The latest TONEBURST release is now available.
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
All source materials for this project were
taken from the Barry Cullen Video Archive.
released November 8, 2019
bjc – D&Dv2_Studies_v2
Released on TONEBURST 26 October 2019.
Launch event @ the343 (JD Zazie), Belfast.
After the Squeal & Scrape workshop at Framewerk Gallery Belfast, the participants will perform support for JD Zazie at the 343 as the Squeal and Scrape Orchestra.
Saturday 26 October. Doors 8pm. Tickets £7/5. BYOB. No Glass.
JD ZAZIE is an experimental DJ, avant-turntablist and sound artist living between Berlin and Bolzano.
Pandemonium Trio = Barry Cullen, Miguel Ortiz and Paul Stapleton.
Pandemonium Trio is a new group based at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), dedicated to bring audiences the finest in folktronic audio and cybernetic signals, vibrating together in heart-warming 12V ballads, oscillating between the sacred and the profane.
Venue – Agulha. Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Video – Alex Lucas
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.
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.”
First release on Toneburst.