Chitin (1st construction)

Video of Stefan Maier and Jeff Mentch performing with my Chitin feedback system at Magnolia Loft in Boston, November 2016.

Chitin is an ongoing series of experimental improvisations using physical perturbations of materials explored through microphones. Very small changes in the amplitude (volume) of sounds fed into the microphone are used to control the frequency of LFO (low-frequency oscillators) that in tern induce chaotic vibrations the physical materials being recorded.