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. It's a place for artists to document, archive and showcase their work.The Studio for Research in Sound and Technology (SRST) at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) provides an environment for inquiry, technological innovation, and education in the sonic arts and sound design. SRST serves as a hub for experimentation in design with and of sound, facilitating research in sonic interaction, experience, composition, and performance. The Studio hosts a selection of courses where sound or music technology factors as a central medium or subject of study, offers its own educational programs, and produces events that facilitate exchange among practitioners and the public.
001 - Cryptwarblr
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.
Artist Bio: Daedelus has been an instigator of electronic music culture for 20+ years. A fore-figure of Los Angeles’ beat scene, they have released countless records and performed more than 1,000 shows. Synonymous with performative controllers Daedelus moved to New England as a founding faculty member for the Berklee College of Music’s EDI (electronic digital instrument) program.