Alchemy Machine is an examination of the modular synthesizer as one route through the maze of creativity. The modular is intimately connected with itself and its user, a relationship constantly in flux, modulating and pushing back. These poems are verbal translations that light the way with an electric spark. Composition is a maze that changes without notice. The boundaries between poet & poem, musician & instrument, are tenuous, yet instruments won’t play themselves. Poems will not write themselves.