Darwin Grosse is the director of education services for Cycling ’74, the developers of the Max software system. He lives high in the Rocky Mountains, and climbs out of the aerie occasionally to teach at the University of Denver, perform with friends or buy the occasional instrument.

Darwin is also the primary energy source behind the Art + Music + Technology podcast, which includes interviews with musicians, visual artists, instrument builders, circuit makers and the terminally insane.


Darwin’s primary instrument is a small Eurorack modular synthesizer. This unit contains modules by companies such as Mutable Instruments, Make Noise, Pittsburgh Modular, 4ms and SnazzyFX.

The modular synth is accessorized with a Boss RC-505 tabletop looper, Korg ESX-1 sampler/sequencer, Mackie 402-VLZ3 mixer and TC Electronics T2 reverb. Most performances are done sans computer, although Max and Ableton Live make occasional appearances.

You can learn more about Darwin at http://www.darwingrosse.com