Model 500 – No UFOs Catalogue No. M-001. The first release on Juan Atkins’ own label, Metroplex, is called Model 500: the technification of the personal name as a cyborg strategy, the posthumanist gesture of the self-referential, heteronymous model identifier. The first track of this first release, »No UFOs«, presents a prototypical techno track as…
The Reaktor Rhythmicon In order to be able to listen to the Rhythmicon and thus start the first listening session of this work, I have to play tricks. The recordings made of the second machine by Joseph Schillinger in the 1940s are hard to get hold of at the Smithsonian. Videos of the third version…
Prince – Purple Music Tschack! Bumm! With the first snare, there’s no stopping it. This thing is running. One. Two. Three. Four. Kick. Snare. Kick. Snare. 140 BPM barely leave time to catch your breath. A stick sound keeps the off-beats moving and swirls one or two sixteenths around the one. After four bars of…
Little Sister – Somebody’s Watching You »The last three Stone Flower singles, released in November and December 1970, all featured the Rhythm King prominently and no doubt sounded completely alien on pop stations, let alone R&B radio. Yet the new version of ›Somebody’s Watching You‹ by Little Sister made the Top 40 and, as such, is…
Shuggie Otis – Pling! / Maestro Rhythm King »Just to find the kind / of another time /down the road a bit /I’ve been walking it« Shuggie Otis, »Happy House«, LP Inspiration Information, CBS Records 1974. The needle slowly slides into the groove. It clatters. The penultimate track of the B-side has been played many times.…
Malte pellet‘s work on drum machines (“Futurhythmaschinen”) has been published… The listening sessions contained therein, including links to the music samples, as individual digressions can be found on our ((audio)) website. The sessions allow you to do exactly what the web is good at: click, listen, and read while doing so. A series of trailers of the ” Futurhythmaschinen “, as addictive as the episodes of some Netflix series.
In 2021, the Cross Innovation Class enters its third round. Interdisciplinary teams, which consist of students from different universities, will again deal with challenges from the practical field of the creative industries. The main focus of the inter-university student project in the summer semester is ’21 is Smart City & Urban Tech’.
From the 4th to the 6th of March 2021, ((audio)) will host the annual conference of the AG Auditive Kultur & Sound Studies of the Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft.
Sonic Pi is an open source programming tool for creating music. Sonic Pi was developed in 2013 by Sam Aaron at the University of Cambridge – originally to teach concepts of programming in schools. The focus is on the creative exploration of music – concepts of programming are taught on the side.
On 25.09. the workshop ‘A life in Samples’ took place as the final event of the seminar ‘Digital Sampling Techniques’. The guest was the New York based artist Tony Rainwater (Anthony Abbadessa), who exclusively presented his unique and creative sample workflow. The event was accompanied by a discussion on the question of whether and to what extent there are limits to the technique of sampling.
Annika Hachmeister and Frieder Behrens demonstrate with the Telemin that a simple telescopic rod, a few sensors and a computer can be used to create an innovative musical instrument. As an interface, the Telemin offers musicians the opportunity to overcome barriers to digital instruments and gain access to interpretative approaches.
The professional groups of sound, lighting and event technology are not the focus of music research – and even less so are the women who work in these professions. Annika Hachmeister’s bachelor thesis on this topic is currently available in the area of ‘Research’ – current scientific papers
The sound installations ‘Call For Action*’ and ‘Connection is made…’ interact with the mobile devices of their viewers* and thereby illuminate different aspects of the relationship between the human being and his or her means of media communication. This is achieved, among other things, by looking back into monophonic times and by revealing the silent operations of the mobile device (see videos).
It rattles, whistles and drums. What is clear is that this artifact is about making yourself heard. The protest machine is equipped with everyday objects – such as pots and pans – which unfold loud qualities here. For the first demonstration in the lecture hall corridor (see video), the whole thing was staged with a surveillance camera and monitor, in order to also address the control of public space.
In the research area of the llaudioll.de website current scientific work is available for viewing and downloading. Newly arrived are bachelor and master theses with the following focal points: Postcolonial perspectives on music trends; streaming and curated playlists; the effects of the restructuring of music on the net; sound design in the e-automotive industry.
Introduction: Working with Sound in Urban Environments
… opens the concept of sound art to popular sound cultures, gender discourses, technical and media culture, postcolonial transformations, political actions and reflections, institutional critique, sonic fiction and much more.
On March 5th, Prof. Dr. Rolf Großmann and Dr. Malte Pelleter will give a talk about the history of German electronic music. The event will take place in Tunis at the B7L9 Art Station. The lecture will be held in English.
“Let coincidence run wild and be part of a morphing soundscape.” On February 14 and 15, the sound installation entitled ‘Affected Soundscape’ was exhibited at Künstlerhaus FAKTOR (Hamburg/Sternbrücke).
The new Norient Space is announced for spring 2020. It will be a platform for thinkers* and musicians*, an archive and an audio-visual gallery that combines art, journalism and science. Until the relaunch the beta version is freely available.