Fallgatter – BCYT

The latest TONEBURST release is now available.

https://toneburst.bandcamp.com/

fallgatter-BCYT

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Video Sequencing Video

BCYT is a result of an audio/visual remix
experiment that involves using visuals from
videos to create midi information, which in
turn is used as a clock source and to
sequence sampled audio from the same
videos.

All source materials for this project were
taken from the Barry Cullen Video Archive.

credits

released November 8, 2019

bjc – D&Dv2_Studies_v2

The latest TONEBURST release is now available.

https://toneburst.bandcamp.com/

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<kat no. 4>

Studio improvisations
Cassette & drama instrument

Release 26 October 2019

The recordings are stereo. From instrument to mixer to hard drive. From hard drive to tape.
Each of the tracks were made using the Drone & Drama v2 + v1.5 instruments, Companion Boxes and DIY modular synth.
The recordings are selected from a pool of multi-track recordings made over the course of one working month. Each day improvised recordings were made adding layers until satisfactory results were created. These studio improvisations of around fifteen minutes were recorded according to the following guide to how to use the instrument.
Drone to drama & back again.
Drama to drone & back again.
After capturing the recordings two of the representations were selected for release. The recordings should be played back and played along with the drama instrument.

The instrument requires a 9 volt DC power source (2.1mm tip negative). This is not supplied in the box set.

The listener / audience ‘finishes’ a composition by giving it attention. Listening is a form of composition; deciding, discriminating. The inclusion of an instrument with this recording offers the audience another type of participation. This is to make available and explicit the active role people can have when deciding to spend time on music activities. The combination of media and artefacts draw attention to the lines between digital and online culture.

Contribute to the composition. Complete the work.

released October 26, 2019

bjc – D&Dv2_Studies_v1

The latest TONEBURST release is now available.

https://toneburst.bandcamp.com/

bjc - D&amp;Dv2_Studies_v1_cover

<kat no.3>

Studio improvisations.

The recordings are mono. From instrument to hard drive. From hard drive to tape. Each of the four tracks were made using the Drone & Drama v2 instrument. The recordings were selected from a pool of recordings made over the course of one working week. Each day (Monday to Friday) four recordings were made using the same guidelines. Four studio improvisations of around five minutes were recorded according to the following guide to how to use the instrument.

Drone to drama.
Drama to drone.
Drone to drama & back.
Drama to drone & back.

After capturing the recordings four of the representations were selected for release.

Cassette & sine instrument.

The recordings should be played back and played along with using the sine instrument. The listener / audience ‘finishes’ a composition by giving it attention. Listening is a form of composition; deciding, discriminating. The inclusion of an instrument with this recording offers another type of participation to the audience. This is to make available and explicit the active role people can have when deciding to spend time on music activities.

Contribute to the composition. Complete the work.

The instrument requires a 12 volt DC power source (2.1mm tip negative) this is not supplied in the box set.

released September 27, 2019

Oscillations and Modulations 270919

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Abbazappa Records & The Yellow Yard Map

Free event spanning the Friday and Saturday of the Oscillations and Modulations festival, from 1-5.30pm.

Friday Lineup and Times

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM > Ed Devane with a DIY Instrument demo and live improvisation

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM > Subfusc  is a live improvisation performance with drums, modular synths and contact mics

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM > BJC with a DIY Instrument demo and live improvisation.

Launch for new TONEBURST release.

‘bjc – Drone & Drama v2 Studies v1′.

Limited edition box set containing cassette tape & Sine Instrument.

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM > This is where anything can happen.  The table is yours (soundsystem and mixing desk provided = open jack?)

Spool’s Out: Cassette Reviews / Kitty Wang

Tristan Bath has included a review of Kitty Wang’s debut release over at the Quietus‘ monthly cassette tape review section.

Link: SPOOL’S OUT.

Text:

Okay, so the idea of a modular synth album made in a planned out process by two guys called Phil and Barry might not sound so exciting. But hear me out.

Kitty Wang is a duo comprising Barry Cullen, “noise enthusiast based in Belfast”, and Phil Porter, “an audio worker based in Munich”, and from the sounds of it they’re both pretty well versed in the technical aspects of playing oscillators and modulators. This music was somewhat more ‘designed’ than ‘composed’, the process designed under the influence of remixing as a means to make music.

The duo’s original modular jams were “cut and arranged into clocked patterns on a computer”, then broken into fragments which were played back through the modular system, then “clocked by pulses from the original arrangement”, then… Okay I’m losing you.

Essentially, the duo arranged and rearranged various improvisations methodically, and while the untrained ear won’t most likely pick out the minutiae of ‘what happened’, the result elevates the work beyond your average synth bro down. The synths cough and splutter at times, such as on the catchily titled ‘kw6b2(moments)v2.2’, death rattling atop a rinsed out lattice of droning modules and rhythmic whirrs puncturing through thing envelope veils. It may have all been made with plenty of premeditation, but Kitty Wang feels like the work of a ghost in the machine, spluttering computer music out in bizarre alien shapes, occasionally stepping into briefly droning chords or stomped out marches.”