The Schlechte-Bond machine

The latest commission is for composer Chris Schlechte-Bond. It uses electrical interference of various DC motors to create noises and textures in the central pickup. 2 inputs are connected to some pulse width modulation boards to control the speeds of the motors and gives different pitches and textures. The other 4 inputs share a 9v…

#MTFSparks in Genova

I’ve just got back from an amazing few days in Genova, Italy, where I was part of a team of incredible people running workshops for a group of kids as part of Orientamenti. This was the first, of hopefully many, MTFSatellite events. So a massive thanks to Music Tech Fest for inviting me along The…

Hackoustic Festival

So the dust has settled on the first Hackoustic Festival and its time to reflect on what a fantastic day it was. I will start with a preface about Hackoustic, it’s an open group of people who meet at the london hackspace to talk and tinker and play with sounds and music. Tim Yates often…

#HackousticFest

Tim Yates and I are running a festival in July centered around London’s current, brilliant, music ┬áhacking/DIY/Experimental community! Details and Tickets can be found here

MTFBerlin

It’s been a few weeks since Music Tech Fest in Berlin happened so it’s about time I write about what I got up to. As is to be expected with MTF, it was all mind blowingly incredible, innovative and fun. Hakan Libdo bought quite a few of his installations with him which were all fantastic!…

Springything Video

I will soon be writing up a tutorial on The Springything instrument for the great website muzhack.com For now though, here is a video I put together a while ago and then promptly forgot about.

Music Tech Fest Berlin

I am beyond excited and honoured to have been asked back to MTF to talk about my work. The lineup for Berlin looks insane and I strongly advise anybody within affordable ranges to go there. I will be presenting some of this work plus one of my new ventures into instruments which is in the…

Welcome!

Welcome to the new and improved Vulpestruments.com! I’ve had to re-think my online presence due to how varied the work I do now has become. I no longer just build fun things and write about them. I have been working on installations, workshops, talks and demonstrations, performances, concerts, radio and a whole host more. So…

The Multi-Dronemachine

I made this one quite a while ago, but hadn’t got around to getting any decent photos of it yet. These are probably decent enough… It uses bike brake cables as strings, has dual piezo and inductive pickups. It also has some springs and strimmer wire strings added to the block with the piezo in…