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Nik Colk Void: Swing

I like this. It sums up how I am feeling today.

“Of Swing, Colk says: “It’s self explanatory – a bit like when I was asked to make a record, I made a record. I made a guitar swing, using swinging as an extended technique for guitar feedback.”

More, via WIRE

Fiddle/Sticks: The Drummer Project

Casey Driessen has a kickstarer campaign going on that has just eight days left! This video sums up what it’s all about but I also like this line: “Fiddle/Sticks: The Drummer Project by Casey Driessen is a collaborative exploration of rhythm which pairs Casey – the leading voice in percussive fiddle/violin technique (AKA The Chop) – with a list of the landmark drummers and percussionists of our time.”

“5-string fiddle wizard Casey Driessen is known for his relentless energy and fearless boundary-pushing musical adventures. The crazy talent and colorful personality of this GRAMMY nominee has led to him touring with everyone from Zac Brown Band (Zac likes to introduce Casey on stage as “The Mad Scientist”) to Béla Fleck & the Flecktones to Darrell Scott. In 2012, you can catch Casey out on the road solo with just a pedalboard and his signature bowing technique, the chop, on this summer’s The Singularity Tour.”

Fiddle/Sticks: The Drummer Project on Kickstarter

Riding the booster…

This is one of the best NASA videos I’ve ever HEARD…

“From the upcoming Special Edition Ascent: Commemorating Space Shuttle DVD/BluRay by NASA/Glenn a movie from the point of view of the Solid Rocket Booster with sound mixing and enhancement done by the folks at Skywalker Sound. The sound is all from the camera microphones and not fake or replaced with foley artist sound. The Skywalker sound folks just helped bring it out and make it more audible.”

The Sounds Of Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky’s Pi was the first film that got me into the idea of sound design for picture. Here is a great collection of the quick-edit segments now associated directly with Aronofsky’s overall style.

Source of Uncertainty: Buchla Concerts and Modular Synth Fair

Source of Uncertainty celebrates the Buchla 200e and DIY modular synthesis. Centering around two free New York City concerts, on June 28th and July 7th, the series is a collaborative initiative of New York-based curatorial organizations, Harvestworks and ((audience)), and takes place as part of the River to River festival. The first event will feature a modular synth fair and we will be interviewing Buchla musicians for a program on Art on Air. See bios, exhibitors, links below.

Complete Details and Fundraiser

Thurs June 28th // South Street Seaport // 210 Front Street NYC
Control Voltage Faire 3-8pm
Buchla Recital ft Alessandro Cortini, Carlos Giffoni, Mark Verbos 8-10
Late concert ft Xeno & Oaklander and Loud Objects

Sat July 7 // Schimmel Arts Center // 3 Spruce Street NYC
Richard Lainhart tape piece
Morton Subotnick premiers “Energy Shapes”


Michael Barber – Weevil
Todd Barton – Etudes
Todd Barton – Vignettes
Lyonel Bauchet – 250e Sequencing
Johan Boberg – Four
Doug Clauder – 250 Enable
Alessandro Cortini – Paris 1
Richard Lainhart – Lines In Sand
Richard Lainhart – Ludus II
Jose Luis Maire – Noche Abrasada
Damon Menne – Particularumbrella
Bob Ostertag – Motormouth
Joe Pascarell – Talk 22 Air
Joe Pascarell – Kolor Me
Giorgio Sancristoforo – Les Hyper-Sons
Jon Schatz – Primal

The Harvestman
Main Drag
Make Noise
MeMe Antenna
Snazzy FX

Dream Deceivers: The Story Behind James Vance vs. Judas Priest

“Don Von Taylor’s powerful 1992 documentary Dream Deceivers: The Story Behind James Vance vs. Judas Priest explores the infamous case of two teenage heavy metal fans who were allegedly driven to commit suicide by subliminal messages embedded in the songs of Judas Priest. One kid succeeded in blowing himself away with a shotgun, the other, Vance, did not. He managed only to horribly disfigure himself when the shotgun slipped from his grip as he pulled the trigger. ”


Veteran Canadian producer and hardware lover, Solvent, gave StudioFeed an inside look at his Bloor-West home studio set-up, as well as discussed everything from why he makes music to the story behind his recent RDJ-CS5 EP. Jason touched on many topics involving music in this lengthy interview, including what it’s like to have a fifteen-year career and to still be considered a “relatively obscure” musician. In addition to making music, Solvent is also involved in a documentary on modular synthesizers called “I Dream of Wires” that is expected to be released later in 2012.

Dowload StudioFeed’s whole interview with Jason from our Soundcloud player (35 mins):

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WIRED: Inside the Russian Short Wave Radio Enigma

“From a lonely rusted tower in a forest north of Moscow, a mysterious shortwave radio station transmitted day and night. For at least the decade leading up to 1992, it broadcast almost nothing but beeps; after that, it switched to buzzes, generally between 21 and 34 per minute, each lasting roughly a second—a nasally foghorn blaring through a crackly ether. The signal was said to emanate from the grounds of a voyenni gorodok (mini military city) near the village of Povarovo, and very rarely, perhaps once every few weeks, the monotony was broken by a male voice reciting brief sequences of numbers and words, often strings of Russian names: “Anna, Nikolai, Ivan, Tatyana, Roman.” But the balance of the airtime was filled by a steady, almost maddening, series of inexplicable tones.”

Full Article

Is This The Last Kim Fowley Interview Ever?

RCM: There must have been some artistic attraction even on a ‘pay the bills’ level.

KF: No. Somebody came in the studio door, everybody made noises, some noises sounded good in the studio and some didn’t. I figured out which noises sounded amazing and I reproduced them. Then I turned in the product.


SoundWorks Collection – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

“In this SoundWorks Collection exclusive we talk with Composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Sound Re-recording Mixer Michael Semanick, and Re-recording Mixer, Sound Designer, and Supervising Sound Editor Ren Klyce.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2011 English-language drama/thriller film. It is the second film to be adapted from the Swedish novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson. The first was a 2009 Swedish-language/English dubbed film. The 2011 film was written by Steven Zaillian and directed by David Fincher. Daniel Craig stars as Mikael Blomkvist, and Rooney Mara stars as Lisbeth Salander. In essence, the film follows a man’s mission to find out what has happened to a girl who has been missing for 36 years, and may have been murdered.”

– Via: SoundWorks Collection

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