Even if this blog is mostly about making electronic music with things that you can use IRL, today’s issue of Blinking...
Here’s a new one from my Intervallo series. A snippet from a track in the making.
A blogzine about modular synthesizers, music experiments and life without presets
In the 80s, when I was a kid, we used to have this thing on TV called “intervallo”. It mostly consisted in slow, soothing music over photos of pictoresque Italian locations.
Here’s an example:
Recently I decided to reinterpret – somehow turning it upside down – this concept using pieces of music from my Kurodama project. This is mostly to create an outlet for my musical sketches and bits of footage that I record here and there. These videos will all be roughly 1min long, which is an interesting length for quick experiments and prevents me from getting lost in the minutiae that come with making longer tracks.
In the 80s, when I was a kid, we used to have this thing on TV called “intervallo”. It mostly consisted in slow, soothing music over photos of pictoresque Italian locations. Here’s an example: Recently I decided to reinterpret – somehow turning it upside down – this concept using pieces of music from my Kurodama [...]Hannes
Even if this blog is mostly about making electronic music with things that you can use IRL, today’s issue of Blinking Lights is all about software modulars, which you maybe haven’t heard of yet. Most well-known software modulars, like VCV rack or Softube Modular, rely heavily on the skeumorphic representation of hardware. [...]Hannes
Recently – through a discussion on the online forum llllllll – I found out about various appearances of modular synths in adverts for Swedish furniture company Ikea. Credit go to users xmacex and Knivtid, who provided the photos and most of the intel. Now, this is interesting for various reasons. It’s a clear sign that […]Hannes
I was recently inerviewed by the Synthux Academy podcast about my work as a Eurorack Frontpanel Interface Designer. If listening to me rambling for an hour about frontpanels, interface design and how we created the front-facing part of Mutable Instruments’ Beads and Hexinverter’s Minphaser, sounds intriguing to you, then [...]Hannes
Why Blog? Marc Weidenbaum has a good answer to that. Also I’ll try to follow his suggestion and post a bit more often. Let’s see how that goes. If you’re somebody who posts regularly on social media, but feels kind of weird about it, give the article below a read, it’s full of interesting thoughts […]Hannes
Updates on my own projects have been piling up over the last few weeks. So this edition of Blinking Lights is selfishly all about me. Ambient Nuggets #4: Kurodama & Benjamin Mauch by Purlieu Recordings The biggest news is definitely this split release with Benjamin Mauch. I’m a big fan of his work, and have […]Hannes
A long time ago I made this drawing for Marc Weidenbaum’s excellend blog disquiet.com. It was for a series he was doing called “Sketches of Sound” (hence the title of this post), where he was inviting illustrators to sketch something sound-related. Every year I try to do something called “inktober”. The idea [...]Hannes
Émilie recently delighted us with an in-depth recount of Beads’ long and windy history. It all started about 4 years ago with the above mockup Émilie sent me. You can read the full story here: Beads an illustrated history When you work together for so long, it happens that your thought patterns start to align. […]Hannes
Music Makers of the World, aka MMOW was a graphic novel project, that I started ages ago, but for several reasons never completed (see Pt.1, Step Into the Time Machine: MMOW, the Graphic Novel That Never Was, Pt.1). In my original plans it should have been a mix of interviews with real-life people, and a […]Hannes