Stefan Smulovitz

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 (emma hendrix and graeme scott)

coin gutter uses kenaxis as a sound design tool for working with real time sound manipulation of samples, re-samples, and live instruments and electronics.

coin gutter – Sound art / sound design, Vancouver, BC

Brian Lamb

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

Brian Lamb mashing it up. Photo by D'Arcy Norman

Brian Lamb mashing it up. Photo by D'Arcy Norman

For more about Brian’s work see:

  • The experience of his work in Second Life
  • Confessions of a Mashup Unartist (mp3)

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  • And another mashup:

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Kelly Churko

I use Kenaxis for live noise performance and as a studio tool.

-Kelly Churko Composer, Improviser, Guitarist, Computer musician, Tokyo, Japan

Vjeran Salamon

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