The Soul of the Betrayer

A musical glimpse into the mind of Judas Iscariot the betrayer – erratic, dissonant, tormented, lost.

This improvisation is 100% Evolver.  The nature of the subject demanded a harsh digital waveshape, and so it had to be performed on a Poly Evolver Keyboard.  The main pad uses an envelope having a slow attack and long release.  Nearly the entire piece is played as an elaborate series of steadily moving played arpeggios, with only the highest note sustained.  This is meant to give the music a confused restlessness.  The filter is opened by means of the modulation wheel.

A second Poly Evolver Keyboard is used for the eerie bending note.  A note or chord is sustained on the lower PEK by means of the VCA Level – a tremendously handy parameter for a one-man ensemble.  Meanwhile, on the upper PEK, a single note is held in which the filter is slowly opened and closed by means of keyboard pressure and the pitch is simultaneously bent using the pitch wheel.  At the point at which the filter is fully open, the tone is full of caustic digital aliasing.


DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard (2)
DSI Poly Evolver Rack

DSI Evolver Desktop
Hammond XPK 200L Pedalboard

Lexicon MX300

Performed live and recorded directly to a Tascam CD-RW900 Mk II.



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