Over the last year I’ve made a lot of new music and now put it online on Bandcamp and Soundcloud.
It’s an album made up entirely of sounds that I sampled from records which I bought between the late 1990s and the early 2010s. Each track consists of eight samples recorded in an Elektron Digitakt sampler. I used the Digitakt to create the music patterns as well. To keep the patterns simple the rule was to trigger each sample just once per pattern.
My goal was to create an atmosphere of the minimal electronics records that I started to buy around 2000 and that I still listen to a lot. The sound of Mille Plateaux, ~scape, Force Inc and record labels like these.
It turned out being an album of the kind of music that I like to listen to, and at the same time represents a cross section of my musical tastes over the years.
Recently I’ve been mainly making videos. Short repeating loops of music synchronised with rhythmic video animations. They are fragments of video that I filmed in Amsterdam and other places that are projected on 3D shapes.
Now that I’ve finished several of these videos I added them to a new video page on the site.
The new Drawings page shows drawings of Amsterdam and other places that I made over the years.
All locations where images were made are visible on the map at the top of the page. A green marker indicates a single drawing, click it to see a small version. Blue markers indicate multiple images close together, click it to zoom in.
Zoom in, out or drag the map to see other images.
Music Pattern Generator v2.2
Music Pattern Generator is an ongoing project of mine. A web app that creates musical rhythm patterns in MIDI. I finished a new update that introduces snapshots.
Snapshots let you store and instantly recall the settings of many rhythm settings at once, which is helpful when switching between sections in a musical piece.
In collaboration with music technology company Kodaly I started investigating possible web apps for their Kibo MIDI controller.
This year I’ve joined Singulart, who’ve kindly invited me to join their online gallery and art platform. A selection of my paintings is presented for sale on my artist page on Singulart.
Music Pattern Generator
Music Pattern Generator v2.1 is a web app for making complex polyrhythms. Animated graphics make the patterns easy to create and understand.
In my work I often find it interesting to use a process that includes a form of randomness. In this case the memory of a sample player is filled with random sounds. These sounds can then be used to create music with. This is a piece of music made with a set of random sounds on the Volca:
Selah magazine kindly invited me to submit some paintings for their third, fall 2018 issue. The printed magazine arrived in the mail today, a great looking small-form magazine filled with poems and artworks.
Selah is a new art and literary magazine from Covington, Louisiana, USA.