the monome 40h is a reconfigurable grid of sixty-four backlit buttons.
buttons can be configured as toggles, radio groupings, sliders, or organized into more sophisticated systems to monitor and trigger sample playback positions, stream 1-bit video, interact with dynamic physical models, and play games. button press and visual indication are decoupled by design: the correlation is established by each application.
applications span all forms of media and data. the 40h uses usb and talks serial, midi, and open sound control.
all software and firmware is open source. we aim to facilitate a community of shared exploration...
Voir les vidéos de démo : #one #two
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interview with rodrigo constanzo
rodrigo constanzo is among a generation of exceptional composer-performers who are also exceedingly adept technologists. yet he does not guard his long-labored tools for solely his own use– quite the opposite as we’ve witnessed him encourage and support others’ musical exploration through his open-source patch releases. still he is unquestionably the master of these tools, transforming tiny gestures (a tapped kitchen utensil, a disconnected patch cable) into fluttering sonic clusters. a joy to behold. -brian i. Instrument, Utensil, Implement, Machine, or Apparatus? which? why? where? if you had to … continue reading,,.
a short interview with a slightly different focus than usual. monome on thosewhomake.
jay gilligan has taken emergent sound generation to new physical heights– based on siteswap, a form of juggling notation. he’s graciously shared quantum on the wiki for all to explore.
interview with marcus fischer
marcus fischer focuses closely on the fine details of things- his sonic and visual work reveal an unfolding process of meticulous patience and refinement. where this sort of perfection-seeking normally alludes to sparse output, marcus is remarkably prolific in his varied creative practices. we’re not sure he sleeps because we can’t figure out when he gets it all done. beautiful music, glorious treehouses, family adventures, stunning photography- so inspiring. -brian i. Instrument, Utensil, Implement, Machine, or Apparatus? which? why? where? if you had to choose just one preindustrial tool, … continue reading,,.
interview with jay gilligan
last year jay gilligan visited our faraway farm for an epic twenty four hour adventure, astonishing us with his extraordinary skills and storytelling. the next day we both agreed decidedly that we missed him. born in ohio, now living in europe, jay is pushing boundaries teaching his craft of juggling at a leading circus school. sound is woven throughout his performances– sonic sensibilities influenced by a complete immersion in motion and physicality. and new shapes. and new machines. jay makes them all float. -brian i. Instrument, Utensil, Implement, Machine, … continue reading,,.
pauk on pages
pauk (seen here improvising with a fantastically elaborate setup) and phortran (who wrote pages which powers this setup) are long-time prolific monome community members. pages is alive and well and continues to provide musicians with new ways to perform (imogen heap used an early version years ago.)
interview with edison
in the late 00′s a flurry of videos appeared featuring a man dexterously pounding a lunch box. a carefully built lunchbox of buttons, that is. nicholas dematteo continues to push boundaries, making live electronic music that sounds, looks, and feels, well, refreshingly live. he’s got nothing to hide on his screen, but don’t let his mannered politeness fool you– things will be very loud indeed. and there will be celebration. -brian i. Instrument, Utensil, Implement, Machine, or Apparatus? which? why? where? if you had to choose just one preindustrial … continue reading,,.
the ever-growing wiki isn’t just full of exotic musical experiments. here’s a playful animation app called chili written by scott. here the blank-slate grid seems particularly well-suited, yes? music by ro.
interview with primus luta
in a recent studio visit i found david primus luta dodson buried under prototype circuitry, soldering irons, band-saw split panels, various sound-distance-voltage measuring machines– in an earnest search for hidden energies. yet he also buries. his concrete mixtape is quite literally entombed, to be discovered or not. i expect more sonic treasures will be unearthed using a new device he’s been perfecting. we’re patiently waiting. -brian i. Instrument, Utensil, Implement, Machine, or Apparatus? which? why? where? if you had to choose just one preindustrial tool, which would it be? … continue reading,,.
edison buttons of doom
played by edison, image by movecraft. and electricity, thank you very much.