Well it's that time of year again to reflect and plan ahead for where we want this year to go. Last year was a big side track and its hard to think that it has been almost a year since quarantine first began in Shanghai, January 20. Things are much better now though, and I fortunately had the opportunity to enjoy the second half of the year travelling domestically. I hope that all of you are staying safe.
I haven't been on social media much this past year and the reason why is because I was working on something that I have been planning to do for several years now:
I want to create an experience using field recordings 'live' (in quotations for the moment). It's quite a different approach for me. I always wanted people to focus on the sound not the spectacle, but this past year has given me the opportunity to take a step back and change something, everything. Perhaps it was the cabin fever during the first few months that started it. So the past year was largely dedicated to planning, designing, sketching, buying, selling, researching, programming, soldering, testing, trying, failing, cursing, fixing, maintaining, and a little bit of recording how I was going to do it. In that exact order, more or less.
This is the result.
This is the instrument that will create this experience. Building this was an amazing journey and as of January 2021 one year after I started, I have finished programming the basic functions and workflow with any additional functions to be programmed as needed.
A more elaborate post will come out very soon about the components and build.
I hope that you will enjoy our new creations this year and may your own projects be fruitful as well.
Thanks for listening.