In 2013, me and Raquel Meyers performed a big show in Paris for kids called Yeti Sound Machine. This video shows the different parts of that performance, running with one of the songs from the performance: Yeti Bad Guy Polka (also featured on Files in Space). She also recently made a book with graphics from the performance. All in glorious C64 PETSCII graphics.
> Also check out her teletext book, Thread of Fate
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.
> more (in Finnish)
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.
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
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.
I was invited to this year’s International Teletext Art Festival (ITAF) and decided to make a music software called Remote Control Music Studio. If used properly, it allows the user to perform live and feed various TV- and radio-information into the software to use as audio waveforms, sync, modulations, etc.
For one month this will be shown on German, Swiss and Austrian teletext along with works by e.g Dragan Espenschied, Max Capacity, Raquel Meyers, Dan Farrimond, Ubermorgen, LIA, and several others. There are also some AFT (Away from TV) events, such as an exhibition at Ars Electronica later on.
> Read Teletext Art – An Overview at Chipflip
This C64-production celebrates the 20th anniversary of Hack n’ Trade, a group I started when I was a pre-teen Guns n’ Roses hacker. For this demo called 20 YEARS IS NOTHING I made the sounds, Acid T*rroreast (Raquel Meyers) typed the visuals, and Mathman (Johan Kotlinski) did the magic coding.
The visuals were really typed by hand, one by one on a Commodore 64. No undo function. I think it was something like 50 000 key presses for the whole thing. We made it in a few days, and it was a process with lots of twists and turns, so the music could’ve been better (especially since I did a lot of it at a place like this).
Thanks to Lemming/Offence/FIG for capturing it properly. Not an easy task!
When I was a kid I started a group called Hack n’ Trade, and now it’s 20 years old. To celebrate this, we made a release disk – FÅGELDISK – with bird-related C64-productions like 20 Years Is Nothing, double and triple SID music by Jellica, burning birds and also some very secret HT-tools and games.
We made 10 copies and spread it around at the BFP copy party, so we’ll see when it starts to spread around. In the mean time, here’s how it looks: