Yoel Ben Yehuda is a multi-faceted artist/lecturer living in Atlanta, Georgia, where he teaches classes in music theory, intro to recording and production, music management, voice, choir, and piano.
He has worked as a musician/producer with many artists both locally in Atlanta and internationally. Some of his projects include working as keyboardist and co-producer with Diane Durrett and Soul Suga, and as producer/musician with Tribe Records UK and Kazakauta Records Angola, Africa.
Amongst his credits, Yoel has written for television and film, performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and has written several arrangements for the the Naples Philharmonic.
Joe Miller is a music composer, sound designer, and audio engineer. Since 2008, he has crafted original music and sound for more than 20 films, national TV series, marketing campaigns, games, theater, etc. A decade of writing on commission, in popular genres and with standard tools, created a need for new forms of personal artistic expression. In reaction to this, making music in the “modular method” has become a primary form of self-expression and music experimentation in Joe’s life. These improvised experiments are released under the name Xin.
In Chinese philosophy, xin can refer to one’s disposition or feelings or to one’s confidence or trust in something or someone. Xin has a connotation of intention yet can be used to refer to long-term goals. Xin (心) itself is a concept that is as much cognitive as emotional. This blend of cognitive intention and emotional reaction is the essence of this approach to modular music making.
Noah Kalos, AKA Illumination Station, has been playing musical instruments for as long as he can remember. The appearance and construction of these instruments has shifted over the years but his passion for creating noises has never waned. Starting on instruments made of wood, metal strings and horsehair to ones of brass with valves, an ever lasting love for large ones with black and white keys and now instruments made mostly of copper, aluminum and played with knobs and cables.
Noah’s passion for electronic music started while doing a summer program at Berklee for upright jazz bass and he started learning reason and cubase as an elective. Noah was in the box for many years with his electronic music production but in the last few years he has emerge into the world of modular synthesizers do to the unique composition styles and creativity available in this medium.
Currently working as a synthesizer technician for his day job, Noah has entered fully into the world of modular and couldn’t be happier. Noah has been working in the genre of “Modular Dance Music,” which is fairly undefined and vague. It is not exclusive to hardware modular but rather a modular thinking and modular approach that can be found within programs such as Pure Data and Reaktor. While Noah tends to exclusively use eurorack, he is excited to see this genre grow and for the creative possibilities inherent in modular composition and performance. Tune in and chillout to some modular dance music provided by Illumination Station.