Sunday, August 17, 2014

PROCESS: DONE?


The first three panels of what will be a nine panel work. These may take a bit of "tweaking",  but they're essentially done.

THIS IS HOW WE DEFORM: BUCHLA 207r MIXER/PREAMPLIFIER CLONE


After dealing with too much audio bleed from my 206e I decided to give this clone built by Djangosfire a listen and was not disappointed.  Its sliders are very responsive to the touch, with dedicated mute ("prog") and monitor ("mon") switches that provide even more mixing options than the 206e. As much of my Buchla real estate is filled with clones,  the "preset manager" section of 206e is not missed at all.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

LOW ARCHITECTURE: ARMB-1 DAN ARMSTRONG BASS


Produced by Ampeg from 1969 to 1971,  the "see-through" bass was supposedly created for it greater sustain and ease of manufacture due to its easily cut (like wood) plexiglass body. Unfortunately that material's expansion and contraction made for some tuning problems,  somewhat solved by changing tuning machines in later models.  Keep in mind that plexi is much heavier than wood and it certainly left quite the impression on my left shoulder. The Dan Armstrong bass and guitar were later re-issued by Ampeg in 1998,  manufactured in Japan (of course!).

VOICEOVER: GEORGES BATAILLE ON RADICAL ART FORMS

               "The universe is something like a spider or spit."
                from INFORME (FORMLESS) 1929

                  Is rational thought the only road to content,  meaning,  and ultimately,  form?

Monday, August 4, 2014

CONSPIRACY OF SOUND

CIBO: SPAGHETTI WITH GARLIC, OIL, OLIVES, PEPPERONCINI, and RADISHES


I was just looking to make a very quick pasta that was both flavorful and spicy,  and these were the ingredients that were on hand.  Next time I'll add even more pepperoncini and perhaps a bit of fresh arugula.