Augmented Piano: Andrew McPherson

Andrew McPherson (Queen Mary, University of London) will present his work extending and enhancing the piano keyboard. The presentation will include a live demo of a multi-touch capacitive sensor system to detect the location of fingers on the key surfaces. The system can be installed on any acoustic or electronic keyboard, giving the player multiple dimensions of continuous control over each note. The evening will also include a short video demo of the magnetic resonator piano... Read More

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Traditional analogue synthesis systems (Tom Webster and Peter Foreman)

The evening (9/02/2012, 7pm) will be a retrospective look at ‘traditional’ analogue synthesis systems, with some demonstrations and comparison between a pre-configured vintage hardware analogue synthesizer (probably a Roland SH101) and a modular analogue synthesizer (Blacet Research kit). Why the vintage synth is arranged as it is, and how you would emulate this arrangement with the modular. Discussions of the advantages and disadvantages of pre-configured and modular... Read More

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Bioni Samp: Hive Synthesiser

Bioni Samp demonstrates his Hive Synthesiser on 16/02/2012, 7pm. Talks about its making, modular 6 oscillator design and its use in creating his experimental electronic music. ***Numerology of bees and beehive habitat patterns, hive logs and cycles are used as circuit starting points to make Music For Bees*** Followed by a short performance. Bioni Samp is an artist, producer and video maker originally from Leeds, Yorkshire and currently resides in London. His electronic music... Read More

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