This Monday i was invited to the fresh and colorful exhibition of Frieda Korda and Max D. Well at Odyssey inside SecondLife. The artists built a virtual version of Regensburg´s Sigismundkapelle and exhibited their impressing artworks and collages there.
Erno Vilafül presented a rocking sound-performance during the opening and made all visitors dance for hours.
Old Friends from The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse (AOM) came to join the party. My footage from the event captures a bit of this chilling and thrilling evening.
All in all it was a very good experience with a wonderful designed space, great artworks on the walls, fine decent sounds and lovely people around. The exhibition itself will be able for a visit a few months now.
Chris and me did an impromptu sound session at my studio with several synthesizers as SOMA Lyra-8, two Moog Animoog devices, Reaktor Granular Engines, JMT TVCO-2a, JMT LD-1 and contact microphones combined with a pulsed solenoid.
We recorded two tracks, a shorter one and another with 19 minutes length. They both are ready to listen in at SoundCloud and can be reached here below.
During the last days we did experiments and research on sounds we field-recorded with KOMA Elektronik´s neat little box of wonders named „Field Kit“ and their expansion pack with motors, solenoids, contact microphones, marbles, springs and electromagnetic sensors.
My students had a lot of fun by testing the possibilities of sound-creation with different sources as singing bowls, toys, water bottles, bento boxes and other pieces of our school environment.
We recorded a lot of interesting sounds by experimenting around with the very sensible contact microphones and routed the results into Ableton Live to modify them again with creative delays and reverbs of all kinds.
To create some pulsing beats we used a little motor element, placed on a plastic socket between glass marbles. The motor got its impulse by a low-frequency-oscillator signal via VC on the Field Kit.
With all that different sounds we got, it was on us to produce a freaky noisy piece of sound-art with. Noisy Radio Signals were also added to our collection of sounds and with the little help of granular synthesis, an ambient texture got layered into our cute sound-setup.
And so it came that the next hours we spent again on Ableton Live to arrange our set of audible happiness and mixed a nice mysterious work out of all our collected sound snippets.
With the Field Kit and our ideas we were able to get such a nice enriched horn of plenty. I am thrilled in expectations which will be the next sound project we approach.
While collecting and arranging assorted analog and semi-analog synthesizers from Japan and Russia, more and more the final setup for my starting noise-expedition gets done and ready for takeoff.
My video shows a few of the actual audible results on this journey into extraordinary sounds and noises. Below this i go into the setup details and show all involved devices in particular.
SOMA´s powerful and dark sounding Lyra-8 is still the mothership in my noisy chamber orchestra, but gets competitive partners by JMT´s two unique noise-synths named LD-1 and TVCO-2a. Both produces wonderful harsh and if needed vibrant glassy shockwaves of sound.
For the final seasoning and roundup a few reverbs, a delay and also Moffenzeef´s MSG II noise-drone-synth comes into the game.
The MSG II is connected to Lyra-8´s external input and brings wobbling drones into the organismic sparkling circuit there.
This years Art´s Birthday „OPERA BILITY“ was entirely virtual performed and realized. Location for the event was our parcel at Odyssey in Second Life. A meeting room on Zoom offered another access to the party.
Frieda Kuterna aka Frieda Korda built a wonderful workshop replique at Odyssey and created a colorful cozy location for the birthday celebration.
The evening started relaxed and mostly quiet before artist SaveMe Oh showed up and rocked our party there for hours.
SaveMe Oh did a great show with all her visuals and breathtaking particles which filled the entire space.
The zoom-conference was streamed directly on a screen which was placed inside the workshop in Second Life. So the participants in-world were able to see what was ongoing in zoom at Real Life.
Our crowd of people was a pretty nice assortment of longtime residents from the virtual world and very appreciated at the party location.
Chris Wittkowsky aka Paco Mariani, Maxxo Klaar and Frieda Korda did gladly this wonderful screenshots during the entertaining event. In the meanwhile i was too busy by guiding the camera for our video-stream.
As last happening on this colorful, groovy evening, Blaise de La France performed a great synthesizer-performance for us, which gave the final blast to this art´s birthday.