Watch a 2018 performance of the first movement of the Symphony of the Seven Angels.
7 parts simultaneously, perhaps more, can be accomplished on the Monolith. Instead of "individualization of hands" - "individualization of fingers" is the required technique. Here is an excerpt from "Sixth Angel" from the Symphony of the Seven Angels - 2nd Movement, that I just finished composing.in 2019.
Watch a 2017 live performance of Jacob Duringer playing "The Lamb and the Scroll".
Jacob Duringer performs "Dignus Est Jesus."
Watch a performance of Christ Eternal part 2.
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An oceanographer discovers the true purpose of a floating pyramid and is forced to make a choice, one that will change the destiny of humanity forever.
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Jacob Duringer's near future science fiction love story novel, Eden Unleashed, about two scientists whose noble dreams cause the apocalypse, is available on Amazon and Kindle.
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The synthesizer deserves a brighter future than what the 300 year old piano keyboard can offer. The piano is a beautiful instrument, but it was never designed or intended to perform multi-timbral music. The Monolith however, was invented for this express purpose - to perform arrangements of instruments by manual fingering on a two-dimensional plane.
For more information on the Monolithic Two-dimensional Multitimbral Keyboard please visit the Monolith webpage.
The Monolithic two-dimensional multitimbral keyboard midi controller was performed live using a single synthesizer(K2000RS) with no utilization of artificial accompaniment such as multi-tracking, layering, sequencing, mapping, looping, or programming. "Legion of Angels" from the new album "Gates of the Unseen" (currently in sequential construction) is now available! Click on the red button below.
The Symphony of the Seven Angels is complete. This groundbreaking achievement is documented on the adjacent video. Never before has an individual performed a complex arrangement in the orchestral form by manual fingering alone without using artificial accompaniment techniques such as, multi-tracking, dubbing, looping, sequencing, programming, mapping, or any other artificial assistance. The soundtrack for this performance is available here
The thematic album "Fruit of the Spirit" is a solo performance of electronic music composed by Jacob Duringer and realized on the 4th generation Monolith engineering prototype. All music is performed live without the use of any multi-tracking, dubbing, programming, sequencing, or other artificial assistance. Synthesizer used: K2000RS Listen to the album on the Monolith Music webpage.
These tracks from 1993 - 1995 are the earliest recorded compositions on the midi version of the Monolithic Two-dimensional Keyboard. These works are solo performances of electronic music composed by Jacob Duringer and realized on the 4th generation Monolith engineering prototype. All music is performed live without the use of any multi-tracking, dubbing, programming, sequencing, or other artificial assistance. Synthesizer used: K2000RS The Birth of The Monolith Album is available on Bandcamp. Click here
7 Churches and The Fruit of the Spirit Albums are available in the iTunes Store. Search for "Jacob Duringer"
This album is a departure from my earlier works as it consists of a jazz/fusion trio of drums/bass pedals, acoustic electric nylon string guitar and the Monolith. This album was composed mostly on guitar. I am playing all the instruments.
Here is a 2020 performance of Dance No. 4.
Here is a 2019 performance of Dance No. 1.
Here is the latest fusion experiment from the Duringer laboratory, Dance No. 5 - further evidence for natural selection to favor the multitimbral keyboard. As always, I use only 1 synth, K2000RS, and all synth parts are performed simultaneously - strictly by manual fingering.