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Hi, I am a developer and sound artist based in London.

MUSIC INSTRUMENTS

 

strctM1 MAX/MSP INSTRUMENTS

STRCTM1 is a series of music instruments I built in MAX between 2015 and 2016. They share the same interface design, but each digital instrument focuses on specific sonic constructions. All instruments feature a preset morphing section.

EUCLIDEAN FOUR

A simple sub-patch made from the algorithm described in “The Geometry of Muscial Rhythm published by Godfried Toussaint of MacGill University. Euclidean Four produces a polyrythm of euclidian beats featured in traditional musics.

STREAM ENTRY

A classic phasor~ implementation driving four play~ objects with controllable window shape and phase offset for pulsing effects. Moving the Size parameter creates a Doppler effect.

Grain size can be zoomed using the resolution knob.

MO’FONIC

Mo’fonic is my first attempt at creating a multi-sample step sequencer. I implemented an expressive filter section and a tape-ish stereo delay.

 

SAMADHI MODULAR

This is my biggest project. A full DIY analogue modular synthesizer made of 20 modules. It’s a 5U MOTM format with home made wood front panels. All PCBS were self-eteched and populated with best quality components I could find. The sound is rather precise and expressive. The noise floor is rather low and the VCOS are stable and tuned to 7 octaves. The project took me over a year and a half to finish. I am planning on making more modules but at the moment is project is on old as I just moved to my new place in London and would like to focus on more code related projects.

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BESPOKE INSTRUMENTS

ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC MUSIC INSTRUMENT DESIGN WITH THE AXOLOTI BOARD.

Of all the tech audio projects I have followed for the past five years two caught my attention in particular : the Bela made in Queen Marry University of London and the Axoloti by Johannes Taelman. AS i plan on using the Bela for future installation projects. I have been using the Axoloti for two years and can only say good things about about it.

Based on a STM32 microcontroller, the Axoloti board is not as powerfull as beagle Bone but it’s design and limitaion are beautiful. I mostly write live effects, sound mangling and granular algorithms wired to some procedural sequencing. I also write delay based DSP algorithms, implement all-pass and comb filters for modulation and spacial effects.

Once you have uploaded your algorithm to the micro-controller you can forget about the computer screen and focus the performance, be in the present moment and play music. The Axoloti board is completely autonomous and very stable, so far I have never experienced any issues during live performances. Above all Axoloti’s sound quality is excellent and it’s latency is extremely low. The community on the Axoloti forum is helpful and friendly, some users have released amazing programing objects. It is possible to write your own objects in C++ if you need any special behavior.

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A simple set-up for live shows.

The interface interface for my Axoloti live set-up is very simple, just 8 pots 2 momentary switches, a toggle and a 12 position rotating switch.

I mostly use the on board 12 bit ADCs to get about 30 times greater control resolution than regular MIDI CCs!!! This is awesome for precision movements, progressive and long evolution. More control and visual feedback can be achieved using SPI or I2C serial protocols. I am currently experimenting with rotary encoders to get rid of the rotary.

I drew the case in Illustrator and used 3mm MDF and a laser cutter. The box design has jack inputs for expression pedals.I wired the MPK mini in MIDI for mapping notes and CCs and use Pgrm change for switching through patches. The Axoloti is polymorphic and is used for multiple sonic applications.

Videos to come :)

Compositions

 

I compose music using synthsesis, found sounds, algorithms, anecdotes, field recording, poetry, every day life situations and sound samples from various medias. Microphones are my brushes.

GNEISS

INVOCATION NOCTURNE

CARRELAGES

A l'aube profonde
Un grand rocher à foliation, érodé
Marqué de six lits clairs et de niveaux plus sombres
Litages métamorphiques
Et nos poings, frappant.

"Incovation Nocturne" is an acousmatic piece inspired by two poets separated of almost two millennia : Baudelaire and Ovid, respectively known for their practice of romantic and didactic poetry. Five variations on the theme of sensual love, invoked in spirit in the shadow of intimacy. 

0’0’’ : Carrelage en silhouette
2’10’’ : Carrelage en pomme
4’10’’ : Carrelage biaisé
6’ 25’’ : Carrelage de piscine en émaux 

AUDIOVISUAL WORKS

 

From 2008 to 2016 I worked as a freelance sound engineer in Paris for various producers and artists. I recorded, edited, mixed and produced Audio Content for Theater Drama, Music, Television and Radio. I am not allowed to publish a show-reel since most of my featured work is protected by French copyright. please contact me for enquiries.

“LUMI”,SONIFICATION OF ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY SLIDESHOW.

Lumi is an interactive slideshow made using found reversal film, a light projector, eight light sensors, digital audio recordings and prisms. This piece questions memory's stability as the iteration of images in mind unconsciously stretches and distorts the idea of an actual reality.

NEIN

Nein is one of the many tacks I produced under for Bruno Guiganti’s fake musical rebellion music project SIGUI.

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