Tag Archives: Noise

Schema Circuit Bending Adventures – Little Beast Modular

Modding the case, adding pitch bend, output, volume, body contacts, looping switch, break-out connector. I then make it work with other modular gear, such as the Behringer Neutron, the Volca Modular and a MicroKorg. Part three of a short video … Continue reading

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Ποιητική Θορύβου – Αστικό Ηχοτοπίο και Σύνθεση

This paper attempts to analyze the role of urban soundscape in electroacoustic acousmatic composition, looking at my own work, as well as with a view on contemporary music in general. Exploring the concept of noise in our culture, I approach the mechanisms that allow the sounds of everyday experience to participate in the development of a poetics rich in emotional dynamic, connected with fundamental elements of our music tradition and directly dependent on the way we experience sound.

A large part of my source recordings takes place in the city. Urban soundscapes have become the new natural sound environment for the people of the city. Over a century of exposition to sound by machines, crowds, plastic and metal, pure tones and recorded music embedded in everyday background, tends to redefine the processes and archetypes that govern the way we evaluate sound as art, as well as our emotional responses to it. The meaning and cultural significance of noise radically change.

Having chosen recorded sound as the main material of my sonic art, I sometimes use unprocessed sound and drive the composition forward by cutting, juxtaposing and mixing, playing with connotations, and the locally emerging myth. Alternatively, I might use the recording as a malleable material that I can change and warp around to the extreme. ‘Real-world’ sound has always had a certain power on the mind of the listener and so have the processes of its transformation, subtle or dramatic, gradual or sudden, playing with degrees of recognizability and laying out some kind of idiosyncratic dreamscape for listeners to let evolve and explore in their own mind. Continue reading

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line out, speaker off, pitch control (potentiometer, body contacts, photocell momentary/latch), drone switch, pulse train switch, overdrive momentary/latch.

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Circuit bent toys performance

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live at Triple Bath Festival

Circuit bent toys live at the Triple Bath Festival, 7 Feb 2014, Anamesa Art Space, Athens Greece

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noiz toyz

circuit bent toys, after being ruthlessly tested by my kids at home and randomly squeezed on summer beaches and multi-instrumental jam parties, where finally plugged into a very loud sound system – to do some heavy sound magic – at … Continue reading

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Faidron & Schema

Stelios Giannoulakis – Cirquit Bent Toys, Effects Faidron – Double Bass, Guitar, Cimbalom, Theremin, Bowed Cymbals, Electronics

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