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TOB project

TOB – Transmitting Object Behaviors

arrow-downTOB is an open project of the Berlin electronic artist red arrowJo FRGMNT Grys – over time there have been numerous members, collaborators & associates. Just to mention: Seamus O´Donnell, Kaspar König, Martin Kuentz, Jeremy Clarke & others.

The TOB production idea is derived from concepts of occupation of spaces and communication technologies and recycling/re-using materials:

1st level:- the input in micro-local space (diy vibrational microphones, kids toys, the guts of a videogame, fm receivers) is taking instruments, inner sounds of bicycles, selfmade electronic devices, feedbacks.

2nd level:- radio p.a. is supplying the next ambience with amplified acoustic events.

3rd level:- fm transmitters supply the wider ambience & are used for feedback.

4th level:- sometimes we transmit into global space via the internet.

The erroneous nature of all these communication ways producing interference, hiss, noises, hums – is part of the game.

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< Group Exhibition, Gallery Terminal08, Gorzow, PL blue arrowFlyer

< Concert @ Bolt#1 Vernissage, Panke, Berlin, D Arrow blueFlyer

< Concert @ Ausland, Berlin, D Arrow blueFlyer

< Art Sale @ Kunstsquad Transmediale, Berlin, D Arrow blueFlyer

< Concert @ Madame Claude, Berlin, D Arrow blueFlyer

< Concert @ West-Germany, Berlin, D Arrow blueFlyer

< Installation & Concert, Gorzow, PL Arrow blueFlyer

< Installation @ 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin, D Arrow blueFlyer

< Enter the Lasergans Party, Noise & Visuals @ freiLAND, Potsdam, DE Arrow blueFlyer

< 2 Jahre Schräge Runde Electronic Festival @ Ostpol, Dresden, DE Arrow blueFlyer

< Wunderland 2 Festival, Installation @ Mica Moca, Berlin, DE Arrow blueFlyer

< Unzip, Liquid Light @ Chapel, Gießen, DE

< Circuit Bending & DIY Electronic Festival @ Ostpol, Dresden, DE Arrow blueFlyer yellow arrowVid

< Schraege Runde, DIY & Circuit Bending Workshop @ Coloradio, Dresden, DE Arrow blueFlyer

< Timing for Stare-Installation of Tilman Küntzel @ Bundesgartenschau, Koblenz DE

< VJ Performance as Semiotic Warrior @ Electronic Warfare, Dresden DE Arrow blueFlyer

< VJ Performance@ Weisses Haus, Radebeul, DE Arrow blueFlyer

< Performance @ FINISSAGE unARTich, Kunstwerk, Potsdam, DE

< Performance & Exhibition @ unARTich, Kunstwerk, Potsdam, DE Arrow blueFlyer

< Smart PCB Production in the 21st Century, Workshop, R114, Berlin, DE Arrow blueFlyer

< Schraege Runde, Workshop & Concert, Fischladen, Dresden, DE Arrow blueFlyer

< Project 11, Performance with Olivier di Placido @ Ausland, Berlin, DE

< Batworld – into the Realm of Ultrasonics, Workshop, Lichtblick, Berlin, DE Arrow blueFlyer yellow arrowVid

< Tempered Noise Therapy, Concert, Sprungschanze, Dresden, DE Arrow blueFlyer

< The incredible 10, Concert & Presentation, Friedrichstadtzentral, Dresden, DE

< Performance @ VERWERTUNG, Stattbad Wedding, Berlin, DE

< Visuals @ Noise Event Raum18, Berlin, DE

< Noise Concert @ Raum18, Berlin, DE

< Workshop & Concert @ CTM, Berlin, DE blue arrowTechPapers

< Software/Hardware for MindBOX @ cynetart 13, Dresden, DE yellow arrowVideo yellow arrowVid yellow arrowVid

< CircuitBending Workshop @ Musikschrauben Festival Zucker Club, Bremen, DE

< Exhibition & Concert @ Fylkingen, Stockholm, SE

< The Incredible 10, Concert & Presentation, Friedrichstadtzentral, Dresden, DE Poster

< iD Festival, Installation, Workshop&Concert, Gorzow, PL blue arrowTech yellow arrowVideo

< VGA Experiments in xxxxx_Workshop, Berlin, D blue arrowHandout blue arrowCode yellow arrowVideo

< Installation @ Piksel 08, Bergen, NO blue arrowBrave Little Arduino in the Scary Dar.. Tech

< Concert & Workshop @ Art Trail, Cork. IE

< Concert & Workshop @ Tweak, Limerick City. IE yellow arrowVideo

< CircuitBending Workshop @ Electric-Dress Potsdam, D blue arrowHowTo in GERMAN

< Concert as frgmnt & Hagen Damwerth @ Camp Tipsy near Berlin, D

< Concert as frgmnt & lifeloop @ toiletten27, Berlin-Neukölln, D

< Constructing *alive* electronics. DIY sound-workshop, Munich, D

< SNU in xxxxx_Workshop_33_xx, Berlin, D

< Presentation & Workshop at Piksel Festival, Bergen, NO

< Sound installation @ Fleischerei’s Artfair, Theaterkapelle, Berlin, D

< EASTTEK 2007 Teknival, EastGermany, D yellow arrowVideo

< Subversiv Audio @ FUC, F´hain, Berlin red arrowAudio

< Presentation & Workshop at DEAF Festival, Rotterdam, NL

< Presentation at Dorkbot Suisse & Workshop in Basel, CH

< Installation & Performance at Gallery NOD, Prague, CZ

< Performance at Lost Shadows II, Factory, Berlin, D red arrowAudio

< Workshop & Performance at ECOS 2006, Nantes, F yellow arrowVideo yellow arrowVideo

< Installation K/NOT3 at Lost Shadows I, Factory, Berlin, D blue arrowK/NOT3 Tech

< Performance K/NOT2 at Voodoomaten, Hangar, Berlin, D

< Performance “K/NOT2: Der Raub der Inverterinnen”, Kulturzeugen-Saal, Gießen, D

< Installation in Berlin Art-Center, “EXPERIENCE ART!” blue arrowK/NOT2 tech

< Online-Performance with David Lee as TOB Jam feat David “Nomusic Arena II”, F

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< Installation & Performance @ the exhibition “konfrontacje”, Gdansk, PL

< Experiment “little sender BIG” Salon Bruit noise stage @ Camp Tipsy, Biesenthal, D

< feed.loop.back=life_aetheric overtones by lifeloop, TOB principles. Project Leerstelle

< Workshops – DIY mini-FM Transmitters Salon Bruit @ Project Leerstelle, Berlin

< rebel:art festival @ Zur Möbelfabrik ,Berlin, D

< TOB interview with Kasper Koenig on Radioriff auf reisen – 104,1 FM Berlin, D

< Noisiv and TOB Performance @ Hi-Fi Domo Recital Hall, Caen, F

< Experiments with APO33 on an online noise robot, Performance in Nantes Museum, F

< TOB in “Paradise” @ Bunker under Alexanderplatz, Berlin, D

< “9th International Congress for Performance Art” & FM Workshop , Berlin, D

< “Salon Bruit, Kathedrale”, with special Guest Helmuts Dolly, Berlin, D

< “Salon Bruit, Kathedrale”, Vienna Diagonale, Berlin, D

< “Hotel Berlinische Galerie”, Berlin, D red arrowAudio

< “!radiofestival” Acud, Berlin, D

< “VII International Congress for Performance Art”, Paris, F

< Concert in “Alternation”, Paris, F

< “Fete de la Musique”, Tacheles, Berlin. D

< “Luna International”, Kopenhagener, Berlin, D

< “RadioKampagne Soli”, Eimer, Berlin, D

< “Lisa Lounge”, Berlin, D

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< “Resonant Wave Festival” Spannwerk, Berlin, D

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A Soldermask for free

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Here I show your how to integrate some new steps in your photographic PCB-production process.

After the usual step of exposure with a positive of your track patterns & development & etching you just add another exposure with a negative of your solder mask pattern. As a result you get the rest of the etch resist as solder mask to stay on your PCB as protection & solder repellent. The idea comes from a Bungard datasheet.

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Workshops

Artist Statement about Electronic Workshops:

As more and more is known about the physical background, electronics turned into a science where devices are digitally simulated and calculated according to mathematical models.

Especially digital electronics with its binary states´ precisely defined 0 and 1, is -nobody wonders- either working or not working. For the majority of digital hardware that means: One wrong bit will break its operation. What we will make from digital chips is always working – but never exactly.

By definition states between 0 and 1 are not allowed. In digital electronic databooks these states are called “not defined” or “illegal”. They are not usable to build a reliable, predetermined, deterministic machine (e.g. a computer) which produces exact, reproducible output within its enviromental parameters (i.e. the computer is functioning).

This exactness is remarkable, yet doesn’t fit to our known physical laws.
Where is the Heisenberg uncertianty (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncertainty_principle) of modern quantum physics which should make such precision impossible?

The answer is astonishing: Digital electronics use symbolic states outside the physical reality!

E.g. standard TTL logic gates (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logic_gate) operate with a 5 volt power supply. A TTL signal is defined as 0 or “low” when between 0V and 0.8V with respect to the ground terminal, and 1 or “high” when between 2.0V and 5V. States between 0.8V and 2.0V are “illegal”.

The experimental sound circuit SNU, which is the main device of the workshop, uses these illegal states and drives the digital chip it uses into this in-between world of uncertainty. What we get is complexity and uncontrollable behaviour. This workshop shows how building-blocks can be arranged in unusual ways. The SNU or the sequencer SEQ8 are just examples of how arrangements of the instruments can be build.
Not two of them will sound the same.

You get an alive instrument, different from a sampler that only controls premade sound. Like a violin, with many possibilities to create sound but also unpredictable moments, it requires constant judgement and adjustment of the player and at the same time has a live of its own.

or if you like..

Workshop Special Noise Unit (SNU)

„Einfluß statt Kontrolle“

Bei diesem Workshop  erhalten die TeilnehmerInnen die Möglichkeit, experimentelle Synthesizer zu bauen, fantastische Noise-Maschinen. Jede ist anders, Gesetze werden auf den Kopf gestellt, IngenieurInnen kriegen die Krise & doch funktionieren sie:
Unkontrollierbar, launisch und eigentümlich wie nur wenige Instrumente.

Hier gibts reichlich Werkzeug, Lötkolben und Elektronikbauteile – Vorkenntnisse sind nicht nötig.

This is @ the tweak festival in Limerick:

The next seven video snippets are by Natalia Borissova, Munich curator & artist, learning to know the SNU:

Some of my own pieces where the main soundsource is a SNU – SNU-II-Soundtest uses the additional Seq8-sequencer, all the “Fulda” pieces have a delay & occasional ring-modulator added. “Heisenberg” has an additional sample of Werner Heisenberg speaking about quantum physics & a tanpura loop:

SNU-II-Soundtest 03.06.08, 04:02, 64kb, mono, mp3, 4.75mb

Fulda sucks 2009 21.08.09, 02:08, 256kb, stereo, mp3, 3.94mb

Fulda sucks 2009_2 21.08.09, 44:19, 256kb, stereo, mp3, 81,18mb

Fulda fuck off – Just listen to Heisenberg I 13.09.09, 47:09, VBR, stereo, mp3, 83,00mb Arrow blueThe Text

This Thing is Fukking Speaking I – mastered 27.09.09, 06:08, 256kb, stereo, mp3, 11.25mb

Here is a sound test with a recently developed Ultrasonic device (+ a SEQ to modulate the new Ultrasonic-Transmitter):
This Spider Loves Ultrasonics 16.09.10, 04:27, VBR, stereo, mp3, 7,14mbSpider listening

After the lame Intro here is the 1st Soundtest of the Ultrasonic Pulser we actually built:

Ultrasonic Pulser 1st Test 26.10.2010, 11:27, 96kb, mono, mp3, 7,87 mb

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