Modular diary: 27 January 2019

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This is the second entry in my modular diaries - an ongoing documentation of exploratory modular synthesiser patches.

PATCH NOTES:
The melodic structure of this patch, inspired by the ambient electronica I listened to a lot back in the mid-90s, is generated by slowly evolving integer sequences taken from the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (oeis.org/A053737), as implemented by the open source ornament and crime module in Quantermain mode. The melody is played by two Doepfer VCO's (regular and through-zero), a Rings and an Elements. Timbral aspects are covered by several filters and a wave animator and everything is modulated by about 15 CV channels of chaos. Stoicheia and LDB-2E are on percussion and a cross-patched Miasma dual function generator occasionally causes a self-resonating Polivoks filter to call out.

APPROACH:
The rule I've set for myself with these diary recordings is that I cannot interact with the modular at all during the recording process. Instead, once I've stumbled across a patch I enjoy, I simply hit record and let the generative process do its work. This method is closer to curation than composition - even though I've connected a series of sound sources and modifiers together with cables, the results are largely outside of my control and yield surprises as I'm listening.

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released January 27, 2019

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Asqus South Africa

Aragorn23 / Asqus is an experimental musician based in South Africa. His current work focuses on algorithmic and gestural composition as well as modular synthesis.

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