FYED is an improvisation project mainly consisting of Ed Devane and Fionn Wallace. Former members of John Mary Trilogy with Niamh de Barra and Killian Redmonk, the duo have been refining their improvisation techniques since 2009.
Using a range of instruments and techniques, FYED practise jams are generally performed at high volume levels through a 2k speaker system with active subwoofer. Tense atmospheres give way to harsh shards of noise, which can collapse in an instant to near silence. Always evolving, the FYED soundworld is a challenging but aurally rich listening experience.
Audio feedback is a technique that can be used to create sound seemingly from nothing. A signal is routed out of an effects unit back into itself, which left unattended will result in exponential growth of oscillations. According to Wikipedia, "Under strong positive feedback, and a lack of stabilizing forces, systems will typically accelerate towards a non-linear region, which may stabilise the system or, conversely, destroy it."
Ed "discovered" the technique age 16 after borrowing a cheap multieffects unit from a friend, and has made heavy use of it since with custom software and hardware set ups. He is currently developing an electronic feedback mixer in order to achieve higher control of this inherently unpredicable form of synthesis.
Transcoding is a method of changing one form of digital information into another, in this case an image file to an audio file. Devane began experimenting with this method in 2010, and here are some of the results.