Thomas Leisner

About Beauty and Bright Ideas
June 15th, 2013

Theatre Music Theme

When asked for writing music for a stage show I developed this theme and produced a rough layout demonstrating it’s application in three different styles.

The show was intended to have an atmosphere between naivety and darkness. The theme I came up with therefore sounds a bit like a melancholic children’s song. It’s simplicity helps adapting it to different styles of music while still offering some possibilities.

March 4th, 2013

Drums for Xell

Last year I was asked to join Berlin based band Xell, as their drummer was unsure if he could maintain the job. Xell play a mixture of Heavy Metal and Folk resulting in a very dense atmosphere also reminding me of  film music in many parts.

December 5th, 2012

Keys for Ewa Firsowicz

From 2008 to 2010 I played keyboards with Ewa Firsowicz, a singer born in Poland and living in Berlin. I joined the band that was formed to present the studio productions live on stage.

November 4th, 2012

TouchOSC Oxygen 8 Emulation

The attached file is for TouchOSC, the touchscreen control surface app for your mobile device. It emulates the functionality of the famous “Oxygen 8” keyboard when used together with Ableton Live.

October 3rd, 2012

TouchOSC Design Mod

TouchOSC comes with a selection of useful controller layouts to choose from. They are pre-installed and can be used immediately. After modding the two big controllers for Ableton Live and Apple Logic, I also changed the colours for the various other basic controller layouts.

September 20th, 2012

TouchOSC

TouchOSC is an app for mobile touchscreen devices that offers onscreen controller elements to interact with your computer via OSC and MIDI. You may build your own controller layouts or choose from a list of existing layouts.

August 28th, 2012

Strange Fluid Magnet Video

With Strange Fluid we had a good time performing at Berlin’s Magnet Club last week, as you can see, or better hear, from this little quick and dirty bootleg video compilation.

August 22nd, 2012

Strange Fluid Hybrid Kit

With my band Strange Fluid I play a hybrid drumkit for more than ten years now, as the mixture of electronic and acoustic sounds belongs to the concept of this band. The symmetry of this drumkit is based on my personal preferences.

August 18th, 2012

Strange Fluid at Magnet

Our next show will be at Berlin’s Magnet Club, upcoming Wednsday, August 22nd, 2012.

August 16th, 2012

Transsylvanians

A view back into my past. For twelve intense years I have been touring Europe with the hungarian speed folk band Transsylvanians.

August 7th, 2012

Random Reading 3/4 16 A

Random Rhythm Reading is a series of downloadable text documents containing rhythmical phrases that can be rearranged for creating infinite variations of the reading text. This is very handy for practising purposes.

August 6th, 2012

Random Reading 4/4-16 A

Random Rhythm Reading is a series of downloadable text documents containing rhythmical phrases that can be rearranged for creating infinite variations of the reading text. This is very handy for practising purposes.

July 16th, 2012

Drumming Lessons

I offer private lessons for drums, music in general and all related topics such as technical support, advice on performance or personal development. In case you are interested, give me a call or send me a mail.

July 12th, 2012

Strange Fluid at Gretchen

We are going to play a concert on August 11th, 2012 at Gretchen, Berlin. You are welcome to join us and to invite your friends, of course!

June 18th, 2012

Music For Puppet Theatre

Out of two songs from a good beginning have become ten now, making up a complete CD called “Wusel und seine Freunde” and featuring all of the ten characters of the “Wusel” trilogy by Puppentheater Katinchen.

May 14th, 2012

Strange Fluid Gabba Live

With Strange Fluid we also produced a second live video from our show at Spartakus, Potsdam. The song is “Gabba”, taken of course from our new studio album “Freak Licensed Unit IDentity“.

May 12th, 2012

Strange Fluid No Pope Live

With Strange Fluid we released a live video of our new album’s first track “No Pope”, taken from our last show at Spartakus, Potsdam.

February 4th, 2012

Strange Fluid at Spartakus

I am proud to announce a concert with Strange Fluid at the renowned and renewed Potsdam club Spartakus at February 24th, 2012. Besides Strange Fluid DJ’s Wou_Masta, Petroschi, ICEA, and Heinz von Mecklenburg are going to present some of the finest Dubstep and Drum’n’Bass.

January 24th, 2012

Strange Fluid Bootleg Video

What a night! Music was flowing continuously from dark dubstep to straight drum’n’bass into the early morning. If you want to peek into it, have a quick look at this bootleg video taken from our show with Strange Fluid at the Supamolly.

January 14th, 2012

Strange Fluid Making Of

We produced a “Making Of”-Video of our new album’s first song “No Pope”, which shows a little of our studio work at Lauter Leben, where we retreated for a week to get the recordings done.