I got my first set of Percussa AudioCubes in late 2009. They have informed and inspired so many of my songs and have been an integral element of my live performances throughout the years. With my 10th anniversary approaching this year I thought it would be fun to look back at some of my favorite moments with the AudioCubes to date and also offer some thoughts on where I’m heading next with the AudioCubes.
TheAudioCubesare a collection of wireless intelligent light emitting objects, capable of detecting each other’s location and orientation, and user gesture (Wikipedia)
Before we go any further I first wanted to offer huge thanks to Bert and Celine from Percussa who have provided musicians and multimedia artists with such an innovative, transformative, and expressive solution that allows us to build custom signature “instruments” for studio, performances, and installations. I especially appreciate their willingness to listen and incorporate feedback year after year to support artists.
The Evolution of AudioCubes in My Video and Pics
AudioCubes have gone through several revisions, with the latest version, the Wireless AudioCubes PRO, featuring full wireless communication and high end materials and components.
Through the years I’ve upgraded my cubes and all my cubes are now AudioCubes PRO so you’ll see various generations in the pics and videos.
In 2019, after a multi-year walkabout to focus on performance improv, I’ve returned to the studio and released a new single “Disconnected“. I’m now designing a show rig that will allow my to perform old and new compositions and apply what I’ve learned about improv as well as continue to find ways to blend composition and improv in live performance. AudioCubes will be a part of my live rig so stay tuned on my blog or email newsletter for announcements on releases and events.
Percussa’s journey continues as well and they have been busy over the last few years and have designed and brought to market the Super Signal Processor (SSP) Eurorack Modle and the System 8 Desktop Wireless Modular System that works with AudioCubes Pro.