Just in case anybody needs to find me next week…

Posted in Announcement on July 27th, 2009 by admin
…I’ll be here:

With no internet. See you again after 3 August.

Now Playing

aluk todolofinsternis[2009 v2]
aporeana rekah vavilonskih cs [1988 self released]
bee maskhyperborean trenchtown lp[2009 weird forest]
clustercluster 71[1971]
henrietta collins and the wifebeating childhatersdrive by shooting[1987]
kinit herglyms or beame of radicall truthes[2009 hinterzimmer]
moondogmoondog on the streets of new york[1953]


Neanderthal Vocal Computer + Ring of Fire

Posted in Announcement on July 12th, 2009 by admin

Neanderthal Vocal Computer

Saturday 18 July 2009 2PM

_____-micro_research, pickledfeet, Linienstrasse 54, Berlin 10119

U2, Rosa-Luxemburg-Pl.
U8, Rosenthaler Pl.

Telephone: 3050187482.
Cost: EUR 10-15?
Please email m@1010.co.uk to reserve a place (strictly limited)

This workshop combines three of the basic building blocks of the longer Neanderthal Electronics workshop (TL072 op-amp comparator, 4093 gated oscillator & LM386 audio amplifier) to create a very crude, caveman-style analog computer for the processing of vocal input through a microphone. Participants will learn some analog and digital electronics basics to create an experimental prototype on the solderless breadboard, then recreate the circuit with permanent connections. They are also expected to bring their own box, case or other object in which to construct the final circuit. The last part of the workshop will touch on how this circuit can be expanded later on to include all kinds of mixers, modulators, distortions and filters through the use of other cheap, easily obtained parts.

For more information and videos from the Neanderthal Electronics workshops, see:


Ring of Fire

Due to popular demand, and as a way of saying “thank you” to Ingo Froelich who helped me with some woodworking for my new synthesizer, I’ll be cooking another transcendental(ly hot) chili at the amazing courtyard gallery at Torstrasse 111 for the opening of Erling TV. Klingenberg and Marcin Szydlowski. Also showing from th eprevious opening is the highly recommended “Return of the Art Zombies” video by Veronika Schumacher and the rather Texas-style paintings of Silke Thomas. Kickoff is at 19.00.

Friday 17 July 2009 19.00
Torstrasse 111 Berlin
Erling TV. Klingenberg and Marcin Szydlowski
Veronika Schumacher and Silke Thomas

Now Playing

anthony pateras & robin foxend of daze[2009 editions mego]
iannis xenakismetastasis pithoprakta eonta[1993]
vablack mirror:reflections in global musics 1918-1955[2007]
z’evsum things[2009 cold spring]

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Rokolectiv Soundcamp + Significant Other

Posted in Announcement, Documentation on July 9th, 2009 by admin
Rokolectiv Soundcamp
Star Dome, Rucar, Romania
27.07 – 02.08.2009

Suzana Dan, Sergiu Doroftei, Camil Dumitrescu, Ion Dumitrescu, Derek Holzer, Catalin Matei, Eric Minkkinen, Paul Popescu, Daniel Stanciu

With support from AFCN – Romanian Ministry of Culture

Partners: MNAC Lab, Ableton Live, Collectif Mu, CTM Berlin, Star Dome s.r.l.

Rokolectiv Soundcamp is a seven days artistic residency for sound experiments and field recording. Ten artists will work out of the urban context in a studio hosted by the prototype of the Star Dome in Rucar, an innovative house turned into a space for artistic residency. Star Dome is a modular dwelling, one of the few sustainable architecture structures in Romania.

Rokolectiv Soundcamp promotes an artistic and cultural research, an investigation of the natural landscape with its acoustic and language peculiarities. The project consists of individual field recording sessions, as well as workshops, panels and debates for and with the artists involved. The works realized during the residency will be gathered on a promotional CD.

Rokolectiv Soundcamp is the follow up of European Sound Delta, a broader sound art project co-organized by Rokolectiv in summer 2008, when international artists took part in a mobile residency navigating upstream on the Rhine and Danube.

If you wish to say hi you are invited to join us at Rucar between July 27th and August 2nd. The access to the Romanian mountain resort can be done by public buses which leave daily from Bucharest or by train to Brasov, and then by local shuttles to Rucar.

For further info feel free to contact us at: info@rokolectiv.ro

Significant Other

An Estonian friend joked with me once that while some people carry around photos of their girlfriends, I have photos of my synthesizers. In keeping with that thought…after my almost completely disastrous weekend in Copenhagen (even the moon let me down), I decided to focus on something real this week. So this is a preview of a new case I’m working on–a clone of the Buchla 200e. Still some things left to do, as you can see, before I start putting the modules in. Big thanks to Ingo Fröhlich for help with the woodwork!

Now Playing

cabaret voltaire2×45[1982 rough trade]
emeraldsallegory of allergies[2007 gods of tundra]
hive minda feast within cs[2009 gods of tundra]
jarboemahakali[2008 the end]
mircea eliadeshamanism: archaic techniques of ecstasy book[1964]
mrtyu!ornate shroud[2009 fauna sabbatha]
nadja & black boned angelnadja & black boned angel[2009 20 buck spin]
neurosis & jarboeneurosis & jarboe[2003 neurot]
swanschildren of god+world of skin[1997 young god]
swansfilth+body to body, job to job[2000 young god]
yellow swansmort aux vaches[2009 staalplaat]

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Down and Out in Copenhagen

Posted in Documentation on July 6th, 2009 by admin
Friday 3 July, Copenhagen: The trip that defied planning. Waiting for money which has not been paid, unable to find the keys to the flat where I’m supposed to stay, phone on it’s last legs, friends far away and not sure I know anything about love any more. But somehow, I woke up here:

(yes, you can click to enlarge it…)

Another place which I expect to be sleeping in the near future:

For the curious, some upcoming events:

27 Jul-03 Aug: Symposium, Star Dome, Rucăr, Romania
10-16 Aug: Sommercampworkstation, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
17-22 Aug: AVAMAA, Moks, Mooste, Estonia
07-08 Sep: Oscillations Festival, Belfast, North Ireland