THE CALL OF THE QUEST!
This empowered moment in time captures a performance that stands among one of the finest from Steve's live history. Knowing that a worldwide audience would be joining in on this performance from Steve's Baja, Arizona Timeroom studio added to the feelings infused within this extraordinary recording.
From the majestic opening performed on the Moog One, moving into the deep end of emotion and longing, a spiraling universe is woven in ways that transcend what might be considered possible in a live electronic performance. The set captured much of how Steve works in the studio: a starting map is composed, and from that point the trajectory constantly evolves as the moment calls out. The constant carving, mixing and spontaneous composition merge into an entrancing slipstream presented on this recording, just as it occurred in four movments.
SoundQuest Fest was first experienced and produced by Steve in 2010 as a live festival in Tucson, Arizona. Picking up from there, the 2021 version united a worldwide gathering of artists and audience members for an online streaming event. It was a groundbreaking moment for the ambient music genre, with a continuous three-day flow of streaming performances from international artists, audio-video wonder worlds, ambient VJ sets, interviews, music videos and deep immersion zones. The full set can be watched at www.youtube.com/c/SteveRoachOfficial
Performed live by Steve Roach at SoundQuest Fest March 28th, 2021
Instruments: Oberheim Xpander, Nordlead 2x, 3 and 4, Moog One,
Eurorack Modular, Emu E4XT, Sequential Pro 3, Doepfer Maq 16, Korg Wavestation Parker Fly guitar, Korg Electribe, Roland TR8S, TTSH Arp 2600 clone with sequencer, large Moog format - SynthDotComMoon modular.
All the SoundQuest Fest performances can be experienced at
SteveRoachOffical - YouTube
Visit the SoundQuest Fest 2021
released November 4, 2021
Audio mastered by Howard Givens
Cover design Nathan Youngblood
Desert cover photography Kati Astraeir
The video of Steve’s concert performance filmed and produced by
Special heartfelt thanks to the incredible SoundQuest team and sponsors that made this happen.
Eric Freeman, Nelda and Karl Buckman, Linda Kohanov,
Serena Gabriel, Frank Beissel, Nathan Youngblood, Sam Rosenthal