In Formation (Neukölln)

by Phil Julian & Michael Renkel

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Recorded at TOTAL Artspace, Berlin on Friday 10th October 2008.

Phil Julian: Contact Microphones, Surfaces, Objects and Electronics
Michael Renkel: Amplified Stringboard, Electronics & Computers

The amplified stringboard is a wooden tablet strung with two sets of guitar strings, one with a tremolo, a set of bass strings and a set on a violin bridge equipped with pickups and contact microphones.

The sounds are produced by using a range of preparations including e-bows, mallets, stones, snappers, short-circuited effect pedals, abrasive paper and bottle necks. The signals are sent separately into a mixing desk and from there relayed into an effects processor and a computer where the sound is manipulated using a MAX/MSP patch.


released October 10, 2008

Originally made available by the Homophoni netlabel in 2009.




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