Smomid

Live Act Computermusik Noise Melodic
Smomid - Computermusik Noise Melodic Live Act in Brooklyn

Smomid Short Info

The name SMOMID is an acronym for string modeling midi device, an instrument invented by musician Nick Demopoulos. This is an instrument that resembles a guitar, but is touch sensitive, laden with buttons and joysticks and emits light as well as sound. Additionally,
Demopoulos created an instrument that looks like a triangular shaped box with high powered LEDs he calls a Pyramidi. With these various instruments Nick composed and recorded a set of music to be released on the album: Rhythms of Light (Dems Dem’s Demos).
The compositions on Rhythms of Light are a further exploration of Nick Demopoulos’ interests in Jazz, improvisation, mixing the musics of various cultures, and sound design, but also employ software he developed that enables a computer to respond, imitate, create variations on what he is playing and spontaneously compose backing harmonies and melodies. He also recorded a version of “Nate Sure,” a piece he wrote while working as the guitarist for Jazz great Chico Hamilton that appears on Hamilton’s last recording The Inquiring Mind.

About Nick Demopoulos:
Nick Demopoulos is a guitarist, sound designer and performer. He worked with NEA Jazz master Chico Hamilton from 2008 to 2013 and recorded on the albums The Inquiring Mind, Revelation and Euphoric. He also released several recordings with Exegesis, a group he founded with bassist Danton Boller and drummer Greg Gonzalez that mixed Jazz and Electronic Music. In 2008 Exegesis traveled on behalf of the State Department to conduct cultural diplomacy and perform in Bahrain, Yemen, Oman, U.A.E and Kuwait. Other
artists he has worked with include Choreographer Camille A. Brown, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, George Bohannon, Jimmy Owens and Intra Faction. With his Smomid, Nick has been featured on the Discovery Science Network, Guitar World, Create Digital Music, Metal Injection and Popular Noise Magazine among others.

The name SMOMID is an acronym for string modeling midi device, an instrument invented by musician Nick Demopoulos. This is an instrument that resembles a guitar, but is touch sensitive, laden with buttons and joysticks and emits light as well as sound. Additionally,
Demopoulos created an instrument that looks like a triangular shaped box with high powered LEDs he calls a Pyramidi. With these various instruments Nick composed and recorded a set of music to be released on the album: Rhythms of Light (Dems Dem’s Demos).
The compositions on Rhythms of Light are a further exploration of Nick Demopoulos’ interests in Jazz, improvisation, mixing ...

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Past Gigs Smomid

  • 05 | 2015 Reno, NV Reno Noise Night
  • 05 | 2015 Sacramento, CA Le Twist
  • 05 | 2015 Santa Monica, CA Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series
  • 05 | 2015 Brooklyn, NY Made with Buttons

Discography Smomid

  • 2015 Rhythms of Light Album | Dems Dem's Demos

Media

  • Video Smomid, Pyramids, Lights, C...
  • Sound Rhythms of Light...excerpt
  • Video Smomid plus two pyramid int...
  • Sound Natesure...except

Origin

  • Brooklyn US

Founded

  • 2010

Members

  • Nick Demopoulos everything

Downloads / Press Releases