This is a little random peek into us celebrating five years of Noodlebar Rotterdam and his master Dennis Verschoor (Mono-poly) at Pink Pank. Great people, great sounds, great venue. See you in five years.
Noodlefest is a three-day long musical celebration of five years Noodlebar in Rotterdam. I’ll play a 30 minute live set Friday 29 September at Pink Pank.
A few days ago I’d stumbled upon the amazing work of Jenn Kirby. She’s a talented instrumental and electroacoustic composer artist from Wales. Dr. Jenn Kirby teaches at the The University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
I found out that she has a strong interest in the application of music technology to composition and live electronics performance. I think her work shows how sound, technology, and art can be complementary partners.
One of the interesting fields of study by Jenn Kirby is spatial music. Spatialization is the projection of sound into a real or virtual space.
In the video below Jenn plays an instrument called the OctoTether. She describes it as an octophonic spatialiser, designed as an intuitive way for a performer to control the spatial distribution of sounds in an octophonic installation.
The GameTrak as an Instrument
The Gametrak is basically a double 3D controller with a six channel high-resolution output. The controller is easily hackable and popular among sound-hackers and VR developers. Luckily, they’re also pretty cheap and it is not hard to find a used GameTrak.
If you’re interested, here’s a paper on Musical Applications and Design Techniques forthe GameTrak Tethered Spatial Position Controller.
You can follow this link for everything Jenn Kirby 😎
The Ginko Modular Fest 2017 was an absolute blast. The Hague was the place to be for modular synth freaks this weekend in De Besturing. Lots of freaky noise, shiny gear, friendly people, good food, and even better beer.
There’s nothing like a bunch of like-minded people in the same space enjoying each others company. Here’s a rough cut video compilation from my camera’s point of view. See you all next year.
It’s been a busy few months. Busy, in my mind, means that everything you do has a purpose and a preferred outcome. One of the reasons I love jamming on the modular is the lack of purpose and the unexpected twists and turns that arise. Nothing patched and nothing planned. Playing with bits and pieces. Some already there in some modules memory, some spontaneously created from scratch. A freeform road to nowhere.
I’m the proud owner of a Revox B77 MkII reel-to-reel tape recorder. This is the first piece I recorded on this magical machine.
The UnlikeNoise Podcast is an unrestricted exploration within the realm of ambient sound art. All soundscapes, field recordings, music, particles, and grains are created, developed, recorded and composed by Leon van Bokhorst.