Listening Session #16

Jeff Mills – Exhibitionist Mix 3  TR-909 Workout Jeff Mills and his 909 in classic white cube setting. Artsy as artsy can get. I watch the »Mix 3 TR-909 Workout« from the DVD Exhibitionist 2. Nothing but Mills and machine in sight. In impossible elegance he is kneeling in front of the grayish cabinet. Pressing start quickly, only…

Listening Session #23

Mark Fisher’s Ghost Track The Ultramagnetic record has run through, only the crackling of the needle in the run-out groove can still be heard. Not just said motif, there are many reasons to crossfade Paul C.’s small-scale Sampladelia with Mark Fisher’s equally melancholically crackling concept of hauntological sound culture. In some of the more advanced…

Listening Session #10

Missy Elliott – Lose Control / Cybotron – Clear »Music make you lose control! Music make you lose control! Let’s go!« – Boom and Clap Boom and and Clap and! On top of it all, this ice-cold chromatic synthesizer arpeggio looping non-stop. Everything about this track is iconic. Fatman Scoop’s signature commando voice, the self-surpassing…

Media Literacy

The focus of the seminar Media Literacy is on the individual main topics of the students. The goal is to create a multimedia presentation based on a concrete artifact. The two short films ‘The Gadget Lover’ and ‘copy.paste’ are presented here as practical works.

Listening Session #13

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…

Listening Session #5

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…

Listening Session #8

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.…

The ‘Listening Sessions’

Malte Pelleters work on drum machines (“Futurhythmaschinen”) has been published… The listening sessions contained therein, including links to the music samples, as individual modules 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.

Cross Innovation Class

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’.

Workshop: A life in Samples

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.