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Hannes

Graphic designer, illustrator and soundmangler. He makes music as kurodama and as part of the electronic music duo kvsu. Together with his wife Elizabeth he runs Papernoise, a small design studio located in northern Italy, specialised in graphic design for the world of music.

A Look Back and a Look Forward

We started this blog in 2015, on april 1st. It could have been an april fool, but our intent was actually pretty serious. We set out to create a magazine in blog form, that would provide the community with in-depth articles about making music with Eurorack modular systems and talk about artists who chose to […]

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Modular Spaces pt.4: Focused Desks

In the previous instalments of Modular Spaces we’ve been looking at all sorts of places for musical creation: wardrobes, corners and even people’s workplaces. This time, it’s the most obvious location you can imagine: the desk. The two people featured in this article have one thing common: their desks are clean, minimal [...]

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Chosen Waves 017: Lucid Grain

The world of modular synthesis is sometimes a world made of solitary exploration, of musical monologues. You don’t encounter many projects that involve more than one person, let alone “modular bands”. It’s neither good nor bad and there’s many things that could be said about this, but I’ll leave that [...]

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Modular Spaces Pt.2: Cozy Corners

In the first Modular Spaces episode we looked at wardrobes and closets. Spaces where music-making and the rest of life can be clearly separated when needed. In this new episode we’ll look at the opposite approach: here the musical space is part of a bigger whole. We’ll see corners, niches, slim tables beneath windows and [...]

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Matthias Puech, Explicit Intentions

The name Matthias Puech probably needs little introduction to most of you. He first became known through his alternate, “parasite” firmware projects for Mutable Instruments modules. Later he worked with XAOC on the software for their popular modulation source Batumi, and designed the excellent Tapographic Delay for 4ms. What [...]

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