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.
I was at Triad‘s C64-party Zoo in Finland last weekend. I was there to do a live concert (with lots of Amiga electro pop which is my current fetish). I also did a quiet live jam during food (again) and released a short thing called Boklöv for the music competition. Aaand, made a song for the short demo Monday Night by Extend, including graphics by Tommy Musturi (see above).
This was by far the biggest dose of PETSCII and disk covers in any demoscene competition. Really high quality, too. Zoo also had the highest amount of (half)naked sauna men with data bellies, which was a great feature.
On November 6th I will be at the developer conference Øredev to talk about the demoscene and make a performance.
The talk will be about my favourite aspects of the 8-bit demoscene. I will relate it to modern computer art, since art is the theme of this year’s conference.
The performance will be made on a C64, completely improvised from scratch right infront of the audience. While they’re eating. I’ve done eatable music before, but this is a first for me.
Dataslöjd is taking part in Simultáneo, an online event organized from Mexico. Me and Raquel Meyers will make an improvised C64 textmode show around 19.30 (GMT+2) – a bit like this – and then Geraldine Juárez shows Wealth Transfer. 2SLEEP1 is also showing, aswell as other videos from the other artists of Simultáneo.
I don’t do many gigs these days but when I do I deliver only the freshest new styles. Teletext techno, monkey acid, turbo funk, megamix pop, vapor rave, etc. So don’t miss out! Photo above by Olia Lialina (iirc) from mine and Raquel’s gig in Stuttgart last year.
> 5 October, Malmö: Synth’n'Bit Party w/ Ras Bolding, Nordloef, Fastbom, Sarofer Zertaga
> 18 October, Berlin: Autumn Blips III w/ Rico Zerone, Pulselooper, STereochan, Trippy-H, Midi Man, irrlicht project, obasilakis, Mano Plizzi
> 9 November, Viiala: Zoo w/ VCS2600 and the whole Finnish C64-demoscene
Some events coming up:
> 27 October: a very special live performance in Stuttgart. Together with Uwe Schenk and his band I’ll perform along with text visuals by Raquel Meyers. Both songs and improvisations. Don’t miss out! Read more.
> 10 November: live gig at Nalen (Klubb Escape) in Stockholm, with visuals by Raquel Meyers. Also performances by Dunderpatrullen and Djurpark.
> 14 November: Talk at the public library in Stuttgart, as part of the series Do You Believe In Users?. The point is to talk about the 8-bit underground from the perspective of the user, and explain why ideas like nostalgia, limitations and appropriation just doesn’t cut it anymore.
Henrik Bromander, one of Sweden’s brightest/darkest stars in comics, is throwing a release party for Smålands Mörker in Göteborg next weekend. Me and Raquel were invited to perform, oh yesh! Will be good to return to Galleri Oro again, after 5 or 6 years.