ePad Wood, eGyro, eJoystick…, and much more! – Agustí Charles
AD-HOC ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS DIY (COMPOSITION, CONSTRUCTION, INTERACTION AND SPATIALIZATION WITH ARDUINO TECHNOLOGY).
The access to technologies, with their cheapening and the opening up to new possibilities offers composers new fields of action in which until recently it was necessary a whole team of engineers, technicians, etc., to carry out it. The creation of custom interfaces, suited to a specific musical purpose, is thus a reality that is in our hands, as an extension of the composition itself. We no longer create only music, without the means with which to reproduce, interact or improvise with it.
ePad Wood, eJoystick and eGyro, eMix-Expander are custom sound interfaces that implement the Arduino architecture in its different versions. They are instruments that we could all build from a musical idea and its formulation. ePad Wood is also a percussion instrument made entirely of wood, which implements 4 simultaneous interfaces for up to 4 performers. eJoystick and eGyro use a Wireless MIDI-OSC system with multiple applications…
A world of music customization at our fingertips…
Agustí Charles studied with Franco Donatoni, Luigi Nono and Samuel Adler. Moreover, he has worked with various artists such as Joan Guinjoan or Cristóbal Halffter. He has about fifty awards and he has also received commissions from many institutions and prestigious performers. In 2003 he received the prize of the Association of Spanish Symphony Orchestras (AEOS) with his work Seven Looks. Among other outstanding works in his career, his operas La Cuzzoni, esperpent d’una veu and Lord Byron were premiered at the Staatstheater in Darsmtadt (Germany).