Produced + Directed by Alex Tyson. Viewing with headphones or a stereo is highly recommended.
A film featuring sound artist Charles Cohen improvising on a 1970's Buchla Music Easel. This extremely rare instrument is one of Don Buchla's 200 series. Buchla (a pioneer of audio synthesis) only manufactured 14 of these units. The film was edited from over an hour of free improvisation, with audio taken directly from Charles' mixing board.
a little riff coming from the Buchlas. the 291e is sequencing along with the 250e. 7 steps against 5. the 144 is modulating the 291e filter , the 158 is the the sound you hear. the touch plate is changing the pitch of the 158. enjoy.