Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Psyché Tropes & Video Circuits present an Evening of Modular Synthesis April the 4th

So I got together with Psyché Tropes to put on an event at apiary studios on the 4th of April, it should be interesting and mostly modular! There will be me and two of my favourite video syntheists doing video and three great musicians doing audio, hopefully with some cross patching for added fun and audio reactivity.

Psyché Tropes and Video Circuits present an Evening of Modular Synthesis at Apiary Studios on Saturday 4th April 2015.
£6 adv / £8 door. No guest list. 8pm – Late.
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/310502

Psyché Tropes is a label from the creator of Hackney Film Festival dedicated to exploring the synaesthetic intersections between sound and its visual counterpart. The label’s second live edition sees a collaborative event with Video Circuits combining the realms of audio and video modular synthesis with a very special line-up. Video Circuits is a blog and research project that takes a wide ranging approach to documenting the early years of electronic video art, visual music and computer art with a view to informing the current output of contemporary artists and musicians working in the field.

Live modular shows by


Live video modular by


with Psyché Tropes djs

British artist Robin Rimbaud traverses the experimental terrain between sound, space, image and form, creating absorbing, multi-layered sound pieces that twist technology in unconventional ways. From his early controversial work using found mobile phone conversations, through to his focus on trawling the hidden noise of the modern metropolis as the symbol of the place where hidden meanings and missed contacts emerge, his restless explorations have won him international admiration from amongst others, Bjork, Aphex Twin and Stockhausen.

Audio Dependent is the electronic music alias of audio visual artist, Tim Cowie. A long-time collaborator at The Light Surgeons, Cowie’s music and sound design work crosses over from electronica and techno, to contemporary classical and ambient soundscapes. He also releases music under his own name and as part of the duo Infinite Particles.

The Asterism is a semi-improvised solo modular synth and electronics project from Mark O Pilkington (Raagnagrok / Urthona / Teleplasmiste), constructed around organic rhythmic developments and blurring the lines between natural and unnatural sounds.

Alexander Peverett (b.1976) is a multi-disciplinary artist from Wigan, England. He resides in Japan and the United Kingdom. His personal work explores the fields of electronic & computer music, video art, multi-media installation, generative art and computer graphics. He works as a freelance Art Director, Computer Artist, Sound Designer and Video Director.

Synthpunk is a musician, engineer and video synthesist. His wide ranging skills and interests manifest themselves in many different ways one of which is his self-built modular video synthesizer.

Chris King is an audio visual artist who primarily works with drawing, experimental animation, electronics and sound.

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Photos from Sabrina Ratté & Roger Tellier-Craig

I got to see Sabrina and Roger's amazing performance at the BFI on the 13th, here are some awful photos of Sabrina's beautiful imagery and a video Rosa took of their fantastic performance at Sonic Acts 2015 so you can also hear the incredible sounds too, even if it is a different set.
http://le-revelateur.tumblr.com/ I belive sabrina is also giving a talk soon to, info here

Ewa Justka

I found some photos from the semi regular EAVI  night from November where Ewa played which reminded me to post up some of her work and a link to her great site. She often pefromes with hacked CRT televisions and Optoelectronic noise circuits, so there is a great synchronicity of sound and image. ewajustka.tumblr.com

Monday, 9 March 2015

Le Révélateur: Sabrina Ratté & Roger Tellier-Craig London

So I am pretty excited to see Le Révélateur perform as part of Digital Québec, I am a great appreciator of all their work so far, both Sabrina and Rodger make some of the most beautiful work around. Link!


BFI Southbank’s regular Sonic Cinema strand teams up with ELEKTRA and MUTEK, two vibrant organisations from Québec, to present a bold and ambitious series of live audiovisual performances, featuring 8 UK Premieres over two consecutive nights.

Dubbed Digital Québec, some of the province’s most innovative and experimental A/V creators will be presenting their work for the very first time on British soil. Acting as a continuation of the combined ELEKTRA and MUTEK 15th anniversary event EM15 presented in Montréal in May 2014, the selection of works represent the interdisciplinary intersection of music, sound and digital art where both organizations meet.


Thursday March 12
Dominique T Skoltz: y2o
Yan Breuleux: Tempêtes

Matthew Biederman & 4X: Physical
Herman Kolgen: Seismik + Aftershock


Friday March 13
Maotik & Metametric: Omnis
Woulg: Ring Buffer

Myriam Bleau: Soft Revolvers
Roger Tellier-Craig & Sabrina Ratté: Le Révélateur


Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/1DFug3S

1 show £16
2 shows the same night £25
Pass for 4 shows £40

If you wish to buy a 4-performance or 8-perfomance pass, you need to call the BFI box office or visit the venue to buy the festival passes.


With the support of Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec and the Québec Government Office in London.

Dean Winkler

Here is a new work from Dean Winkler who has provided me with some of my favourite posts with uploads of his past work.

"An abstract meditation on global warming set to music by Low City. 1980s style analog video layering, created with modern desktop tools."
Check out his Vimeo channel for more fantastic work.

Monday, 2 March 2015

C.E. Burnett

A recent article on Paleofuture brought to my attention the work of C.E. Burnett an engineer at RCA's  research lab during the 1930s. This must be a very early example of cathode ray tubes being used for pattern generation and certainly predates many more well known media art pioneers. I wonder if he ever spoke to Ben F. Laposky another early pioneer in a related technique.


Zoran Radovic

Zoran Radovic has been working with pendulums, plotters, lasers and CRT displays since the 1960s. A recent post by an online friend highlighted the fact that his studio is being sold off, I noticed some plotter art on the wall which lead me to check out his great site detailing his fantastic work. www.radovic-art.de he details his various systems building on his ideas and demonstrating how some of his systems work. Please go read his site for more info! 

Here are a few more links with some of his work