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McRorie-Vivres Electronique introduction video

A variety of demonstration videos

A Vancouver CTV News clip

McRorie performs a live electronic version of Bach Invention #1

Faith Internal
A McRorie original about his ideas on faith.


Socialist Capitalists
McRorie original about the elite one percent

A fun video done on Fox Detroit demonstrating the egg peeler

Just Say Yes
I recorded this live in the back of my old cube van as it was backed up to the back entrance of a bar gig in Alberta.

Superman Song
Just me and the Zb6's performing the Crash Test Dummies.

Rock China
A fun rockin' original about invading China with a Rock army.

Justice Freedom Liberty
A McRorie political original performed live at the Grand Union in the Crowsnest Pass.

Fuddle Duddle
I used Prime Minister Trudeau's colorful phrase to describe corporate welfare bums.

I let my cousin "McRoadie" set up the show and then McRorie played this original in Geraldton.

Yin Yang Valley
After doing a gig in Ignace I set up the camera in the tavern and recorded this song about a place of bliss.

One Man Rock
One night after performing at a bar in Edmonton I stayed behind and recorded this song about me.

Rockin out with Run Run Rudolph while the visiting German students party and dance in Coleman.

This was my first video done back in the mid-eighties in Banff. You have to start somewhere.

Stuart McRorie Tait is an original and innovative Canadian Metis electronic musician and performer

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Here is some information about McRorie-Vivres Electronique

Live Musical Performance

I perform an eclectic mix of live music. I have developed a unique and innovative electronic instrumentation that allows me to perform music totally live. I don't use any pre-recorded devices or sequencing.

Performing music live is the fundamental principle upon which I have based my musical life on. Now, what's the difference between "McRorie-Vivres Electronique " the musician and a machine? If you input the same parameters into a machine it will always reproduce the exact same result. But even the best musician will not be able to reproduce the same song and composition 100% identically without some variations. Some of these happen accidentally and some of them are well intended. These deviations and digressions make the music become alive and "human".

Original and Innovative Idea

For quite some time I have been striving to build a bridge between electronic sound generation and live performance. The goal was not only to create an instrument that would sound good, it should also be playable in real-time with musical expressiveness. After years of development I have succeeded in creating this instrumentation. By using the technique of coordinated independence, I have over the years put together an original and innovative electronic instrumentation of keyboards and sensors to sing and play all the parts of a musical composition in real time.

Three decades of relentless experimentation, development, dedication, practise and persistence finally led to the instrumentation and performance I am presenting now. I am extremely happy with the way it sounds, looks and performs. This instrumentation is a joy and a pleasure to play. I can create a wide range of sonic environments that are truly states of bliss to entertain, perform, and create live music.

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More about McRorie-Vivres Electronique Stuart McRorie Tait

My family owned and operated a music store and school in Edmonton. I was immersed in the world of music from an early age and I learned to sing and to play the drums. It was my fascination and love for poly rhythms that led to the study of advanced techniques for the modern drummer called coordinated independence. Mastering this technique allowed me to play more than one rhythm at once. These skills in combination with an innate ability and desire to focus and complete my own form of musical expression would later become an asset in which I could evolve and complete my own unique form of musical endeavors and ideas. My desire to learn new ideas on the drums was so intense that I got permission to live in an abandoned building in downtown Edmonton where I could practice and woodshed. A year later I continued my studies by renting a parking stall in Old Strathcona and practised and lived in an orange Ford cube van. In solitude I nurtured my love for rhythm and melody. I supported myself by creating a band called "Strait" playing the keyboards, drums and singing to fill out the sound of the band. This was a way to use and practice coordinated independence and pursue some new musical ideas.

When the band was down to just two members it was renamed "Meet Men Not Machines" in keeping with the live music philosophy and ideal. Finally, I decided to continue my music career alone, combining my passion for live music performance and technology to create an innovative and unique instrumentation that would enable me to perform all the sounds of a musical composition live. No machines, no tapes and no sequencers, totally live music! The instrumentation has evolved over the years. I use sensors that allow me to perform drum sounds and use practical and innovative midi controllers that are incredible and responsive to perform with. The Starr Labs Zb6 for my left hand is a wearable isomorphic keyboard using a 6X24 matrix of force sensitive keys offset by a fourth. The Linnstrument for my right hand is an expressive MIDI controller for musical performance. Unlike the simple on/off switches of a standard MIDI keyboard, LinnStrument's RGB-backlit note pads sense each finger's subtle movements in five ways, enabling musical performance expression rivaling that of fine acoustic instruments. The recent addition of the Exo-midi controller and the Roli lightpad block to my instrumentation completed my wireless electronic performance concept.

I use my voice for lead vocals, harmony and lead instruments. The amazing sound possibilities of my live electronic instrumentation also created a totally unique Vivres Electronique look and style. I have tried to improve the sound of my show and this led me to using Mainstage in my live show and for live recording. Because I perform alone I use the Max/Jitter program to interact in real time with video projections to create a more interesting and live visual environment on stage. I have performed as a solo performer for the last 32 years. Over these years my concept for performing and recording live music has steadily evolved and improved. Learning new techniques, skills and abilities as a musician along with the application of new technologies created new opportunities for my original musical ideas. I have performed as "McRorie" at clubs, colleges, fairs and festivals all across Canada and in the U.S. and appeared on several national television shows. Over time I have forged a unique musical identity by drawing from influences across the musical spectrum. It is this passion for live music combined with determination, commitment, skill and innovation that has allowed me to create and develop my own unique musical instrumentation and style.


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