sonic luz, live performance by klaus filip
live performance by klaus filip
MMC KIBLA, Friday, 16 November 2018, at 9:30 p. m.
The comeback of the optosonic synthesizer.
bringing the technology of optosonic synthesizers into the era of DIY.
Most traditional synthesizers put a strong emphasis on reproducibility and the stability of pitch. Therefore they need big and complex mechanisms usually realized inside a black box. For Sonic Luz the priority is a maximum of flexibility and the possibility for haptic interaction on all the parts of the tone production.
By moving the lamps, the tone wheels, the light sensors on the table, or changing the discs, the composition of the sounds is manipulated, quickly and intuitively. The machine has no interior that could possibly be hidden, everything is laid open for the audience and generates a performative aspect of great beauty.
Optosonics is a forgotten technology that was widely in use to store, transmit or manipulate information in the beginning of the 20th century. In fact most early synthesizers were based on optical generated sound.
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