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Composer/Performer/Instrument Builder/Designer
Brooklyn, New York
Smomid is a project by Nick Demopoulos, who is a performer, musician and instrument builder. As a guitarist he worked with NEA Jazz master Chico Hamilton from 2008 to 2013 and traveled on behalf of the State Department to conduct cultural diplomacy and perform in the Middle East. Nick's current primary pursuit is performing with his String Modeling Midi Device (Smomid), a guitar-like interface and Pyramidi, a triangular midi interface resembling a console, instruments that he designed and built. His instruments utilize micro controllers, LED displays, custom electronics and embedded systems. With his Smomid Nick has been featured on the Discovery Science Network, Guitar World, Create Digital Music, Metal Injection and Popular Noise Magazine among others. More information at www.smomid.com