Synthesis as a way towards communal music. The demolition of exclusivity and the potential expression of music free of the 12 tone system.

The idea is that the talk can become an open conversation about sound as a limitless idea not bound by any particular tradition, theory or system that has been set before. As we live in the 21st century, it is an absurd notion that we adhere to a particular scale or level of proficiency in regards to sound creation. Not to say that these things should not be considered by any stretch of the imagination, but to say that a certain sound is not valid due to the fact that it does not say, stick to the western scale is elitist.

I will focus on the modular synthesizer as an instrument that is as open ended as they come. Also, I must say that in my opinion, it is the most sensitive and varied instrument available to us. Electricity is the catalyst for the sound produced, and as we humans are running also on the same electricity, it would seem that it is an instrument that is most relatable to how we think, move, breathe and act.

Talk/Lecture w/ Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe aka Lichens
Moderation: Chris Hessle (Skug)