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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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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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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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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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KISS2013

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For the past few days, I’ve enjoyed meeting other members of the “cult of Kyma” at the 2013 Kyma International Sound Symposium (KISS2013) in Brussels, Belgium. The theme of the conference is interfaces (more precisely: “INTER faces”), and KISS2013 used for its symbol Belgium surrealist painter Rene Magritte’s “Les Amants” (“The Lovers”), an image of […]