onur uzunismail

motion | video | sound | music

instrument design: for sr

after being one of the few lucky people who had a chance to see steve reich in flesh and listen to his inspiring lecture at red bull music academy london 2010, i decided to make an instrument for him, which could easily realize one of the ideas he described in the lecture.

for sr lets the user load a sample and choose a point to sample, and loop it in a way that it will sound like a pad. one of the unique features of this tool is that the user can choose two points and decide how fast it should read the audio file from point a to b. with for sr, the wave file also can be played backwards at any speed, so the user can create interesting continuous pad like sounds.