On February 11, 2012 Rachel was privileged to play Keith Emerson's modular moog. To see Keith Emerson's introduction and excerpts of Trilogy and Hoedown, go here:
Rachel decided to play Tarkus near the end of what had been quite an eventful day, as you might well imagine! The audio was recorded on a Zoom H4 digital recorder. Video was shot using two cameras - a Zoom Q3HD and a Canon Rebel T3i. Good thing I had both cameras running, as 4 1/2 minutes into the piece, the Zoom video camera's memory was full and I had to switch to a second memory card. Then around 12 minutes in the battery in the Canon died and I had to put in a new battery! Made for some fun times editing it all together, but thank goodness the audio track was constant!
This took place at the home of Gene Stopp, and Rachel is playing Gene's Hammond C3 running through a pair of Leslie speakers, and of course Keith Emerson's "Beast," the most famous synthesizer in the world. I wish youtube could convey the power of those two instruments in that room on that day - the sound was incredible! It may not be quite the same as being there, but all I can say is, turn it up to eleven!!
Rachel Flowers - Tarkus with Emerson's Modular Moog
Rachel Flowers - Hoedown w/ The Modular Moog - from Aaron Copland's Rodeo