Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sarah & Lara Grant's Felt Based Modular Synth Design & Sound Processing



FSP005 Prototype from lara grant on Vimeo.


"What you are seeing is a prototype of FSP005, this is one module that will be part of a collection, making up a wall mounted soft musical interface. The interface is made out of merino wool felt, yarn, elastic and conductive thread, and snaps. The sound is being created by a modified gated oscillator circuit, AKA the siqque-est sounding circuit known to FSP.
Fsp.fm"

FSP005 Prototype - HQ sound from lara grant on Vimeo.


"A second recording of this circuit, which is def my favorite so far. Now you can hear the lowest frequencies and full texture of the sound being produced.
What you are seeing is a prototype of FSP005, this is one module that will be part of a collection, making up a wall mounted, soft musical interface. The interface is made out of merino wool felt, yarn, elastic and conductive thread, and snaps. The sound is being created by interacting with the soft variable resistor that is hooked up to a modified gated oscillator circuit, AKA the siqque-est sounding circuit known to FSP.
Fsp.fm"

FSP005 - divider circuit feeding into pre amp from lara grant on Vimeo.


"testing cords made with higher resistance and greater range."

More details here (see the rest of their site for more). Also see this excellent write-up on Rhizome.

"For those who may want to learn soft circuitry in person, the Grants will be giving a workshop during the upcoming In/Out Fest happening on September 17th and 18th at the Tank in New York City [previous post]. The subject of their workshop is textiles and electronics, and they will be teaching various techniques of soft circuitry while instructing participants on how to connect the textile to a circuit."

via thier site: "Sarah and Lara are a sisterly team with interests in physical computing, electronic textiles, controller design and signal processing.

Lara has a background in fashion and textile design and is currently studying at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Sarah has a background in visual arts, programming and sound design. She is also an alumni of NYU ITP."

Circuit Bending Orchestra: Lara Grant at Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show, Eyebeam NYC / SML from See-ming Lee 李思明 SML on Vimeo.


"Lara Grant, part of the circuit bending orchestra for Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show held at Eyebeam NYC. Through various hacks and circuit bending techniques, Lara's sewing machine trigger signals that is then fed onto laptops running MAX/MSP to produce the final soundtrack for the runway. Other team members of the orchestra are Peter Kirn and Matt Ganucheau.

Lara and Sarah are a sisterly team with interests in physical computing, electronic textiles, controller design and signal processing.

Lara has a background in fashion and textile design and is currently studying at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Sarah has a background in visual arts, programming and sound design. She is also an alumni of NYU ITP.

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Fairytale Fashion Show
2010-02-24
7pm - 9pm
Eyebeam

Diana Eng presented the Fairytale Fashion Collection in a technology fashion show on Wed., February 24, 7PM, at Eyebeam. Models hit the runway while an orchestra of circuit bending DJs create music from hacked video game consoles.

The Fairytale Fashion Collection uses technology to create magical clothing in real life. Electronics, mechanical engineering, and mathematics are used to create clothing with blooming flowers, changing colors and transforming shapes. Research and development for the Fairytale Fashion collection are shared online at FairytaleFashion.org as an educational tool that teaches about science, math, and technology through fashion. Fairytale Fashion was created with the support of Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, the leading not-for-profit art and technology center in the United States.

Diana Eng is a fashion designer who specializes in technology, math, and science. Her designs range from inflatable clothing to fashions inspired by mechanical engineering. She is a designer from Bravos Emmy nominated TV show, Project Runway season 2 and author of Fashion Geek: Clothes, Accessories, Tech. Diana is cofounder of NYC Resistor hacker group. Diana is currently a resident artist at Eyebeam.

eyebeam.org/​events/​fairytale-fashion-show
fairytalefashion.org

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