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June 1st, 2014 :: Drei Ei is een Paasei :: iconEr is geen ontsnappen aan, aan de voortdurende herhaling van van alles en nog wat. De tijd en ons leven, het is één groot 'altijd weer opnieuw' doen. dat geldt dus ook voor muziek. In de 121e editie - mei/juni 2014 - van Gonzo (Circus) [ Gonzo __ ]

May 9th, 2014 :: You are NOT Hier! :: iconHIER is a four track EP of localized Future Popp by the ookoi, released as a GPS empowered iPhone application, which limits playback of each of the tracks to a specific European city. The first track can only be heard in Amsterdam (nl), the second one only in Heerlen (nl), the third one only in Kortrijk (be) and the final one only in Paris (fr). [ read more __]

march 21st, 2014 :: Komt mee naar buiten, allemaal! :: iconEen geluid komt nooit alleen, zegt de Amerikaanse muzikant, geluidskunstenaar en kunsttheoriticus Seth Kim-Cohen. Het is – of je dat nou wil of niet – vervlochten in een wirwar van verwijzingen. Naar toen, nu en dan. Goedschiks of kwaadschiks. In de 120e editie - maart/april 2014 - van Gonzo (Circus) [ Gonzo __ ]

March 13th, 2014 :: Stefan Roigk: ‘Bursting Confidence’ :: icon "Take a plastic plate, the sort of thing that you get when you’re having a pick-nick. Take it, press it, tear it, deform it… and then put it in the papier-mâché. I used buckets filled with the papier-mâché. I would push in the forms of my trash, by hand. And then mold it..." [ twit ]

March 6th, 2014 :: De Historie Van Onze Hele Wereldcultuur In Ongeveer 222 Woorden :: (Medium) iconZo gauw er een lied is, is er muziek. En als er muziek is, dan wil je steeds meer en steeds beter. Dan worden er plannen gesmeed. Dan wil je door. Dan wil je verder. [ read more __]

November 23rd, 2013 :: unPublic 1, 2 (sauf riverains) :: iconAbout T, C and the difference made by intention. About the idea of 'the concert' being based on a myth; an anachronism; a socio-musical convention that is being continued without questioning its (true) sense. And introducing the first two editions of unPublic, each one an ephemeral laboratory, a vertex in space-time for musicians from wherever on the globe to meet in passing. [ read more __]

October 12th, 2013 :: "At 19:07 the four helicopters flew over the Pont Neuf" :: iconOn the occasion of the Nuit Blanche and fifty years of French-German friendship, on October 5th, 2013, Karlheinz Stockhausen's Helikopter-Streichquartett was performed by the Elysian String Quartet flying across Paris, over the Pont Neuf [ read it all _ an earlier version of this article can be found @Medium ]

September 9th, 2013 :: Exploring the almost-impossibilities between art and science. :: icon Aernoudt Jacobs's Photophon is based on the photoacoustic effect, discovered at the end of the 19th century by Alexander Graham Bell. It uses a laser source and a self-built photoacoustic cell to convert radiant energy into sound, that is being amplified by elegant and delicate handmade glass horns. [ twit ]

september 16th, 2013 :: De raket en de bandrecorder, of hoe je het beste een tafel kunt scheren :: icon"Terwijl onze transatlantische vrienden een atoombom bouwden, perfectioneerden onze oosterburen de raket en de bandrecorder." Over kunstmuziek in de 20e eeuw & Alvin Lucier's boek 'Music 109'. In de 117e editie - september/oktober 2013 - van Gonzo (Circus) [ Gonzo __ ]

August 12th, 2013 :: (Medium) The incommensurable magnitude of Wikipedia’s recent changes :: iconOne of the truly revolutionary contributions of the web’s digital machinery to the arts is that it has made the infinite potentially accessible... On mashing the sonification of Wikipedia's editing and Andrew Liles's Incommensurable Magnitudes. [ read it all __ ]

July 20th, 2013 :: Atomic Spies vs. Dancing Men :: iconIn order to acquire a certain volume of a certain... material... a couple of weeks ago, I found myself in the back of a four-wheel drive, being bumped around a swampy forest in Burgundy, not far from where some 2000 years ago the Roman warlord Julius Ceasar won the Battle of Alesia... [ read all about it __ ]

July 12th, 2013 :: Break the ice. Play the ice. Melt the ice. (FdE #4 - 2/2) :: iconhin, hin, hin, hin, his, ticque, torche, lorgne, brededin, brededac, frr, frrr, frrr, bou, bou, bou, bou, bou, bou, bou, bou, tracc, trac, trr, trr, trr, trrr, trrrrrr, on, on, on, on, on, ououououon... E t c ... live at the 4th edition of the Festival des Ephémères. Time past is not just reconstituted; it bursts out... [ read all about it __ ]

July 10th, 2013 :: Fish learn from the water that we drown in (FdE #4 - 1/2) :: iconWater! ... was the theme of the fourth edition of the Festival des Ephémerès, on June 29th and 30th in the Jardins d'Eole, in the 19th Parisian arrondissement. Two sunny afternoons filled with fringe art of a particularly fluid dynamics... [ read all about it __ ]

July 05th, 2013 :: Yiyi's Books :: iconIn a Maastricht thrift store, Argentinian artist Yiyi de la Mota worked for two months on the making of a very pretty and very joyful image, wonderfully sculpted in books. She called it Hola. On the evening of the day that it was finally finished, a week before its presentation, Hola collapsed... [ read all about it __ ]

July 03th, 2013 :: How to keep devils away :: icon The observation by a casual listener that the ookoi's 1024 seriously suffers from a lack of... violins, inspired a double random walk on a grid of 1024 violin sounds. We call it Kris Kras. But all of our friends call it Alaska. It is keeping the devils away. [ read all about it __ ]

June 06th, 2013 :: A Carcassonne Yodel in Blue [Kunsttour 2013] :: icon It was not a joke. It was also not merely some random act. I could not have painted the Carcassonne table in some other color. Not that painting it in blue had some sort of a meaning. Though you of course are free to give it any f**king meaning you like, for me painting the table in blue meant 'painting the table in blue'... [ read all about it __ ]

May 06th, 2013 :: :: icon The 2013 edition of Y, a yearly event carrying the name of the artist Yariv Alter Fin (1968-2007), focused on numbers, art, music & measure - with a series of morning lectures & presentations, and an instructive and entertaining workshop followed by a public presentation at the NASA, the New Art Space Amsterdam. [ read more __ ]

May 1st, 2013 :: Holes, caves, archives and inscriptions :: icon "It is strange," Signe Lidén said, "I think it is the strangest piece I ever made..." Signe's installation 'Writings', commissioned by the Resonance network, which premiered as part of this years Flanders Festival's Sounding City, turned out an atmospheric and mysterious, but also quite hermetic work. [ twit ]

april 10th, 2013 :: Remix Theory: The Aesthetics of Sampling :: iconMuzikale verwarring in de Do-Re-Mix. In de honderd-en-veertiende editie - maart/april 2013 - van Gonzo (Circus) bespreek ik Eduardo Navas' boek over de theorie van de remix. Ik heb er geen al te hoge pet van op. "Een zouteloze academische oefening." Lees meer in de [ Gonzo __ ]

March 11th, 2013 :: The Beaters :: icon Is it a sculpture? Is it a dance? Is it a bug? Is it a composition? Is it a painting? Is it an instrument? ... It's "THE BEATERS", the follow-up to their public hubbub interventions, that Jitske Blom and Thomas Rutgers's made for the Resonance network. Read all about a wooden wall and 31 electric woodpeckers. [ twit ]

february 22nd, 2013 :: Higgs singlet decay particles pop into my universe at random times :: iconEvery now and then I set loose the sounds I find on there. But most of them we'll never hear. Suddenly, without warning, they pop into our universe at random times, like the decay particles of a Higgs singlet traveling in a fifth dimension. [ read more __ ]

February 18th, 2012 :: Memory as a dorsal spine :: icon Pascal Broccolichi on the rhythm of gestures, rituals & memory’s time-lapse. "How can I create accident, fracture, misunderstanding, confusion and paradox in the midst of it all? Something that departs from the evident that one tends to imagine?” " [ twit ]

february 14th, 2013 :: Culturomics, n-grams & sound artists :: icon"Wollt ihr die totale Digitalisierung?" ... Data is the 21st century's gold, Babe! - Babel, Car and Can - And lots about the frequency of occurrences and the semantics of fuck, sound art and related terms in the 2012 Google Books Ngram Corpus... [ read more __ ]

december 31st, 2012 :: Große_Fuge.mp30000 :: iconIterating mp3 encodings of a recording of Beethoven's opus 133 - up to 30.000 times! - Har$, on the verge of 2013, puts the 'experimental' back into 'experimental music' ... a viola line cut through her, like cheese-wire ... ... An essay in feedback. [ Get the album, and read more __ ]

December 15th, 2012 :: Ephemeral Sustainability 1 - Sound Art :: icon Is a Beethoven symphony in a toilet the same as a Beethoven symphony in a concert hall? Sound wants to be free. Sound is a liberator. Sound needs sound to explain sound... All about the first day of the Ephemeral Sustainability conference, on November 1st 2012 in Bergen, Norway. [ twit ]

January 19th, 2013 :: Ephemeral Sustainability 2 - Curating, Presenting, Writing :: icon The second day at the Bergen Ephemeral Sustainability conference: on 'no-sound' sound art, an extract from Seth Cluett's video lecture, and a loud and clear message from two expat sound writers turning sound art 'punks', Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin.[ twit ]

december 09th, 2012 :: Curiosity, Cubes & Numbers :: iconWhat's inside the Cube? A wacky sci-fi script - all about Peter Molyneux's Curiosity - a truly and unimaginably geeky part - includes an overview of all the fascinating Cube formulas that i am sure all of you have tried, but were unable, to derive... ;) ... [ read more __ ]

november 08th, 2012 :: Muziek voor Kattenkoppen :: iconIn de honderd-en-twaalfde editie van Gonzo (Circus): mijn bespreking van en wat overdenkingen rond Jonathan Sterne's 'MP3, the Meaning of a format', een recent verschenen geleerde geschiedenis van de mp3. (Duke University Press, ISBN 978-0-8223-5287-7) [ teaser (in Dutch) ___ ]

september 14th, 2012 :: R.I.P. Yvonne Oerlemans (1945 - † 2012) :: icon"… dat jij een tumor spéélt, in muziek & geluid, hè? Want een tumor, dat is natuurlijk ook een vibratie, een resonantie." ... Na 'n rot, ongelijk en oneerlijk gevecht tegen haar kanker, overleed Yvonne Oerlemans op vrijdag 14 september in Amsterdam, de stad waar ze tientallen jaren woonde, werkte en kunst maakte. (Luister hier nog één keer naar Yvonne.)

august 11th, 2012 :: Diktat inside/outside the Manufactured Normalcy Field :: iconHelp the mighty DIKTAT cover the costs of their upcoming stay in America by buying a download of their thrilling new DIKTAT in Berlin digital album, and find out why this illustrious quartet is the happening future of rock 'n' roll, be it somewhat outside of our manufactured normalcy field. 'If this were the 1960's, DIKTAT'd be the fucking Ronnettes'. [ read more __ ]

august 01st, 2012 :: In Eigen Beheer: Unofficial Release :: iconA (slighty revised and expanded) *Dutch* version of the SoundBlog entry on and around Unofficial Release, Thomas Bey William Bailey's book on cassette culture and audio networks... [ read more __ ]

july 26st, 2012 :: UnOfficial Release :: iconOn Thomas Bey William Bailey's recent book about self-released & handmade audio: a dazzling, be it fragmentary, tour of the history and development of autonomous ('underground') music networks since the late 1970's, which played a pivotal role 'in the survival of radical sonic eclecticism into the 21st century'... [ read more __ ]

july 18th, 2012 :: The World As We Found It (Ludwig & Ludwig for Dummies :: iconIn Sub071, arguably the world's smallest underground venue, with the Haarlem 5 piece La Vie De Bohème I did a live pre-view of Het Moet Zo Zijn, a track to appear on the Dutch Smikkelbaard label as part of an upcoming 7" vinyl release... 'A record of utter wanton libidinousness'... [ read more __ ]

july 10th, 2012 :: The Sound Barrier :: iconA NATIONAL, MONUMENTAL & EPHEMERAL PUBLIC URBAN SPACE ARTWORK BY GEERT-JAN HOBIJN, HAROLD SCHELLINX AND KEVIN SCHUIT, conceived FOR THE 55TH VENICE BIENNALE (JUNE-NOVEMBER 2013). "Futures have to be thought before they can be built or sold..." [ read more __ ]

july 1st, 2012 :: CityNumberScapes icon are field/quotidian recordings of urban space, peppered with recited numbers found within the landscape, done as 'artlessly' as possible: just press record, look, walk & speak... Read about the making by Louis Lamp and myself, of 3 one hour citynumberscapes for ResonanceFM's Clear Spot, in London, Amsterdam and Paris. [ read more __ ]

june 24th, 2012 :: A Night at the Museum (One big sweep, iv) :: icon About an album's worth of juicy Ninja Fruits, Retromania, Big Data Crunchers' colonization of subcultures, the Future of Popp & the ookoi Plus Instruments writing plus-post-retro-ULTRA history, one April night at the Amsterdam STEIM. [ read more __ ]

May 8th, 2011 :: Before, during and after the deluge: Sounding Kortrijk :: icon At Sounding City: Public Sound in Kortrijk, the 'rumble and roar' of eleven outdoor sound art installations competed with the contingent soundscape of the old Belgian town. The competition was ... stiff ... Chris Watson lost. American sound art pioneer Leif Brush was among my winners. [ twit ]

may 06th, 2012 :: Y.3 = YltrA! (One big sweep, iii) :: icon An extra-ordinary workshop and experience: 30 hours of sound & music making the ULTRA-way, with 13 students of the Rietveld Academy for Fine Arts and Design, in Club Karlsson on the Amsterdam Keizersgracht. From scratch to concert in less than 2 days... [ read more __ ]

december 24th, 2011 :: Touching base :: icon Hi there! Season's greetings! After near to four months of writing, in Dutch, 'Ultra. Opkomst en ondergang van de ultramodernen (1978-1983)', published by Lebowski Publishers, and available as of March 1st, 2012, the SoundBlog is back ... [ read more __ ]

february 27th, 2012 :: Flies, not in the ointment... :: icon On how and why I recently became a dedicated follower of a swarm of tweeting houseflies ... [ read more __ ]

February 26th, 2012 :: 'But what about the children?' :: icon Maia Urstad's & Paul Devens' Resonance installations, showcased at the Lydgalleriet in Bergen, Norway, had a fine & festive opening, where there was only one thing missing: "This is the music of the future. It dearly needs our childrens' ears..." [ twit ]

february 19th, 2012 :: Magnetic Remanence: Another Paris Tape Run :: icon An exciting presentation at the Instants Chavirés, richly topped with bourbon, beer & snacks, and a far, far more sober & austere Diktat performance at the wonderful-but-cold-in-wintertime La Générale Nord-Est ... [ read more __ ]

january 01st, 2012 :: Seventy Seconds [ 52/52 ] :: icon Mission completed: the 52nd & final edition of my 10-secs-per-day sound diary for the prime year 2011, which appeared every Sunday on the Dutch hard//hoofd web daily, with a short text and a picture by photographer Pieter van Wynsberge... [ Find the full series on soundcloud ]

december 31st, 2011 :: The small world daisychain mail tongue tape :: icon A fine analogue art tale, that brings several of this past year's SoundBlog threads together, pulls us over into 2012, as always quoting a wise man: you ain't seen nothing yet ... [ read more __ ]

August 28th, 2011 :: In Maastricht, in Berlin, then on to Riga ... :: icon Report, pictures, video of the dismantling of Stefan Rummel's installation "Articulated Chambers" in stormy weather, on Friday August 2011, at the Bassin in Maastricht... [ twit ]

august 20th, 2011 :: R.I.P.-1: The Francis Cook Landfill and other dumps :: icon We started our R.I.P. summit and workshop at the Banff Centre on July 9th with a field trip that took us to the Francis Cook Landfill and Banff's Recycling Depot. A Rocky Mountains junk hunt, and lots, lots of great garbage pics ... [ read more __ ]

july 25th, 2011 :: Discuts :: icon Suddenly, there's pics of last year's parisian Estafette Rue Cassette on the blog. How come!? They're a prelude to my praise for the new edition of Discuts Magazine, that comes with a fine Found Tapes interview, and a special limited edition Discuts Found Tapes cassette. Get it now! [ read more __ ]

July 21st, 2011 :: Something you walk into, something that surrounds you :: icon I talked with Stefan Rummel about his sound installation Articulated Chambers, which can be heard-seen at the Bassin in Maastricht (the Netherlands) until the end of August. 'It says: “Oh yes, this is where I belong!” but at the same time it is asking: “What the hell am I doing here?”' [ twit ]

july 03th, 2011 :: Life is A Color Wire 3 (table version/KT2011) :: icon A short tour of this year's Kunsttour in Maastricht, for which, in the Hoofdwacht on the Vrijthof, I set up a table version, a miniature, of my last year's Life is A Color Wire installation. Also: a procession, Stichting Intro's Klankpaal and Stefan Rummel's Articulated Chambers, a 24/7 installation out at the Bassin. [ read more __ ]

june 25th, 2011 :: Listen! (Sound-Art-Music) :: icon During the closing day of last month's Listen symposium, David Toop tried to not give a lecture. He reminded me of how many, many years ago I discovered William Faulkner's fabulous writing because of Ian Curtis's t-shirt... About a ghost travelling a half mile ahead of its own shape, lousy music, great art and the nightly tasting of Belgium beer in the private back room of De Dingen. [ read more __ ]

May 16th, 2011 :: Sound City - De Klinkende Stad :: icon "With all windows of my room wide open I fell asleep, listening to the loud, excited and piercing screams of bunches of young fair-goers, that continued to fall from the Kortrijk sky..." A colorful and sounding report on the opening of the Resonance exhibition, on Saturday May 7th in Kortrijk, Belgium [ twit ]

april 30th, 2011 :: Hear It! (Sound-Art-Music) :: icon The full and illustrated text, complete & unabridged, of my introductory talk at Hear It!, an extra-ordinary evening full of sound, art & music, that - if only for some hours - turned the, usually so solemn & silent, Stedelijk Museum for modern and contemporary art in Amsterdam into a 'happily noisely' one. [ read more __ ]

april 29th, 2011 :: The Human Measure :: icon I talked with Paul Devens about essentials, control, dead kittens and his recent works: 'Probe', for the Diapason Gallery in Brooklyn NY; and the new Resonance installation 'City Chase', which will première next week at the Festival van Vlaanderen in Kortrijk, Belgium [ twit ]

april 9th, 2011 :: "Meanwhile, somehow, something ..." :: icon A conversation with Norvegian artist Maia Urstad, about radio, and the new Resonance sound installation that she is currently producing for this year's Festival van Vlaanderen, which will be taking place in May, in Kortrijk, Belgium. "We are all 'radio amateurs' these days, without even knowing..." [ twit ]

january 10th, 2011 :: Seventy Seconds :: icon Almost seven years ago, in the conclusion of my SB review of the My2k project, I promised that for each of the remaining prime years of my life, I would keep a 10-seconds-per-day sound diary. 2011 is a prime year. I am keeping my promise... [ read more __ ]

january 01st, 2011 :: Happy New Prime Year! (SB Tweet Digest #10 - nov/dec 2010) :: icon We break the ice with a deviciously poppy happy happy track, all and only for your new prime year's pleasure, meanwhile debunking the Google Translate beatbox... Then read on to find how I managed to beat Marcel Duchamp at his own game. There ain't no escaping it: 2011's gonna be magic! [ read more __ ]

december 19th, 2010 :: Composing with mushrooms :: icon All about my Mushroom Music, which was given a premiere of Portsmouthian beauty and charm at Schunck's Restaurant 5.0 on November 28th, as part of the grand final of the John Cage 'Anarchy of Silence' exhibition, by 5 brave musician's from village community bands from the south of the Netherlands. [ read more __ ]

december 02nd, 2010 :: STRP S K7 HISSSS :: icon In the former heart of Philips Electronics Inc., we met up with veterans from the Dutch DIY cassette scene of the 1980s, marveled at the wondrous tape sounds of Prezlav, Tapetronic, Wouter van Veldhoven en Aki Onda and almost shook hands with Ir. Lou Ottens, inventor of both the compact cassette and the compact disc. [ read more __ ]

october 07th, 2010 :: Roaming Running Recorders :: icon Lauri Warsta sent a parcel with a recording dictaphone through the European snail mail system. It made me so curious that as an experiment I played mr. postman myself to a parcel with a recording dictaphone. I took it all the way from Amsterdam to Maastricht... Could it be that barking dogs are a roaming running recorder's destiny? [ read more __ ]

september 20th, 2010 :: Life is a Color Wire 2 (Heat Leuven is en Esker Dread) :: icon How with the help of Stichting Intro's technical staff I became a telecom provider: we gave Minckeleers and 't Mooswief a 90 meters long tin can telephone connection, stretching all the way across the town hall from one side to the other of the Markt in Maastricht (the Netherlands). [ read more __ ]

july 14th, 2010 :: The Final Soundtrack :: icon The SoundBlog proudly presents _Finale_: the full soundtrack of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain, slightly (but ever so subtly) edited [re-composed], for an optimal listening experience. [ read more __ ]

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August 2nd, 2014 :: Appearance and Reality :: iconOn the morning of Tuesday July 22nd 2014, a mix of predetermination and chance brought Laura Wetherington and myself together inside the American Library in Paris, where we performed un-publicly, quick 'n' rough 'n' dirty, and based - quite literally - on a 19th century metaphysical essay. [ read more __ ]

August 1st, 2014 :: De Grote Vibrator :: iconMet A Magician's Companion op zak komt nu ook Harold Schellinx uit de kast. In de 122e editie - juli/augustus 2014 - van Gonzo (Circus). De wetenschap voorbij, de kosmos in. Je kunt daar moeilijk tegen zijn, want speculeren is het nieuwe experimenteren. [ Gonzo __ ]

July 1st, 2014 :: Speculative Dancing :: iconSome words and thoughts to accompany DIKTAT's amazing 5 track/40 minutes speculative Americana video album: "DIKTAT 4 US DANCES", now viewable on YouTube --- "... la lune disparaît et notre planète est enrichie de 5 satellites, en 1953 ..." [ read more __ ]

June 19th, 2014 :: Lecture de Cassette :: iconI found a little yellow piece of paper on the pavement not far from where I live. Hand written, on its two sides, were detailed instructions - in French - on how to operate a cassette player. As this knowledge is likely to soon become forgotten knowledge, you may want to bookmark this page for future reference [ read more __]




April 8th, 2014 :: La physicalité du son. Tome 1 :: iconAs part of the quite wonderful 10th edition of the Sonic Protest Festival, Rébus and myself entertained and educated the visitors of the festival's Let's Get Physical-part - à La Générale, Paris XI - with, on and about the phys-icality of sound. I did the first part, on Sunday April 6th. Here is the abstract... [ read more __]

March 8th, 2014 :: "12 - 11 - 9 - 10 - 3 - 6 - 7 - 1 - 2 - 8 - 4 - 5" :: iconAbout hacking Karlheinz Stockhausen's 1957 paper on a new morphology of musical time (... wie die Zeit vergeht ...) into three time-pass-poems. It explains all the counting in the 5th unPublic session, which made things - here and there - sort of sound like Karl-Philip Stockglass. [ read more __]

December 31st, 2013 :: Cassettes, Candles & Champagne :: iconThis winter solstice (in the early evening of December 21st), four cassetteurs gathered on the desolate and cold second floor of an old industrial building on the East side of Paris, for a final & unpublic 2013 = C50 cassette ritual... [ read more __]

February 26th, 2014 :: Scheef ! :: (Medium) iconAl sinds een jaar of vijftien kom ik af en toe bij Aleth, op het Franse platteland, zo’n tweehonderd kilometer onder Parijs. Ik logeer er dan in een ouwe communale bakkerij. Aan de muren van die ouwe bakruimte hangen al die jaren al dezelfde vijf prentjes... [ read more __]

December 29th, 2013 :: De Val van Chroom / The Fall of Chrome :: iconThe Fall of Chrome is a booklet with a collection of images and texts about magnetic tape, edited by Claudio Rocchetti, when, after many years of experimenting with tapes, he started to feel lost; like he had exhausted the subject and all the ideas... "But does it really matter why we use certain tools?" Claudio asked himself... [ read more __]

november 16th, 2013 :: Kraak de Media! :: icon"Caleb Kelly schreef een informatief boek over het oneigenlijk gebruik van geluidsdragers en het muziek maken met storing. Maar hij vergat de cassette. En hij vergat de castraat." In de 118e editie - oktober/november 2013 - van Gonzo (Circus) [ Gonzo __ ]

October 25th, 2013 :: The Art of the K7 (prelude) :: iconAbout the some things that are certain - All the way to Neptune and back - Re/Vival - The cassetteer and the DJ - A poor man's thang - Did I say there is no Hell? - Audio slates - Frank Zappa's '200 Motels' and a Christmas dinner at granny's - Not a one but a many - "Unto emptiness shalt thou return" [ read it all _ there's an outtake @medium ]

july 16th, 2013 :: Brul, Gil, Juich, Jool, Joel, Jodel, 't is een Wonder! :: iconIn de 116e editie - juli/augustus 2013 - van Gonzo (Circus) lees je, in mijn verslag van Bart Plantenga's Yodel in Hi-Fi, ook de hele Geschiedenis van onze Wereldmuziek en -cultuur in ongeveer 210 Nederlandse Woorden. Dan is acht euro voor zijn magazijn toch echt geen geld. Zeg nou zelf... [ Gonzo __ ]

may 21st, 2013 :: Pure Dingen van Puur Geluid :: icon Bij gelegenheid van de onlangs verschenen Engelse vertaling van zijn dagboeken uit 1949-1951, overweeg ik, in de 115e editie - mei/juni 2013 - van Gonzo (Circus), Pierre Schaeffers spagaat, op zoek naar een concrete muziek in de tijd dat muziek 'muziek' werd. "Mooi en soms ook hilarisch." Lees het zelf in de [ Gonzo __ ]

May 11th, 2013 :: Playing with your ears :: icon A conversation with David Helbich, on his performative soundwalk for the city of Kortrijk (be). "When people are walking around wearing headphones and holding a booklet, the world for them has become a theater. But it is also a stage. And they are the actors." [ twit ]

march 23rd, 2013 :: "Ma première cassette était vierge..." :: iconMourning & celebrating 50 years of the compact cassette: 2013 = C50. The first - and probably not the last - of this year's celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the compact cassette, was transatlantic: Paris - New York. Proud to be a cassetteur! [ read more __ ]

january 11th, 2013 :: Muziek is groot, en ik ben klein :: icon Een sympathieke & integere muzikant, die dagelijks degelijk aan veel degelijks werkt. Lees in de honderd-en-dertiende editie van Gonzo (Circus) wat ik over wat David Byrne over muziek schrijft schreef. (How Music Works, Canongate, ISBN 9 780857 862532) [ teaser (in Dutch) ___ ]

october 20th, 2012 :: Audio Monitoring the Watergate Hotel :: iconThe first in a series of DIKTAT americana: how a small sticker in the lower left corner of one of the glass doors of the former lobby of the empty and desolate Watergate Hotel in Washington DC became the cherry on our US Dikta-cake [ read more __ ]

august 04th, 2012 :: 72 Hours of Post-Nuclear Survival :: iconJuly 27th-30th. The 15th grand & post-apocalyptic Parisian Placard dropped its anchor at four fine counter cultural shelters in the French capital. With my own little post-experimental sub-Placard, I sailed along, while Rébus' sound fooding provided both the alpha and the omega... [ read more __ ]

july 7th, 2012 :: A Forest Hanging from A Tree :: iconWith E t c ... we performed 3 x 2 x 30 minutes of dark, electric urban (un)nature scapes, at the intriguing (devious, unobtrusive and tentacular) three day Festival des Ephémères in the Parisian Jardins d'Eole. I edited a 5-track digital album from the recordings made on June 30th and July 1st. [ read more __ ]

may 03rd, 2012 :: One big sweep, from ULTRA-modern to post-experimental (ii) :: icon My favorite swarm of houseflies by now also knowing how to U-L-T-R-A, lots of other ding-dong, a brandnew T-shirt, tasty cakes, high expectations, a great many Minny Pops, all sort of liquids and a canceled last New Moons performance... I carried all of it back home with me. [ read more __ ]

april 02nd, 2012 :: One big sweep, from ULTRA-modern to post-experimental (i) :: icon A (1st) ULTRA-craze wrap up, about the author of the ULTRA book becoming a Thai music playing, mice torturing Deadhead, and in-cluding an ex-clusive, post-experimental, New Moons track: Back to Nature (based on Hanns Eisler's Rückkehr zur Natur). [ read more __ ]

February 4th, 2011 :: "Is it Music? Is it Art?" :: icon Resonance & sound art at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, the Netherlands, during the last three weeks of December 2011.[ twit ]

January 22nd, 2011 :: Sound Forest & Unsound: Resonance in Riga & Krakow :: A lavishly illustrated report of the presentations of the Resonance sound art installations last fall, at the Sound Forest Festival in Riga, Latvia and the Audio Art Festival in Krakow, Poland...[ twit ]

December 7th, 2011 :: Resonance in Maastricht - 2nd edition :: icon December 2011 showcase of Resonance sound art works at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht (the Netherlands): Evelina Deicmane, Paul Devens ans Maia Urstad [ twit ]

August 11th, 2011 :: "There's these noises in my head, they just do not let me in peace" :: icon In Berlin I talked to Latvian artist Evelina Deicmane in her studio at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien. About a flying lake, emotional machines and waking up in Berlin, with a drilling... Evelina's Resonance installation The Long Day can be seen/heard at Kunsthaus Meinblau, until September 11th. [ twit ]

august 05th, 2011 :: (I can't get no) Immediate Satisfaction - Diktat in Berlin [iii] :: icon '... and the evening and the morning were the third day...' On Sunday June 19th, Diktat Sucked Orange... Third in a series of fine illustrated & sounding underground fringe reports: Out on the Tempelhof, and living rooms as a natural habitat. [ read more __ ]

july 31st, 2011 :: 'Komm raussi!' - Diktat in Berlin [ii] :: icon '... and the evening and the morning were the second day...' Diktat in Berlin. Second in a sunny series of fine illustrated & sounding underground fringe reports. On the IN-side, and on the OUT-side. Deep thoughts. [ read more __ ]

july 29th, 2011 :: 'Where ist Ausland?' - Diktat in Berlin [i] :: icon And the evening and the morning were the first day... Over the weekend of June 17-19, Diktat went to Berlin. First in a fine summer series of lively and illustrated reports, including extracts from Diktat's Berlin performances. [ read more __ ]

july 23rd, 2011 :: Halfway :: icon Some reflections on a first half year of Seventy Seconds, my 10-seconds-per-day audio diary for the year 2011, which you can listen to - full & unabrigded - as the 10th episode of Chicago based experimental radio broadcast Radius. [ read more __ ]

june 28th, 2011 :: the end of an arm, the end of an era :: icon A couple of pictures from Jorge Macchi's Music Stands Still, now showing at the S.M.A.K. in Ghent. From there with Paul Devens I drove on to Maastricht, just in time to one more time see Vasiliki Tsagari dance her heart out, at the Last but Least Party, that was bidding farewell to the Art Space Rondeel in Maastricht. [ read more __ ]

april 19th, 2011 :: (Topographic [Table) Topographique] :: icon A pittoresque report of A Table!'s eventful recording sessions in the Pianofabriek in Brussels, laying down the sound material for the A Topographic Table album. Two weeks full of musical ambition and sonic extravagance. [ read more __ ]

march 10th, 2011 :: Alle utopieën zijn van gisteren :: icon Short story (in Dutch) dedicated to Jean Bordé, 'contrebassiste militant de l’improvisation libre' (Jazz Magazine): the Jimi Hendrix of the double bass... With a rare & previously unreleased DIKTAT track, recorded live at Le CLeUB in Paris, on november 15th, 2008... [ read more__ ]

feburary 10th, 2011 :: SB Tweet Digest #11 :: icon Esther et Pierre * Did Captain Beefheart sell Filter Queens? * Why the Bells in Maastricht did not ring this winter * Esther will sell me anything I want * A QR Code * The Unbearable Fleeting of Time * The Best Things in Life are Utterly Useless [ read more __ ]

january 11th, 2011 :: Caught in the flux of history :: icon Belgian musician and sound artist Pierre Berthet talks with Har$ on hitting things, Filter Queens, drops on tin cans and extending deliberately broken speakers. His installation Extended Drops is currently showing in Intro In Situ's workspace in Maastricht (nl). [ twit ]

november 28th, 2010 :: Foundtaping, Maps & Shadows (@ Shift Basel, i) :: icon I lost my soles in Basel. But also premiered the brand new Found Tapes Map interface and presented an overview of my 8 full years of foundtaping brought together in the Found Tapes Exhibition, that dazzling "siren song of decaying media", at the 2010 Shift Electronic Arts Festival. [ read more __ ]

november 04th, 2010 :: Noise and Capitalism :: icon I read 'Noise & Capitalism', a bundle of essays published about a year ago by the audiolab division of Arteleku. I also listened to the 26 minutes piece that noish~ made from the sound he obtained by reading the book.pdf as an audio file... [ read more __ ]

september 26th, 2010 :: Bonjour Schiphorst! Farewell Blue Vase! [ and then i joined the avantgarde (iii) ] :: icon A colorful and re:sounding description of A Table's sunday morning performance at this summer's Schiphorst Avantgarde Festival, and how, by throwing in a tenner taken from their hard-earned fee, the illustrious duo together with Jean-Hervé Péron and his family became the proud co-owners of a freshly sprayed Danner. [ read more __ ]

september 15th, 2010 :: Life is a Color Wire [i] (Het Leven is een Gekleurde Draad) :: icon We get to know Minckeleers and 't Mooswief, two statues on the marketplace in Maastricht (the Netherlands). The one is situated to the north of the old town hall, the other to its south. One holds an eternal burning flame, the other spits water into a pentagonal basin through five metal fish-heads. [ read more __ ]

august 22th, 2010 :: Yi Sang in Seoul: Rebirth :: icon A distant view on the second part of the Yi Sang project, in the Space Hamilton in Seoul (South Korea): bicycle rides, Read me a Poem, and a streaming pulp performance with a pale red-haired woman, bathing, a strong taste for chocolate hard as stone and a gramophone for a suitcase... [ read more __ ]

august 14th, 2010 :: 'And what about Yi Sang?' (... à Paris, iv) :: icon At the soirée littéraire in La Générale, Paris XI, I introduced three fine ladies who honored the elusive Korean poet. One wore a white mask. They made him blush and sometimes chuckle. A strange/ideal symmetrical translation, a Lego architect, Yi Sang in the box, and the unbearable reversal of time... [ read more __ ]

august 02nd, 2010 :: SB Tweet Digest #6 :: icon * A German Twietenstelle, * Rietveld graduation show pics, * Chinoiseries d'été, AND * six (6) classic SB-related albums now available as high quality digital downloads @Bandcamp, including the first ever official digital re-issue of two very rare and highly collectible early 1980 releases by the legendary Young Lions. [ read more __ ]

june 17th, 2010 :: Sunny soundy days [KT2010, iii] :: icon In Maastricht, along with a tree, I dreamt of Uirapuru, I strummed an electric egg cutter guitar, watched lava dance and then solemnly reflected upon the sense of it all in a room set up to that very purpose by Bonne Knibbe. Afterwards, we had a beer. [ read more __ ]

june 10th, 2010 :: A kitchen table and a game of cards [KT2010, ii] :: icon (Spoerri, Filliou, Coca Cola) - About three 'empty rooms' that were on show at three different locations of this year's euregonial, untitled, Kunsttour in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and how all three of them were connected... [ read more __ ]

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may 30th, 2010 :: Autonoom en untitled :: icon The 11th Maastricht Kunsttour opened on May 22nd with a sunny breakfast discussion on art, autonomy and cultural politics in the Timmerfabriek's backyard. Read about Karl Marx's sister Sophie and how I and myself (geen woorden, maar daden!) became future tenants of 1 square meters of Maastricht's most exciting Artspace... [ read more __ ]

may 13th, 2010 :: attention ! oeuvre d atable :: icon A Table! re-made Daniel Spoerri's kitchen table, the way it was on October 17th, 1961, at precisely 15h47, in his Parisian hotel room. It is our principal instrument in an upcoming series of A Spoerri Table! events. The premiere was on May 7th, during the Parcours d'Artistes Saint-Gilles, in Brussels. [ read more __ ]

april 18th, 2010 :: Fecit Venetiis 1754 (Muzzix #10, Lille) :: icon With both the Ana-R and A Table! we recently spent a great weekend of sonic demo(n)creation at the Muzzix festival in Lille (France). Read, see and hear in this colorful report all about new blood, the fine but long forgotten art of Stradivarius bashing, and Rébus' Red Hatter: a solipsist-musician's wet dream ... [ read more __ ]

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march 30th, 2010 :: ong'luk = un-luck, that is: malheur, twice... :: icon Late february Diktat did a very fine performance at La Machinante. But when we packed our gear, JB found the neck of his 150 year old double bass had been broken (repair: 5000 €)... Even more memorable and unique was our rendering of Stockhausen's Right Durations, some weeks later at the Eglise Saint-Merry. But the morning after we found some rascal stole the wheels of JJ's car (repair: 700 €)... If someone wants to stop us that badly, it surely means we're on to something BIG... [ read more __ ]

march 20th, 2010 :: Paris Tape Run (2009): tous les sens uniques :: icon Also pop hop pretty girls are onomato-peeing "Pfffjizzzz, schroenkkk, zschroenkkkk !" these days. And Staaltape's release party for the 2009 Parisian Tape Run (a relay recording compilation cassette in '70/80's mail art style) was a big hit. Another collectors' slum? Or cassette culture's second coming? [ read more __ ]

march 18th, 2010 :: Le son de l'art à sa naissance (Art's Birthday 2010) :: icon Commissioned by the Swiss RSR Espace 2, my present to art on the occasion of its this year's birthday became an elaborate audio-bio-faction and a sonico-musical reflection on the concept of being born. Its key-ingredient is a recording made one summer night in 2003, when I found myself tumbling into a hole in the floor of a dark garage somewhere in Paris, with my dictaphone on and recording... [ read more __ ]

february 13th, 2010 :: If only the goal of our journey were nearer, we all would be jolly long less :: iconTwelve particularly fine minutes of music, brough to you in a podcast recorded live during last month's edition of the Rhinoceros' laboratory, on sunday january 24th at Les Combustibles in Paris, France. Hear my Korg MS20, listen to my dictaphone, feel how they are hitting the Yamaha... Feat. Anthony Carcone (_*****_), on guitar & electrix. [ read more __ ]

february 05th, 2010 :: syntax, semantics and landscape with trains (Audiotoop [ii]) :: icon About Alessandro Bosetti's The Pool and the Soup, a fine guided spoken improvisation (as performed october last year at Extrapool in Nijmegen), which actually reminded me of Diktat. That same day at Extrapool there were Jason Zeh and Ben Gwilliam, the view of whose BromBron table suddenly reminded me of a small room in the flat of friends of my parents, in the very early 1960s. [ read more __ ]

february 04th, 2010 :: Médium Hang Esztétika :: iconThe first part of the ongoing study on EAI as a metalanguage, that, together with Rébus, I embarked upon a couple of years ago, just recently was published as part of an Hungarian book called Médium Hang Esztétika - Zeneiség a mediális technológiák korában. (That Google-translates: "Medium Sound Aesthetics - Performance in the medial age of technology".) [ read more __ ]

february 01st, 2010 :: 18 x 100 Sec. Sound <.best_before.> Letters :: icon "Yesterday's a work in progress" ... Wrapping up the 2009 Best Before Sound Art Tour with a fine free CD for your download-ing pleasure, and the evocation of ghosts and voices from within the electromagnetic field on a path, rough 'n' lonely, towards an art built from sole fact and nil fiction... [ read more __ ]

january 05th, 2010 :: ookoi: onderood :: icon You dug it while it was happening, live on twitter. Now read the full report on the ookoi's blitz-appearing in the Rotterdam Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, as opening act for last sunday's live broadcast of Moritz Ebinger's Radio Red, hitting the pitch and setting the tone for pop and social media, new and old, in the early tens. [ read more __ ]

december 12th, 2009 :: years will have to run out sometime (Audiotoop [i]) :: icon About the weekend that the good people from the Nijmegen Extrapool descended upon the Amsterdam Occii. About guitars, drums 'n' tape; and about the audiotoop that I performed there: why did that particular piece become the way it was? In the mindbogglingly deep faraway end of it none of this would have ever been, were it not for the right honourable, for the baroness Thatcher. [ read more __ ]

november 15th, 2009 :: Prof. dr. Cassette :: icon "How do you do it?" asked Cecilia A. (from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) in a recent email. "What's the best method? Crack open a cassette shell? Reel-to-reel?" ... Cecilia posed honest questions. Here they get honest answers ... [ read more __ ]

november 08th, 2009 :: A found tapes meta-map :: icon More dates with Penelope Audela, and a first mention of the writing of "Alle Geluid Van De Wereld", my dutch/english monograph on the noble art of foundtaping (to appear early 2010 at the very latest). Acoustic fingerprinting is the method that underlies commercial audio search applications like Shazam and Midomi. We spent a little time with both of them. [ read more __ ]

november 11th, 2009 :: Waiting in the Wings, often :: icon I asked Maja whether she could get me a typewriter.
"I have a Hermes Media 3," she told me ...
And thus I sat in my writer's bin, Waiting in the Wings, the first weekend of october, in the Wunderkammer that is the Maastricht Artspace Het Rondeel, at the time of this writing sadly threatened to soon no longer be ... [ read more __ ]

january 13th, 2010 :: Art fleas :: icon Pushing last Christmas we set up a table at the Générale's Puces de l'Art. Even though we failed to sharpen my toppling cassettes world record, we still were the tropical spice in the Art fleas' ice, and joined forces with Blenno and the Wurst-Brücke for a memorable rendering of the Dutch national anthem. Our Wilhelmus Van Nassouwe is the edition's podcast. [ read more __ ]

february 17th, 2010 :: public places, hidden islands :: icon Every once in a while I have this sudden urge to hear Beethoven symphonies all day long. Why? I went through this, ad nauseam, with my analyst. She thinks I keep the reason stowed away on a little ile, that I've been hiding ever since my early youth. Bref. I guess she's right. But once more I gave in to the urge... and found Ludwig Van leading me to the perfect scene for a Diktat... [ read more __ ]

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