Buckle up for a night of bold, DIY electronics! Maffe Kaffews will be bringing her new live sampling setup to the Red Room to be joined by a Nik Francis.
Maffe Kaffews is a pioneering electroacoustic composer focusing her approach on site, accessibility, and the physical experience of music. Recently, she’s been playing a new instrument called the Ripley. It is a noise filter system designed around the discoveries of the 15th century alchemist G. Ripley. She is also a High Zero Festival alumna.
Nik Francis is a percussionist, electronic musician, auditory neuroscientist, and an assistant professor at UMD. His work focuses on how our brains sort out individual sounds from the cacophony that surrounds us. He studied piano as a child and taught himself computer music and analog electronics.