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  1. Derek Holzer--Circuit Bending & Beyond: Build Your Own Instrument by Maren Sextro


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    Filmmmaker Maren Sextro created this portrait of me for Groove.de in May 2012. Together, we visited the flea market and my studio, and spoke about my approach to sound, performance, "circuit…

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      This optoelectronic hurdy-gurdy was commission by the Acces(s) Festival, Pau France in October 2012. TONEWHEELS is an experiment in converting graphical imagery to sound, inspired by some of the…

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      • Experimental Sound Instruments Workshop, TAIK MediaLab Helsinki


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        Students from my Experimental Sound Instruments workshop demonstrate their hand-made projects on the final day. Their instruments involved a variety of technologies, including Arduinos, solenoids,…

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        • nonlinearity III


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          Q: So what do you do? A: I make sound instruments that no one's ever seen before, and then I teach myself how to play them. Q: Do you play them well? A: Well, if no one's ever seen…

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          • Neanderthal Electronics workshop, Tartu Estonia


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            More than 40,000 years ago, our Neanderthal ancestors invented the first music instruments from simple objects around them (bones and stones, sticks and skins...), without reference to any existing…

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            • nonlinearity I


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              After touring 3 weeks with 25 Kg of heavy metal synthesizer in a suitcase, I came home wanting something a bit lighter and simpler. My back-to-basics approach uses one SoundBox built for workshops…

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              • cuT 31[RGB]-TONEWHEELS filmed by Eyes_For_Ears


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                TONEWHEELS Macro-video recorded by Jérôme Fino/Eyes_For_Ears at Styx Project Space Berlin, Nov 2008. Eyes_For_Ears released a high-contrast, black and white version this video on his…

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                • TONEWHEELS workshop, DA Festival, Sofia Bulgaria


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                  TONEWHEELS is an experiment in converting graphical imagery to sound, inspired by some of the pioneering 20th Century electronic music inventions. In this three day workshop from 24-27 October 2009,…

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                  • nonlinearity II


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                    Continued studies in nonlinearity, this time using cross-coupled XR-VCO oscillators, Serge smooth/stepped generators and random voltages from the Wogglebug run through a series of Buchla Low Pass…

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                    • Duelling Benjolins


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                      Although I have been building Benjolins for more than one year, this was the first night I actually had two Benjolins finished at the same time. So of course I had to get them communicating with each…

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                      • Derek Holzer-Studio Improv 30 Apr 2012


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                        Getting the computer out of my live sound was the best thing that ever happened to me. When I work with the modular synthesizer, I feel like I have a piece of clay in my hands which I can squeeze…

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                        • Copenhagen Noise Workshop


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                          From 2-6 February 2009, I worked with students from the Kunstakademiet in Copenhagen to create a series of personal noise devices. Here, the students and guests of the final presentation show how…

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