Quantazelle: Producer-Designer-Musician Extraordinaire

I’m obviously getting too much sleep. Are you? Quantazelle (aka Liz McLean Knight of Chicago), designer and creator of MIDI jewelry as mentioned yesterday, must not be. She’s: a talented IDM musician/producer (take a listen — good stuff!) creator/editor of the electronic music zine Modsquare owner of the jewelry company Zella founder, manager, and designer […]


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Circuit Bending in NYC

If you’re in NYC, you definitely won’t want to miss the Bent festival of circuit-bending music at The Tank on 42nd Street. Each day of the festival this week features workshops on how to warp common electronics from Walkmans to Game Boys into new musical instruments, and concerts of many of the leading musical practitioners […]

Keyboards with Eyeballs, Circuit Bending Info and Book

Pioneering circuit bender Reed Ghazala has originated such oddball creations as the brilliant Aleatron keyboards (shown). Once innocent low-end Casios and the like, Reed’s circuit-bent mutants generate aleatoric music as you play them and, of course, look like they escaped some odd extradimensional alien music factory. Check out Reed’s instrument sales gallery and bent sound […]

Performing Live with Nintendo DS and ElectroPlankton

What, Nintendo, a video game company? Naw, CDM continues to gather more and more evidence that what Nintendo really wants to be is interactive performance artists. IGN reports last month Nintendo even staged a live interactive exhibit and music performance in Japan to launch the upcoming Nintendo DS game ElectroPlankton. (Articles, photos, and videos at […]

Public Radio Pros on Free Audio Tool Audacity

Sure, you may be a big fan of All Things Considered — but have you considered getting audio advice from pro NPR and PRI vets? That’s exactly the idea behind the superb site Transom, which brings in public radio experts and celebrities to talk about sound, radio production, and how you can create your own […]

MIDI as Jewelry

Are you anxiously awaiting the death of the 5-pin DIN MIDI cable? This dinosaur used by standard MIDI equipment was already retro when it was introduced for music in 1985, but there’s nothing quite as powerful as the status quo. (Besides, we’ve seen jitter and other problems on some USB and FireWire MIDI devices, so […]

Music from Hand Shadow Puppets: Manual Input

Regine reports from Cybersonica on a “manual input” method for controlling sound and image — no, really “manual,” as in hands — on Near Near Future. Golan Levin and Zachary Lieberman have developed a system that analyzes hand movements above an overhead projector. Projected imagery combines the direct output of the overhead (i.e., they shine […]

Soundnasium: NYC Gets a Gym . . . For Digital Musicians

Gyms and sports clubs: they stock up on gear so you don’t have to. Pay a membership fee, show up, use their stuff, leave. No wonder the idea is popular in New York, where our apartments barely fit “luxuries” like, you know, beds. Now the idea is coming to music making, says Remix Transmissions. Yes, […]

Tap.Tools 2: Max/MSP/Jitter Construction Kit Gets Bigger

Cycling 74’sMax/MSP and Jitter offer awesome power for developing interactive multimedia, but building everything from scratch can get time-consuming fast. Part of the draw of reusable objects is the ability to incorporate time-saving pre-built tools rather than reinventing the wheel with each new project. That’s the idea behind the insanely-cool bundle of Max goodies, Electrotap’s […]