Ed Ball - Where Modular Synthesis and Fine Art Fuse
"I'm a multifaceted contemporary abstract artist that uses a combination of sonic experiments, music and paint to produce artwork.
My work is all about recording, and documenting the Modular Synthesis movement through the format of fine art.
The underground counter-culture movement of Modular Synthesis was born in the 60's, and then seemed to be lost in the ether of time until it's recent reignition! This rapidly growing culture of diverse sound artists harness electric control voltage, sculpt sonic waves and craft mesmerising sound journeys. Using sound modules, patch chords and a mixture of synthesis architectures, they produce incredible sonic identities mixed with an abundance of emotional electronic expression."
The Art of Modular Synthesis
'The Art of Modular Synthesist' is a project that will take me into 2019. I'm starting to collaborate with well known musical artists within the underground Modular Synth scene. As part of the project, the artist will be composing a sonic journey that I will then abstract from and paint too. As well as a 2019 exhibition of the artwork and music, I'm also producing a coffee-table book documenting the whole of the project. The book will contain information and an interviews of the musicians. Together with art photography of their equipment being used, and a full page art print of the artwork produced by myself for the project.
Shaped By Synthesis
'Shaped By Synthesis' is the second of the projects I’m currently working on. I’m composing sound arrangements myself using only two pieces of equipment, mainly modular synthesizers and a sampler. I will sample the sounds from each piece of equipment and create a unique soundscape of the instrument. I will then paint the soundscapes produced.
2016 Cinematic Collection
My Vlog of what I get up to!
What artists do all day Ep1 (2 March 2017)
What artists do all day Ep1 (11 March 2017)
What artists do all day Ep1 (19 March 2017)
The Rhythm exhibition was held at 90 Piccadilly London on the 9th June 2016
Above: Pictures and a video from The 'Rhythm' Exhibition held by Imitate Modern opening night 1st June 2016 at 90 Piccadilly London. The exhibition was based around a pivotal piece of my work entitled 'Rhythm Incredible Sound'.
"All I want to do is connect with people on a primitive level bringing an emotional response to powerful work, It's as simple as that."
It is hard to say what sort of an artist you are, really it is! Am I an abstract, contemporary, conceptual or multimedia artist? Well, the answer is yes to them all. I love painting, designing, sculpture, video, music and more, the reality of it all is I just love being creative, I always have. If I had to give myself a tag, it would be a creative, I think that is what best describes how I live my life. It also describes the wide variety of creative work that I want to produce on my journey through life.
Over the last decade, I have chosen music and sound as a powerful driver to express myself in the form of paint.
My concept is a very uncomplicated one, I paint sound and music! Behind this seemingly simple action, there is a wealth of opportunities, theories and emotions to explore...........Read move about me and my artwork here.