The proliferation of low-cost rapid-prototyping tools has put the means of fabricating professional instruments within reach of the performing musician.
For those with the drive and patience to learn a little engineering, anything you can dream up, you can build. But in a world of cheap, powerful, and seemingly-unlimited off-the-shelf solutions, why would you even want to?
In this talk, Moldover will discuss the motivation behind his bespoke instruments and controllers. Through a demonstration of particular key devices, he’ll discuss the artistic challenges that necessitated their design and show how you can take your performance needs and turn them into instruments and controllers of your own. Finally, he’ll discuss the idea of “controllerism” as an artistic ethos. Where did it come from, and where will it go in the future?