Tower of Song

Sound performance
Technics SX-K350 keyboard, Cha-cha preset, synthetic voice

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A Sentimental Stunt

I went to pick up the keyboard on the outskirts of town. S. led me into the apartment where her son had already set up the keyboard so I could try it out. He asked me if I was a musician, and what I was going to do with this old keyboard. I briefly went through the presets, played a few notes, paid the agreed €40 and took the train home. There I set up the Technics SX-K350 keyboard exactly as Leonard Cohen had set it up 31 years ago in the Tower of Song :

power: on
transpose: B
main volume: > 0
auto play chord [one finger + memory]

rhytmic orchestra
bass volume: 7
accomp volume: 4
string ensemble

PCM drum percussion
volume: 10
tempo: 98
preset: cha-cha
synchro start

Tower of Song
Tower of Song, performance setup, Art's Birthday, E-Werk Freiburg, 2019

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