The synth pioneer has scored a short film, Music As Living Matter, with the new instrument.
Experimenting with the new product, Ciani has scored Music As Living Matter, a short film which also features illustrations from Scott Kiernan. The Subharmonicon is a semi-modular analogue synthesizer inspired by the Schillinger System and early analogue inventions from the '30s and '40s—the Trautonium and the Rythmicon. The instrument can be patched into itself, or interfaced with other Moog semi-modular analogue synthesizers, like the Mother-32, DFAM, as well as other Eurorack-compatible gear.
Ciani says, "What I love about this instrument is that it gives you a more organic and fluid beat pattern that is off the grid. It is intuitive and yet full of surprises. Schillinger gives us a very fundamental concept of what music is to a human being that I connect with: art is a piece of life itself that we make to reflect our experience."
Watch the short film.