Alberto Novello

BitBeatBot is a compact, cheap and portable sound engine based on one line code formula. It produces sound that range from drone to noise, from weird melodic patterns to ever-changin rhythmical structures. The hardware is open source. It is available for pre-order writing at

Alberto Novello is a scientist, composer, sound and video artist. His main artistic focus is directed towards the creation of probabilistic multi-media architectures, on the technological limit between instability and error, failure and expression. Lately he moved from digital systems to analog found or decontextualized electronic ensembles. He graduated in Nuclear Physics at the University of Trieste, completed the master Art, Science and Technologies with Jean Claude Risset and Claude Cadoz, he obtained a PhD degree at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven with Armin Kohlrausch and graduated in electroacoustic music composition at the Institute of Sonology, Royal Conservatory of Den Haag with Paul Berg, Joel Ryan, and Richard Barret. In his works, he has assisted Alvin Lucier, Nicholas Collins and Trevor Wishart. In the years he also worked Philips Research, Eindhoven, and Auro Technologies Belgium creating software for their audio application. His artistic works have been presented in international festivals  and institutes for contemporary music research.