June 12th, 2012
June 8th, 2012
Ok, it’s now official, we’ll be playing tomorrow, 9th of June, 19h @ the Butch-ennial Art Exhibition https://www.facebook.com/MacelloButchEnnial
June 7th, 2012
Qualche informazione in più: l’evento all’interno del quale suoneremo questo sabato si chiama Butch-ennial e si terrà all’ex-macello di Bolzano, in via Macello.
Ulteriori informazioni qui: www.facebook.com/MacelloButchEnnial
June 5th, 2012
The Sentinel is probably the best known short story by Arthur C. Clarke. Famous for being the one that 2001: A Space Odissey was somehow based on. When they asked me: “would you do some science fiction illustration?”, I didn’t imagine I was about to illustrate this! It was quite a bit of a challenge. While I love sci-fi and loved to illustrate this story, it gave me little to work with, so I had to get inside the characters and find the things the story doesn’t tell you.
June 3rd, 2012
Zugluft X has been fun, despite the tecnical problems and the not so ideal context for our performance. The PA failed two times due to power overload, fortunately the second time it failed we were almost finished. On the other hand it could have waited those 10 seconds for us to play the last note, but whatever…
Apparently we’ll be playing this set again this saturday, details will follow. For now, here come some pictures and an audio recording (of most of the performance).
Photos by Sbrizz
May 25th, 2012
Saturday 2nd of June, at 8.30pm at the Zugluft open air festival, we’ll have a little noise performance together with a friend of mine who calles himself ubumaic
It will be quite funny!
May 23rd, 2012
Kyrene prints a new programme twice a year and usually asks artists and illustrators to contribute their personal interpretation of their “totem animal”, a cow.
Along with the illustration for the programme I also created a promotional postcard for them.
My interpretation of the cow was clearly inspired by old movies where giant monsters destroy cities with their super-powers, like Godzilla.
May 21st, 2012
The Octopot is a small 8 knobs DIY midi controller by Frank Daniels aka. fcd72, also creator of the amazing Shruthi XT programmer. I had the pleasure to work with him for the logo (which you can see on the case).
The octopot comes with 8 knobs organized in 4 scenes (which makes 32 controls). It comes with a handy LCD to see what you are actually controlling and with a built-in Shruthi-1 preset.
Photo: Frank Daniels
April 30th, 2012
Some time ago I posted this video here:
I don’t know how many saw it, and I can only imagine that few will have actually wondered what it was supposed to be.
Anyway the answer is quite simple: it was a teaser trailer for an album, by some guy whol likes to call himself kurodama, who incidentally is me, or at least one of my identities.
It’s now out! Spam is the New Dada, my latest musical endeavour, can be downloaded for free from Savant at the following address:
On the 30th of April 1993 the Cern officially announced that the world wide web would be free for anyone to use. The internet as we know it was born.
It is now a big part of our lives, information flows in a continuous stream, and we flow with it, always connected.
There is no growing without pains. The singnal that once used to be loud and clean, is getting harder and harder to find, drowned in a sea of gaggeling noise.
Noise is what Kurodama likes to deal with, and the decay of information sometimes, unintentionally produces constructs of surrealistic beauty.
“Spam is the New Dada” is about that, about signal and noise, interference, information decay, content to bullshit ratio and about spam mails that deconstruct language to a point where it almost seems to mimic the work of the artistic avantgarde.
The irony of it all is that spam is much older than the internet itself. The first unsolicited advertising mail was send on the 3rd of May 1978.
You have randomly been picked to recieve this message. It’s all part of our plan.
Check out their other releases if you like experimental, electronic stuff, that probes the borders between music and noise. I especiallty recommend Pop Album B by Sam Kaplan
April 26th, 2012