Joe Gillespie

I come from a musical family. My parents had a band and a music shop and I was playing guitar in public from the age of twelve onwards. At the age of seventeen, a Stratocaster was way out of my reach, so I made one and joined a rock ’n’ roll band.

 
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During the 1970s, I became fascinated by synthesizers. Again, I couldn’t afford a Moog, so I made one and, inspired by Walter/Wendy Carlos, set about recording ‘abstract’ music on a multi-track tape machine.

It wasn’t until the lated 1990s that I joined a band again. I was privileged to play with a bunch of very talented musicians that went under the name of ‘The Wandle Delta Blues Band’ in London.

Here are a few widely different styles, blues and one abstract.

This was an instrumental composition by the band's lead guitarist, Ken Morton.
I played rhythm guitar and over-dubbed the Hammond organ a few days afterwards.

Jupiter's second largest moon features in one of my short stories.
This soundscape in presented within a rather tongue-in-cheek animation created in Final Cut Pro.

This steamy soundscape was created with Moog and Roland synthesisers triggered from custom-made random event modules. Originally recorded in 5.1 surround sound.