As for the music, I turned pre-made songs into droney jams, and I drowned it in Ableton delays. It was filmed by TVMarineret, who did some pretty hardcore editing of the material. The first part is here and contains more accordion and clownery.
2SLEEP1 – the first improvised text-mode sleeping pill – is currently shown at CLICK Festival along with famous art heads like Daito Manabe, Kim Asendorff, Ubermorgen.com and many more. Photo by Jacob Sikker Remin (who also curates the event).
Are there any people who perform in text mode? Yes. Me and Raquel Meyers have two text mode performances coming up – both in Göteborg (Norway). The first one is at the chip-noise event BIT BRUS. We will only use C64s, so it’s 100% PETSCII SID DATA. Improvisations will be based on Oso, Acid Burger, In The Name of the Sword and other petscii hits.
The second performance/installation is called Mind the Volcano and will be presented at Textival. The idea is to explore the area inbetween books and movies (film and typewriter) in text mode. There will be 40 headphones for the audience to use. Musically, the sounds will be more like 2SLEEP1.
Let’s fax shit up! On December 9th at Demoteket in Copenhagen I’ll make sounds for Jacob Sikker Remin’s fax installation with fax visuals by Raquel Meyers (who also designed the flyer). Did I meantion fax?
Fax! Really happy to finally do something with the fax. Been talking about making a fax-based magazine for years. If anyone out there has a fax, let me know because I want to fax more. Fax! FAAX.
YEAH! Jacob found a video recording of when HT Gold was big in Copenhagen. It’s a C64-game that Autoboy and I destroyed and improved. He did the assembly-tinkering, I made the sounds and the world became a slightly better place.
In 2006, I did an audiovisual DATAJAM in Gothenburg together with Dino, Yoki, Booger, Mortimer Twang and Optiroc. Live coding, music and graphics. Yesterday me, Frantic, Jucke and Dino made a similar thing at Hacknight #2 in MalmÃ¶. On this photo you can see five C-64s, a serato setup, midi drums, and a wersiboard. While me and Frantic improvised with defMON, he also used his drums and keyboard. Jucke scratched with C64-sounds and Dino drew his PETSCII live. Maximum data experience!
HT Gold is a C-64 piece made by Frantic and me, currently showing at the Playlist exhibition in Brussels. This is a short video documentation of it by Rosa Menkman. “The girl got very frustrated, afraid and almost started crying asking for her mother when the game did not work the way she thought it was supposed to.” >> The sound is not the original soundtrack, but a live-set by Tonylight.
This weekend, the new edition of the Playlist exhibition starts in Brussels. I feel almost over-represented as I’ve contributed to exhibited works by James Dingle, Entter, Raquel Meyers, Mats den Andre, Erik Nilsson, Boogerlab and also in Rosa Menkman’s video with music made under the name Extraboy. Still, it seems to be a great exhibition. See it now! Also, there’s three live-shows coming up, with visuals by Raquel Meyers and a hacker-jam-workshop thing at a hacker space in MalmÃ¶.
June 4 @ Dance to the Bit, Rotterdam, nl w/ Flex Busterman, Computadora, Je Deviens DJ En 3 Jours & Microtterdam DJs. I’ll play an early ambient-ish set.
June 5 @ Crackbits 2.5, Tilburg, nl w/ Flex Busterman, R10T33R, Gameboys A Gogo.
June 11 @ Tresor, Berlin, de. VisualBerlin festival w/ e.g. Stu, Tonylight, Decrepticton, Notendo, Lance Blisters. I will also do a workshop/lecture here, and some undercover tom-foolery.
June 19 @ Hacknight #2, MalmÃ¶, se. Me and Glenn Again will improvise with Defmon and other secret C64-softwares, but also make a workshop entitled “Beyond bleep-blop: C64 as music monster”. Sign up for it here.