Category Archives: Instruments
My newest iteration of twitter induced music is based on tracking Hope and Fear on a global scale. I have a raspberry pi running a custom python script that searches for any mention of the words Hope or Fear in the entirety of twitter live. Whenever either of those words get mentioned, it will sendContinue reading “HopevsFear”
I’ve been experimenting with the Micro:bit microcontroller for a while now, and have realised I don’t have a central post showcasing what myself and other people have been up to. So here, are some of the things we’ve done with microbits: In this Microbit experiment, Helen Leigh and myself connected her (at the time) prototypeContinue reading “Microbit Experiments”
One of my latest ideas is an evolution of my Proximity Mixer that uses Induction and Proximity to transfer audio signals from a source to a pickup through the air. This version uses an inductor on a pendulum with an audio signal running through it, with a stationary pickup on the base that picks up theContinue reading “Inductive Pendulum”
My latest commission was this drone/noise machine for artist and genius Dimitri Simakis http://www.valianteffort.net/ It combines the drones from the strings with the interference/noise from a motor controlled by a PWM circuit. It has inductive and piezo pickup and not a whole lot else!
2018 Portfolio of works
I’ve recently updated a quick montage of some of the instruments i’ve made over the past 10 years! enjoy:
This is probably the quickest build of a Dronemachine I’ve managed! I was being interviewed for a mini Hackoustic documentary and realised I had no dronemachines of my own to show! So this was a very rushed build but had remarkably good sounds at the end! Made from the motor coil of an electric fan,Continue reading “Mini Dronemachine “
My latest commission is finished and sounding rather nice! It’s made from scrap/reclaimed woods, repurposed transformers for pickups, recycled motor parts to create a hum/drone and misc hardware to finish it all off.
My Springything has become a staple instrument wherever I go and whatever event it is I am at. The range and variety of noises and textures I’ve figured out how to conjure from this instrument always amaze me considering how simple an instrument it actually is. It works using one of the most basicContinue reading “Springything Tutorial”
My Hummingbird instrument, the one controlled by Twitter, has recently had a new breath of life blown into it with the use of the incredible DADA machines Automat. This newest version can control physical beat machines via the tweets you send me! I did a Live Stream test of it where people could tweet meContinue reading “Hummingbird Evolution”
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