CORN SYNTH (kinetically operated randomness network — k.o.r.n.)
Eurorack Modular System that interprets physical input from two ears of corn cast in aluminum. MIDI pitch, velocity, and duration are processed through various sources of uncertainty. In addition to receiving input from the corn sculptures, I use a resonator and a granular module to process hand-built string instruments, referencing my years as a string player and the endless possibilities presented by a single string. The primary synth voice is a tone generator from a Buchla 100 system. I also use a radio-recall algorithm that recalls a library of .wav field recordings. The ordering and scrub time of these sound files is determined by touch values coming from the aluminum corn.