Meet the Inventor

Mattia Zucchelli

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Where are you based?
I’m currently based in Boston, Massachusetts.

How would you describe yourself in six words or less?
Intrigued by sounds, textures, shapes.

What was your littleBits “a-ha!” moment? The moment you were bitten by the littleBits bug. 
I love creating feedback with the synth kit using the filter peak and the delay feedback. My “a-ha!” moment was definitely when I found the perfect balance between these two modules. I always try to include this element in my performances as I find it great for ambience-type loops.

 

 

When starting a littleBits project, what does your design and video process look like?
It all starts by playing around with the synth to find interesting sounds that I believe I can use for performances. I then run my kit through Ableton Live, which I use to add effects, record and launch loops. My performances are a combination of me playing live as well as triggering sounds or loops programmed in advance. Since I’ve played in venues that also include visuals, filming the performances allows to catch all the aspects of the set.

How has littleBits impacted you creatively?
It opened the door to the world of live performance, which was something I had never done before. littleBits is the perfect creative tool small enough to be carried around and it’s great for real time tweaking while also keeping a great sound quality.

What do you plan on inventing next?
First of all I plan on expanding my synth kit with other modules. Secondly I would love to continue developing the inclusion of visuals in the set, with either programmed video projection or by collaborations with dancers and visual artists.

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