I created Kenaxis out of a need to explore new sounds in an intuitive way. Coming from a background as an improvising violist, I wanted to create an instrument that would be fast and flexible enough to react to any musical situation.
If you would like to hear some of my music you can hear my solo work at MySpace and my duet work with vocalist Viviane Houle at Cellar Live.
Stefan Smulovitz – Vancouver, BC – creator of Kenaxis
coin gutter – Sound art / sound design, Vancouver, BC
I use Kenaxis to represent the permeable nature of digital media in live performance and in pre-recorded mashups. I struggled with other tools, but Kenaxis got me mashing instantly. It’s nimble, intuitive, and full of anarchic surprises. Playing with it has changed how I think about and listen to music.
- Brian Lamb, Educational Program Discoordinator, Vancouver, BC
For more about Brian’s work see:
- The experience of his work in Second Life
- Confessions of a Mashup Unartist (mp3)
- And another mashup:
Kenaxis is a beautiful environment for avoiding compositional habits we all tend to fall to.
Thnx Stefan! with Kenaxis i did part of the soundtrack for a short experimental movie that won at Aubagne film festival… and i will be using it for sound designing the Nikola Tesla birth house Museum in Smiljan
– Vjeran Salamon, Composer and sound designer, Zagreb, Croatia