Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Last Shiny Thing now on Bandcamp

Circa '07 collection of instrumentals and songs. Includes glockenspiel, Alesis Air Synth, feedback (no surprise there), Nashville tuned acoustic guitar, slide whistle, kalimba, Yamaha VSS-30 mini sampler, sleigh bells and such.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Festival Of Lights video playlist

About this time last year I did a bunch of live noise improvisation videos via USTREAM.  After a while, I migrated some of these to You Tube.

Now in the process of moving over any and all of these, um, seasonal videos and gathering them together in this playlist.

If you're already burning out on holiday music and like feedback (a lot), here you go . . .

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Pre See Sun One

Pre See Sun One

Noisy improv captured Live on USTREAM.

Oscillations/feedback. Old Realistic mixer used to feed various signals (Monotron, Barbie Sputnik, electronic feedback from computer speaker, phone tap pickup) to el cheepo Karaoke machine and purple Karaoke boombox.

Also Pre See Sun Two.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Know November Two

Know November Two

Various handheld tape recorders in pause/record feeding back. Ham radio echo mic, toy Rap Mike and Dora the Ex. Karaoke echo mic interacting.

Another noisy improv video captured live on USTREAM. Likewise Know November One.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Reach Back Around Three

Reach Back Around Three

Another noisy improv video captured live on USTREAM.

Two sets of powered computer speakers plugged back into themselves. One is inductively picked up by two humbuckers fed into karaoke machines with cheep echo aliasing.

Also on USTREAM, Reach Back Around One and Two.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Rusty Grip One

Rusty Grip One

Monotron and self oscillating Spy Voice Changer via Sound Center toy mixer/amp into Copicat tape delay, HoneyTone mini amp. Barbie Sputnik. Phone tap pickup into mini amp. Thumb braking on the Copicat's capstan/tape drive whatsit.

Noisy improv captured live on USTREAM. Thereabouts with this one are Rusty Grip Two and Three.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Catch What Light One

Catch What Light One

Another noisy improv video done via USTREAM.

Infrared pulses from TV remotes into photocell, clock bent purple Karaoke boombox. Self oscillating Spy Voice Changer via phone tap and Monotron into Sound Center toy mixer/amp. Humbucker into Realistic Electronic Reverb, mini amp. Barbie Sputnik. Three AM radios heterodyning.

Also on USTREAM, Catch What Light Two and Three.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Waving Their Shovels Three

Waving Their Shovels Three

Feedback and cheep echo. Humbucker on cookie tin, piezo on plastic container, Monotron and phone tap into Sound Center toy mixer/amp and Realistic Electronic Reverb. Homebrew light controlled oscillator into purple karaoke boombox with aliasing/runaway delay. Spy Voice Changer. - Captured Live on USTREAM.

Noisy improv. Also Waving Their Shovels One and Two.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Arriving As One

Arriving As One

Another video noise improv done via USTREAM.

Variety of feedback loops using the purple karaoke boombox with circuit bent echo speed, a Sound Center toy mixer/amp with newly added tremelo rate control knob, a couple of free range humbuckers, a refashioned kalimba, Monotron, phone tap pickup, piezo contact mic, various mini amps, Barbie Sputnik, AM radios heterodyning, toy mics and such.

Also Arriving As Two, Three, and Four.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Infinity 8 Four

Infinity 8 Four

Noisy improv. Feedback on an ironing board. Looseleaf humbucker with various metal strips and bits. Other gadgets include phone tap inductive pickup, piezo contact mic, earphone as mic/inductive coil, mini amps, toy mixer/amp, Monotron, Barbie Sputnik, Spy voice changer and piezo driven cookie tin.

Done via USTREAM. Likewise, Infinity 8 One, Two and Three.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Hazel Whistled Through The Door Two

Hazel Whistled Through The Door Two

Alesis Philtre and DOD Digital Delay pedals ran in and out of Crowbar 3 x 3 mixer matrix to feedback. Also Barbie Sputnik input into matrix, overall matrix output to purple Karaoke boombox with built in echo. Monotron into Realistic Electronic Reverb. 3 AM radios heterodyning. Captured Live on USTREAM.

Noisy improv. Also on USTREAM, Hazel Whistled Through The Door One, Three and Four.


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Offscreen One

Offscreen One

Indeed another noisy improv video.

Free range humbucker and cookie tins into toy mixer/amp, super-8 sound projector, and karaoke boombox. Also Barbie Sputnik, Realistic Electronic Reverb, Monotron, Stereo Amplified Listener. - Captured Live on USTREAM. Likewise, Offscreen Two, Three, Four and Five.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Fan Out One

Fan Out One

So many feedback loops, open air and otherwise. In view, a paint spattered box fan its vibrations picked up by a humbucker and a piezo contact mic. Various mini amps and speakers used. Offscreen, Barbie Sputnik, Monotron, AM radios heterodyning, Realistic Electronic Reverb and other gizmos.

Another noisy improv video. Also done via USTREAM with Fan Out Two and Three.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Sighted Goldenrod Two

Sighted Goldenrod Two

Ebow on homebrew zither picked up by free range humbucker into cheepo karaoke machine, also piezo mic into mini amp. Monotron into purple karaoke boombox. Barbie Sputnik. Speak and Spell etc. into Sound Center toy mixer/amp via phone tap pickup.

Another noisy improv video captured live on USTREAM along with Sighted Goldenrod One and Three.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Round The Bend Three

Round The Bend Three

Yet another feedback filled noisy improv.

The Barbie Sputnik, unlike in videos previous, is an on-camera player. Also in view, a condensed version of the Luxo Lamp piezo driven reverb (something generally not used on these videos). Used here and there the Dora the Ex. Karaoke echo mic widget. Various unseen gizmos at play include the Spy Voice Changer, Sound Center toy mixer/amp, Korg Monotron, purple karaoke boombox, Realistic Electronic Reverb, Stereo Amplified Listener and various mini amps.

Also done via USTREAM, Round The Bend One and Two.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Sun Weave One

Sun Weave One

Again with the feedback. Circuit bent Spy Voice Changer looped into itself via a Sound Center toy mixer/amp, then into a Realistic Electronic Reverb on the way to the purple Karaoke boombox. Also phone tap pickup into mini amp. Realistic Stereo Amplified Listener into pair of computer speakers. Monotron. Barbie Sputnik.

Another of the noisy improvs. Done via USTREAM. Also there Sun Weave Two and Three.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Ice Floe One

Ice Floe One

Wishful thinking, no doubt, given the heat. Again with the noisy improvs. Created via USTREAM, likewise Ice Floe Two.

Much feedback using karaoke boombox with circuit bent echo, free range humbucker on cookie tin, amplified stereo listener, Spy Voice Changer. Also Monotron, Sound Center toy mixer/amp, phone tap pickup.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sum Difference Three

Sum Difference Three

Three AM radios heterodyning, humbucker into mini amp, amplified stereo listener, Barbie Sputnik, Spy Voice Changer, Monotron. - Captured Live on USTREAM at

Sum Difference One and Two at USTREAM.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Lab In Lavender 3 on Bandcamp

Live audio open air recording of improvisation created with various bits of feedback.

Included are the three Lab In Lavender improv videos.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Junctionaire One

Junctionaire One

Like Lab At Lavender Two and other noisy improvs done on USTREAM.

A vast tangle of open air feedback. El cheepo karaoke machine, Radio Shack Sound Center toy mixer/amp, Monotron, Dora the Exp. karaoke echo mic gizmo, Spy Voice Changer, Rap Mic, ham radio echo mic, phone tap pickup, various mini amps and speakers, Realistic Stereo Amplified Listener, Barbie Sputnik.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Lab In Lavender Two

Lab In Lavender Two

Another noisy improv video as done on USTREAM.

Worlds of feedback/oscillation. Alesis Philtre and DOD digital delay pedal plugged in and out of Crowbar 3x3 mixer matrix. Also plugged into Crowbar, Barbie Sputnik. All that and a phone tap pickup running into a Radio Shack Sound Center toy mixer/amp, and the Sound Center output into a Realistic Electronic Reverb and that into a mini amp. Amplified listener into computer speakers. Toy mic into voice changer into old boombox speaker. Monotron into amplified speaker/mini amp.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Wide Tear Two

Wide Tear Two

By now, one of several noisy improv videos.

Big feedback interweave of Monotron, Digital Delay, Realistic Electronic Reverb (a not so digital delay), Crowbar 3 x 3 mixer matrix, toy mixer/amp, phone tap pickup, Barbie Sputnik, circuit bent voice changer and old Radio Shack mini amp.

Captured Live on USTREAM. Also at USTREAM, Wide Tear One.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Second Recollection on Bandcamp

Second Recollection is a companion to the also recent Terrarium Novum

Think 2 records separated at birth.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Spring Cleaning

Another noisy improv done live today on USTREAM, here on YouTube.

Toy rap mic, Barbie Sputnik, Stereo Amplified Listener via Monotron, Realistic Electronic Reverb, circuit bent toy voice changer, PA horn, with washtub and bellwethers officiating.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Terrarium Novum on Bandcamp

A release of seven recent instrumentals created using various sorts of feedback, Korg Monotron, Stylophone, PixiVisor, Casio SK-1 and such.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Hungry Ghost Editions now out on Bandcamp

Hungry Ghost Editions gathers up instrumentals from the mid-1990s.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Red Rover 1--video

Another video originally done on USTREAM.  Infrared pulses from remote controls played into solar cell (also the EMF into the AM radio setup).  Fun.

Um, likewise, with different forces at work, Twofer Pt. 1:

At USTREAM, Twofer Pt. 2.