NIME 2019 @ Agulha, Porto Alegre

Barry Cullen, Miguel Ortiz, and Paul Stapleton. 2019. Pandemonium Trio perform Drone and Drama v2. Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, UFRGS, pp. 35–38. Download PDF

Pandemonium Trio is Barry Cullen, Miguel Ortiz and Paul Stapleton. Our performance research trio has been set up to explore multiple instantiations of custom-made electronic instruments through improvisation. We are particularly interested in exploiting irregularities in the qualities of circuit components (e.g. imprecise tolerances/values), and how this allows for the development of stylistic differences across multiple instrument-performer configurations. We are also interested in how skill, style and performance techniques are developed in different ways on similar devices over extended periods of time, and how our existing musical practices are reconfigured through such collaborative exchanges.