Kabbalistic Synthesizer~ 2015

The Kabbalistic Synthesiser was an attempt at building the ultimate West Coast Synth. Made via a collaboration with Mag Lab at Imperial College and the Royal College of Art Design Interactions department 2015, the synth uses fluctuations in the Earth's Magnetic Field measured in micro Tesla as the root carrier frequency of a 22 stage FM voice system based on John Chowning's phd in Artificial Intelligence (1967). The synth has a live input of Jovian Decametric Noise from an embedded NASA Radio Jove receiver with an outboard Fractal Loop Antennae and an 11 channel Cosmic Ray Detector and true random event generator in place of a standard clock. The synth has been performed at Moogfest North Carolina 2016, ACT Festival Korea 2016, as well as going on a commissioned tour of stone circles in Redruth Penwith West Cornwall and was nominated for the ARS Electronica STARTS prize in 2016. Further material on the project and its development can be found in an interview here, and sounds from testing can be found here.


Fractal Loop Antennae.


Cosmic Ray Detector.


Helmholtz Coil.