CT-SWaM: littleBits Monster Synth & Third Eye Dark Circuits Orchestra as part of Dark Circuits Festival

Hans Tammen’s “Dark Circuits” Festival features performers who work in contemporary electronic music practices such as circuit bending, no-input mixers, laptops, turntablism, analogue circuitry, network sniffers, live coding and soldering, plus other instruments we may have never heard of yet.


Suggested Donation: : $10

Hours: 8PM – 12AM

Schedule:: :

1.  littleBits Monster Synth

2.  Third Eye DarkCircuits Orchestra plays APHERESIS


Prior to the APHERESIS performance, the ensemble will present their own version of “live coding” by creating a “littleBits Monster Synth” from 20 kits of the popular Korg littleBits synth. Starting with an empty table, the participants will create a piece by slowly connecting the modules, gradually assembling over 200 modules into an infinite maze of sonic possibilities, propagating in all directions, growing from the middle and springing up, unannounced, in seemingly impossible places. A camera from above will project the maze on the walls for the audience to follow the development, the music is distributed through a quad sound system.

Hans Tammen
APHERESIS is a large multi-movement piece by Hans Tammen for 14 performers of custom-made electronic instruments. The piece is inspired by Earle Brown’s Available Forms, uses a score that is rearranged every time it’s performed, and fuses various contemporary electronic music styles and techniques. It combines contemporary electronic music practices such as circuit bending, no-input mixers, laptops, turntablism, analogue circuitry, network sniffers and synthesis to produce sounds electronically. It is performed by internationally renowned performers Matthew Ostrowski, Andrea Parkins, Dafna Naphtali, Miguel Frasconi, Phillip Stearns, Philip White, Joshua Fried, Shoko Nagai, Maria Chavez, Satoshi Takeishi, Joker Nies, Mario DeVega, Lars Graugaard and Michael Vorfeld.


Andrea Parkins – https://soundcloud.com/andreaparkins

Phillip Stearns – http://phillipstearns.wordpress.com

Joker Nies – http://www.klangbureau.de/klangbureau/Joker.html

Dafna Naphtali – http://www.dafna.info

Shoko Nagai – http://www22.ocn.ne.jp/~hot-jazz/

Miguel Frasconi – http://frasconimusic.com

Maria Chavez – http://www.mariachavez.org

Phillip White – http://prwhite.net

Joshua Fried aka Radio Wonderland – http://radiowonderland.org

Lars Graugaard aka Lars From Mars – http://l–l.dk/about/

Matthew Ostrowski – http://www.ostrowski.info

Mario deVega – http://www.mariodevega.info

Hans Tammen – http://www.tammen.org

Michael Vorfeld – http://www.vorfeld.org

Satoshi Takeishi – http://home.earthlink.net/~takeishi/id1.html

CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music) is Eyebeam’s late night concert series curated by Eyebeam Alumni Daniel Neumann, happening intermittently in Eyebeam’s Main Space. The series focuses on contemporary sound experiments, electro-acoustic multi-channel performance, social-sonic relations, improvisation, lowercase artistic presence, and topology – study of place/space with a spatial concept that goes beyond linear, geometrical understandings of space. 


Projects: CT-SWaMlittleBits
People: Daniel Neumann
Research: Sound