Kabbalistic Synthesizer~ 2015

The Kabbalistic Synthesiser was an attempt at making the Ultimate West Coast Synth; Made in collaboration with Imperial College Blackett Lab for Physics (Mag Lab) and the Royal College of Art Design Interactions department, the synth uses fluctuations in the Earth's Magnetic Field measured in micro Tesla as the base/root carrier frequency and seed to a 22 stage FM voice system based on John Chowning's phd in Artificial Intelligence 1967. In addition the synth also uses realtime filtering of Jovian Decametric Noise from an embedded NASA Radio Jove receiver and outboard Fractal Loop Antennae, as well as a clock function (in place of keyboard) existing as an 11 channel Cosmic Ray Detector/Hodoscope and true random event generator. The synth has been exhibited/performed at Moogfest North Carolina 2016, ACT Festival Korea 2016 done a tour of stone circles in Penwith West Cornwall and was nominated for the ARS Electronica STARTS prize 2016.

Further info about the project and its development can be found in a write up here, an interview here, and sounds from testing here.


Fractal Loop Antennae.


Cosmic Ray Detector.


Helmholtz Coil.