the third track (= min 0 – 6:34 from from STE-000 2.wav)
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Berlin 2019 — twotracks
The first two track from yesterday (created from STE-000 1.wav)
Macumbista FuzzTone SoundBox
A little detail about yesterday’s jam: we were using a Macumbista FuzzTone SoundBox – they are built in miniseries by Dennis Holzer and are real monsters in sound and playing. Here is a small snapshot: Fuzz Box and lumanoise v.02, a light controlled analog synth, which was also used in the jam (details to lumanoise v.02)
The files of the jam will soon be available here.
B-Side [2019 album – Berlin Jam session]
Yesterday we recorded the second jam session for the 2019 elektrodomestika album. We crossed paths again and met for making music. This time in Mitte. At the heart of Berlin and near the Spree river.
In contrast to the Bogota jam session we had a different arrangement of instruments and recorded the session with microphones. One musical analogue – circuit bended instrument had its own speaker configuration and required to be outside the mixer. Besides that we had granular synthesizers, samplers, and an optical synth toy.
We played with a variety of samples. Many of them are from the Berlin and Germany historical archival. Other ones are from some historical tapes recently discovered at the Raymond Scott archive. Still others are from field recordings from Boston, Cambridge, Oslo. For this session we left outside deliberately any recording and sample from Colombia.
After more than 140 minutes of music making we had to interrupt the jam. A neighbor requested that we stop making “Gruselige Musik” (“scary music”) in the building. We could probably continue to play but decided to leave the jam session there. The neighbor seemed to be seriously concerned and afraid of the sounds he was listening from the apartment above the little home studio where we were jamming. This is Berlin and we are not in 1990s anymore. Moreover, this was just an evening of a sunny and warm early autumn Tuesday.
Remembering Holger Czukay
Holger Czukay (24 March 1938 – September 2017)
home studio up and (nearly) running
thanks to Pablos help (who spent the whole day with me, working in my room) i’ve been able to start the setup of my homestudio. removing mountains of “elektroschrott” (electrical scrap) mixed with dust and ashes that i’ve been collecting on my second big desk, literally for years … now the machines are in place, nearly ready to run:
there’s missing the cabling and i realized, that my mixer didn’t like the years without mixing (and the dust, of course) … but a start is made, and my motivation is still high 🙂
i had to check out my new sound toy: a lumanoise v.02 (a light controlled synth):
aside from that i did a little research concerning playing music together live and online – which could be a nice highlight as you suggested to keep the motivation high for the 1000 tracks … i found some starting points to free software that could be explored further:
ohmstudio — source nexus — jamulus — jammr
Remembering Mika Vainio
A great tribute to Mika Vainio on residentadvisor.net – with an overview of his works at the bottom of the page.
I am sad.
Anything that makes a noise
36 years old … and still a great song:
Last night I encountered SuperCollider: an environment and programming language for real time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition. Great sounds, complex possibilities of composition and as well: live sound processing. Could be very useful for our ‘cotidianity 3.0’. I couldn’t find out if it offers as well possibilities of real time image processing … somewhere i saw that it is possible to connect it with Processing to be able to do both: sound and image. A huge field opens …