Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Octamasher, Remixing the Nation

The Octamasher is a one-of-a-kind instrument created by Moldover that re-purposes eight electronic keyboards into an interactive octagonal sound installation. Instead of playing musical notes, the keys trigger song loops and pre-programmed beats, enabling up to eight participants to co-create an ever-changing musical remix.

For Remixing the Nation, Jesse Stewart has outfitted the Octamasher with a sample bank consisting of hundreds of meticulously-edited samples drawn from Canadian music and popular culture.

Jesse Stewart is a musician, sound artist, community builder and Carleton University music professor. He is renowned for his inventive and inclusive performances on a wide variety of instruments, including the Octamasher!