Hi all, I put some of my music (experimental electronic) on bandcamp.
Shells and Slides is semi-decayed and piled up information that nests in new, algorithmically generated pulsating patterns. It’s hectic, sometimes howling, but mostly funky.
Made with #TidalCycles. Every track was created by manipulating just one audio sample.
I will link the code later.
BY-NC-SA 3.0 (Creative Commons)
Pandemic DE (+)
Had to get up quite early in the morning today and was the eighth person standing in line. The city’s Zentrales Impfzentrum is such an experience. I’m impressed, I love the logistics. I put on my funkiest blouse with leaves and fruits and after the jab the doctor said, I would already wear the matching blouse for the waiting area which has palm trees!
📄 Laurie Spiegel: Grassroots Technologist, 2014 https://nmbx.newmusicusa.org/laurie-spiegel-grassroots-technologist/
“Well, I was a folk person and a banjo person. The lowest, most grassroots technology and the most sophisticated electronic technology you would think would be diametrical opposites, but the fact that you can make music independently at home, and make music locally with other people in an informal way without any of the traditional skills such as keyboard skills and music notation, that’s a great commonality.”
In preparation for a new book coming out in September, Sara Ahmed posted the transcript of this lecture, "Complaint as Feminist Pedagogy." Like most of Ahmed's work, it's totally kickass:
Slugs chewed the leave but not the fruits.
In the 90s there was an indie internet project called Hyperreal¹ that revolved around (and was quite essential to) the rave scene – providing web hosting and running a bunch of regional and topical mailing lists. It was how a lot of stuff was organized and discussed back then.
It warms my heart to see that the site is still online and most of the old RealAudio DJ sets², drum-machine scans³ and psychoactive lore are still usable.
#Call for text line contributions: https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/1154218/1294325
Send me your notes and thoughts on 'waiting'. What are you waiting for, is that waiting hopeful, or anxious, or incurious?
A hybrid piece with an online Mastodon bot form via @kontakt ; and a physical installation form at Reagenz Graz.
There's a new episode of Artists and Hackers podcast about El Paquete Semanal: An Offline Internet in Cuba with interviews with two artists that research and intervene in El Paquete.
I'm trying to make a glitchy variable font using open source tools that work on linux. What I'm trying to achieve is something like this from a video I made many years ago
The Noname Book Club is teaming up with Massive Bookshop to create the "radical hood library," which will be a community resource in LA & ship books to incarcerated folks. If you're interested in helping to stock the library, visit here: https://massivebookshop.com/collections/noname-book-club-hq
Also info on Noname's club: https://nonamebooks.com/
There is one passage in Susan Sontag’s journals/notebooks that speaks a lot to me since it somehow speaks of me.
“It’s not that I think (or have ever thought) I was bad—through and through. I think I’m unattractive, unloveable, because I’m incomplete. It’s not what I am that’s wrong, it’s that I’m not more (responsive, alive, generous, considerate, original, sensitive, brave etc.).”
(In: As Consciousness Is Harnessed To Flesh, 1964–1980)
„… ich meine es trieb mich immer davon und ich glaubte immer, nach etwas auf der Jagd sein zu sollen von dem ich aber nicht wußte was es war, vielleicht meine Schreibgründe, Schreibabgründe, die ich hier bei mir zu Hause jederzeit in ihrer Selbstverständlichkeit vorfinde, sonst aber nirgends.“
Friederike Mayröcker, Reise durch die Nacht, 1984
📖 “Yes” “You” “Can”, Selected Writings by Al Razutis, Manchester: 2020
reading this beautiful book with writings of media artist Al Razutis. Many rants against academia and the capitalist (art) world, plus beautiful stills of his video work. i’m really into the handmade books of this small indie press:
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