Noise Against War & Destruction

Producing and working on several noise-experiments seemed natural during this strange war-saturated days.

Chris and sometimes friends of the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse were included into several musical jams and noisy little performances we did on synthesizers, granular-engines and numerous glitched field-recordings.

We were able to release a few sounds of our latest impromptu sessions, live performed and recorded at Studio Tokyo.

Between the Years – What´s going on?

Time between Christmas and New Years Eve became rather silent here at my studio excepting some jams with Chris and visits from my family. School is in holidays and they were pretty needed by me for relaxing, regeneration and new thoughts.

New instruments like Microfreak from Arturia and Digitakt from Elektron were my Christmas goodies for this year and i am using the cocooned winter time for welcoming them in a stately way.

It will need some time to get fully inside this mighty instruments which brings a lot of fun, spice and joy into the studio workflow.

Also we are planning and sketching up the upcoming Art´s Birthday in January 2022, celebrated by Pomodoro Bolzano as every year since a long time now.

This shows our invitation card for the voice calls. And here comes the original invitation from Max´s official art-mail:

art.birthday 1.000.059

YOUR VOICE – YOUR WORD 

Dear artlovers,

Pomodoro Bolzano is happy to invite you to be part of art.birthday one million and fifty-nine.

This year it’s about a choice of words

Send us your word with your voice as a present for a piece of music 

which will be created on january 17th, 2022.

Procedure:

To take part is as easy as it can get.

Please send us your word recorded with your own voice.

If you can’t decide on only one word you may send up to three words 

in different soundfiles (one word per file).

Send us your single word(s) as a speech message via SMS to +49 160 8445253

or send us an email and attach your soundfile(s) to voice@artbirthday.com.

Thank you for your voice!

And of course, Chris and me recorded a set of ambient and downbeat tracks during December.

Get in touch with all new released tracks here below.

Next week, on January 3, we will further prepare our Art´s Birthday celebration schedules and do more experiments on sounds and instruments. Creativity and art is continuous in flow here and we will see more of all that in 2022. Now i am wishing you all a great new years eve and floating smoothly into the next year of wonders and experiences.

Noise Studies VII – a journey starts

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.