Playing the space of Kraftwerk: Rabon Aibo’s sound art at Atonal

In fragmented materials and process-based performance interventions, this year’s Atonal exhibition seems to breathe life into debris, a deconstruction of ruined objects. But most striking of all is the work of sound artist Rabon Aibo. With mechanical constructions, he makes the cavernous Kraftwerk power plant into an instrument – and makes use of gas canisters that resonate with dark moments in Kurdish and European histories.

bela Gliss: expressive touch meets computation in crowd-backed Eurorack module

bela has unveiled its new Eurorack module, a light-up, high-precision touch controller with pressure and looping.

Peter Kirn - December 8, 2022

The Insolventunclesam is a synth about printing money, by Gijs Gieskes

Enigmatic Dutch synth inventor Gijs Gieskes has a musical instrumental response to the strangeness of late capitalism – and it’s oddly poetic. And patchable. It’s a synth about finance. There’s a millennial, lost in an electronic forest – with a gender encoder you can use to set their gender. (Needs a “f*** your gender” panic […]

Peter Kirn - July 27, 2021

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