modular synthesizer


Works for modular synthesizer, hopefully demonstrating some of its capability as a tool for live performance. I typically perform with a Eurorack modular synthesizer assembled to be functionally similar to a Buchla Music Easel or Buchla System 101. Currently, this system comprises modules from Make Noise MusicBubblesound InstrumentsMalekko Heavy IndustryPittsburgh ModularIntellijel Designs, and Doepfer Musikelektronik.

I believe that the modular synthesizer has some unique potential in bridging the still-open gap between the mindset of acoustic and electronic performers. And while I do not expect the modular synthesizer to become a "standard" instrument the way that the violin has, I do think that it offers a lot to keep in mind as we progress in our practice as computer musicians, acoustic musicians, composers, etc. More on the matter can be found in an article recently published by the Canadian Electroacoustic Community.

Modular synthesizers embody the compelling separation between schemes of control and schemes of sound production.