Les Tambours de Feu (The Drums of Fire) are a group who fuse percussion, costume and pyrotechnics into a street performance. Creating a sense of ritual with an emphasis on the visible physicality of the performance. The effect, on the audience, is hypnotic, and uniting.
Les Tambours de Feu // Debrau Beltzak. Image | James Henry
The group is a part of a Basque street-performance group called Deabrubeltzak
Woob has released a zoetrope picture disc for his track Tokyo Run, which accompanies a film by the same name.
o2o2 Is a kiwi company designing air-filtering masks for intensified urban environments where air quality is toxic to humans.
Zach Lieberman uses Open Frameworks to produce an augmented reality app that lets you sample audio, while generating a 3D visualisation of the sound in AR – in real-time. You can also scan your phone over the waveform to play it back. Just watch the video! Amazing.
The Collidoscope is a prototype for a granular synthesizer/sampler. It features a large display of recorded samples, and interactive controls that show which part of the recorded sample is being played back.
The controls are closely aligned visually so as to be quite clear.
Jeremy Bell has created a tape-scratching device called the ScrubBoard. A tape loop with a tape head-scrubber that you can manipulate with your hands, resulting in a sound akin to scratching a record. There’s other great features. There’s a foot controller to play, stop and reverse playback of the loop. There’s a ‘rocker’ to cut/fade and mix to the tapes other channels. There’s also a record head to do live looping and scratching!
Nice work Jeremy!
Coldcut, in collaboration with Hexstatic, released this audio-visual music collage in 1998