February 11th, 2013
I haven’t been posting for a while here. These are busy times. I’m working a lot for synth manufacturers lately, a new world of exciting projects just opened up and I’m really glad about it!
A project I’ve been involved in lately is a module by Canadian modular synth maker hexinverter.net, in collaboration with Jason Amm aka Solvent (ghostly.com/artists/solvent). It’s a distortion and compressor effect in eurorack modular format made to promote and fund the documentary film I Dream of Wires (idreamofwires.org).
For more information on the module, check this thread over at muffwiggler:
Available for pre-order here: http://idreamofwires.org/ (you need to click on the “batteryACID module” in the menu, since there’s no direct link to the page…
Be sure to check out the trailer below, because the film is going to be epic! And I think they still need your help to finish it… check the website for details.
“I Dream of Wires: Hardcore Edition” 2013 official trailer from I Dream Of Wires on Vimeo.
November 26th, 2012
It’s finally done! The new Mutable Instruments website, on which I’ve been working for the last months is finally online!
This is just the first step of the redesign I’m currently working on for them.
The dingbats and Indian-style decorations have been created by Elisabeth Busani. Thanks to Plangger Patricia for helping out with the logo tweaks and the typography and to Rudy Troger for the programming… and of course to Olivier Gillet for being creator of wonderful machines and for all the input he gave me (of course since this is his website, a lot of ideas came from his side).
check it out at:
October 9th, 2012
IT: Il Secret Media Lab, in collaborazione con la Musikbörse12, organizza un workshop di Circuit Bending (modificare circuiti di apparecchi e giochi elettronici allo scopo di generare nuovi suoni e rumori). Il workshop consisterà di una parte introduttiva teorica e di una parte principale pratica nella quale si modificheranno i circuiti di strumenti musicali giocattolo. Non è necessario portare materiale proprio: abbiamo giochi elettronici, componenti e saldatori. Alla fine del workshop, ogni partecipante potrà portarsi a casa lo strumento che ha modificato.
Per quelli che hanno già un saldatore o altre attrezzature: portate pure tutto.
DE: Das Secret Media Lab, in Zusammenarbeit mit der Musikbörse12, organisiert einen Circuit Bending Workshop (dabei werden elektronische Geräte oder Spiele so modifiziert, dass sie neue Klänge produzieren). Der Workshop besteht aus einer kurzen theoretischen Einleitung und einem praktischen Hauptteil, wo jeder Hand an den Schaltkreisen legen darf. Es muss kein Material von zu Hause mitgebracht werden, wir haben alles da: Elektronische Spiele, Komponenten und Lötkolben. Am Ende des Workshops kann sich jeder Teilnehmer das Modifizierte Gerät mit nach Hause nehmen.
Wer schon einen Lötkolben, oder anderes Werkzeug hat, darf es natürlich gerne mitbringen.
October 9th, 2012
Il Secret Media Lab in collaborazione con la MusicBörse 2012 presenta:
la prima edizione di Music Makers South Tyrol, un’edizione indipendente e inufficiale di Music Makers, il design party per il futuro della musica (http://musicmake.rs/). Questo potrebbe essere solo l’inizio…
Das Secret Media Lab, in Zusammenarbeit mit der MusicBörse 2012 präsentiert:
Die erste Ausgabe vom Music Makers South Tyrol, eine unabhängige und inoffizielle Ausgabe von Music Makers, die design Party für die Zukunft der Musik (http://musicmake.rs/). Das ist hoffentlich nur der Anfang…
October 8th, 2012
This one you see above is a sticker I designed together with Elisabeth for the French DIY Synth maker Mutable Instruments and his latest incarnation of the Shruthi-1 synthesizer.
This new version is called Yellow Magic and uses a 2 pole, 12db low-pass filter in conjunction with a lo-fi delay effect. Since the inspiration for the filter came mainly from Japanese synths of the past like the Korg MS-20 Olivier (from Mutable Instrumens) decided to go for a Nipponic theme for the graphics on the PCBs and the cases. We created a manga-styled version of the goddes Saraswati (Mutable Instrument’s logo) an imaginary Kamon and various typographic elements.
Btw. you might remember the 4-Pole Mission I did some time ago, the creepy dog I made back then is now available as a print on artflakes.com)
And for the synth nerds out there, this is how it sounds:
Photos by Olivier Gillet – Mutable Instruments
August 30th, 2012
Since I’m starting to work more seriously on my new comic project, this blog will temporarily be transformed into a project blog. So if you want to be updated about it, just drop in from time to time or subscribe to the RSS feed.
So it will be all about:
- updates about the project
- sharing things I find while doing research on the matter (hacking, circuit bending, synth DIY, experimental electronic music)
- posting some previews, sketches and extras that might now even end up in the book
August 21st, 2012
June 27th, 2012
Some pictures from the recent comic battle event in Turin
The event actually attracted quite a crowd!
As a representative for Monipodio! (a comic artists collective I was part in and with whom I invented the comic battle) I was asked to say a couple of words about how we got the idea.
This is me and Vincenzo Sparagna, director of the magazine Frigidaire, a magazine that made history back in the eighties and published most of the now famous Italian underground comic artists like Pazienza and Liberatore.
People sweating, they had about 4 minutes to complete a panel!
The four winners
The jury, the winners and the organizers of this years comic battle in Turin.
Photos by curtesy of Eris Edizioni, Turin
June 25th, 2012
With a friend of mine, Ryan Licata, we’re working on a thrilling new project. Right now it’s all a bit top secret, but more about it soon.
June 22nd, 2012
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