Welcome to the Noise

Jiyoo Jye and Shaunta Butler

I believe in many things; in an intonation as just as I am capable of making it, in musical instruments on stage, dynamic in form, visually exciting. I believe in dramatic lighting, replete with gels, to enhance them. I believe in musicians who are total constituents of the moment, irreplaceable, who may sing, shout, whistle, stamp their feet. I believe in players in costume, or perhaps half-naked, and I do not care which half; perhaps only with headpieces, but something, just something, that will remove them from the pedestrian, the city-street, the beloved- and-dutiful-son or daughter, the white-shirt-and-tie or evening- gown syndrome.

I believe in Bass Marimbists with footwork as beautiful as that of skilled boxers, in kitharists who move the trunks of their bodies like athletes. I believe in all sounds of the human voice, free from the bel-canto straitjacket. Finally, I believe in a total integration of factors, not as separate and sealed specialties in the artificially divorced departments of universities, but of sound and sight, the visually dynamic and dramatic, all channeled into a single, wholly fused, and purposeful direction. All.

—Harry Partch, Statement, 1960

“In ancient life it was all silence. Due to the invention of machines, in nineteenth century Noise was born. Today, noise reigns supreme upon the sensitivity of men.” (Russolo., L’Arte dei Rumori in Maffina. Op Cit. P. 129)

When the intonarumori was first introduced by Luigi Russolo and his collaborating friend Ugo Piatti, the combination of odd shapes, unconventional sounds and mechanisms left the audience perplexed. Despite this, what the performance unveiled that evening was an experimentation of the futurist genre and an important step in the history of acoustic perception. 

In this remote studio, students will devise unique ways to play music that can be designed for collaborative performances, generate new types of sounds, help teach musical concepts, while exploring the fundamentals of sound. Through integration of custom fabricated parts, each project will present perspectives that inform different musical pedagogies and how they address the design of these instruments. 


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Shaunta Butler

Minimoog Model D

Shaunta Butler

Minimoog Model D app 


Another storied name in electronic music, Moog -- maker of the eponymous synthesizer -- is offering its Minimoog Model D app for free. The app, which cost $5 before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, is based on the company's 1970s-era Model D synthesizer, which has been a favorite of musicians ranging from Herbie Hancock to Dr. Dre.  

Featuring more than 160 preset sounds, the Minimoog Model D app is simple enough to use; you'll have fun just playing around with all of the sounds, dials and buttons. But there are also sophisticated features to help you filter and control your bleeps and boops, make loops and beats, share your productions -- and even integrate with other MIDI devices. According to a company representative, the Minimoog App will not remain free forever but there is no set end date.


Isabella Julian

Merkaba is a 3d printed exotic looking bracelet that worked as a musical prosthetic.  The bracelet itself has sharp points sticking out on one side and extends down the bracelet, unevenly. The bracelet has an arduino attached to the bracelet for the final presentation, and multiple wires connecting the bracelet to the patch on a users arm.  The wires are soldered and placed in the correct holes of the arduino to send the data to the sensors. Each bracelet has two touch sensors, which play two different sounds according to the instrument each player is assigned.

In our team Isabella had the vocal bracelet - one of the sensors on the vocal bracelet manipulates the volume of her recorded singing , while the second sensor manipulates one of her coaches beat-boxing recordings. Jasper had the melody bracelet- both sensors on the bracelet are piano based sounds and has the manipulations of the volume. Lizzie had the beat bracelet- both sensors on the bracelet plays two different beats and has the manipulations of the volume aswell the other two bracelets.


Shaunta Butler

Telekom Electronic Beats (TEB) owns an award-winning media portfolio. Central to this is the online platform, Electronicbeats.net, a hub for cutting-edge digital journalism that offers insightful, comprehensive coverage of the contemporary electronic music world.

Initially developed as a music marketing program, TEB has since evolved to embrace the connection between music and other key lifestyle areas such as design, tech, fashion and art.

Electronicbeats.tv features in-depth interviews, concert footage, live streams and more, showcasing pioneers, all-stars and newcomers from across the electronic music scene. In early 2018, TEB launched its own German language podcast about club culture and nightlife.

Active in all Deutsche Telekom markets, TEB produces its own live events across Europe, creating memorable music experiences while also serving as a platform for innovative Deutsche Telekom products and services. Since 2000, Deutsche Telekom has set the standard for international music marketing with the innovative Telekom Electronic Beats platform. TEB’s persistent creativity and cutting-edge content perfectly embodies the millennial zeitgeist.

LEARN MOREhttps://www.electronicbeats.net/the-feed/coronavirus-music-resources-guide/

museum of endangered sounds

Shaunta Butler

the online ‘museum of endangered sounds’ preserves the endangered and extinct sounds of archaic technology

created by american brendan chilcutt, the ‘museum of endangered sounds‘ is an online archive of the archaic noises of technology: the connecting of 56k modems, loading of VCRs, and operators of payphones. additional clips include a skipping CD and the gameplay music of ‘mind maze’ (the quiz game built into early versions of microsoft encarta).

currently the ‘museum of endangered sounds’ features fifteen ‘exhibits’, but chilcutt plans to add more. eventually he intends to develop a markup language to encode the sounds as binary compositions, preserving them for future generations.

chilcutt muses, ‘imagine a world where we never again hear the symphonic startup of a windows 95 machine. imagine generations of children unacquainted with the chattering of angels lodged deep within the recesses of an old cathode ray tube TV. and when the entire world has adopted devices with sleek, silent touch interfaces, where will we turn for the sound of fingers striking QWERTY keypads?’

LEARN MORE: http://www.savethesounds.info/

Look Mum No Computer

Shaunta Butler

Furby Organ, Synth Bike, - Sam Battle aka Look Mum No Computer for short builds musical machines and makes music with them. Based in London, England. 

LEARN MORE: https://www.lookmumnocomputer.com/projects


Kyle Plosky

Sample Diagrams

Andrew Todd Marcus

Diagram Examples

Jenny Kinard