Tim Opie: designer, builder, performer
Angelo Fraietta: created the CV to MIDI controller circuit board located inside the instrument
The Poseidon is an interface designed originally for an installation as a controller for a granular synthesis water soundscape. It collects CV data from sliders and audio from an inbuilt microphone. The CV is converted to MIDI and sent via a standard MIDI cable. The Audio is sent as audio via an audio cable that is connected to the MIDI cable. The MIDI and audio is processed by a computer running a granular synthesis program written in jMusic that generates the soundscape. The computer itself remains out of sight to the audience.
Peter Davies: inventor, melodic table concept, hardware design
Jim Wills: software, electronics, mechanical solutions, menu system
Sonome is a keyboard whose keys are arranged in a honeycomb lattice with a symmetrical note arrangement, the Melodic Table, where each axis of the grid produces a sequence following a specific musical interval and chords are formed by specific cluster shapes. Enables identical fingering patterns for all 12 keys. Produced in the form of a 5.3 octave 192 note fully polyphonic MIDI controller with the whole range accessible either of both hands.
Pendaphonics consists of 8 interactive sonic pendulums with sensors measuring the x-y-z coordinates of their motion. Participants manipulate a spatialized soundscape that is directly controlled by the poitions and motions of the pendaphones. Each of the pendaphones can be raised and lowered between 1–3 meters in height, and the trajectory of a swing directly controls the sounds emanating from a loudspeaker mounted above. The pendaphones are attached to spring-retracting cords that pull them toward the ceiling, and are counter-weighted by their interaction nodes at the bottom in order to attain neutral buoyancy. Multiple channels of loudspeakers are used to spatialize the sounds being generated, enhancing the sense of physical immersion in the piece.
The Overtone Violin is an entirely custom built, radically augmented musical instrument that preserves the traditions of violin technique while adding a whole new set of possibilities for the musician.