August Photo Contest Winner - mafmadmaf!
“This setup is made for my trip to Japan. The core of the setup is Qu-Bit Chord V2, a 5-output VCO based on chords, and it is the successor of the V1. It can play two sequences at the same time when using both V/OCT input and LEAD input, so I will get a 3-voice chord and a lead. It is brilliant! Based on this feature, the micro O_c I choose for its dual-channel sequencer, Sequins, which plays 2 separate sequences at the same time. Ant then Tangle Quartet by ALM, 4-channel VCA, is perfect pair with Chord's outputs. Last but not least, Zadar is in the game definitely for any 4-channel VCA. 4 outputs, 4 VCAs and 4 envelopes. This is closely interlinked. I put them into a 60hp skiff case for traveling to Japan and finally, I can play modular in the forest, on a Shinkansen and a plane. While I brought an instrument with me on a journey, it changed the interaction between me and the field. This time I took my modular far from where we live, into a scene more than 900 years old. This journey has a special meaning for me, while I mainly play around the intro arpeggios of 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence' by Ryuichi Sakamoto. I live-patched and recorded in the forest which surrounds the Togakushi Shrine, Nagano, Japan. Here is the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqqY2tre04Q .
I focus on live patching and recoding, so my Instagram & YouTube channel is the main carrier of my works. Though I still put my music on SoundCloud. It is a totally different experience when you see modular music played live. I live in Guangzhou, China and I do modular music in the realm of ambient and experimental.”