about Peace Myth
I am a percussionist, composer, film-maker, currently using the pseudonym 'Peace Myth'.
My current music practice uses a kit of electronic percussion to produce multi stemmed sonic material during solo performance, by means of extended technology and preparation. I have developed this way of playing live by developing a series of hybrid percussion instruments which allow me to act within a system of sound relationships which I randomly select for qualities which, hopefully, transcend the individual sound components - onesemble as opposed to ensemble music. This involves building and prototyping the sound producing objects; programming the software to extend sonic scope (using max/msp) and then playing the instrument to an audience.
While studying at Auckland University I developed the electro acoustic instrument 'the prepared trap set', 'the humdrum' (v1 and v2), 'the drumbow' and 'the mbiraphon'. This has culminated in the agglomeration which I call 'modular synaesthesia'.
I also compose and arrange solo and ensemble music using traditional music notation and have a specific interest in composing for film.
In a previous life I was the electronica artist known as 'reverbaphon'. I also practice as a fully qualified Architect.
My real name is Paul Smith
peace myth: https://paulsmithpeacemyth.bandcamp.com
plastic sheep: https://plasticsheep.bandcamp.com/
youtube: various under reverbaphon
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