FKBass Description

FKBASS, AUGMENTED BASS WITH INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY

Since 2012, Floy Krouchi has been working on a bass augmented by electronics within her project Bass Holograms, for which she composed several concert pieces (commissioned by GRM, Maison de la radio, LEM, Signal, Spazio Musicale) that she performed in France, Europe and the United States.

This augmented bass project is the result of a practice and reflection on new lutheries: hybrid lutheries marrying physical instruments and electronic extensions, which raise new paradigms for composition, lutheries which renew instrumental gesture and precipitate new modes of playing.

Since 2017, the research on the augmented bass focuses on the integration of sensors and controllers onto the instrument itself. Thus, with the FKBass, the musician and composer approaches the question of sound, composition light or scenography control by the gesture through the development of a unique instrument.

The FKbass has close to fifty integrated sensors in three different modules (Bass, Head and Lighthouse, its control module) and a complete matrix of ten fully modular digital transformation units for the FKB software.

FKBASS: THE TEAM

FLOY KROUCHI
Original idea, Conception, Composition

 

MAXIME LANCE
Cesare-CNCM Hardware development

 

VIVIEN TRELCAT
Software development
Pierre Fleurence additional software development

 

THIBAULT LECHERF Lutherie

Production Soluble dans l’Air
Coproduction Cesare Reims-CNCM
With the support of FSIR (2017), Arcadi île-de-France

VIDEO DEMOS

FKBASS PRESENTATIONS AT IRCAM