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Since the days of ancient Egyptian civilization – and probably long before – music has been used for magical purposes. To invoke the gods or to evoke a state within one’s own mind, tones wield power.
Like an alchemist devoting years of his life to turning lead into gold, Soviet engineer Evgeny Murzin spent twenty years – from 1937 to 1957 – turning symbols into sound.
His synthesizer, the ANS (named with the initials of Russian composer and occultist Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin), was designed to play music without a musician. Drawings (originally of different sound waves) made into a glass plate covered in black putty were fed into the machine, and sound resulted.
If the machine is fed with sigils of an occult nature, alchemy is performed.
Instruments used in this project include -
Analogue Solutions VCO-Sub, Analogue Solutions EG01 Envelope Generator, Analogue Solutions VU01 VU Meter, Synthrotek ECHO CV Echo, SSSR Labs SM000 Mult2x4, Music Thing Modular Mikrophonie, Mutable Instruments Clouds, Doepfer A-110-1 VCO X2, Doepfer A-110-2 VCO, Doepfer A-106-6 16-Fold Xpander VCF, Doepfer A-120 24dB Low Pass, Doepfer A-103 18dB Low Pass, Doepfer A-114 Dual Ring Modulator, Doepfer A-115 Audio Divider, Doepfer A-116 Voltage Controlled Waveform Processor, Doepfer A-130 Linear Voltage Controlled Amplifier, Doepfer A-131 Exponential Voltage Controlled Amplifier, Doepfer A-140 ADSR Envelope Generator X2, Doepfer A-138a Mixer, Doepfer A-138b X2 Mixer, Doepfer A-170 Slew Limiter, Doepfer A-145 Low Frequency Oscillator, Doepfer A-146 Variable Waveform LFO, Doepfer A-148 Dual Sample and Hold, Doepfer A-118 Noise / Random, Doepfer A-119 Ext.Input / Env.Follower, Doepfer A-160-5 Ratcheting Controller, Doepfer A-180-2 Multiple 2x4 multiple, Doepfer A-183-1 Passive Dual Attenuator, Doepfer A-161 Clock Sequencer, Doepfer A-160 Clock Divider, Doepfer A-156 Dual Quantizer, Doepfer A-180-1 Multiple, Doepfer A-190-1 MIDI-to-CV / Gate/Clock Interface, Doepfer A-138d, Doepfer A-196 PLL, Doepfer A-138d CFX, Doepfer Dark Time, Music Thing Modular Radio Music, Make Noise Mult Passive Multiple, The Harvestman MIGGS Attenuator - Multiples, Pittsburgh Modular Outs (Mk.II), Pittsburgh Modular Mixer, Pittsburgh Modular Multiple. Novation Bass Station II, Roland SH-101.
Thanks to Alexander Zolotov for the Virtual ANS