REQ: Slate + Ash Choreographs (Kontakt)
CHOREOGRAPHS: HARMONY OF MOVEMENT
A malleable, open system of interconnecting signals, pulses, and patterns, CHOREOGRAPHS explores the principle of designing sound through sequences of movement. It is a map of perpetual animation, where dynamic forms dance in space, shape, and time.
PATTERNS OF CREATION
With over 150 individually modulatable controls scattered throughout its signal path, CHOREOGRAPHS has movement at its beating heart. Three sample-based oscillators feed into a refined architecture of unique musical devices to form a sound design environment that begins as a polyphonic synthesiser, but augments into a drum machine, drag-and-drop sampler, or granular processor. Movement is injected almost anywhere by selecting from a broad range of modulators including complex LFOs, MIDI CC, fluctuating random signals, and highly versatile step-modulators.
BODIES IN TIME AND SPACE
Like a choreography, a synthesis system is a map of motion, a blueprint of moving parts. CHOREOGRAPHS is an exploration of this idea; an instrument where movement finds its own sonic expression. As the choreographer plots out the movements to be performed, CHOREOGRAPHS sets the parameters for the performance to emerge. It is the meeting of the composition and the performance: half-spontaneous, half-designed.