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rast rack

In MedMud, noise on May 18, 2014 tagged , , , , , , , by admin

For years now, there’s been a couple of 19″ modules drifting through my house. For the greater part of that time I’ve been thinking about building my own rack. Printed scematics, trolling the interwebs for instructions, and so on.

About four years ago I ran into an article about the Lack Rack, a DIY solution where a low cost Ikea coffee table is transformed into a 19″ rack using no more than a drill.
I picked up a discarded Lack from the street, hoping to have a no cost 19″ rack. This is when I found out that the Lack has gone through several iterations, and recent ones are pretty useless. I picked up a recent one.

I then found out about a slightly costlier —but still no-budget— solution: The same company has a nightstand called the Rast, which has exactly the right size, is made of actual wood, about the cost of a Lack and is only missing a mounting option.
I picked one up —from the store, not the street— ordered some 6U rails, nuts and bolts, and got to work. In half an hour I got me a functional rack. Wooo!

Rast rack

Rast rack

From top to bottom:

On top of the whole affair sits a Boss spring reverb.


Vatican Analog Optimus Prime sampler

In live, MedMud, noise on February 4, 2014 tagged , , , by Erik

The fine folks of Vatican Analog have compiled most of the sessions of the Optimus Prime Noisefest and put the result up on Bandcamp. Check it out, stream it or purchase it for a mere €4,-. Or all of the above, of course.


Optimus Prime live set

In live, MedMud, noise on January 16, 2014 tagged , , by Erik

On sunday, january 13th I attended the Optimus Prime Noisefest. It was awesome.

I did a short set, just over ten minutes, which was very… crunchy. It’s as close to a noise set as I’ve ever come. Hardware only, too: The Vatican Analog crew stated that it was okay to bring a laptop but only if it was sawed in half at the end of the show.
So, only hardware it was: an MD-player, an old walkman, my Electribe EA1, a delay pedal and a mixer. The MD-player and walkman provided a drone and a field recording respectively, which got processed with the Electribe and stomp box. The mixer has no headroom to speak of so things started to get distorted pretty quickly.

I enjoyed the other performances immensely. Looking forward to the next edition!


link


Optimus Prime

In live, MedMud, noise on January 10, 2014 by Erik

Optimus Prime Noise Fest

Optimus Prime Noise Fest

Januari 12th, MedMud will be performing a 12 minute set at the Optimus Prime Noise Fest in Tilburg.

This promises to be an awesome event, with a huge line up:

14:45 DOORS OPEN

  • 15:00
  • A MILLION SQUEEKS WILL DO YOU NO HARM
  • BRAM STADHOUDERS
  • CORE SHIFT
  • LL
  • KRISTUS KUT

  • 16:00
  • THE SUNSHINE LOUNGE
  • CONURE
  • HEXENEICHE (usa/nl)
  • TRIO VAGEVUUR
  • COCK COBRA

  • 17:00
  • PRAYING FOR OBLIVION (be/usa)
  • PU:PPKAKKBAGGRLULL
  • MEDMUD
  • AUDIOTERREUR
  • SVARTVIT

  • 18:00
  • POST MORTEM
  • THOSE FOREIGN KIDS
  • CITY HANDS
  • EVERY BOLT RUMBLING
  • TZII (be)

  • 19:00
  • PURGING LIGHT
  • LEND ME YOUR UNDERBELLY
  • ORPHAX
  • ANTOINE PANACHE
  • RIOTEER

  • 20:00
  • PUKE BRIGADE
  • MARIE DAVIDSON (can)
  • ESSAIE PAS (fr)
  • HIDDEN RULERS
  • THE LIGHT OF GOD

22:00 – Curfew

Admission is €5,- which is very little for lots of noise.


live with pure data

In live, MedMud, noise on February 12, 2011 tagged , , , , , , by Erik

livepatch

livepatch

On friday 11 february I played a set at Bosch Acousmatic. Apart from the usual tape stuff, I ran my set through a pd patch on my netbook. This went very well.

The evening was opened by The Acoustic Electric Chamber Orchestra. TAECO are Steven Vinkenoog and Frank Baijer who play guitars, balalaikas and toy microphones. The room and silence play a large part in their music. The set they played last friday was truly mesmerizing.

My set included more synthetic tones. I started with a drone which returned later in my set. I also used unprocessed field recordings to contrast the processed noisiness.

My usual rollercoaster of feedback loops was completed with a Pure Data patch. Pure Data, Pd for short, is Max/MSP’s half sibling and is an impressive piece of Free software. My patch isn’t very impressive but worked very well and the bits and pieces it was built from are available for download here.

Unfortunately, I forgot to switch on my Zoom H2, so no recordings. NOOOOOOO


live MedMudisms added

In .microsound, live, MedMud, noise on December 8, 2010 by Erik

radiophonic workshop flyer

On december 2nd I played live in Etalage De Derde Wal in Nijmegen during the Radiophonic Workshop evening. Bertin‘s Korg MS20 spiced things up a bit.

Other attendees were Frans de Waard (Beequeen, Kapotte Muziek, Zebra, Ezdanitoff, among many, many others) and Cotopaxi (Fyoelk, Moemlien).

Recording added here.


MedMud live @ Tape

In live, MedMud, noise, video on September 28, 2010 by Erik

I did a short gig at Tape, in Arnhem, sept 24 2010. Tapes, 2 delays, short wave radios.

(camera: Mark Kuijpers)


videoglitch

In MedMud, video on September 3, 2010 by admin


MedMud – Cartilage (direct download)


microaccoustic

In .microsound, MedMud, noise on September 3, 2010 by admin


MedMud – Bal-impuls(direct download)