Stamped Synth is an open-circuit synthesizer you can play
with bare hands. This instrument takes no time to learn,
and is fun to play on-the-go.
Q. How do I make an electronic instrument that reveals how it works and what it's made of?
I love my harmonica
It's easy to pick up and play
But it's materiality is hidden
I sought to create an instrument that
embodied its function
Music hackers. Blurring the lines of tech and art, they love
experimenting with new music toys
Music/Tech lifestyle stores. Places like Dijitalfix in SF and Transistor in Chicago offer records, objects, and music technology at a premium prices
Portable instruments. From acoustic to electronic. Critter + Guitari (middle) make mini synthesizers for their studio in Brooklyn. Meinl (right), manufactures portable mini-drums like the cajón
Playing, Building, and Manufacturing
I made cracklebox synths- raw copper emiting gnarly sounds.
I dipped the copper in paint, bent it, scratched it, and stamped it
With the generous help of Eagle Tool, Inc.
in Providence, I used an industrial hydraulic press
to make refined prototypes