Project initiated by Anton Mobin and realized from 24 to 29 September 2017 at La Ferme Ta Gueule, in Olivet, France.
Recordings from the cellar to the attic, passing by the field and Ayato's studio by Jérôme Florenville (mobile studio M3I), Anton Mobin (fixed studio, Nagra, cassette) and Hopek Quirin (h4, microcassette).
Mixing by Anton Mobin and mastering by Kris Limbach at e19 studios, Berlin, in May 2018.
Hopek Quirin : bass, diktaphone, percussions, field recordings
Anton Mobin : prepared chamber, spring web, autonomous object, wall of springs, cymbals, field recordings
Ayato : guitar, charango, drums machine, cassettes
Cisco c. : cello, synths Monobloc Sound Fidelity : sampler, microphones and electroacoustic devices Gabriel Lemaire : clarinet, alto and baritone saxophones Julien Chamla : drums, percussions Rome : voice
Enregistré à la Ferme Ta Gueule, Olivet, Fr, le 28 & 29 novembre 2018.
Mixage par Anton Mobin
Anton Mobin : chambre préparée, endless tape
Ruelgo : interfaces digitales, microphone, tapes
Le Syndicat est un label et une association d'artistes fondé en 1982, à Paris. Dans les années 80, le label LE SYNDICAT produisait des cassettes audio. Le label a édité en dehors de sa propre production sonore, des artistes comme Merzbow, Controlled Bleeding, Dog As Master, Pacific 231...
Le Syndicat a continué a produire de la musique lorsque son label a cessé ses activités en 1988 en étant édité par d'autres labels à travers le monde. Il existe aujourd'hui, une cinquantaine de réalisations officielles du groupe sous forme de CD's, Vinyles et cassettes. Ruelgo, le seul membre fondateur du Syndicat encore en activité a collaboré au fil du temps avec de nombreux autres musiciens pour de la production musicale en studio et des actions en concert. Entre 2010 et 2012, la version live du Syndicat, Le Syndicat MMX, composée de 3 membres, s'est produite 12 fois à travers l'Europe pendant que la version studio du groupe était éditée par le label Rotorelief en France. Depuis 2014, la version live du groupe, composée de Saphi et Ruelgo a joué une dizaine de fois en concert et à été édité par le label Aussaat sous la forme d'un compact disc et d'un vinyle enregistré en live. Depuis 2012, Ruelgo et l'artiste Anton Mobin ont formé un duo de musique improvisée se nommant « Le Désordre ».
BLOEM vs ORYNX : Instant music / sound art / performance
Anton Mobin joue des Prepared Chambers : soit des boîtes en bois amplifiées et faites maison dans lesquelles il a inséré ressorts, lamelles, fils de fers etc créant ainsi un univers sonique sensible, bruissant, sonique . Avec le saxophone sopranino pointilliste en exploration continue de JJ Duerinckx a/k/a Maurice Charles Jj , ils forment le duo BLOEM. Celui-ci se retrouve après 7 ans et sera confronté aux vocalisations extra sensorielles d’ORYNX a/k/a Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg
cg: is a fresh new album recorded by Audrey Lauro (saxophone), Sylvain Haenen (guitar), Frans Van Isacker (saxophone) and Quentin Stokart (guitare). All the music of their album is based on free improvisation and avant-garde jazz. Interesteing investigations mixed with fresh evocative ideas, radical decisions, modern expressions and gorgeos ornaments contain the main base of musical pattern. The musicians combine together different streams and styles - European and American avant-garde jazz abd its main tendencies are gently brought together and mixed up with extended playing techniques, sonoristic experiments and special effects.
festival / fair for newly invented, self-built music instruments
location: WORM Rotterdam – Boomgaardsstraat 71 doors: 14:00 | start: 14:30 | end: 20:00 | entrance 5€ Instruments Make Play is a platform for the inventors and players of newly invented, unconventional musical instruments. On Saturday December 14, from 2 PM to 8 PM, Instruments Make Play presents an extensive program in WORM, which is basically 50/50 a festival and a fair, for both public and makers. Throughout the day there are continuous performances and showcases to see and listen to, in addition to the many installations that are on view. The fair is a meeting point for like-minded people that build their own musical instruments (which in some cases will be for sale) and audiences alike.
PARTICIPANTS / ARTISTS (provisory):
▪️➞ ANDREAS OSKAR HIRSCH (de) Cologne-based musician, visual artist and inventor of electroacoustic instruments whose musical performances center around the 'Palmonica' (Electrified Palm Leaf) and the 'Carbophon' (a kind of complex "super" kalimba). Hirsch creates a space somewhere between playful leftfield electronics and freestyle "gamelan". http://hirschonhirsch.com ▪ www.makiphon.de
▪️➞ ANTON MOBIN (fr) Musician, improviser, instrument-builder. His "Prepared Chamber" is a resonant wooden box in which numerous common objects are organized and amplified by magnetic pickups and contact microphones. http://antonmobin.blogspot.com ▪️➞ ARTHUR BENNIS / SINNEB (nl) Musician and electronic musical instrument builder who explores the foundations of sound generations with a strong engineering approach. His creations should result in both a playable instrument as well serve as a starting point for new developments. Arthur teaches creative technology at HAN University, Arnhem. www.instagram.com/sinneb_music
▪️➞ ARTHUR WAGENAAR (nl) Composer, dramatist, instrument builder. Together with Laurens van der Wee, he has developed the app 'Close Call Live' (in app stores), which will be presented. He currently is constructing a series of new instruments that are played by 'juggling', but as of yet only exist on paper. www.arthurwagenaar.nl
▪️➞ CHRIS MEIGHAN (sct / nl) Chris Meighan creates different electronica instruments and comprehensive multimedia experiences using mostly obsolete materials. He makes danceable electro with his 'Koffersynth' (suitcase synth), an all-in-one synthesizer, sequencer and drum computer built into an 80s Samsonite briefcase. www.chrismeighan.com/ | https://instrumentsmakeplay.nl/album/chris-meighan
▪️➞ DANNY BOSTEN / DAS DING (nl) Das Ding's Danny Bosten has been active since the early 1980s, when he started releasing his and friends’ music via his own cassette label. As Das Ding he is acclaimed for his powerful dark electro. Next to producing electronic music, Danny develops and constructs his own modules and synth parts. https://minimalwave.com/artists/artist/das-ding
▪️➞ DATO (nl) Dato (David Menting and Toon Welling) are designers and synth enthusiasts who developed the 'Dato DUO', an instrument for making electronic music together. It is designed to be enjoyed by kids aged 3 to 99 and up! https://dato.mu
▪️➞ DENNIS VERSCHOOR (nl) Founder of the Rotterdam-based Noodlebar (purveyors and developers of electronic music made with modular synths), who also made a name for himself with his solo project Mono-poly. Next to that Dennis also makes modules and effects. www.facebook.com/noodlebar010
▪️➞ GERT-JAN PRINS & BAS VAN KOOLWIJK (nl) The 'Synchronator' is an audiovisual project for which this duo has developed their own electronics. Medium-specific experiments between image and sound from the early years of video art. www.synchronator.com
▪️➞ JASNA VELIČKOVIĆ (cs) Amsterdam-based composer / performer whose recent works focuses on sound extension of traditional instruments. She aims to create tools that facilitate playing on/with instruments or objects using the transformative acoustic possibilities of electromagnetic fields. Her current performance setup is made out of e.g. permanent magnets and coils. http://jasnavelickovic.com
▪️➞ JEAN-BAPTISTE LÉVÊQUE (fr) Musician, sound artist and educator from Angers, France who runs workshops about weird electronic instruments for all ages and backgrounds. He makes interactive sound installations from imperfect and obsolete technologies. Jean-Baptiste performs and releases music as Zalhietzli and runs the label Zugzwang Press since 2011. http://cargocollective.com/jeanbaptisteleveque/instruments
▪️➞ KAREL VAN DER EIJK (nl) Karel makes inflatable work in a literal sense. At Instruments Make Play he will perform with an older piece that incorporates a treadmill. We showed it at the previous edition but it's time we bring this under the attention again. http://kvdeijk.wixsite.com/artist
▪️➞ KAREN GEYER (GRAUTON) (ch) Karen tries to extract sounds from her self-constructed resonant bodies. To her, sounds are far more than just frequency, amplitude, timbre and tempo. In Karen's spatial sound installations she often uses shadow play, placing the sound-producing objects behind a scrim. https://instrumentsmakeplay.nl/album/karen-geyer-grauton
▪️➞ KASPAR KÖNIG (ch) Kaspar is all about transforming ordinary everyday objects, including waste-materials, into music instruments. The 'Soundbike', 'Scapeboard' and 'Supermiky' are some of his creations, based on the combination of things, like - bike and guitar - or - keyboard and turntable -. www.synestizer.com | www.listentocolors.com
▪️➞ LOEK VELLEKOOP (nl) Inventor of strange musical instruments and installations. Among his well known inventions are the 'Heliophone', the 'chess pianola', the 'bicycle gamelan orchestra' and the 'tea party piano'. As Phonophilia, he has performed on both national kids’ TV and the canals of The Hague. https://youtu.be/1nk9U5oNpY8 | www.fonkeltoon.nl/phonophilia
▪️➞ MAIKA GARNICA (be) The relationship between the environment, the spectator and the artist is central in Maika Garnica's practice. Through various contextual variations the nature of her work shifts spontaneously from sculptures, utilitarian objects to sound installations. www.maikagarnica.com
▪️➞ MARLOES VAN SON (nl) Marloes builds instruments, installations and systems. The electromechanical objects that she develops explore natural phenomena and everyday appliances. By repurposing ordinary objects she aims to create unusual, yet familiar experiences. Next to performing live, she occasionally hosts digital synthesizer workshops. www.marloesvanson.nl
▪️➞ MINA KIM (kr/nl) Mina (a.k.a. vitamina) is a researcher and performer. From an environmental and sociological perspective, she creates a new value and playful function from e-wastes. She makes musical instruments by combining circuits and broken electronics, aiming to re-create the garbage in A/V ways. http://mina-vitamina.net
▪️➞ NEON & LANDA (nl) This duo's "Bubble Drum" looks like a lab gone wild. It consists of suspended pipes that hold coloured water, and produces rhythmical sound and movement by releasing bubbles of compressed air. The Bubble Drum plays bubbly beats on its own, but there is also a control station available for the visitor to try out. www.neon-landa.com
▪️➞ NIEK HILKMAN (nl) Niek is a Rotterdam-based artist with a background in Media Design and Musicology. He is the founder of the 'Universal Notation Ideal', creator of the 'Literal Tone Ladder' and the 'Portatrebem'. Currently, he is a member of Varia, and works on a publication on contemporary floppy disk culture, entitled 'Floppy Totaal: Badly Labelled'. https://niekhilkmann.nl
▪️➞ NORA MULDER (nl) Nora Mulder is known for her performances of contemporary classical music, improvised music and absurdist sound installations. She recently was awarded the the biannual Willem Breuker prize. The laureate is also a creator of self-built instruments. https://noramulder.nl
▪️➞ PAUL TAS (nl) CEO from 'Error Instruments'; great modular stuff and effects. Paul will organise short workshops during the fair, which will give visitors the opportunity to built their own synthesizer for half-price. www.errorinstruments.com
▪️➞ PETER ZEGVELD (nl) Godfather of the Dutch performance & instrument builders scene who still holds the sacred fire. In his career he has always been moving forward; from megalomaniac choir installations and robotics to children's shows and one-man performances. His strange sound productions include candy cannons and many actions in public spaces. www.peterzegveld.nl
▪️➞ PIERS TITUS VAN DER TORREN (nl) Piers developped the 'Striso', a new musical instrument with a distinct and versatile sound, combining the possibilities of electronics with the experience of an acoustic instrument. www.striso.org
▪️➞ RADBOUD MENS (nl) Veteran Rotterdam-based sound artist, composer and sound designer who started creating noise machines as early as 1988. He will bring an installation made for/with strings, a rather megalomaniac affair which includes amplifiers and oscillators. www.radboudmens.com
▪️➞ REVERSE LANDFILL (nl) Reverselandfill is Martijn Verhallen, residing in Den Bosch, from where he's setting up events, labs and workshops throughout the country. He will bring DIY equipment kits to sell and a selection of his new instruments for demonstrations. www.reverselandfill.org
▪️➞ ROALD VAN DILLEWIJN (nl) Sound artist, creative coder, hardware hacker, designer and lecturer. Roald aims to make powerful tools for composition, live performance, interactive installations and sound design for several disciplines. www.roaldvandillewijn.nl
▪️➞ ROBIN SUTTCLIFFE (uk) Artwork from Ewaste is Robin's ongoing art project which makes use of discarded or obsolete electronics. Fascinated by industrial design, he loves building, modifying and repairing audio devices into interactive instruments. Electronics which are truly broken become sculpture designs; evolving into animal, humanoid and robotic forms. www.artworkfromewaste.eu/audiodevices
▪️➞ SISTOR & SOMA LABORATORY (presenting 'ENNER X Ekkoflok DIY Modular') A Synth building / sound artist duo from Denmark that tries to generate new systems as to avoid the old ones. Its main goal is to bring new possibilities of sound extraction and self-expression. https://somasynths.com | https://soundcloud.com/sistorhood ▪️➞ SJOERD LEIJTEN / JO CAIMO (be / toitoiDrome) Duo from the Antwerpian media collective toitoiDrome who have made all kinds of instruments. A selection will be presented, like for example: the 'moodies', sound bikes, an experimental radio beacon and an organ activated by human respiration. They will also make rancid propaganda for toitoiDrome. www.drome.wtf
▪️➞ SONICRIDER (nl) aka Jurgen Winkel: producer, musician, artist & performer. Jurgen combines electronic music & analog sounds producing experimental and eclectic danceable music. During his performance the audience will be guided through a world of sound & vision. https://sonicrider.nl
▪️➞ UNDERBELLY (nl) aka the former WORM shop of Mariëtte Groot - your Rotterdam-based guide for all kinds of alternative media; sound art, avant-garde films, critical writing, zines, DIY activism and philosophy. https://underbelly.nu
▪️➞ VICTOR EN OWEN (nl) Duo performance by Victor Snijtsheuvel and Owen Storni Hoogenboezem. Their performance involves a computerprogram for a lightbox, a musical score, a mini-guitar and a self-built double bass.
▪️➞ VOF DUHO DUBACH (nl) Petra Dubach and Mario van Horrik are an artistic couple who have been collaborating since 1993. In their work they combine movement and sound in the broadest sense of the word: performances, installations, concerts, in-situ projects, web projects and objects. https://instrumentsmakeplay.nl/album/petra-dubach-and-mario-horrik
▪️➞ WE LOVE TRASH (nl) The performances of We Love Trash (Krijn Hendriksen and Hans d’Achard) can be viewed as a dialogue between self-built instruments made from 'objects trouvés', and vacuum cleaners, trash and old household electronics. www.welovetrash.nl
▪️➞ WOODSTONE KUGELBLITZ (nl) Rotterdam-based collective engaged in all kinds of off-the-wall DIY activities. Current focus: printing and self-made musical instruments. www.woodstonekugelblitz.org
▪️➞ WOUTER VAN VELDHOVEN (nl) Artist using found materials. Wouter relies on the sounds (including the defects) of old tape recorders, toy instruments and homemade, "cassette driven" synths. He uses a mechanical approach to construction music of an ambient nature. https://woutervanveldhoven.bandcamp.com
▪️➞ YANN LEGUAY (fr) Focuses on the physicality of sound and interfaces. With his 'Volta' project he started to research electrical behavior knowing that actual mechanics in interfaces have mostly disappeared. The instrument is basically a high voltage modular synthesizer that allowes one to control the device by sequencer and oscillators. www.phonotopy.org
[ about: ] Instruments Make Play is an event and production platform for self invented musical instruments and its inventors / makers. It takes shape in the form of live concerts, exchange, workshops, exhibitions and residencies. The first events were launched in November and December 2017, in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, and Deventer. Instruments Make Play is Initiated, programmed and produced by Lukas Simonis, Julie Dassaud and Harco Rutgers. https://instrumentsmakeplay.nl