Dendriet is a network of musicians in The Hague (.nl) that perform with networked electronic and acoustic instruments. The word dendriet, or dendrite, is also the name for the receptors of a nervecell. Dendrites are typically branching branches. You'll find these fractal shapes in ice, in metal chrystals in limestone, and likewise, in our performance setups. Please do check out our homepage by clicking the stone. You too are invited to join the discussions.
John Frusciante, the Red Hot Chille Peppers Guitarist, does some nice noisy live electronic music as well. Listen to Part Two of his L. A. Knitting Factory session
. (It says it's only 2:45, but this this track is the one that is
35:33 minutes of electronic impro, part one
is actually the 2:45 minutes of baileyesk guitar impro.)
A whole lot of noisy tracks
by various artists. And the future
of electronic music is history.
tlalim wright neuringer 25/26 june
Aslaug forwarded me the tlalim wright neuringer 'spam'. They're performing friday 25th, and saterday 26th of June, in Scheveningen, op Eiland Vloek, Hellingweg 127. That's near the haven, trams 10, 11, 7, bus 23. It's ON, both nights from 19:30-sundown. Free entrance.
Tom Tlalim : computer, processing, sampling
Matt Wright : turntable, no-input mixer
Keir Keuringer : drumset, saxophone, dictaphone
The mail linked to this mp3: http://www.koncon.nl/~ttlalim/mp3/Teaser2.mp3
. And yes, numbered files do tease me. Here are teaser 1
, teaser 3
, teaser 4
and teaser 5
Microsoft patents Cracklebox?
Is seems Microsoft got a sillt patent again. Last month they patented double-clicking, today they patented ''human skin as a data-bus
''. ''Furthermore, Microsoft said, the physical resistance offered by the human body could be used to create a virtual keyboard on a patch of skin. And just to make sure it has covered all its bases, the filing concludes with a reference for Fido.''
Does this technically make the cracklebox
a violation of their patent? Does a patent stop you from copying the complete idea, or is it also valid for portions of it? May people take a sample from a patent?
Meanwhile, it's kinda neat how they use the body for audio, power supply and data
at the same time.
BTW, Since hands are so conductive, I'm sure a handshake is an electrical contact as well, and since our nervesystem is electrical, a handshake is informative. But not very consiously so. Email, however, is. So here's a way to exchange binairy data through a handshake.
There will be sonology endexams in Korzo Theater, The Hague 22, 23 and 24 of June. The concerts start at 19:30 and the admission is free.
Radio Symphony Orchestra in Danger
The Dutch Radio Symphony Orchestra is again in danger. Wednesday the parliament will decide about the orchestra's future, at 10 there will be free concert and demonstration. See here
for more information.
Cool music store.
Yesterday we were in Amsterdam (the city you love to hate). In a restaurant Aslaug found a little card of a music shop called Palm Guitars (This name actually doesn't cover it all......). I just checked out their website
since we did not have the time to visit it in person. Amazing!!! Check this out...
New SpekVanderLoo recording.
After a long, long time Spek/VanderLoo have been recording some new material again. Listen HERE
to the track "Spectral Winter parts 1 & 2". Léon plays his radioscillator with some supercollider help and Ernst tinkers the outputs of that with one of his Max/MSP patches. The beginning of the track is supported by one of Ernst's Nord Modular patches.
Na de iRack
, nu ook iRaq
We were here to late for the big bang, but in time for the Roar!
''For the first 400,000 years,'' Dr. Whittle said, ''it sounds like a descending scream falling into a dull roar
Just to check
if the lay is corrupted by bloggers comments...
Testing bloggers own commenting system
And figuring out the outrageous code that comes with it.
Any comments on the comments?
What apple did to make OSX faster
One interesting thing is that OSX defragments constantly, which explains why OSX disks aren't that fragmented, even after heavy use. Also, this article explains what the optimizing process is that is done after you install something that drops a library on the OS. here