Building New Sponges

I am currently building three new and improved sponges. The most notable difference between these sponges (version 2012) and the old one (2011) is the amount and position of the buttons. There are now ten buttons: five for each hand.

Other changes include:

  • The sensibility of the accelerometers can be switched between 1.5g and 6g (it used to be hardwired to 1.5g).
  • It is thinner (it used to be 7cm thick, it is now 3.5cm).
  • It is sturdier.
  • It is shinier.

Of these three sponges, one will become my instrument and the two others will go to the IDMIL and the iACT. Let me know if you want your own!

New Sponge Performance Video

A new version of Clarinet (Albino Butterfly) is available on Vimeo. It was recorded on November 3rd, 2011 at the Schullich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal. It is (of course) performed on the sponge.

Thanks to Sylvain Pohu, Heather Roche, Pierre-Alexandre Tremblay, Julien Boissinot and Harold Kilianski for making this event happen. Special thanks to Krista Martynes who played the clarinet samples used in this piece.