Modular Synth + Saxophone Jam In The Mojave Desert
In this video from modular synth manufacturer Perfect Circuit, we watch Patrick Shiroishi give a musical performance in the Mojave Desert using a modular synthesizer and a saxophone. This video is part of a series called The Mojave Desert Modular Experiment from Perfect Circuit that features modular synth jams from a variety of performers.
From the video’s description, we learn more about Zachary Paul and the Mojave Desert Modular Experiment:
In the Mojave Desert Modular Experiment, we worked with local artists to create modular systems suited to their own styles and workflows…despite the fact that none of them had ever used modular synths before. Each artist/group had two weeks to get to know their system and prepare a performance.
Experimental saxophonist Patrick Shiroishi is no stranger to peculiar sounds: his own free improvisations feature unbridled woodwind tones, often augmented with the use of effects pedals. Patrick’s modular system, centered around a Make Noise Morphagene, was built to sample and mangle sax signals while acting as a semi-autonomous improvisational partner, co-creating webs of wild noise in response to his playing.
You can visit the Perfect Circuit YouTube channel to stay tuned for more installments to the Mojave Desert Modular Experiment.