MATRIXSYNTH: minima in the woods

Saturday, November 26, 2016

minima in the woods

Published on Nov 26, 2016 Matthew Tyas

"An improvised performance using a Striso board as controller and an Axoloti as sound source and effects"

Some info on the The Striso as a stand alone instrument. You'll find some videos on their site.

"The Striso is an entirely new musical instrument. It is intuitive to play, has its own distinct and very versatile sound, and combines the possibilities of electronic with the experience of an acoustic instrument. It is small enough to easily take with you, and you can play everywhere you want.

The base of the Striso is a field of small yet powerful buttons that are sensitive in all directions. They let you control the subtle properties of the sound of each note independently. Additionally, you can add accents and sound effects by shaking and moving the Striso. Together this creates enormous possibilities for musical expression.

The intuitive and systematic arrangement of the buttons makes you comprehend musical patterns, as all intervals, chords and scales have the same shape in every key. This lets you play in all keys with the same ease. Read more about the note layout at DCompose note layout.

The Striso is designed to keep you connected with the music you’re playing, whether you want to play lively folk melodies, complex jazz progressions, diverse world music, experimental microtonal compositions or anything else."

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