MusicMakers Hacklab CTM Fest Berlin

Posted in Announcement on January 23rd, 2013 by admin

Next week I will be assisting Peter Kirn/CreateDigitalMusic with the Music Makers Hacklab at the CTM Festival, at the Kunstquartier Projektraum (Bethanien), Mariannenplatz 2 10997 Berlin.

We have an incredibly diverse range of speakers two or three times a day and competely open to the public, including Keith Fullerton Whitman, Imogen Heap, Lucas Abela, Mark Fell, Demdike Stare, Tim Exile, Ali Demirel, Native Instruments, Ableton Live and others.

Our team of Hacklab fellows, selected from a massive amount of submissions with what I could modestly say were a mind-boggling array of potential projects, will be Darsha Hewitt, Arvid Jense, Karl O’Keeffe, Tommi Koskinen, Sebastian Arnold, Servando Barreiro, Diana Combo, Oliver Greshcke, Jem the Misfit, Rainer Kohlberger, Jacob Sikker Remin, Afroditi, Christoph Mann and Jasmine Guffond.

We are open from 12:00-20:00 daily from Monday 28 Jan until Friday 01 Feb, with a public presentation of Hacklab projects from 16:00 on Friday 01 Feb. Hope to see you there!

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Gig at O’Tannenbaum this Friday, Berlin

Posted in Announcement on January 16th, 2013 by admin

(Bread-burning synth photo by Terje Toomistu)

I will be playing a live improvisation for DIY analog modular synthesizer next Friday at O’Tannenbaum, along with bareth/stadler (Florinn Bareth–e-violin, Max Stadler–electronics) and Nicolas Humbert.


Several years ago, I largely abandoned the digital sound world to spend time building a modular analog synthesizer which reinterprets and hybridizes the forms and functions of the legendary Serge and Buchla systems from the 1960s and 70s. During my improvisational performances, I summon the chaotic, generative powers of this machine to explore the physical affects of volume, frequency and complexity within a given space. For fans of Maryanne Amacher, Bernard Parmegiani, Eliane Radigue and Slayer.

Friday 18 Jan 2013, 21:0
Sonnenallee 27
Berlin 12047

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Marfa Public Radio interview

Posted in Announcement on January 8th, 2013 by admin

This morning I sat in the Marfa Public Radio studio with Rachel Lindley and talked about my Learning to Listen workshop. Rachel was fantastic, she really has The Voice and from the one-paragraph press release, she asked the most intelligent questions that just about any journalist has ever asked me. I really feel like this interview gives a comprehensive overview of how I present the concept of the soundscape in a workshop situation.

You can listen to the whole interview (approx 30 min) at:

The workshop itself at the Marfa Book Company went extremely well, with at least 25 folks both nights. In the usual style, I played several field recordings from various corners of the globe, and together we figured out what kind of of information–both subjective and objective–we can learn from a recorded or composed soundscape. Thanks especially to Tim Johnson for hosting this experience.

I will play a set for modular synthesizer, locally found objects and SoundBox, at the Michael Strogoff gallery, 124 E. El Paso St, Marfa, Texas at 8PM on Wednesday 09 Jan. Y’alls are welcome!

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