Xiwi Electronics is a small electrical interface design studio specializing in the creation of hardware interfaces for navigating sonic and visual environments. Founded in 2011, Xiwi has catered primarily to the noise and chiptune music communities through a collection of DIY products including MIDI interfaces and matrix mixers. Now in its fourth year, Xiwi is designing a digital modular system with the intention of creating a more affordable and hackable alternative to the Eurorack analog synthesizer platform.
OWNER AND DESIGNER
Brendan Byrne is an electronics artist, curator, and instrument designer from Brooklyn. His work has been exhibited in venues such as the Game Science Center in Berlin, Eyebeam, and SF MoMA. Brendan has curated electronic and experimental performances in New York City for the past six years. In this time, he curated the world's largest circuit-bending festival, Bent Fest, and co-founded the in/out Computer Music festival. His designs have been featured on the Adafruit blog, Hackaday, and the Daily Dot. He is a current contributing artist to the real-time media performance group Fast Food Collective and a graduate of the Parsons MFA Design and Technology program.