Deep Show

Tommi Musturi's Deep Show is a fantastic animation projected in a big underpass, with a soundtrack by me. It is part of the Reflektor light festival, 25-28 January, in Kerava, Finland.

My other collaborations with Tommi are here.

New demoscene things

I had some music released on the Zoo demoparty in Finland this weekend.

DiverSIDty #2 is a music disk with music by loads of people like Danko, Fegolhuzz, Flotsam and Shogoon. And me. You can download the file on CSDb and run it in a C64 emulator.

Skybox is a an impressive, noisy, stylish and eerie C64-demo made by the excellent Finnish demogroup Extend (and me). It's all made in PETSCII, and plenty of it is made by Electric who I have worked with several times before. The demo is available in C64-format at CSDb.

Hey, unrelated but... You know what? In May next year it will be 30 years since I released my first demoscene thing?!

Live w/ Lazer Zebras @ KUTICLUB vs MUSA ULLAKOLLA

I'm playing a show together with Lazer Zebras (hey, brand new album!) for this party/exhibition and release party for Digi-Kuti #57, a comics/zine which I believe will contain some PETSCII and Teletext and stuff. Tommi Musturi is partly behind this, so I think we're all in for a treat. Also playing: 64mula (FI), Draama-Helmi & Kuupuu (FI), Fyoelk (BE), Keränen (FI), Marjatta (FI) and Ray Manta (AUS).

On 3 September just login to the world, walk around in the online exhibition, listen to the gigs and dance with your avatar! More info below (copied from Fayzbook).

Station of Commons provides streaming Open Source technology for Kuticlub vs Musa Ullakolla.

Station of Commons is an ongoing Collaborative initiative by Grégoire Rousseau (Helsinki) and Juan Gomez (Geneva) Initiated in February 2020, Station of Commons investigates the
possibilities of reappropriating technology within public space. The
point of departure of the research questions both centralized knowledge and data centers operated by major organizations and its underlyingsocial implications. What are the interdependences between the users, the providers, the services, the technology and related knowledge at work? And how to rethink another model of shared empowerment situated in time and space unique to its agent, or communities?

(You may listen to the gigs as well through SoC site.)

GO TO ->
(Detailed instructions below, dont be scared, it is really easy! No entrance fee!)


0. Creating your character in advance is recommended ! Swgbbo is open all the time, you can go there whenever.
1. Using Chrome, go to
2. Click "Register for free" to create your user account. There are no email checks, you can use a fake address. Click on "TO SWGBBO" button. The room links from the main page don't work.
3. Allow Flash. This can be done by clicking on the lock icon next to the address bar in Chrome. Click "site settings", navigate to Flash and switch it to allow.
4. You can move the youtube window from the border dragging it around the window. You can also minimize the window from the top bar. Youtube window will have live visuals on the event
5. You can edit your character's appearance by clicking on "Me" + "Clothes" in the bottom taskbar. In the same taskbar, click on "Rooms" to see the list of available rooms in the Isolation club. Click on a room's title to enter...
6. Walk around and get to know the rooms and objects in them. You can double click on certain objects to use them. There are also doors and teleports that will transport you to another room with a double click.
7. You can DANCE and do other stuff by clicking on your character. You can also edit your character's appearance from here.
8. Talk by typing your message in the box at the bottom of the screen.
9. Toggle music on or off and adjust the volume from the controls in the upper left corner.
10. Create your own after party rooms as you please!


Electric C64 Night, Wellington, May 3

A set together with Josh Bailey and his Tesla Coil MIDI-instrument, Chime Red. Also featuring Anna Edgington on vocals. It's in Wellington at a secret location, so if you want to attend, please e-mail us.

The fantastic PETSCII-poster was made by Tommi Musturi (aka Electric in the C64-scene).

Academic Article on Text Graphics

A new issue of the academic journal WiderScreen was released today, and includes a text by me. The theme of the issue is text art, and my text takes a critical look at the terminology surrounding text graphics. In short, I look at ASCII, PETSCII, Unicode art and Shift-JIS and ask whether these encoding terms are the most relevant way to categorize them today.

Read the article: full article or my shorter comment on Chipflip.

There are some very good contributions by e.g Raquel Meyers, Tommy Musturi, Gleb Albert, Dan Farrimond, Markku Reunanen, Daniel Botz and many more. So you should check out the whole issue, if you're into this texty stuff.