Teletext Art on Finnish TV

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.

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2014

FULL SCREEN video

Watch a walk-through of the FULL SCREEN exhibition. You even get to hear a snippet of my music!

2014

Aztec Ballad at Xpo Gallery


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.

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2014

Kung Fu Glitch @ Vector Festival

As part of Machiniglitch, curated by Isabelle Arvers, Kung Fu Glitch by me and Entter will be showing in a few weeks at Vector Festival in Toronto, Canada.

2014

Birds on Fire & Other Superiorities

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

> Fågeldisk side A
> Fågeldisk side B

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

Remote Control Music Studio

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

2013

20 Years Is Nothing (video)

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!

2013

Our Academic Paper on ASCII Art

Me and A. Bill Miller wrote a paper on ASCII art and presented it at CAC3 last year. Now we’ve put it online at chipflip.org/06 so check it out!

(tl;dr version here)

(logo by Spot/Up Rough)

(enjoy)

2013

Fågeldisk With Top Secret Software

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:

2013

C64 Acid For Baroque Floppy People

A little invitro (invite-intro = invitation to a scene party) was just released with my music in it. It’s for Baroque Floppy People in Helltown in August. I made the music, and I think Frantic remixed it a little and there’s fresh PETSCII graphics by the old master Jucke. I recommend you to go and visit, if you dare!

> Download the invitro

2013

Dansa In Video

A story with pirates, sloths and sex told completely in text graphics and chipmusic. A blocky and brutal visual aesthetic synchronized with explosives, drunken funk and computer screams. All made in 44 kilobytes, to be executed by a Commodore 64 and its colourful ASCII-alternative called PETSCII.

Shown at UCLA Game Art Festival, competed at the Datastorm demoparty and is available as C64 executable here.

Visuals by Raquel Meyers, audio by Goto80 and coding by Johan Kotlinski.

Shown at Net Artist Music Videos in London (2013), UCLA Game Art, Los Angeles (2013).

2013