A little overview of my instrument projects

To design a hardware controller to go together with a software instrument has been a strong part of my musical practice in the last 10 years. I am grateful to have had the chance to see these ideas come to life thanks to the support of Lex van den Broek, head of the technical department at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Holland.

At the core of these instruments lies a voltage-to-digital protocol converter designed by van den Broek, and that has seen its own interesting evolution throughout the years. Please check more on this

I will be adding pictures/sketches and some clips along the way.
For now, let this portion of the site serve as a tribute to the “real laptop instrument” who is presumably resting its guts in some dumpster in Sao Paulo. Thanks for the many years of custom officers heart attacks and to all the ensembles and projects where it shone.

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NAME: The Ashtray controller (or B-Movie UFO)
YEAR: 2003-2005
STATUS: Retired

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NAME: The suspicious package
YEAR: 2005-2007
STATUS: Semi-retired

NAME: The Real Laptop Instrument
YEAR: 2007-2010
STATUS: Missing in Action.
Last time seen: Schiphol Airport, heading for Sao Paulo, 27.09.2010
See/hear in action:

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NAME: The Phoenix’s Egg
YEAR: 2012 - present
STATUS: Active

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NAME: FIngerTriggers
YEAR: 2013- present
STATUS: Active