A compilation that takes the lullaby genre into the realm of experimental electronic music, assembled from an open call for experimental lullabies launched in May 2014. Composed for Nintendo, Atari, Pure Data, Supercollider, D-Box, tape recorders, as well as ultraStethoscopes or using radioactive materials, these recordings treat the lullaby genre as an example of consciousness-altering music.
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The piece was recorded in one take while played on the D-Box, a novel self contained instrument. The D-Box consists of a 15cm side wooden cube, carrying an embedded Linux board [BeagleBone Black] with a custom multichannel analog I/O cape, a USB battery, two piezo mics and two touch sensors. The board runs a custom C++ audio engine for sinusoidal partial resynthesis of samples, controlled through finger position and pressure applied on the sensors. The key feature of this instrument consists of its “hackability”. Its behavior depends on feedback loops between the software and a set of analog circuits which are exposed on a breadboard [the matrix] hosted inside of the box. Rewiring these connections, adding and removing components, produces results that may be unpredictable at first but nonetheless repeatable, in terms of both sound output and control mapping.Mastered in London by Andrea Ruffino.
released May 1, 2016
Victor Zappi is a performer and a nomadic academic, researching and playing novel digital musical instruments. His interests include instrument appropriation, virtuosity and musical expression.