The RA – electronic instrument

My newest electronic instrument is this small version of the RA:


The RA is a breath synthesizer to play sounds and noises under full realtime control. The instrument is controlled by a breath sensor and touch sensors. It is named after the musical genius Sun Ra Рone of the pioneers of using electronics in  musical improvisation:


In this new incarnation of this idea the complete DSP is realized with a teensy 3.2 board from PJRC:

Additional the audio adaptor is used, some sensors and 10 resistors. The complet construction is build on a prototype board and stabilized with epoxy. Plug in ot a USB power supply and in an amp and it will play. The synth i use is writen from me in the arduino environment as an single object for the audio library of Paul Stoffregen.

Here a short video – sorry i have a bit runny nose, while i made this video ūüôā

In the next time i will post a concert video in which i use the new RA live in improvisation.



Mischram trifft Gerold

Concert: Friday, January 29, 2016, 8pm – Schille (Otto-Schill-Str.16, Leipzig) – improvised music

Mischram von Dycksenbach:

  • Michael Breitenbach ss/RA-Synth/…
  • Wolfram Dix dr/perc

meets Gerold:

  • Gerold Gen√üler db


“In diesem spannenden Konzert trifft das legend√§re Duo ‚ÄúMischram von Dycksenbach‚ÄĚ auf den hervorragenden Kontrabassisten Gerold Gen√üler aus Berlin. Der Wunsch, dieses Treffen zu initiieren, entstand auf beiden Seiten aus der Tatsache heraus, dass alle drei Individuen menschlich und musikalisch recht gut miteinander k√∂nnen. Es wird sich um ein Improvisationskonzert handeln, wobei Themen und andere Strukturen aus dem Nichts auftauchen und wieder verschwinden werden ‚Äď so wie alles einmal auftaucht und wieder verschwindet. (Wobei das eigentlich Verwunderliche ist, dass √ľberhaupt etwas ist und nicht einfach nichts‚Ķ) Dem Erstaunen dar√ľber soll in diesem Konzert mit einer Feier des Augenblicks Raum gegeben werden.”

first part of the concert: Florian Kästner piano solo

This is the first leipjazzig concert on the new location. Because of this the entry is free.

Welcome on my new blog

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  • show some photos
  • post other news
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