SOUND: composition, installations, performance, releases

Improvisation on Korg Volca (4 Mika Vainio)


ISSTA 2017, Dundalk IT, Ireland. 8 September 2017.


The Korg Volca is a line of small, inexpensive, battery-powered electronic instruments, each designed for a specific purpose. This improvisation is designed to test the limits of a single Volca, both in terms of sonic output and with respect to its minimal performance interface. It is an homage to Mika Vainio and his experiments with minimal techno.

The music will be accompanied by a new video.

This performance illustrates my paper given at the same conference. You can also read my blog series on DEM, which features a performance video.


Thanks to Susannah Kelly for making this performance possible.