Having spent significant time in the musico-academic sphere, it's not surprising that Adam Jansch shows an eagerness to experiment with his creative process. For him, one prominent way in which this takes place is through a Pact, where a project is specified and commited to over a given timeframe, with supporting documentation as it progesses.
Jansch's history with Pacting began in 2009, where he dove into Supercollider for Hackpact. Feeling the need to expand the Pact boundaries, the following year he and Scott Hewitt organised CreativePact in 2010, a month-long Pact focussed on creativity which has run annually since then.
CreativePact has had a significant impact on Jansch's creative output, forming the basis of the first album by ‑otron, as well as Dorian Zoyd's live debut in 2015. He has also used CreativePact to question his own workflows, leading to refinements which promise an improved quality in his future work.
Jansch maintains a documentation website that covers all of his Pacting and hopes to document new types of Pact in the future. Keep eyes peeled for details of his latest and greatest Pact project.
Hark, the CreativePact angels sing, and they sing the song of 2016's edition, including details of Adam Jansch's effort. Called Soundboard Record, his Pact centres around the development of a sampling-based soundboard in Ableton Live.
Beginning tomorrow is Adam Jansch's latest CreativePact project, Dorian Live. This year he is dedicated to bringing upcoming music from Dorian Zoyd to the stage, with primary focus on adapting his 7-minute ambient ballad 'Automaton' for performance on the pipe organ in London's Union Chapel, the venue for his first solo pop gig on November 25th.
This week, Adam Jansch's project for CreativePact 2014 launched. The project is called Man and Maschine, and will see Jansch create a new musical nugget each day with a Native Instruments Maschine Studio.
Having begun on August 4th, the project is being documented at Jansch's newly-created Pact documentation site, a short hop away from what you read now.