Electronics as an Instrument
One of the most crucial aspects defining my approach to electronic music is the concept of the musical instrument. This feature is relevant not only because most of the electronic music I’ve created is performed live with a modular synthesizer but also because the way I use the synthesizer is heavily influenced by the perspective derived from my classical instrumental training.
The modular synthesizer is a type of synthesizer composed of different parts or modules. Instead of being soldered and fixedly connected, these modules communicate by sending and receiving voltage through cables that each user decides to connect as they see fit. In the world of modular synthesis, there is an overwhelming variety of formats, approaches, aesthetics, sound typologies, and contexts in which it is used. Among all that diversity, the most important feature is its customizability. Each user can configure their instrument based on the music they want to create, choosing the modules that best suit their purposes.