Femi is an architect and sound artist from New York with a heavy emphasis on experimental sound synthesis and live coding languages. Femi works with modular synthesizers, DIY electronics and various 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, ambiance and texture within sonic soundscapes. Femi’s architectural work explores minimalism and sustainability, with a focus on aperture, light and sound. 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), Electronoise (2022, New York), Creative Code Festival (2020, New York), Flash Crash (2021, 2022, New York), among others.

Past Shows:

Public Speaking @ Mayday 12082023 ~Olneyville, RI
Retrograth @ Mayday 11292023 ~Olneyville, RI
XProject: Public Operation Manual Issue Two @ Gymnopedie 11182023 ~Brooklyn, NY
Daedelus, Retribution Body, Sadnoise @ Columbus Theatre 10312023 ~Providence, RI
Alex C., XLR Sex, Noeisgirl, Thought Gore @ 1911 10262023 ~Olneyville, RI
Ambiance As Noise @ Risd Museum 10152023 ~Providence, RI
SAVR @ 1911 09302023 ~Olneyville, RI
Syanide, Sadnoise, Waves Over Heaven @ Blacklace 09252023 ~Olneyville, RI
Untitled @ Mayday 09242023 ~Olneyville, RI
Gayngel Night @ AS220 BlackBox 09172023 ~Providence, RI
Hidden Monthly @ 1911 00302023 ~Olneyville, RI ~>TICKETS<~

Rave By Design III @ Mayday 09152023 ~Olneyville, RI
Blacklace 5 Year Anniversary @ 1911 ~Olneycille, RI
Untitled @ Firehouse 09082023 ~Worcester, MA
Cooler Nights @ CARA 08072023 ~New York, NY
Frederiks Dead Tour @ Fucking Gallery 08132023 ~NJ
Untitled @ Heaven Can Wait 07072023 ~Brooklyn, NY
Asher White Album Release Show: Sadnoise, Theadore, Asher White @ The Columbus Thetre 06242023 ~Providence, RI
Constellations: Sadnoise, MDN, Che Buford, Ritchse, Hell Hooks @ Trans Pecos 06232023 ~Brooklyn, NY
Untitled Sadnoise, Cryptwarblr, viliji and Hissquiet @ Red Ink Community Library 05062023 ~Providence RI
Algotrek 04222023 ~Cold Springs, NY
Hidden Monthly @ 1911 04152023 ~Olneyville, RI
Beautiful Machines @ ZUZU 04122023 ~Boston, MA
Sonic Salad @ Risd Museum 04062023 ~Providence, RI
Focus Group @ AS220 02162023 ~Providence, RI
Rave By Design @ Mayday 02012023 ~Olneyville, RI
Macula Dog, Triplets (Femi Fleming & Mark Cetilia), Cabo Boing @ 1911 12092022 ~Olneyville, RI
Abstract (Select All Vertical Rivers) @ 1911 11222022 ~Olneyville, RI
Noise/Function Livecode.nyc @ Littlefield 09092022 ~Brooklyn, NY
CFPT @ Trash Bridge 07292022 ~Brooklyn, NY
Electropixel and Ende Tymes Presents Electronoise 12 (Irrational Collective) @ Trans Pecos 06202022 ~Brooklyn, NY
Untitled @ Dirt Palace 06042022 ~Olneyville, RI
Untitled @ News Cafe 06092022 ~Pawtucket, RI
Ende Tymes 12 @ Trans Pecos 04162022 ~Brooklyn, NY
Untitled @ O’briens Pub 04092022 ~Allston, MA
Oxalis, Bill T Miller, Daedelus, Sadnoise @ Mayday 04082022 ~Olneyville, RI
Live Coding Electronic Music Festival @ The State House 04172022 ~New Haven, CT
Lunar Noise Festival @ The Upspace (Brown Campus) 11182021-11202021 ~Providence, RI
Apologist, Human Guilt, Xenojothsz, Sadnoise, Yü//f @ Blacklace (1911) 11092021 ~Providence, RI
Flash Crash (Stream) 09042021 ~flashcrash.net
http://dwgartjzmsw4bdux.onion/ Deep Web Gallery @ The Living Gallery 04022021 ~Brooklyn, NY
Thunderdome IRL @ H0L0 08252021 ~Brooklyn, NY
CFPT Sunkhaven, Syanide, Afterlife Online, Gyna Bootleg + Tamio Shiraishi @ Satellite Art Club 07152021
Creative Code Festival @ Lightbox NYC 11122020-11152020 ~Brooklyn, NY

    October 10, 2023

buffreak max for live device


    October 2, 2023

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!

    August 6, 2023

Fish Code

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    April 22, 2023

Algotrek 3

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

    July 07 2022 - 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.


    March 22, 2022 - Documentation of the Moog, Buchla and Serge Modular Synthesizers at the Computer Music Center at Columbia University

Buchla 100 Documentation via Modulargrid
Buchla 200 Doumentation via Modulargrid