Saturday, May 31, 2008
Q: What is a Klee Sequencer?
A: A Klee Sequencer is a compositional tool that perhaps could be thought of as an almagm of the concept behind (but not the implementation of) the Triadex Muse coupled to a step sequencer. Klee Sequencing relies upon the composer's innate ability to discern patterns of musical worth from a variety of rhythms and pitches produced through a method that is often impossible to predict through interaction with the controls. Often, through manipulation of a single control or switch, the Klee Sequencer can reveal a new direction or approach to an already established Klee Sequence.
And if you want to build one (good soldering knoledge, and a basic now how of circuit integration needed), here is something to start.
Klee sequencer explainKlee sequencer build (parts and pcb)Klee sequencer more info and parts
Labels: music, pcb, sequencer
Sascha as sent me an email about the wonderfull work of Peter vogel.
"Peter Vogel is a pioneer in the field of interactive electronic sculpture. He was formally trained in physics, and has explored technology's intersection with dance, musical composition, and visual art since the late 1960s. Vogel's interest lies in both interactive and musical structures. The interactive sensitivity of his constructions utilizes photocells and microphones that react to spectators, creating an experience of seeing and hearing unique improvisations triggered by light and shadow. Merging form and function, the delicate electronic circuits in Vogel’s artworks are elegantly arranged. A retrospective of his work will take place in 2007 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Freiburg. His work has been collected by ZKM; the Museum of Concrete Art, Ingolstadt, Germany; Rijksmueum; Wakayama Museum of Modern Art,and Joshibi Art Museum in Japan. Vogel’s electronic sound sculptures have been exhibited at Ars Electronica, the Musée d'Art Contemporain in Lyon, Winnipeg Art Gallery in Canada, Ruhrland museum in Essen, the Goethe Institute in Uruguay, Berlin Academy of Arts, and numerous galleries throughout Germany. He has participated in various group shows including “Ecoute” at the Centre Pompidou in 2004. "
In Bitforms website you can see is work and also Golan levin, wich i post here in january.BitformsVideo
Labels: circuit bending, instalation, music, sculpture
Urgent: Stein in trouble and needs your help
The inventors of Cracklebox are in trouble.
"Things are not well at STEIM. We are in the danger of losing our structural funding from the government, based on a review from the advisor board which called us 'closed and only appealing to a niche audience'. The outlook isn't exactly bleak, but at the moment our future is unclear."
Please take a moment and fill out the form to write a letter to the Dutch government.Email formSteinVia
Labels: cracklebox, music, Stein
Not breathing sound systems & Carrion sound
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
My friend Sascha renner as sent me an email about this.
I must admit that im having trouble writing this post, theres so much information that i dont really know were to start.
Theres circuit bending machines, modular instruments,lighting stuff etc...
Theres also a store were you could buy stuff.
Lots of schematics too.
Some instruments are influenced by ciat lonbarde but the cases and the wood designs are really something to see.
Without further delay here goes.
"we have worked with the record labels: terminal dusk, kimosciotic, invisible records, dagon productions, antzen / hymen, asafoetida, auscultare, instant shoggoth, pinch a loaf, visible records, little fox, sick muse, mutant music, F.D.R., haltapes, mother savage noise, brutal sound effects, DHR, hushush/hednod, labyrinth, zyon, spite, VUZ, many others...
we have toured the US several times. we have toured as support act for the following bands us tours: einsturzende neubauten, pigface, dead voices on air, flange du mal, subarachnoid space, test department, sheep on drugs, etc...
we make our own music equipment - please look at our site for info on that"
Not breathing sound systems & Carrion sound
Labels: circuit bending, drum machine, machine, modular, music
New instrument from sascha (aka SubtleNoiseMaker).
Great design, as always, this one goes for about 340€ he puts also some samples on the site, be shure to check it out.Alpha-machine
Labels: circuit bending, machine, SubtleNoizeMaker
Behold the new face
Too much work in the past weeks trying to design the new beep glitch.
Its all comming great the design and the code for the site.
So here is a first pic, hope that you like it.
Labels: beepglitch, design