These two movies are screening today on the 21st of October. The first one about the American activist Aaron Swartz who in his fight for internet freedom ran out of steam and ended his own life. The other movie is by Geraldine Juárez and portrays the Bureau for Piracy’s wild kopimi style. After these, I will do a little gig or a talk, or both. We’ll see.
This weekend is going to be good. Don’t miss out! I’ve requested lines and naked boys from the Keff (the VJ), and will also have a special dancer for my show. As for the music, it’s probably going to be mostly Amiga electro/funk/cheese and C64 acid, with a touch of wobble bobble boom boom.
I’m also announcing a new release at this party. More about that later..
This Friday I’m performing at the opening for Snel Hest at Bar10 in Göteborg. Also a livecoded rave performance by Yaxu / Algorave, and Dataklubben. Snel Hest is an exhibition at Alingsås Konsthall with people from F.A.T, James Cauty from KLF, Raquel Meyers, and others. Geraldine Juárez put it all together, so better not miss this one! I’m included in Geraldin’e piece Porr i Skogen, and also a little bit in Raquel’s teletext piece.
The day after I will do an improvised C64-set for the party after the FARM workshop (Functional Art, Music, Modeling and Design). It’s at 3:e Våningen and starts at 8, with all performances more or less related to live coding. Yeah!
Next week I’m playing at Microdisko in Copenhagen, which is back in business again! Their event is part of the larger Strøm Festival and features Hector Rottweiler (DK), Vault-101 (DK), TR Kirstein (DK), Tradework (DK), Mischa Pavlovski (DK), La Belle Difference (DK) and me.
Tonight in Göteborg: MAJLS X FLOGSTA DANSHALL mega party. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the legendary skweee label Flogsta Danshall, and the release of the double-LP Museum Of Future Sound IV, here is a party for you.
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!
A while ago I was at the developer conference Øredev. The theme of the year was art, so there was plenty of demoscene stuff.
First, I made a live performance with a C64 and a guitar pedal. I connected the guitar pedal wrong though, so I ended up not using it. The elite/lamer blend strikes again.
Also made a talk with the theme of “the demoscene vs the art world”. I explained how they are fundmentally different things, and what cultural concepts in the 8-bit demoscene that society could learn from. Let’s sum it up here as: Free distribution of executable files in a DIY infrastructure, and a distributed system for “copyright” sanctions. More at chipflip.wordpress.com.
The Øredev conference was divided into different rooms that was named after a famous demoscene group. And me.
I’ll be in St Petersburg and Moscow this weekend to perform. Just like with my last Russian tour, I will make a new album for this one too. One hour packed with power acid, buskis dub, teletext pop and other unreleased or previously hard-to-get material. Mail the fax if you’re interested.
Me and Raquel Meyers are performing Mind the Volcano at Piksel Festival in Bergen, Norway on Saturday. We’ll use C64 PETSCII and Teletext, among other things. We premiered this at Transmediale earlier this year, and this is the current version of it.
Mind the Volcano is a text-based TV-performance with a typewriter logic. All the visuals consist of text characters, based on words and images from books. The music is arranged and even composed live in a text-based software, shown as a part of the visual story. Words, images and music work closely together.