Here’s some lovely music in the woods, on monome norns arcologies and more

It’s a rig in the dirt, on a budget, with some beautiful music. DIY forest sounds are go. Now that we took a mental trip to a crowded Berlin bar playing hard EBM, let’s go instead into the woods with some open tools and very lovely leafy ambient. Just listen and watch: Perplex On out […]

BomeBox Lets You Connect MIDI, and Transform It, Any Way You Want

´┐╝MIDI is a magical lingua franca between, well, sort of everything. But that’s only if you get it connected. And then once you do have it connected, you might want to tame its messages so they accomplish what you want. Now, the buzz is wearing off following last week’s avalanche of new music gear announcements. […]

Peter Kirn - January 28, 2015

Simulacra, a Video Installation Revealed Through Magnifying Glasses

It’s easy to forget that all video is illusion, a matter of perspective. In 2013’s Simulacra, Germany-based artist Karina Smigla-Bobinski, images seem to merge directly from light in the eyes of the viewer, pulled from space into being by magnifying glasses suspended from the ceiling. Even an element as basic as focus, then, is game […]

Peter Kirn - January 2, 2014

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