1. Ballongtutofon-drone


    from Jon Halvor / Added

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    Demo av en ballongtutofon - et klassisk instrument fra Drivhuset - koblet til en ekstra stor ballong som en sekkepipe. Fint for å skape drone-effekter som bakgrunn for improvisasjon. Demo of the classic selfmade ballon-instrument in a bag-pipe inspired version with a very large balloon. Great for creating drones - sonic landscapes for further improvisation.

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    • Aluminum Pipes


      from ensemble, et al. / Added

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      I experimented with cutting down a 20' aluminum pipe into 4' and smaller pieces to create my own "bass wind chime like" instrument. This is the result. I think I may get better tonal/resonant results if I hang the pipes vertically from one end.

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      • EXIST-ENCE 5 international festival live art performance art action art - Velvet Pesu


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        Hosted by artist run initiative EXIST and curated by Rebecca Cunningham and Nicola Morton, exist-ence is Brisbane’s premiere international festival dedicated to the presentation of live art, performance art and action art. exist-ence illuminates Live Art practice, building long term links between Australian and international independent artists and researchers, whilst offering new and developing Brisbane audiences the opportunity to experience a stimulating and challenging program. Live Art performance, discourse, debate and discussion, creative development exchange, installation and exhibition are the key elements. Velvet Pesu “Concentric Circles on Red’”a framed act of conscious play, the unfolding, becoming and unveiling of self through process, chance, accident, change, temporality, rhythm, voice, light and image. The projection is handmade/drawn film made entirely of recycled materials on a modified purpose built hand cranked projector. The costume is also played as an instrument and made from recycled and organic materials. Videography: Brad Addison

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        • "at the mountain of madness" (h.p. Lovecraft) - a composition for the cacophonator


          from doc. Luden Looksharp / Added

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          H.P. Lovecraft inspired me this perverse casting of overdrive distortion and fuzz that puts a strain on the poor speakers of your poor computer (better if you listen at very high volume with a cool stereo system ..), if you're a perverted loser musician you can have fun to decode the source of each noise correctly.. but if you,rightly, do not give a damn, just hear about 8min of a totally outta control cacophonator ... .... inspired by the novel of H.P. Lovecraft, a job for a film that I think, alas, will never be realized ... RIP

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          • the Cacophonator, noise concrete music diy instrument


            from doc. Luden Looksharp / Added

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            the cabinet of an old foot controlled sewing machine got inside wonderfull wheels and various pieces of machinery, cogs etc ..the perfect occasion to let imagination works and build a personal version of the futurist intonarumori.all the sound are captured with piezos mics and electrets then are mixed and processed with lot of diy analog effects a tape echo etc etc... concrete music.

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            • Skull Etching


              from Dirty Electronics / Added

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              The Skull Etching combines etched artwork and electronics into a unique touch instrument. The electronics for the instrument utilise just one integrated circuit (IC), yet the instrument features two oscillators, distortion, feedback network, filter and interference/hum/radio. Touch the skulls to play the instrument!

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              • Diego Stocco - Bassoforte


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                Few days ago I started thinking about how I could re-purpose the keyboard of the dismantled piano I keep in the garden,  so I thought to build a new instrument by combining it with some other parts I had laying around. I ended up with this mechanical hybrid thing I thought to call "Bassoforte" (bass + pianoforte). The neck is from a broken electric bass, as a bridge I used a cabinet handle, the pickups are from a guitar, and the part at the top where the strings are attached is a chimney cap, which works as resonator as well as percussive sound. The track I created is a tribute to my Dad who is a big fan of Western comic books and "spaghetti western" films, and because of him I am too. I hope you'll like it! The track is available also at my Bandcamp page: http://diegostocco.bandcamp.com/track/bassoforte Here you can see a gallery with pictures and more detailed descriptions: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Bassoforte/535175 UPDATE 2/20/11 If you're curious to know more about the instrument in the background, you can watch this video I just made: http://vimeo.com/20157158

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                • Diego Stocco - Experibass


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                  UPDATE 03/24/15: I released an album of 8 tracks I composed and played with the Experibass. http://gum.co/EXPRB and I also created a Producer's Edition with 100 rhythmic loops, that you can use to bring the rhythmic character of the Experibass into your own productions http://gum.co/EXPPE UPDATE 11/18/11: I got credited as Featured Solo Performer with my Experibass on Jesper Kyd score of Assassin's Creed Revelations: UPDATE 12/01/10: I got credited as Featured Solo Performer with my Experibass on Jesper Kyd score of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood: http://is.gd/i7tLj UPDATE 12/17/09: I played the Experibass on Hans Zimmer's score for Sherlock Holmes: http://bit.ly/81dfYX More info and pictures here: http://bit.ly/8J9ymg Few weeks ago I visited a luthier looking for instruments parts, I had an idea in mind for an instrument I wanted to build. My curiosity was to hear the sound of violin, viola and cello strings amplified through the body of a double bass. I came up with a quadruple-neck experimental "something" that I thought to call Experibass. To play it I used cello and double bass bows, a little device I built with fishing line and hose clamps, a paintbrush, a fork, spoons, a kick drum pedal and a drum stick. I hope you'll like it! Thanks to luthier John Wu for providing me the parts, even though I warned him that I was probably going to create a "monster" : ) At this link you can see some pictures with more detailed descriptions: http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Experibass/312989 UPDATE 10/24/09. If you'd like to connect on Twitter: twitter.com/DiegoStocco

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                  • Diego Stocco - LCO Light Controlled Oscillator


                    from Diego Stocco / Added

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                    UPDATE 3/21/11 I created some samples with the LCO for the Moog Tribute Library: http://bit.ly/ent6hV The LCO is an instrument I assembled when I was creating the score for "The Conduit". I used it as a starting point to create a variety of bass sounds, ambiences and strange noises. The pitch of an optical theremin responds to the intensity of external light, which makes playing specific notes difficult. I wanted to find a better way to control not just the pitch but also the trigger of the sound in order to create rhythmic patterns. I used the chassis of an old device to host the circuit, connected a dimmer to control the intensity of a light bulb and a push-button switch to break the circuit, so I could control the note on/off. To fatten up the sound I connected it to a spring reverb, an hi-fi amp and two old speakers, recorded with a stereo microphone. The instrument needs to be be played in semi obscurity. In this particular session I was also post-processing the sound of the LCO with modulated chains of comb-filtered delays and reverbs. P.S. Careful with the volume, the sound gets pretty intense in the second half of the video.

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