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Description These images capture the interconnections of the Core-96 brain of the Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer. They are not computer generated and nothing is random. You are looking at the culmination of thousands of hours of careful focus. I create my circuit layouts by hand using the computer as a sophisticated drawing device. When I do this work, I manually determine the placement of every component and the routing of every trace in precise detail. This artwork represents hundreds of hours working directly on the image, but that's just the last leg of it. The logic of the interconnections is translated here into visible circuitry resulting in a unique image -- and this underlying logic is the culmination of thousands of hours of my work dating back to 1979. Had I at any time during the development on this invention made different choices about the electronics, the image you see would be different in the same measure. That's all in here, somehow.I have a confession to make: I work these images far past the point at which the basic electrical behavior would be satisfied. I'm a musician and like many musicians I also have an artistic eye. So I'm compelled to arrange things pleasingly, to respect and echo local symmetries, to try to make the form of the electronics beautiful. I can't seem to stop until it no longer offends my eye.Normally, you'd never see these images as they are locked away inside of the Vo-96 device. My friend and associate Chris Stack has helped me here to render these circuits as artworks to be presented and hopefully enjoyed as art -- something I'd never expected to happen while I was creating them. We are very pleased to offer them here for everyone to enjoy, and perhaps somehow to see the journey captured within.Learn more at www.voinventions.com
Paul Vo, Asheville, NC Member Since August 2013 Artist Statement Paul Vo is the inventor of the Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer, and the technology that powers the Moog Guitar and the Moog Lap Steel. All these instruments are examples of a new form of music synthesis: Acoustic Synthesis™.
Paul has worked as a design consultant, (freelance), a product developer and lab manager, (Yorkville Sound Ltd. of Canada), a director of research and development, (QSC Audio Products ), and now as a professional inventor. He is also a guitarist and composer.
“I believe that character of musical expression is strongly tied to the physical form of an instrument. A saxophone is not a theremin is not a violin – but why not? It’s not just the different timbre and range, it’s that each different shape of instrument is a different framework for emotional expression. A different feeling is suggested by the act of blowing breath into a sax than by bowing a string. A violin wants to be played like a violin, a guitar like a guitar, a sax like a sax, a flute like a flute – different physical shapes and the various methods of playing them reveal to us different categories of expression and bring us naturally into different regions of musical emotion. Musical personality is defined by both the sound and the shape of an instrument.” - Paul Vo