Stu Smith under the project heading ASMO has built this beautiful hand-made custom MAX MSP controller for Chris Cousin. Click the image to see the entire Flickr set. From the ASMO blog:
He works with self made instruments custom built from the modified circuits of electronic toys, keyboards and other discarded gadgets. His work explores the sonic landscape of ‘circuit bent’ instruments and their integration into existing modular synthesizer systems. He writes and performs with the groups Threep and The Buoys and has performed at concerts and festivals across the UK, Europe and New York.
You can see more of ASMO’s work here:
In the world of hacked and modified sewing machines using arduino to control max msp and generate music Lara Grant owns it big time.
From her Flickr page:
Lara Grant, part of the circuit bending orchestra for Diana Eng’s Fairytale Fashion Show held at Eyebeam NYC. Through various hacks and circuit bending techniques, Lara’s sewing machine trigger signals that is then fed onto laptops running MAX/MSP to produce the final soundtrack for the runway. Other team members of the orchestra are Peter Kirn and Matt Ganucheau.
You can see the project blog here:
looks like it’s been zapped. too bad. it was exceptional.
Which has many more great closeups like this one…
and more of her and her sister’s work here: