I’ve always wanted a monome, but well, they’re damn expensive. A wonderful alternative is to watch smart people be terribly clever with using one. Daedelus, the preeminent king of the Monome linked to this great highlight reel from December’s Interface LA hosted meetup for users of this magical box. The standout for me was Anenon’s warping live sax into some beautifully bizarre textures. Bonus points to Merbert Moover’s name being an awesome reference to MTV’s The State.
I don’t often miss LA, but when I do, it’s mostly because of the amazing, glitchy corners of their music scene. Not being able to be around stuff like this and Low End Theory regularly claws at my heart.