Video of Live Composing at Friktion

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.


2014

Live Coding in Gothenburg, 8 April

Friktion features live programmed music by me, Simon Mattisson and Niklas Sjösvärd (also known to chip-people as Sm0hm and Zabutom respectively). The venue is Atalante.

I will start the C-64 and jam from scratch, like I’ve done a couple of times lately. I use the defMON-tracker, so I expect live coding purists will throw rotten kiwis at me.

2014

L0v3 byt3s

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.

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2014

Video of the Textmode A/V Jam

The video of the performance yesterday, made with two C64s. I make music from scratch (no sounds or sequences prepaired) and add effects with a delay pedal. The music software is shown on the screen, and Raquel Meyers mixes it together with her typed visuals. Everything is in PETSCII. Thanks to Geraldine Juárez for filming. Dataslöjd power!

The music basically goes from ambient to acid and broken beats (?) to noise. As in any jam, some parts are pretty bad but in general I’m quite satisfied.

The performance was part of Simultáneo in Mexico.

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2013

Live @ Art Hack Day, Bonniers Konsthall

Excerpts of 30-minute performance by me & Raquel Meyers. Made with two C64s, a videomixer and a delay pedal. The music was composed completely from scratch, live infront of the audience, and all the visuals are text graphics.

Filmed by Psilodump at Art Hack Day, Bonniers Konsthall, April 2013.

> Also see article in Fria Tidningen

2013

How to make C64 music

I recorded myself making some beats from scratch on the C64. Acid funk skweee something? Nothing fancy, but gives you a peek into how it works. Or not. But just copy all my moves and then you have a C64-song!

Obviously there’s lots of boring parts, because this wasn’t supposed to be a live jam like 2SLEEP1 or sth. Skip and be happy.

2013

Goto80 & the Uwe Schenk Band: The Ferret Show (MP3, Upitup)

01 Ponky Fonky Ferret
02 Cable Swingin’ Ferret
03 Decibel Detektif
04 Thriller Iller
05 Volksing Ferretismico

The Ferret Show is a live audiovisual musical that was performed live in Stuttgart. Now it’s available as free kopimi MP3 at Upitup! It’s a jazz ambient pop frenzy dub session, performed by me and the amazing band from Uwe Schenk trifft. And PETSCII visuals by Raquel Meyers.

> Get it now!

> Check out the video recording

2012

The Ferret Show: A Musical With Uwe Schenk Band

This is a 20-minute musical performed by me, 4 musicians and Raquel Meyers. Uwe Schenk rearranged my songs for bass, saxophone, harpsichord (spinet) and drums. Raquel animated the story with text graphics, and sequenced it live.

Most of the songs are tightly arranged, but others are quite improvised. I used a tracker to change some songs on the fly, and also played the C64 as a piano using Cynthcart. Quite a challenge to be as pro as the Uwe Schenk Band!

The videos are available in better quality at Uwe Schenks website. The original songs are either unreleased, from here or Cherry CD or perhaps lurking around on internet2008.

Big up to Uwe Schenk and Dragan Expensiveshit for making this happen!

2012

Fax Performance Recording

Last year I made a fax performance, where we had a phone line open for incoming faxes, and another one for internal PETSCII faxing. There is now a Tumblr that shows one of these faxes every day.

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.

2012

Fuck My Account

A little noisy jam, with Raquel Meyers on the visualz. Especially happy with how I managed to make the C64 sound like someone who can’t play the flute.

2011

Fax! Fax! Copenhagen!

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.

2011

Goto80 + Raquel Meyers: 2SLEEP1 (Playlist, Chipflip)

2SLEEP1 is a playlist of audiovisual performances in text mode, designed to make you fall asleep. The idea is to show the music being composed in real-time (Exedub) along with typewriter-style animations (e.g. Sjöman).

Both the music interface and the graphics are built up from text symbols. This means that the (graphical) objects can work together with the (musical) instructions, on a visual level. Vank is a first rough test of this and Matsamöt makes a similar thing, without the improvisation. Finally, Echidna is a silent movie with semi-live music.

Made by Raquel Meyers and me, mostly using c-64 and Amiga. The videos are early explorations of new methods, so it’s rather brutal at times. Greetz to Poison (rip) and Toplap!

2011