Video: Deep Blue Signal (for Gestrument and eBow prepared Steel Guitar) by Kamelmauz

Deep Blue Signal from Stephen Calhoun on Vimeo.

demonstration of 2xGestrument performance workflow.

Gestrument is a gestural/generative sampler and synthesizer for iPad/IPhone.

Performed by Kamelmauz (

Produced by Stephen Calhoun at noguts noglory studios, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Here’s the video posted two weeks ago at the new Gestrument web site. It provides a demonstration and some explanation about the live (in the studio) moment showcasing the superb gestural/generative sampler/synth I have been using the past year. Swedish composer Jesper Nordin issued the invite and I was first shocked to be sharing featured space with Jordan Rudess and Richard Devine and several others, and, then really pleased to be described as an “IOS Music Pioneer.”

As far as I know at this point, the two recordings issued on Duty Free Free Records in December, Apparently There’s More, and Apparently Suite remain the only primarily Gestrument-driven recordings. No doubt this will change. Gestrument is is totally congruent with my aesthetic as a composer, im proviser, sound designer, and ambient audionaut.

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