A three weeks live art project organised by Gertrude Contemporary, a collaboration of 4 Indonesian artists and 4 Australian artists, curated and produced by Kristi Monfries of the Volcanic Winds. The result is presented in 1 hour of live collaborative performance of all participating artist.
Continuing in developing the 8-bit Mixtape, here’s the new development of 8-bit Mixtape, I give it as “Classic” edition. It added some new features especially the rechargeable battery. The full features are:
– 8 algorithms of 1 line C music
– 2 potentiometer controlling variables
– 2 button for next and previous algorithms
– volume control on the side
– 1 LED (yellow) on/off indicator
– 1 LED (pink) signal indicator
– 1 Li on 3.7V rechargeable battery with up to 8 hours playing time
– micro USB connector for battery charger or AC to DC converter
– battery protection
– 3.5mm mono audio connector
– ON/OFF switch
– programming connector (working on progress/not tested)
– attachable potentiometer and knobs to make cassette fits in the case
– destroyed classic cassette records with case and cover bought for 2,000 IDR from second hand market
8-bit Mixtape 0.9 encased in Nintendo cartridge. A special gift from Lifepatch to John Yingling. (photo by: John Yingling)
I met John Yingling of The World Underground as he was documenting the underground scene of Yogyakarta. He really liked 8-bit Mixtape that initiated by Marc Dusseiller – Dusjagr, Budi Prakosa/Iyok – Manticore, and myself (Andreas Siagian/Ucok) and wanted to have one of it for himself. Documentation of 8-bit Mixtape >>[[here]]<<. I decided to build a custom 8-bit Mixtape using a NES cartridge as a token how I was impressed by his dedication on his work. Documentation of his travel in Indonesia can be seen >>[[here]]<<, I managed to made a small video documentation of the 8-bit Mixtape NES bellow.
Senjatajahanam, a collaboration between Wukir Suryadi and Lifepatch in Jogja Biennale XIII, 2016. The instrument was performed by Wukir Suryadi and Andreas Siagian the opening performance of Jogja Biennale in Jogja National Museum.
One out of two instrument as a result of a collaboration between Wukir Suryadi and Lifepatch in Jogja Biennale XIII
8-bit Mixtape is a project started on the early foundation of Lifepatch back in 2012. It was initiated by Marc Dusseiller – Dusjagr, Budi Prakosa/Iyok – Manticore, and Andreas Siagian/Ucok – Squaresolid (myself). The idea was to make a simple synthesizer that could play the 1 line algorithmic symphony. We were working using Attinny 85 chip with Processing and tried to develop a synthesizer with 2 potentiometer and 2 buttons. We keep it minimal. The project then developed with many other individuals.
If you think of a resonator, it resonates differently depending on its’ shapes and size. Naturally, they also oscillate to some frequencies with greater amplitude than at others. As shape and size of human ear canals and cochlea (ear organ) vary between individuals and (of course) vary between species, does this affects our sensitivities on certain tones of sounds? Or maybe it also affects our taste in music? These are the basic questions of the instrument, Nadalaut. Continue reading →
Another collaboration with Pia Van Gelder and Michael Candy, this time with Lintang Radittya joins the collaboration. Still exploring a site specific works, this “2nd MOS” is a performative journey to explore the hills of Australia. More info in IBP site here.