In August 2022 I undertook a week long residency in the Britten Studio at Snape Maltings, Britten Pears Arts. Spending an entire week spent writing and playing music with incredible musicians; Samuel Hollis on Bass and Ben Hunt on Drums.

Throughout the week I got to know my way around my DIY synth PULSAR, and dive deeper into my experiments with Ableton and considering how I want to transition my studio based practice to an on-stage one.

This track Vela was written and recorded live in the Britten Studio, Snape Maltings and shows a snap shot of what we achieved through the residency.

Frazer Merrick – Electronics
Samuel Hollis – Bass
Ben Hunt – Drums Lighting by Jon (Tru Lighting)
Filmed and Edited by John Fensom
Recorded and Produced by Gareth Patch

To learn more about how I made the synth, watch the video below.


Vela (live) 


Snape Maltings, Britten Pears Arts