• Goldfrapp_Annemarieke van Drimmelen

    Goldfrapp

  • Liars

    Liars

  • BenFrost_BörkurSigthorsson01

    Ben Frost

  • Cold Specks

    Cold Specks

  • TheMinistyOfWolves_Thomas Ecke

    The Ministry Of Wolves

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    Moderat

  • 2-LandObservations

    Land Observations

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    Josh T. Pearson

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    Apparat

  • mute-artist-maps-james-purcell

    Maps

  • mute-artist-erasure

    Erasure

  • VCMG

    VCMG

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    Laibach

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    Diamond Version

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    M83

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    Simon Fisher Turner

  • Soulsavers

    Soulsavers

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    Carter Tutti Void

  • mute-artist-beth-jeans-houghton

    Beth Jeans Houghton

  • mute-artist-can

    Can

  • Live YMCA

    Cabaret Voltaire —
    Live At The YMCA 27.10.79.

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    Cold Specks —
    Blank Maps/Winter Solstice

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    Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming —
    Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

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    Cabaret Voltaire —
    Methodology '74-'78: Attic Tapes

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    Liars —
    No.1 Against The Rush

  • Mix UP

    Cabaret Voltaire —
    Mix-Up

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    Laibach —
    Iron Sky

  • listen up with

    Cabaret Voltaire —
    Listen Up With Cabaret Voltaire

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    S.C.U.M —
    Amber Hands

  • Hai!

    Cabaret Voltaire —
    Hai!

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    Yeasayer —
    Longevity

  • CS-IPAGE

    Cold Specks —
    I Predict a Graceful Expulsion

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    Cabaret Voltaire —
    Yashar

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    Yeasayer —
    Fragrant World

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    Silicon Teens —
    Music for Parties

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    Beth Jeans Houghton —
    Sweet Tooth Bird

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    VCMG —
    Aftermaths EP3

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    Carter Tutti Void —
    Transverse

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    Beth Jeans Houghton —
    Yours Truly Cellophane Nose

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    Crime & The City Solution —
    An Introduction To... A History of Crime

  • Can —
    THE LOST TAPES (Midnight Sky)

  • Liars —
    No.1 Against The Rush (Official Video)

  • Big Deal —
    Talk (Official Video)

  • Erasure —
    Fill Us With Fire [Kaleidoscope Video]

  • The Mute Synth —
    The Mute Synth

  • Josh T. Pearson —
    Drive Her Out (Mute Studio Session)

  • Simon Fisher Turner —
    /Espen J. Jörgensen - Noise Activity (Official Video)

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Johnny YesNo Redux (Video)

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Johnny YesNo Redux

  • S.C.U.M —
    Faith Unfolds (Video)

  • Erasure —
    Be With You [Montage Video]

  • Big Deal —
    Distant Neighborhood (Official Video)

  • Apparat —
    The Devils Walk: A Short Film

  • Beth Jeans Houghton —
    & The Hooves Of Destiny - Liliputt (Official Video)

  • Erasure —
    When I Start (To Break It All Down)

  • S.C.U.M —
    Whitechapel (Official Video)

  • Apparat —
    new video for Black Water

  • Yann Tiersen —
    Monuments single out now

  • Grinderman —
    Kitchenette (RAK Sessions)

  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —
    Sydney Opera House reinterprets The Ship Song

The Mute Synth

The Mute Synth as created by Dirty Electronics & designed by Adrian Shaughnessy available for pre-order now

The Mute Synth: Watch a short video

Originally created for the legendary Short Circuit presents Mute event at the Roundhouse, the Dirty Electronics Mute Synth is a hand-held touch and tilt instrument with copper etched artwork and contoured printed circuit board that was designed in collaboration Mute and long time associate, graphic designer Adrian Shaughnessy.

Buy now from Mute Bank

The instrument combines sound synthesis with a sequencer/pulser, and is controlled by the conductivity of the human body which completes the instrument’s circuit when the copper etching is touched. Designed to be played with thumbs and fingers, there are touch points on both sides of the circuit board and two tilt switches on different planes allow for gestural control of the sequencer.
Since 2003, John Richards has been exploring the idea of Dirty Electronics, focusing on face-to-face shared experiences, ritual, gesture, touch and social interaction. In Dirty Electronics, process and performance are inseparably bound and a large part of the Dirty Electronics experience is the workshop, which premiered the Mute Synth in the Roundhouse earlier this year.