CAA—38 SAM CONRAN
‘THE KABBALISTIC SYNTHESIZER’, 2015
The Kabbalistic Synthesizer was made in collaboration with Imperial College Blackett Lab for Physics (Mag Lab) and the Royal College
of Art Design Interactions department in 2015. The synth uses fluctuations in the Earth's Magnetic Field measured in micro Tesla as the base carrier frequency of a 22 stage FM voice system based on John Chowning's phd in Artificial Intelligence (1967). It has a live input of Jovian Decametric Noise from an embedded NASA Radio Jove receiver with an outboard Fractal Loop Antennae as well having an 11 channel Cosmic Ray
Detector and true random event generator in place of a customary clock. The synth was ultimately built as studio/personal tool but has also been
exhibited/performed at Moogfest North Carolina 2016, ACT Festival Korea 2016, as well as going on a commissioned tour of stone circles in
Redruth Penwith West Cornwall and was nominated for the ARS Electronica STARTS prize 2016.
Sam Conran also performed The Kabbalistic Synthesiser during opening at Cyberfest—11@Annenkirche, St.Petersburg in 2018