Tag: sound design


Oxford Overdrive Sound Pack for Elektron Monomachine

10th April

Oxford Overdrive Sound Pack is my second wavetable pack made specifically for the Monomachine commissioned by Elektron Music Machines.

The idea was to sample vintage synthesizer in order to get single cycle wave forms, as User Waves.  These can be used, as part of  wavetable synthesis sound engine utilised in the Monomachine. It is used for extending the sound palette, changing the tone and adding a bit of vibe from the old keyboard synths to the modern machine.

OSCar is classic British mono synth released in 1983 by Oxford Synthesiser Company (OSC). Big thanks goes to John Diver who let me use his unit, so I could create this sound pack. I’ve been told he got it new once it was released.

OSCar is really unique synth having DCO’s with additive synthesis on board. You can use one of the five fixed special wave forms or make …



2x Live sets at Electric Spring 2015

9th February

I performed two sets at Electric Spring festival in Huddersfield this year. In 5 days festival brought lots of sonic exploration ranging from Delia Derbyshire, through Laurent Segretier, Kasper T Toeplitz, to Robert Henke aka Monolake among others.

My two sets included brand new Digital Electricity (2015) and SF a/v solo (2014). Both were linking generative music with detailed sound design and improvisation.

 

 



Immortal Waves Sound Pack for Elektron Monomachine

19th December

Recently I have been involved in really exciting project with Elektron Music Machines. The idea was to sample vintage analog synthesizers especially for Monomachine SFX-60 groovebox to get single cycle wave forms, as User Waves.  These can be used, as part of  wavetable synthesis sound engine utilised in the machine. It is used for extending the sound palette, changing the tone and adding a bit of vibe from the old keyboard synths to the modern machine.

Immortal Waves pack was made using vintage Minimoog Model D owned by Department of Electronics at the University of York (Big thanks to John Grant and Andrew Chadwick for letting me in to use this lovely synth). I had around 2h to sample Minimoog, so started with the raw waveforms of all three oscillators and then played with the synth aiming to get the most …



O3 – video mapping – Moscow Circle of Light 2014

28th October

Piece made in collaboration with Stockholm Environment Institute and NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, who took care of scientific underpinning of the project. In this piece satellite ozone data was used to generate the sound and audio-reactive visualization. Together with Jakub Hader (Precyzja, visualisation) we are using ground level ozone data, which is the best representation of the ozone that harms human health. The piece is using the data from different locations around the globe with diverse level of ozone concentration of Moscow, Amazon, Beijing representing the ozone data rather than culture or any other characteristic of the locations. To represent each place average monthly ozone concentration is used in a time series of 12 months.

Sound design was made using data sonification with parameter mapping via midi on the drum machine and via control voltage (CV) on Eurorack modular synthesizer. Parameters of ozone data were scaled …



Mismatch Negativity @ Zushi Media Art Festival, Japan

28th September

This video mapping is based on data sonification generated from MMN (mismatch negativity) in EEG data of two people.

One is healthy, the other is an individual with a recent diagnosis of Schizophrenia. Every element is generated live with custom software environment patched in VVVV running in real time. The sound design was generated using eurorack synthesiser connected to computer running Max/MPS and controlling the synth via data. 

Piece shows that society should live in harmony. This project is an attempt to show how you can get easily lost and loose your balance of perception while looking at images that seem very real.

The EEG waveform was slowed down 5x and used as complex modulator for the Eurorack modular synthesiser. Sound material was generated using Intellijel Shapeshifter as sound generator, MakeNoise Maths, as envelope follower/scaling and Cwejman MMF6 as waveshaper/filter.

Piece was premiered at …



Space F!ght Sound Design @ WRO Biennale 2013

15th June

Two visual artists Jakub Hader and Patrycja Ochala invited us to take part in the project Second Stroke to do music and sound design for their installation at WRO Biennale 2013.

Installation had modern look at fine art with the use of new media and technology (3D mapping and MS Kinect). Participants were changing the painting textures and shapes by pointing  at different spots of the projection. Sounds and music were Space F!ght’s sonic representation of the painting itself. The software Jakub wrote was choosing them algorithmically analysing participants’ gestures. This way audience could interact with the image and sound of installation. Videos below are showing the end result and preparation.

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Cinematic Pieces

18th July

Music for three movies made by Juliana Alveranga: Born (2009), Winter Garden (2010), Bipolar Landscape (2011).

Collaboration with composer and pianist Zezo Olimpio.

Project was taken into live context and performed with Jakub Hader on Culturenight in Dublin (CFCP, 2011)

Exposed

in number of festivals worldwide 

FILE, Sao Paulo (2012) – Born, Winter Garden, Bipolar Landscapes

Now and After, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2012) – Born

Videoframes, France (2011) – Born

Kalamata, Greece (2011) – Winter Garden

Bello Horizonte, Brazil (2010) – Born

 

Experimental movie by Juliana Alvarenga
Music and sound design – Radek Rudnicki, Zezo Olimpio

 




Recent Performances and Events

Live gigs, festivals, installations, workshops and the projects I'm involved in currently.

Live in Cyprus – Loop 2016

I was invited to amazing festival in Cyprus in Jan 2016. Lefkosia Loop Festival happens in Cyprus in the first week of January (5,6th this...

Space F!ght New Zealand Tour

I just came back from amazing trip to New Zealand and Singapore, where I went for study leave and toured with Space F!ght in...

Oxford Overdrive Sound Pack for Elektron Monomachine

Oxford Overdrive Sound Pack is my second wavetable pack made specifically for the Monomachine commissioned by Elektron Music Machines.

The idea was to sample vintage...

British Council Commissioned Show at Southbank Centre, London

Together with Space F!ght and Pouya Ehsaei commissioned by British Council Iran we performed at Southbank Centre, London. For the Iranian New Year (Nowruz) celebration show,...

Space F!ght plays Mira, Barcelona

Together with Space F!ght  I performed at MIRA Festival 2014 at Santa Monica Arts Centre, Barcelona. MIRA festival is one of the biggest festivals...

2x Live sets at Electric Spring 2015

I performed two sets at Electric Spring festival in Huddersfield this year. In 5 days festival brought lots of sonic exploration ranging from Delia...