At Moogfest 2014, developer/musician Geert Bevin gave a discussion on Mobile Synthesis & Future Forward Controllers.
Bevin has extensive experience working with new music controllers, as both a musician and developer. He’s an early adopter of the Eigenlabs Eigenharp and is also the developer of GECO MIDI, a gestural MIDI control app for the Leap Motion. Continue reading
This is the official music video for Imogen Heap‘s Me The Machine, which was written with and for her Mi.Mu MIDI glove controllers.
“Most of the visuals are being manipulated live using my Mi.Mu gloves,” notes Heap, “as I didn’t just want to mime. So, I went one step further and worked with the team on getting the gloves ready for visual manipulations.” Continue reading
MIDI Sprout – a platform that is designed to let plants play synthesizers in real time – has been fully funded as a Kickstarter project.
The platform is part biofeedback and part data sonfication: Continue reading
Play House is a LEGO + modular synth project, created by Alex Allmont, that generates acid house music. Continue reading
The Mogees Kickstarter project is in its final day, and already is well over its fundraising goal.
Mogees is a software + hardware system, designed to turn anything into a playable musical instrument. Continue reading
Reader Dmitry Morozov – a Moscow-based media-artist, musician and ‘engineer of strange-sounding mechanisms’ – has created a new instrument that uses a tattoo for a score.
Morozov creates experimental electronic music and advocates for circuit bending and DIY electronics in Russia, under the moniker ::vtol::.
Here’s what Morozov has to say about his instrument, ‘Reading My Body’:
this is a special instrument that combines human body and robotic system into a single entity, that is designed to automate creative process in an attempt to represent the artist and his instrument as a creative hybrid.
The device consists of a railing with comfortable hand holders and two parallel, but offset from each other black lines’ sensors that move along the arm using a stepper motor. It is equipped with a 3-dimensional Wii remote controller that uses the OSC protocol in order to give a possibility of additional expression achieved by moving hand in space.
Morozov use of tattoos is part of a trend that we anticipated in our 10 Predictions For Electronic Music Making In The Next Decade in 2010 – musical body modifications. Continue reading
This video documents Music For 16 Futurist Noise Intoners - an evening-length concert of original scores and newly commissioned compositions for the intonarumori, or ‘noise-intoners’ of 20th century Italian futurist Luigi Russolo. Continue reading
Here’s a quick demo of the Snyderphonics BIRL – a prototype electroacoustic wind instrument. Continue reading