noise 016: TINY NOISE CAMP Cologne and Moers, Germany tiny
noise went camping
In the middle of October 2009, we held a tiny festival, shared
between the neighbour cities of Cologne and Moers, Germany.
During this exciting weekend, one could find, among other noisy things, breaking
glass and blood (Justice Yeldham), spinning tone wheels (Derek
Holzer), new sound from reconstructed records (EOSIN), sharp blacks and
whites (RYBn) and pretty much everything you ever wanted to hack at school
but weren't allowed to (RaumZeitPiraten). During the CAMP
everyone was welcome to join in and make some noise!
Michael Gumnor of Kunst in NRW joined us at the Bollwerk in Moers and created this great documentary of our event. Kunst in NRW is Micheal's project, creating an extensive video portrait of cultural positions in Germany's Nordrhein-Westfalen region.
Kyd Campbell/tinynoise, Thomas Glaesser/ZAM+
nimm!, Annie Buenker/Koln, Therese Schuleit/Koln & Boris Graue/Bollwerk107
Collaborating Platforms: tiny noise(nomadic) + ZAM(Cologne) & nimm!(Moers),
Promoter: nimm! Netzwerk Neue Musik
Holzer / TONEWHEELS http://www.umatic.nl/info_derek.html
Derek Holzer (1972) is an American sound artist living in Berlin,
whose current interests include DIY analog electronics, sound art, field
recording and the meeting points of electroacoustic, noise, improv and
heavy metal music. He has played live experimental sound as Macumbista
or Derek Holzer—as well as taught workshops in Pure Data and electronics—across
Europe, North America, Brazil and New Zealand. He has released tracks
under the Nexsound, Sirr, and/OAR, Mandorla, Frozen Elephants Music and
Gruenrekorder labels, and has co-initiated several internet projects for
field recording and collaborative soundscapes including Soundtransit.nl.
"One of the central concepts of my work is that every object
and space around us is a recorder. Each one has collected the resonances
of its surroundings for as long as it has existed. You could call it an
acoustic version of particle physics or genetics, because the idea remains
the same--in the smallest details you will find a representation of the
greater whole. My task as a sound artist is often just to listen, and
to listen very closely, to the histories hidden inside our everyday world."
Holzer has performed live, improvised electronic music in many venues
and festivals in Europe, the US and Brasil including FILE (Sao Paulo,
BR), WRO (Wroclaw, PL), Netherlands Film Festival (Utrecht, NL), Garage
(Stralsund, DE), Videomedeja (Novi Sad, SCG), BEK (Bergen, NO), Transmediale
(Berlin, DE), RAM6 (Vilnius, LT), Arts +Communication (Riga, LV), Kuda.org
(Novi Sad, SCG), Earational Festival (S'Hertogenbosch, NL), Medienturm
(Graz, AT), Kunstraum (Innsbruck, AT), Art Museum of Nantes (Nantes, FR),
Montevideo (Amsterdam, NL), Kraakgeluiden (Amsterdam, NL), Denver University
(Denver, USA) and others. Derek Holzer was supported during 2005–7
by Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten Vormgeving en Bouwkunst (Fonds BKVB) of
TONEWHEELS is an experiment in converting graphical imagery to sound,
inspired by some of the pioneering 20th Century electronic music inventions
such as the ANS Synthesizer (Murzin USSR 1937-57), the Variophone (Sholpo
USSR 1930) and the Oramics system (Oram UK 1957). Transparent tonewheels
with repeating patterns are spun over light-sensitive electronic circuitry
to produce sound and light pulsations and textures. In this workshop,
participants will learn to construct two different circuits: a simple
light-to-sound converter and a variable motor speed controller, as well
as how to design and print their own tonewheel patterns using the FLOSS
Diana Combo / portugal EOSIN started to work with deformed vinyl records trying to overcome
the frustration of having an object that is not usable in a conventional
way, letting the errors printed on the surface sound and join what is
already recorded. In this way she creates different layers that combine
into a new composition that changes the audiences perception about the
music they are familiar with. Sometimes she tres to control the error,
hiding it and sometimes she just manage to create a result that sounds
like there is some kind of error, when there is none.This process involves
the use of old and deformed records or old/new records she has or buys.
She cuts and joins different pieces, burns or adds pieces of tape onto
the surface to create patterns that superimpose themselves on the sounds
TURN TABLE workshop Working as usual, with a turntable and reconstructed vinyl records, but
this time with no obvious connection with musical sounds, EOSIN (Diana
Combo) will lead this workshop allowing for participants to make their
own unique noise sounds and loops and create their own compositions, to
play alone or together with others. The idea is to treat the turntable
both as a synthesiser and a sampler - the sounds used in the compositions
may be those achieved from the electric connections, such as feedback
and other noises, or those created by the manipulation of records or even
the turntable itself. Using one turntable only, recorded sounds will be
fed to a laptop where they will be layered using ableton live, virtually
creating more turntables and even more different sounds.
EOSIN will demonstrate record manipulation techniques and discuss how
the turntable works, and how the understanding of a medium provides us
with new possibilities of working and exploring them.
fräulein linientreu (Niedersachsen, de), the pearl of the
nothern german coast delivers on her debut album 'echtzeit' synthesizer
sounds which reach from friendly to melancholic. a hint of 1980's atmosphere
combined with technolike beats to a unique brew. she takes us on a journey
to her home at the north sea coast. on this record one thinks that one can
hear the clouds, the tidelands, the peace and quiet but also the raving
RYBn http://www.rybn.org http://www.artkillart.tk
RYBn / france
Jean-Marie Boyer + Kevin Bartoli RYbN is a multi-field artistic collective based in Paris / Berlin
(2000) and specialized in interactive & networked installations, performances
and interfaces, by refering as well to the codified systems of the artistic
representation (painting, architecture, counter-cultures) as to the human
and physic phenomenas (geopolitics, socio-economy, sensory perception,
cognitive systems). Their axe of research : the construction of a "convergence
semantics", through the coupling, the diversion and the perversion
of writing and formalization tools connected to communication, information
and sensory technologies – networks, data flows, smell, surveillance,
audiovisual, interaction, real time.
small gear, big noise workshop
Using very little amounts of gear and pens a and paper, RYBn (normally
major gear fans), will make very big noise, with you.
Yeldham a.k.a. Lucas Abela http://dualplover.com/justice.htm
Justice Yeldham / australia What's been described as "a trumpet player trapped in a
two dimensional universe" is the unique work of Justice Yeldham who
has an obsession with using sheets of broken glass as his musical instrument.
Amplifying the sheets using a high end transducer designed for grand pianos,
he presses his face against the surface whist employing various vocal
techniques ranging from throat singing to raspberries.
A turntable workshop using different sharp ojects for styli including
knives, surgical tools, broken glass, needles and unexpected round objects
RaumZeitPiraten / germany (cologne/dusseldorff) The "RaumZeitPiraten" were founded in 2007 by Tobias
Daemgen and Moritz Ellerich with an Overheadprojector and a little pink
Toypiano. Within their intermedial realtimestudies and media-lab-situations
the RaumZeitPiraten explore the artificial generation of multidimensionalities
and possibilities of its perception, structuring and intermediation.
Beside traditional, digital sound and image generators they increasingly
use analog, optic/acoustic self-constructions like the Haptonium and the
Brummsel or complex apparat modifications like the MultiDimensionsProjektor
and the Lightparasites. Their activities areaimed at playful, experimental
connections of sound, image, object, space, time and music to an alternately
to somewhere between science and fiction.
Everything together workshop
RaumZeitPiraten will bring all their equipment and material and build
an audio-visual-media-lab evolving and changing over the time of the camp.
Within this working space they will invite visitors to explore the possibilities
of simple analog sound and image production with tools like musical clocks,
toypianos, overheadprojectors, diascopic projectors, magnifying lenses
etc. Everybody is invited to bring their own optical and/or acoustic instruments
and materials like foil and semi-transparent objects to participate in
the process of space-time-bending experiments.
Robert Kondorosi / de born 1980 in Schwerin, Germany
1999–2006 Industrial Design at UdK Berlin (focus on Interface Design
& Musical Instrument Design)
since 2000 Freelance Sound Designer & Composer/Producer
since 2005 Brainchild of Berlin based band BudZillus (performing with
since 2006 Freelance Interface Designer & Sound Engineer
SFM - the spontaneous feedback machine workshop
Over the course of this workshop, we will build an electroacoustic instrument
from scratch, with several improvised soundmodules including strings,
springcoils, magnetic and piezoelectric pickups. They'll generate and
cacophonic soundfield by influencing and modulating each other. Everybody
is invited to perform on the SFM in the end of the workshop to explore
the various aspects of acoustic interferences found in modern and classic
Saal5 / de The one-man project SAAL5(Dusseldorf) has existed since 2005. It
is not creating entirely new music (the wheel can not be re-invented) The
focus of this project is on personal sound research and the fun of making
it, with simple means such as a clothes-drying rack, solar cells and laser
pointers, and contact microphones. Saal5 is a part of the d.i.y.-label for
rhythm and noise, le-petit-machiniste.
Tina Tonagel / de Tina Tonagel is a visual artist from Cologne specialising in kinetic
and mechanical sculptural works. She's also the initiator of the overhead-based
festival and workshop-outfit "Kunst und Musik mit dem Tageslichtprojektor"
with Christian Faubel, Cordula Körber and Ralf Schreiber.
Kyd Campbell is a nomadic programmer and curator
born in Montreal, Canada specialized in international collaboration, media
and audio art and is also as a digital creator of public interactive situations
and machines that make real rainbows. She has developed a number of cultural
venues in Canada and Eastern Europe including collaborations with the
Upgrade! International network, Public
Art Lab's project Mobile Studios,
the Pure Data community, the HTMlles
festival, OKNO.be and CTRL_ATL_DEL festival
in Istanbul. She is co-founder of tiny noise
and contributes to digital communities and research groups focused on
observing mobility and the emotional aspects of human-machine relationships.
Remaining independent allows her some freedom to speculate and experiment,
to welcome all forms of collaboration and information exchange.frontierlab is
the name that she uses to group all of her curatorial and artistic projects
together. The logo is a hot water bottle.