MATRIXSYNTH: Unborn Baby MIDI Controller in Luca Yupanqui's Sounds of the Unborn

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Unborn Baby MIDI Controller in Luca Yupanqui's Sounds of the Unborn

video by Sacred Bones Records

World's youngest electronic musician? It is interesting, when you think about generative music creation.

From 'Sounds of the Unborn,' out April 2.

Video directed by Victoria Keddie.

Sounds of the Unborn was made with biosonic MIDI technology, which translated Luca’s in utero movements into sound. With the help of her parents, Psychic Ills bassist Elizabeth Hart and Lee Scratch Perry collaborator Iván Diaz Mathé, Luca’s prenatal essence was captured in audio. They designed a ritual, a kind of joint meditation for the three of them, with the MIDI devices hooked to Elizabeth’s stomach, transcribing its vibrations into Iván’s synthesizers. They let the free-form meditations flow without much interference, just falling deeper into trance and feeling the unity. After five hour-long sessions, the shape of an album began to emerge. Elizabeth and Iván then edited and mixed the results of the sessions, respecting the sounds as they were produced, trying to intervene as little as possible, allowing Luca’s message to exist in its raw form.

Iván Diaz Mathé explains their new video for first track "V4.3 pt.2"
"We did some Super 8 footage during the recording sessions and later we teamed up with artist Victoria Keddie because we love her approach an aesthetic. She processed the film with analog gear and created a visual trip that summarizes what we felt while creating this album."


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