.se/2010/07/le-petit-orb-volt-2010/ [...]

  4. Synthetics | Performing visuals for The Orb at Volt 2010 Says:

    [...] Read more about the gig at Instructions [...]

  5. Synthetics | Performing visuals for The Orb at Volt 2010 Says:

    [...] Read more about the gig at Instructions [...]

  6. Synthetics / Performing visuals for The Orb at Volt 2010 Says:

    [...] Read more about the gig at Instructions [...]

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