The Modular Electronic Drums of Nick Yulman

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The Modular Electronic Drums of Nick Yulman

Nick Yulman, of NY Soundworks, recently debuted debuted his Index Boogie performance piece at PS1. The piece consists of various solenoid-powered noise makers, which Yulman calls either “Surface Poppers” or “Drum Beaters”. They’re designed to be modular music devices that can easily be mated to virtually any inanimate object.

Index Boogie uses these devices to play drums, books, and a glass beaker, allowing the user to quickly switch between various objects with different tonal characteristics. The devices are controlled by preset midi compositions that can be switched when Nick flips a book to different pages.

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In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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