Eurorack to VCV Rack: Modular Synthesis as Compositional Performance

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Rietveld, H. and Randell, J. (2024). Eurorack to VCV Rack: Modular Synthesis as Compositional Performance. in: Kitzmann, A., Teboul, E. J., Engstrom, E. and Thoren, C. (ed.) Modular Synthesis: Patching Machines and People Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group). pp. prepublication draft: 15 pages
AuthorsRietveld, H. and Randell, J.
EditorsKitzmann, A., Teboul, E. J., Engstrom, E. and Thoren, C.
Abstract

An auto-ethnographic approach is applied to explore the practice of specific patching techniques in post-digital modular synthesis. This is conceptualised as a performance, an embodied approach to creative musical synthesis that emphases the sound and touch over the visual dominance of the currently ubiquitous computer screen. Music performance includes the re-assemblage and re-configuration of a hardware modular system, in this case Eurorack, hereby differentiating it from its virtual version, VCV Rack.

KeywordsModular Synthesis; Post-digital; Eurorack; Compositional performance
Page rangeprepublication draft: 15 pages
Year2024
Book titleModular Synthesis: Patching Machines and People
PublisherRoutledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
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ISBNISBN 9781032113463
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Print29 Mar 2024
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Accepted23 Jan 2024
Deposited29 Jan 2024
Web address (URL)https://www.routledge.com/Modular-Synthesis-Patching-Machines-and-People/Teboul-Kitzmann-Engstrom/p/book/9781032113463
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A first collaboration between Prof Hillegonda Rietveld and Mr Justin Randell, exploring the potential of creative technologies in music making and music performance.

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