MN composer John Keston wrote to share, “Soon I’ll be on my way to Ireland for my second appearance at the Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association (ISSTA) annual conference. This time around my work is entirely rooted in FM synthesis. Particularly around my explorations of the amazing PreenFM2. I have designed a Max for Live patch that allows me to degrade, morph, and/or scramble sets of parameters on the synth. This process creates an algorithmic approach to the sound design. There is a lot to mine here, so I am finding that while I prepare for ISSTA a whole new range of material has emerged.” Safe travels, John!