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Noise~Rompler // Cicada

By Ereh Saw

Cicadas is a noise~rompler, and rompler is an electronic musical instrument that plays pre-fabricated sounds based on audio samples .. Each Cicada has two ways to change sound and made a noise: by a potentiometer and by photo~resistor ..

Type: Artistic


Country: Ukraine
Affiliation: None
Team Members:
Yana Shliabanska - Composer


What inspired you or what is the idea that got you started?

This project is the developed results of the previous experiments with toys, their directly connected to each other to mix sound signals. The project, which currently received the name 'Cicadas' started in 2018: it was then that microcircuits were found with the ability to record sound samples ..

Over the following years, components were selected, design and the possibility of connecting the circuit were developed.

Many of the components used in the project are not possible to find on the regular market ~ that's parts of the Soviet defense industry (potentiometers, photoresistors, otherwise).

What is your project about and how does it work?

Each Cicada has two ways to change pre-fabricated sound and made a noise: by a potentiometer and by photo~resistor .. Different Cicadas can be connected to each other and mix their sounds directly, without a sound mixer .. In addition, also, it is possible to make more complex noise~sound~design and connect into Cicadas prepared modules from children's toys.

What did you learn by doing this project?


What impact does your project have on others as well as yourself?

It is the result of long work both in technical and aesthetic aspects ..

Technically, here all connections have their own purpose, i.e. all components are connected in such a way that they have a final destination ..

in the aesthetic, all components form a sculpture that does not contradict the internal content and only complements it ..

All of this is the result of years of hard work, and this would not have been possible without the inspiring participation of Yana .!