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.
This one has been sitting in my drafts folder for quite some time. Some of the things are more recent, some less. A synth that is an actual self-contained instrument and avoids the usual piano-keyboard paradigm? Colour me interested! And now some music! A friend pointed me to this album (thanks Lijnenspel!). What really stands […]
Bits from my album We’ve Been Living Here for Three Years Now have been included in the latest episode of the Four Larks radio show! If you don’t know the show already, I highly recommend to check it out, it’s a wonderful blend of songs, field recordings and experimental music. Or as they describe it: […]
If you know my work for Mutable Instruments and other modular synth companies, you know that I’m a big proponent of substituting text with symbols or icons. The reason is very simple: text takes up a lot of space, often adds clutter while not necessarily being more obvious. But first of all, some disambiguation. The […]
The music is mostly a DIY cigarbox guitar going into MI Beads and then into oooooo on norns for the looping (or the other way around).
The video is a time lapse I made some time ago, where I forgot to set everything to manual. This resulted in continuous flickering, which turned out to work really well with the eerie atmosphere of the music.
The music is an extract from an asyncrhonous looping (using oooooo on norns) improvisation with the cigarbox guitar and the Arturia Microfreak, revolving around sparse texture, with slowed/pitched down loops.
This is a collage of randomly-recorded loops. Years ago I built this circuit-bent monster from a Casio SK-1. Over the years I’ve recorded many sounds and loops from it, which I have now started to arrange into tracks. The beat is the only thing that was not created using the SK-1. It was put together using slowed-down versions of the preset samples found in Ableton. I like how it adds a sort of trip hop vibe to the track.
Design Clipboard is a new series of articles I plan to write here on Horizontalpitch. As you can guess from the name, these articles will focus on design-related themes. Sometimes they will come in the form of longer, more in-depth writings, with a focus on a specific topic, but more often they will just be […]