Klis

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Klis is an experimental musicican credited with creating the sequential music method in 2011. The self released ‘The Sequential Music’ EP (2011) features the first ever sequential music composition ‘Blipper’ and another track ‘Wubwub’.

In 2015, Klis compiled a ten-track, various artist album of sequential music tracks for the Micro Spiral Recordings label ‘Sequential Music: An Alternative Approach For Experimental Minds’.


Artist: Klis
Track: Blipper
Release: Klis – ‘The Sequential Music EP’
Release: Various Artists: Compiled By Klis – ‘Sequential Music: An Alternative Approach For Experimental Minds’ ALBUM {mspiral006}


Artist: Klis
Track: Wubwub
Release: Klis – ‘The Sequential Music EP’
Release: Various Artists: Compiled By Klis – ‘Sequential Music: An Alternative Approach For Experimental Minds’ ALBUM {mspiral006}

Interview

1. What inspired you to invent the Sequential Music method?

It was a combination of philosophy and music coming into sync. Edward De Bono has always been a source of inspiration and his book ‘Po’ touches on sequential thinking as can be seen in the method. I am also a huge fan of electronica as I find that is where many of the new and interesting innovations arise from. Steve Spacek has always been involved in fascinating projects. It was his Black Pocket album that helped spark the idea when a section of one of the tracks ran with just individual hits from a range of instruments (before building up into a full song).


2. How did you make your track(s) (approach, ideas, equipment used, mixing techniques etc)?

First of all, I set about researching the concept. My first assumption was that this must have been done before. But after talking to musicians, record producers, DJs, journalists, music teachers and A&R people, it became clear that this approach had not been attempted.

Once I realised what I was embarking on, it was a real process of trial and error. Both of the tracks featured on this website are primarily created using a music sequencer, midi, audio and programming.

3. What challenges did you face?

Software and sequencers are not really created for music to be made this way. It was a challenge ensuring that no instruments were overlapping. Also, mixing of these types of tracks required a different way of working as each element always had full ownership of the mix at the time it was playing.


4. How would you summarise your experience?

As a serial experimenter, to have found a way of composing that has not been previously attempted has been a massive thrill. Also, having so many wonderful open minded artists join me in this quest has been very exciting. They have pushed the concept further than I had initially imagined.

5. Any other thoughts, ideas etc?

I’m keen to hear what other artists will create now that the Micro Spiral Recording label have documented my work with a compilation. I’m really hoping that bands and orchestras get involved – their creations could be incredible! It would be a great opportunity to take it to that level!

Website: http://sequential-music.com