As homage to the Perseverance Mars Mission, Chris Wittkowsky and me produced a new EP with two tracks on it.
During the last days we did experiments and research on sounds we field-recorded with KOMA Elektronik´s neat little box of wonders named „Field Kit“ and their expansion pack with motors, solenoids, contact microphones, marbles, springs and electromagnetic sensors.
My students had a lot of fun by testing the possibilities of sound-creation with different sources as singing bowls, toys, water bottles, bento boxes and other pieces of our school environment.
We recorded a lot of interesting sounds by experimenting around with the very sensible contact microphones and routed the results into Ableton Live to modify them again with creative delays and reverbs of all kinds.
To create some pulsing beats we used a little motor element, placed on a plastic socket between glass marbles. The motor got its impulse by a low-frequency-oscillator signal via VC on the Field Kit.
With all that different sounds we got, it was on us to produce a freaky noisy piece of sound-art with.
Noisy Radio Signals were also added to our collection of sounds and with the little help of granular synthesis, an ambient texture got layered into our cute sound-setup.
And so it came that the next hours we spent again on Ableton Live to arrange our set of audible happiness and mixed a nice mysterious work out of all our collected sound snippets.
With the Field Kit and our ideas we were able to get such a nice enriched horn of plenty. I am thrilled in expectations which will be the next sound project we approach.
While collecting and arranging assorted analog and semi-analog synthesizers from Japan and Russia, more and more the final setup for my starting noise-expedition gets done and ready for takeoff.
My video shows a few of the actual audible results on this journey into extraordinary sounds and noises. Below this i go into the setup details and show all involved devices in particular.
SOMA´s powerful and dark sounding Lyra-8 is still the mothership in my noisy chamber orchestra, but gets competitive partners by JMT´s two unique noise-synths named LD-1 and TVCO-2a. Both produces wonderful harsh and if needed vibrant glassy shockwaves of sound.
For the final seasoning and roundup a few reverbs, a delay and also Moffenzeef´s MSG II noise-drone-synth comes into the game.
The MSG II is connected to Lyra-8´s external input and brings wobbling drones into the organismic sparkling circuit there.