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Interesting Decisions @ KISS2016

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This week, I’m settling in from my trip to Leicester, UK, where I attended the Kyma International Sound Symposium to premiere my new work, Interesting Decisions. The piece is a digital game that creates music through player interaction with a procedurally generated world. In the guise of a retro, neon-packed walking-simulator, Interesting Decisions engages with […]

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Punk Games and Interesting Decisions

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For the last year, I’ve been caught up in designing and creating computer games (some of which I’ve posted here). I’m not completely sure whether this is work or a hobby, and perhaps it happily treads the line between the two. This September, though, I’ll be premiering my first “serious” game work at the

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Circuit-Bending Speech with the Intellivoice

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I’ve finally got my workbench set back up following the move out to Connecticut for my new gig at the University of New Haven, and I’ve started to get back to some tinkering. I had been poking around on eBay for a little while, trying to find an Intellivoice module to build my collection of […]

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SEAMUS 2015 Conference

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Saturday, March 28 The Cube, Virginia Polytechnic Blacksburg, VA More Details Please join me a Virginia Tech, where I will be performing my solo iPad work, Shin no Shin at the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music US (SEAMUS) Conference.

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RCA Output on a Super Game Boy

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For my latest “chiptune” project, I’ve put in some RCA jacks on my Super Game Boy. Of course the Super Nintendo already has the possibility of a component out (via RCA jacks), but, since the Super Game Boy basically contains all the circuitry of the Game Boy, this mod bypasses the Super Nintendo altogether. If […]

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Game Boy Music: LSDJ

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Continuing my research into “Lo Fi” music culture (following my return to circuit bending), I picked myself up a copy of Johan Kotlinski’s Little Sound DJ, a tracker (sequencer, basically) that is a popular means of creating music on the Nintendo Game Boy. While I get my land legs here, enjoy someone who knows what […]

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Nightmare Boombox

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Over the winter break from teaching, I’ve been spending some time exploring “Lo Fi” music and culture. I’ve always been interested in circuit-bending and chiptune (more on this later) particularly because of the DIY aspects of this mode of music creation. Of course, I can’t help but feel conflicted because I’ve spent a significant amount […]

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NOPera Performance from KISS2014

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I wrote previously about the Kyma International Sound Symposium in L├╝beck last October, and Symbolic Sound the KISS2104 organizers have started posting some videos of the performances at the symposium, including my NOPera. Enjoy! KISS2014 — NOPera: Simon Hutchinson from Symbolic Sound on Vimeo.

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Throwback Thursday: OEDO

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Here’s a video of me two years ago performing custom-made instruments (including a Furby and my “Animal Bend”) with OEDO, The Oregon Electronic Device Orchestra, under the direction of Chet Udell: Also performing are Athan Spathas (far left) and Hua Sun (right-middle). Here’s a great example of electronic music and the uncanny