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a 8x8 matrix

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I’ve just finished my first arduinome. It’s a clone of the monome based on Arduino. I’m a long time fanatic of this little 8×8 grid buttons box. Minimalism at its edge. The community behind this is wonderful. It’s much more than a midi interface, it a new and (to me at least) logical way to ‘touch’ music and sound in general. It’s eating my nights and give fresh meat to chew to my brain just like the electric guitar did 25 years ago (just another 6×12 matrix by the way).

‘An instrument must be specific and limited in what it does, to be generic and limitless in what it can do.’

All my musical activities are centered around live looping and sampling. I'm a guitarist, first and foremost; but in the interest of attempting to create singularly expressive music, I also consider myself a loopist, and a texturalist. It is the brain buzz I get from the freedom of having a loop-oriented way of composing music that helps me find myself on a regular sonic basis, reminds me who I am, what I am about.

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