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.