Live Recording from Bit Brus

Excerpts from a gig with four C64s at the chip/noise event Bit Brus in Gothenburg, 2012. Is this the first concert ever with 100% text mode PETSCII? Performed by Goto80 and Raquel Meyers.

Fuck My Account

A little noisy jam, with Raquel Meyers on the visualz. Especially happy with how I managed to make the C64 sound like someone who can’t play the flute.


2SLEEP1 is a playlist of audiovisual performances in text mode, designed to make you fall asleep. The idea is to show the music being composed in real-time (Exedub) along with typewriter-style animations (e.g. Sjöman).

Both the music interface and the graphics are built up from text symbols. This means that the (graphical) objects can work together with the (musical) instructions, on a visual level. Vank is a first rough test of this and Matsamöt makes a similar thing, without the improvisation. Finally, Echidna is a silent movie with semi-live music.

Made by Raquel Meyers and me, mostly using c-64 and Amiga. The videos are early explorations of new methods, so it’s rather brutal at times. Greetz to Poison (rip) and Toplap!

Cheap and Fat Jamming!

Two years ago I participated in a jam with the Cheap, Fat and Open synthesizer/sequencer at a robot festival i Denmark. The CFO-project is somewhere inbetween open source, chipmusic and interface-hacking. I got a chance to build one at MFRU in Slovenia last year, and be part of a jam again. Not sure if it was recorded or not, though. But it was great to import small tracker patterns into the CFO, and hopefully I will buy the cable I need and start to make more stuff with it at some point.

But yeah, thought I’d link to the old jam since I forgot to do that before. Bear in mind that these jams are experiments. We were mostly trying to learn. Except for the sax-player – he knew what he was up to! CFO jam at Robo Days 2009.

Live Recording: C-64 rumbatronica!

So I thought I’d start using my Soundcloud account. Here’s a recording from a gig that I was supposed to do at WORM in Rotterdam, but flight delays & bla-bla, so, yeah .. it didn’t really happen. It’s slow Commodore 64 beats, re-arranged and remixed live in Defmon, with some sloppy delays and stuff added. Dub-smelling rumbatronica going towards entropical paradise. There’s a lot of mistakes, since it’s just a test. But they probably just serve as tasty ornaments.

Most of the songs are unreleased. The last song (Ponky) was released in Furtherfield’s The Sound of Live Performance a while ago, but a very different performance of it. In this mix there’s also Linkan and the new age ambient song can be found here.

(oh yeah, sorry about the bizarre design atm. We’re re-decorating. Body! WordPress hate! Acid!)

V/A: Explorations in Sound, Vol.4 – The Sound of Live Performance

12 Anders Carlsson – Go to 80 (Super Dub Edit)

Furthernoise editor and curator Roger Mills, has assembled a voluminous compilation of artists works based on the serendipitous outcomes of live performance. This includes raw audio of tuning up, happy accidents, sound check experiments, improvisations, studio out takes, or any other means in which new source material was generated by performative chance.”

My song is a live C64-performance with the song Ponky in the Defmon tracker, with added effects and some cut n’ pasting afterwards. (Due to a happy accident, the song was renamed to Go to 80 for this compilation.) More info about the compilation here.

Live C64-music has been my main area for the past two years, and I’ll hopefully release some of it later this year.

Defmon & Bits of Freedom

A re-destruction of the Dutch national anthem, meant to be performed at Hacking At Random 2009 for Bits of Freedom, the Dutch digital rights organization. Unfortunately I got sick and couldn’t attend, but this is the video of the rehearsal. The software is Defmon, and you can’t copy it. Wuao wuao wuao wuao wuuuaaaooo. Not so much improvisation in this one, except for the trashy solo at the end, but I’ll post more of those things later on.