Handmade Music NYC is back at it with an awesome lineup for tonight, complete with unusual sounds, instruments, and interfaces. Have a look at a couple of the projects in attendance -
The Crudbox Sequencer -
CrudBox is a hardware step sequencer which replaces digitally created or analog synthesized sounds typically associated with sequencers and electronic music with the amplified sounds of whatever electronic or electromechanical devices are plugged into it. Solenoids and motors can be plugged in and sequenced while striking or otherwise moving or vibrating any physical material and their sounds amplified in real time using contact mics. These mics, or any other sound source, can be plugged into hacked guitar pedals and effects boxes which can then also be sequenced by CrudBox. Cassette decks, reel to reels, turntables, power tools, and any other sound generating devices can also be hacked and sequenced.
LOOOP-R: Original Audiovisual Hardware -
Loop-R is a real-time video performance tool based in the exploration of low-tech, used technology and human engineering research.
With this tool its author is giving a shout to industry, using existing and mistreated technology in innovative ways, combining concepts and interfaces: merging segregated interfaces (GUI and physical devices) into one.
Hardware and software blend themselves into a new genre providing free control of video-loops in an expressive hybrid tool.
Check out the full lineup here.