Moog Werkstatt 01

The Moog Werkstatt-01 can be found for $200 or less.  Introduced in 2014, it comes disassembled as a kit that just requires a screwdriver for assembly. The components pretty much just snap into the board without soldering. It is a patchable analog synth that can be sonically modified with jumper cables, a CV Expander, even an Arduino microprocessor. Small round buttons on the bottom row of the device act as a keyboard.

Ambient Project

Working on a life sounds and noise ambient project.
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Song Discoveries From Netflix

I discovered two songs that took my down the rabbit hole of music discovery and exploration. I just started watching Black Mirror. Episode 2 features a song called “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is” by Irma Thomas.

The end credits of Aziz Ansari Live At Madison Square Garden features “Hippie Hippie Hourrah” by Jacques Dutronic. He was married to Francoise Hardy.  I added him to my short list of French pop music ( which only includes Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot).

Irma Thomas- “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is”

Francoise Hardy – Comment te dire adieu

Book-Nick Veasey X-Ray

X-Ray machines are obtrusive in size, sound and in what they reveal. Used mostly in medical and security environments, they provide a glimpse into what is normally covered by human and non-human exoskeleton. Nick Veasay’s photo book, X-Ray is packed full of photographs of objects scanned under these large, dangerous mechanisms. Seeing the complex structure of plants, lightbulbs and other ordinary objects makes the viewer aware of what details can be observed by security scanners and x-ray machines.
(9-27-14)