IDM Alum Diana Castro Featured for her Mindful Accessories and Design Label Ser Paraiso

Diana Castro Sitting Cross Legged and Smiling
Photo by Itzel Alejandra Martinez for Remezcla

Diana Castro an NYU IDM 2015 Alum has been doing amazing work in design, music, and tech. Her idea for Ser Paraiso came about when she created a music box for meditation as her thesis at IDM. That’s when she started Ser Paraíso — formerly known as Magic Objects (2013) — as a project to make sound objects for spiritual purposes.

Moon Soft Synth a soft circuit synthesizer handmade with fabric, yarn, mirrors and pompons by Diana Castro in collaboration with Javier Molina

She works in digital spaces where she designs web apps for music making with the MusEDLab (NYU Music Experience Design Lab) as well as physical ones, for example with the electronic textile synthesizers she creates for her project Mágico Real, which explores shamanism, ritual, and identity through performance, new media and technology.

Paper MIDI made in collaboration in collaboration with MusEDLab and Novalia UK

Her project Magico Real was recently featured in a remezcla article where they discuss her history with art, music, and design. Her work threads along multiple mediums but always centers around her own embrace of healing, spirituality, and a desire to help people connect with their higher selves.

Diana Castro’s notepads and notebooks
Photo by Itzel Alejandra Martinez for Remezcla

She has installation, album covers, and mixtapes that she uses to explore her creativity. You can find those works and more on her at her website: https://panali.cc/. or on her instagram.

Pana Li album art for Turning Jewels into Water

IDM Grad Melody Loveless Contributing to the Audiovisual, Code Generative Music Scene

IDM grad, Melody Loveless, was mentioned in this vice article as a participant in the live coding scene in America. She’s using her programming and musical skills to create soundscapes using iterative code and technologies like Max/MSP/Jitter and hardware like sonic pi.

If you wanna explore the scene of live coding mixed with music and hardware definitely check out synchrony an organizer of demoparties in NYC.

Also feel free to check out some soundscapes from Melody Loveless.

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