Windy Ping is a flappy bird game by Dacondestudios with a happy song by me that I made when I was a teenager in the 1990s and had the flu.
Video of me live-composing music on the C64 at Atalante, Göteborg. It’s about 30 minutes, starting of quite ambientish and then some broken funk with a pinch of gabber at the top. The Friktion event focused on making music live from scratch, and showing the tools. Live coding in a way, but not using text editors.
I recommend you to also check out the performances by Niklas Sjöstrand (with a Buchla) and Simon Mattisson with very nice custom-made Nanoloop-inspired interface.
New compilation from Datafruits with music that sort of looks like the graphics there. I have contributed with a song along with people like Dr. Vector, Firedrill, Ovenrake and Smoked Meat Fax Machine.
My song, Vatican Power Loop, is a straight-up Amiga module that only uses stolen teenage samples from the early 1990s. Made tons of those songs lately, should release them some day..
The International Teletext Art Festival is back, this time on Finnish YLE television. You can watch all the entries as online teletext here. It includes screens from my music software, Remote Control Music Software and also hardcore teletextists such as UBERMORGEN, Raquel Meyers, Max Capacity, Dragan Espenschied, Dan Farrimond, and many more.
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FULL SCREEN at Xpo Gallery in Paris explores the future of screens, curated by Aram Bartholl. Raquel Meyers has the PETSCII-piece Aztec Ballad there (losely based on this) for which I did some 606+64 bird electro.
FULL SCREEN also features works by Ai Weiwei, Petra Cortright, Constant Dullaart, Oliver Laric, Evan Roth, Rafaël Rozendaal and more.
Top photo by Olia Lialina.
Datastorm is a demoparty. That means that you go there, make some stuff, throw competitions, and see who wins. There is no money involved. And no CVs. No big prizes. No academic explanations, and no PR. It’s like an oasis of freedom. Although there’s too many middle-aged men with bad taste, it’s an incredible thing.
For this year’s Datastorm, me and my Hack n’ Trade group members didn’t have much prepared. But we managed to get a demo together in just two days, and I finished a ballad (!) for the competition too.
Fist of Trade is a sort of spooky typewriter-style animation that only uses PETSCII text characters. I made the music, Acid T*rroreast animated and Mathman programmed the codez. Features amazing four-directional PETSCII scrolls, stone faces and gabber fists from hell. I think the video is made with an emulator, because the sounds are a bit off.
The Great Ballad of the Storm That Never Ends is a futurist ballad from the past. Probably the most calm compo tune I’ve done since that Ajvar Relish dub from 2001. Big thanks to 8GB for some excellent progamming help.
Playing two shows in Paris next weekend: one for kids, and one free skweee party. The Yeti Sound Machine – a show for kids (5-10 years old) at Gaite Lyrique on Sunday at 3 PM. Me & Raquel Meyers will make a sort of “movie concert” set in space, featuring yetis and ferrets and radio and virus and so on.
Gorawanga – a skweee party with Wankers United and Glafouk. I perform with Raquel Meyers, and will dig out my whole secret skweee library. If I can find it. Friday January 24th. Free entrance! UPDATE: Venue changed to UDO!
Last year me & my C64-demogroup Hack n’ Trade compiled a C64-floppy full of hot software, to celebrate our 20 year anniversary. FÅGELDISK! It had a bird theme, as you can also see in the main demo on the disk, 20 years is nothing:
So we just spread copies of the floppy around at the BFP copy party, and forgot about it. But now I’ve made it available online. It has some pretty sweet stuff, like the defMON tracker that has been unavailable before, unreleased demos, HT Gold, new demos, and so on. Here’s some of it:
Birds on Fire (2013) is a short demo with, well, birds on fire. Made by Linde, Raquel Meyers and me.
TEVE DEMO (1995). One of the first C64-demos I can remember making. It’s a list of TV-shows, mixed with teenage profanities.
Penguin Huddle (2013) is a double-SID song by Jellica.
Pleasant Evening Bird Disco (2013) is a triple-SID song by Jellica
L0v3 byt3s (NSFW) is a PETSCII-conversion of the old xxx-movie Love Bites. We made it as an impersonation of Vuk Cosic, famous for his ASCII-conversions of Deep Throat among other things. L0ve byt3s was made for Daniel Temkin’s exhibition Netvvorth, December 2013.
I made the music together with Zabutom and Linde, Johan Kotlinski coded it and Raquel Meyers did everything else.
The music is basically several long jams, pretty much unedited. The first one is me on defMON and Zabutom on some sort of modular synth monster. We recorded it in the Academy of Music and Drama in Göteborg – the perfect place for pr0n-music!
Somewhere in the middle this FM/ST-01 jam starts with Linde, and then more defMON and so on.