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recording ART and musical instrument FUTURE


Ideas and episodes by Marco Palmieri

In 1998 Marco Palmieri introduced

MEMO ZUMO Remixing device at 1st International Musical Instruments Exhibition in Lingotto, Torino (Italy). A music player with 5 buttons that would remix any song in 5 different styles: big beats, house, techno, drum & bass, funky.


The inspirational book " Electric Sound" by J. Chadabe


The inspirational sentence : "the fifth milestone of the musical instruments evolution ..." from the book Electric Sound

2008: "Trompe L'Oreille Academy". A successfull media experiment to access funds for para-music and psychoacoustic research from Swiss foundation.

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2016. The Fifth Milestone platform is online for a temporary period.

Collecting ideas and allies.


FIVE for everyone, every culture, every language... it just may meet everyone's

musical needs.


2019. From Fifth Milestone to FIVE logo : the brand FIVE (V) is born.

FIVE is 5 Matrix product/service project: Application, Book, Board & Video Games, Film, Education


Friends and allies from Torino (Italy)

2020. "Fever Matrix". A FIVE edutaiment clip.

2020. "Records Matrix Unity" video.

2020. FIVE Artist Matrix examples

A sketch text:  introduction to (V)

Matrix functions and division.

(V) mindmapping overview.


(V) SONIC ROOTS : the board game idea to explore stories and features of recording art


A complete Artist Title Matrix card.

All about (V) in a page.

Richterswil, Feb 2010

Marco Palmieri




Next Generation Electronic Musical Instrument.

A life time journey.



“(...) The fifth milestone will mark the resolution of still-unresolved design issues

and the crystallisation of still-forming concepts into the many potential forms

of the electronic musical instrument.

The electronic musical instrument, after all, can take any form.

It can play any music. And it can be played in any way.

In one form or another, it just may meet everyone's musical needs.”

"ELECTRIC SOUND" Joel Chadabe, Prentice Hall, 1997



(V) FIVE is an independent project run by Marco Palmieri Music Legacy.

Aim: creating and distribute electronic musical instruments that unify recreational and playful activities with educational and cultural ones.

Target: all sound and musical language operators. Furthermore, any individual who let the musical activity be a way for self exploration and awareness.

Power to the people!



Marco Palmieri: "I am interested in electronic musical instrument issues since more than 20 years. Beside my school degree in programming electronic instruments and processing audio signal, the whole thing had been always more a 'life quest' and a never ending journey driven by life purpose than a structured plan. Somehow the story unfolded in the last 10 years as movement including other fellows musicians, composers, sound designers, recording artist, performers, audio engineers, technology experts, IT wizards, crazy researchers, cognitive psychologists, doctors, pedagogy expert and so on ...

We're independent, we do it with pleasure"


We had been challenging many design issues mainly related to usability and versatility of the hardware and software interface (cfr. " can play any music. And it can be played in any way...").

The software integrates some of the already existing consumer and professional audio/music systems in one basic but highly customisable interface, following some principle we developed in order to let all the pieces working together.

The system allows any input (typing, voice control, audio, touch, holographic..) using already any existing instrument (from smart phones, to acoustic or electric instruments until complete audio workstations...) and it is outsourcing the processing of the information to a cloud based information management system.


For the nature of the project most of the information are until now protected in order to prevent any undesired misuse.

Nevertheless in our horizon we see also the Open Source as a way to proceed in our ongoing project development.

We are curious, grateful and looking forward to start any new collaboration and to welcome support and advices.

Thank you.

Many thanks to everyone supporting common sense and autonomy in freedom, pleasure and co-creation.


Marco Palmieri

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