Mike Dobler performs live modular synthesizer with a focus on chaos, entropy, and abstract flexibility. Unbound to genre conventions, without taste, and patching on-the-fly. Exploring fresh composition techniques unique to the recent modular renaissance, blending surrealist sonic drama with mental acupuncture. And occasionally a bass drum.
Mike is part of Forthwith’s edition of Modular On The Spot: Modular On The Spot is an outdoor modular synthesizer picnic founded in Los Angeles by Eric ‘Rodent’ Cheslak and Bana Haffar. The idea came about on a camping trip to Arizona in 2014 where the two set up a generator, speakers, and a modular synthesizer at an off grid location in the middle of the desert. The format was then brought to the Los Angeles river where it has resided, largely uninterrupted, for almost 3 years. The event has resonated with modular aficionados and has since spread, through local initiative, to over 13 cities across the United States. 
Listen to Mike’s music here:

All Sessions By MIKE DOBLER

Modular On The Spot
Sat 02 Feb 2019 2PM
Natural Cycleworks
Sun 03 Feb 2019 4PM