On November 19th, Berman performed at the contemporary The Rest Is Noise platform, as an supporting act for Huerco S.
Berman’s performance is based on biofeedback with an Aloe Vera plant and modular synthesis. He shared a diagram, documenting his patch for the piece:
“The patch…is completely based around the Bastl Instruments SENSE module,” notes Berman. “The Sense module picks up the electricity of the plant and creates voltages that you can use in your patch.”
“But I was amazed when I stumbled upon this phenomena,” he adds. “If you tune the module right, you are able to not only use the plant a source or trigger. But you can also use it to control your whole composition without touching it. Sort of like an Theremin I guess..”