Landscape’s Ferrous, an electro-mechanical resonator for strings

In collaboration with SF builder and experimental sound artist Victoria Shen, Ferrous from Landscape is a “Spinning Magnetic String Resonator.” It works by making a disc with magnets whirl around, activating strings on various instruments.

D16’s Drumazon 2 review: a must-have 909-inspired drum machine plug-in

Polish software house D16 has been cooking something special for its flagship 909-inspired drum machine, Drumazon 2. It’s an emulation that captures not just the feeling of the original hardware – but the spirit of the music that was made on it. Let’s have a detailed look.

Peter Kirn - November 2, 2023

Khabat Abas of Kurdistan-Iraq talking about cellos, bombshells, silenced stories of women

Making instruments, making music overlaps directly with the issue of mapping sound to emotional experience, meaning, and orientation. Let’s listen to Khabat Abas, a musician, composer, sound artist, and instrument maker from Kurdistan-Iraq. She works directly at the crossing of so many of the issues we’ve encountered in the past months – and finds ways to make experimental cellos out of repurposed bombshells.

Peter Kirn - March 8, 2023

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