Friday, February 10, 2017

on the road again.

Well, not really, but I am attempting to bring my year of non-performance to an end: 21 February I'm playing with the lovely and talented Jasper Stadhouders and Devin Grey in my old stomping grounds Zaal 100. We'll be playing with another trio made up of Eric Boeren, Frank Rosaly and a person to be named later, then both trios together in a sextet.

Friday, May 2, 2014

binary information.

More DJing, and a Sleep Gunner gig or two coming up.


Sunday, March 9, 2014

don't squawk.

Two gig notices:

12 Mar 2014: Sleep Gunner @ Butcher's Tears, Amsterdam. Doors 9pm, we're on first.
28 Mar 2014: (dj) morsanek @ BIMhuis, with ICP Orchestra, Ethan Iverson, and so much other cool stuff that I don't even start playing until midnight.


Monday, August 5, 2013

none more black.

Welcome to the whitest blackness around. Still no live performance due to innerspace turbulence but yes, if for some reason you would be looking for the sound of my guitar twanging, it can be most efficiently located over at The Cloud of Sound.

And ah yis: this post over at Tone Fiend regarding the evils of talk boxes made me want to post this track from our as-yet-unreleased Sleep Gunner record (entitled, yes, "Plays The Louvin Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1"). We took this sweet song from 1957 and made it a (hopefully) touchingly moronic talk box duet for dobro and keyboard. And I take an especially moronic guitar solo. With the talk box. Sorry.

For tone fiends curious about the mechanics of it all: I'm playing a made-in-China Dean slimline dobro run through two shitty amps, one signal path includes a ZVEX Fuzz Factory and the other goes to Jeroen's vocoder box that I don't know the name of. There's also a close mic that's supposedly picking up the acoustic sound of the dobro, but this didn't prove to be very useful because this dobro is kind of terrible. I do like the way you can hear the flimsy bridge on the Dean complaining during the guitar solo, it's an amplified creaking sound, threatening to give up if there's any more bending.

Sleep Gunner: New Partner Waltz. (7.0MB, 3:01).


Thursday, April 18, 2013

monoták @ mediamatic.

My last gig for a while, taking a long break from live performance.


Monoták @ Mediamatic
Echokamer #2

Anat Spiegel - May My Mirror 
A duet for two voices performed by Kevin Walton and Anat Spiegel

Ivo Bol - The Gasometer Universe 12 
The Gasometer Universe is a sonification of the big bang theory, a composition for live electronics and natural reverb. It was originally composed for the 117-meter-high Gasometer in Oberhausen.

Natalia Domínguez Rangel - Scholia (world premiere) 
Acoustic piece performed by Bart de Vrees (percussion), Miriam Overlach (harp) and Annie Tangberg (vc), a trio also known as Hoorcomfort. 

Paul Glazier - Compression 
A 78rpm record starts to play on an old, hand-cranked gramophone player. A mic records the music interacting with the surroundings. This is delayed, played back, and compressed, the acoustics of the space feeding back into itself.

Pandelis Diamantides - #008000 
Bleeps, microsounds and infrabass. A taste of paradise in binary language. With visuals by Emmanuel Flores Elias.

Light Metal Duo 
Light Metal Duo uses the resonating qualities of aluminum foil in combination with a personal sonic approach to their instruments. They work on structured improvisation ranging from drone-like clusters to pulsating, rhythmic patterns.

Thomas Myrmel - Dasein in Fieri 
We end the evening with a slow meditative piece for harp, voice and electronics.