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Femi is an architect and sound artist from New York who works with various synthesis techniques and live coding languages to discuss the organic within electronics and technology through sound art and composition. His work explores the intersections of sound and space though spatial audio and architectural design as an experimental practice. He’s most interested in generative systems, chance, texture within sonic soundscapes. Femi’s architectural work explores indigenous ritual practice as a vessel for conversation between sound, space and interactions of the body. Femi has been performing as a solo experimental electronic improvisation artist since 2018 as sadnoise. Musical and Festival performances include Ende Tymes (2022, New York), Creative Code Festival (2020, New York), Waterworks Festival (2024), Slabfest (2024), amongst others.

Femi is currently studying architecture at RISD (after a year in 2019 in textiles),
installs work that discusses the conversation between our ears and the ground above and beneath our feet,
performs rituals as sadnoise,
makes sounds using digital/analog synthesis, DIY electronics and code based languages using random, chance based systems,
DJs and produces dub techno/micro house under the alias Ṣonuga,
uploads tutorials, music videos, patches, live shows,
and updates log occasionally.

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SRST Sessioins 001: Cryptwarblr

Welcome to the first installation of SRST Sessions. SRST Sessions is a video series highlighting local artists in Providence, RI in an attempt to bridge the gap between music academia at RISD and Brown and the local music scene in providence and the surrounding areas. The SRST or the Studio for Research in Sound and Technology is a 25.4 channel speaker array at RISD used primarily for teaching spatial audio and ambisonics, but has become a space for practice, performance and exploration over the years.

Artist Bio: Cryptwarblr (Alex Bernhardt) is a circuit-bending project investigating bent ROM data in a Casio MT-240 synthesizer. Using homemade patch-bay-and-switchboard array controllers, data carrying lines between the ROM & CPU can be cross-connected in various combinations for unusual sonic effects. These combinations can affect timbre, pitch, adsr, tremolo, gliss, texture, pattern, chord, and tuning, in a bizarre but repeatable way, as long as electric parameters are consistent. Alex’s research in electronics is in how to achieve precise control over small levels of resistance in order to clearly define logic levels across the types of cross-connection combinations. To facilitate music-making, Alex has developed their own hybrid music-electrical notation system and has cataloged hundreds of cross-connections. Their music weaves between combinations of connections in an attempt to explore a sonic landscape painted by the instrument’s offerings.

These events are organized and curated by Femi Shonuga-Fleming with special thanks to Shawn Greenlee, Mark Cetilia and all of the wonderful artists in this series including Cryptwarbler for kicking off the series!


Studio for Research in Sound and Technology


SAT 22 April 2023; Cold Spring, NY; Bull Hill
A celebration for our Mother Earth, in the form of a low-impact walk, and performance.
2 miles from the Cold Spring Hudson Line station, near the Cornish Estate Ruins.
Live coding spells will take place in the woods.

Special thanks to Mark Denardo for organizing a beautiful event


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Research in Spatial Audio assisting Shawn Greenlee and Nick Thompson

Foafx - A command line tool for applying spatially positioned audio effects to first order ambisonic sound files

foafx is a command line tool for applying spatially positioned audio effects to first order ambisonic sound files. It is written with Elementary, a JavaScript framework for writing audio applications, and uses its offline-renderer package.

As its input, foafx expects a B-format, 4-channel first order ambisonic encoded file with ACN channel ordering. It supports file normalization either in SN3D or N3D formats.

In order to apply a chosen effect, foafx decodes the B-format file using a simple Sampling Ambisonic Decoder (SAD) into an octahedral arrangement with six vertices that represent virtual microphone positions. Then, the effect is applied with the specified parameters including its spatial position (azimuth and elevation). After effect processing, the six signals are encoded back to B-format, panned to the matching octahedral positions of the decoder, and rendered to an output file. The result is an ambisonic wet/dry effect mix with wet focussed in a specific area of the sound field.


Local musicians look to 'demystify' live coding with New Haven music festival


Documentation of the Moog, Buchla and Serge Modular Synthesizers at the Computer Music Center at Columbia University

How can we properly acknowledge the displacement and destruction of indigenous land as the gentrification and backwards evolution of music and culture in the underground BIPOC communities in nyc. How can we design a space that bridges the gap between the two cultures and creates a welcoming space for new experimental sonic ritual practice. What are natural ways these interactions can form and what will aid both cultures during the design process. What do these communities need in order to feel welcome both physically and sonically.

updated 05/21/24 – femi.fleming@gmail.com