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Smomid, maker of electronic instruments, plus Portland local synth maker Tiny Diodes, appearing at Lovecraft Bar on March 8.

Tiny Diodes 8 PM
Smomid 9 PM

Smomid is a project by Nick Demopoulos, who is a Brooklyn based performer, musician and instrument builder. Smomid only utilizes instruments he designed, which emit both light and sound, to create highly charged multi-sensory performance experiences. The name is derived from an acronym of his primary instrument: “String Modeling Midi Device.” Smomid music features glitchy and scattered beats, sampling, abstract textures, ambient spaces, and improvisation. Smomid music draws on many varied influences and creates bizarre juxtapositions with deft sonic versatility, with samples of heavy beats, Gregorian Monks chanting and Taiko drum sounds all coexisting comfortably. After listening to several Smomid tracks one gets the impression that anything is possible and all sound universes can exist together. All Smomid instruments emit light through high powered LEDs, and some illuminate visual animations with encoded messages through LED displays embedded in the instruments.