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The Gristleizer May 8, 2009

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Had to re-post another video from Throbbing Gristle Chris Carter‘s flickr stream as I’m sure you guys would dig the Gristleizer. You can get them here:

But this is Chris’ post on the Original Gristleizer:

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Throbbing Gristle Sound FX April 25, 2009

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Chris Carter of Throbbing Gristle tries out different synth effect combinations for the unique TG sound.

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From the video description, he uses “Korg Kaossilator, Bugbrand Postcard Weevils, Korg Kaoss Pad 2, Korg Kaoss Pad 3, Zoom PFX9003, Chimera Synthesis bc8 & bc16”

Last night’s sold out show at the Regency Ballroom in SF was a landmark performance. Their last show was also in SF in 1981! I took some images and horrible-sounding video clips with a point and shoot that don’t do justice to the actual performance, but people are still buzzing from the TG high.

CNC Music Factory April 3, 2009

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From the irrepressible qDot comes this. Yes, it’s the theme from Portal played on the stepper motors of a CNC machine.

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Trimpin’s Sheng High (dorkbotSF Tour) March 27, 2009

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About 15 lucky dorks were invited by sound artist and kinetic sculptor Trimpin for a private preview of his latest installation Sheng High which was premiering the following day at the Nelson Gallery at UC Davis. It will be at the Nelson from March 26 – May 17. Viewing hours are 6-8 pm daily. The address is:

The Richard L. Nelson Gallery & The Fine Arts Collection
University of California, Davis / Art Department
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

It’s an amazing piece where he converts music into a circular notation using 5 different software and many manual processes to create pie shaped piano-player type sheets with reflective material denoting the ‘notes’. The reflective material triggers sensors on a rotating arm to actuate motors which lift and dip several faux-boo poles into water, where the displacement of air within the pipes from the changing water depth produces the sound which is supposed to emulate a sheng which is a Chinese reed instrument. In a nod to Nancarrow who usually puts Hello into his player piano scores like an audio easter egg, Trimpin also plays Hello on the Sheng High

More images and video will be compiled in this dorkbotsf tour archive page!

Peter Esmonde has also just completed a film on Trimpin called Trimpin: The Sound of Invention which premiered at SXSW this year. For news on the movie and screening schedule, see the film’s blog

Trumpet Hero Tonight March 19, 2009

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Come see EAMB korntee’s Guitar Hero for trumpet controller mod at tonight’s Kicker Launch Party and Tangible Tech Exhibition at 427 Bryant.

It’s on the dork calendar

Moldover’s Advanced Controllerism Workshop March 5, 2009

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Moldover who is speaking at next week’s dorkbotSF #43 will be holding a 1-day intensive Ableton Live Controllerism workshop at Pyramind

Sign up now as only 20 seats are available!

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