Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence: Quintron
With On The 1s, Quintron continues to explore "audio mirrors" of the external world, in real-time. On The 1s will collect traffic-data input, which will then be transformed into analog synth “music” for radio broadcast throughout the day. The project will do for traffic what Weather Warlock did for the weather at Wave Farm.
Quintron has been inventing electronic gadgets and creating genre-defying noise, soundscape, and house rocking dance music in New Orleans for over 20 years, much of it in collaboration with artist / puppeteer Panacea Theriac aka "Miss Pussycat." He is a Grammy-nominated song writer with dozens of full-length albums, as well as a frequent collaborator with a wide swath of the American musical landscape, including The Oblivians, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, and New Orleans RnB legend Ernie K-Doe.
In 1999, Quintron helped to foster a DIY analog synth revival with a patented instrument called the DRUM BUDDY, a light activated analog drum machine which creates murky, low-fidelity, rhythmic patterns. These experiments eventually led to Quintron's focus on a weather-controlled drone synthesizer called Weather Warlock and a website devoted to streaming its music called Weather For The Blind. weatherfortheblind.org