Drum machine – Alzheimer’s and Lou’s voice

Drum machine, playing back audio recordings

This patcher is not the prettiest looking drum machine, but it was fun to make. The work with my friend Lou does not always go according to plan. I often adapt the sessions depending on her energy levels and attention span.

This time she was full of beans, and created some funny rhythmic vocal sounds, which I recorded and turned into a sequencer. The playback is randomised, but it could easily linked to movement or gestures.

At the end of the day we had a lot of fun, which is all that counts.