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RCA Output on a Super Game Boy

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For my latest “chiptune” project, I’ve put in some RCA jacks on my Super Game Boy. Of course the Super Nintendo already has the possibility of a component out (via RCA jacks), but, since the Super Game Boy basically contains all the circuitry of the Game Boy, this mod bypasses the Super Nintendo altogether. If […]

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Game Boy Music: LSDJ

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Continuing my research into “Lo Fi” music culture (following my return to circuit bending), I picked myself up a copy of Johan Kotlinski’s Little Sound DJ, a tracker (sequencer, basically) that is a popular means of creating music on the Nintendo Game Boy. While I get my land legs here, enjoy someone who knows what […]

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NOPera Performance from KISS2014

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I wrote previously about the Kyma International Sound Symposium in Lübeck last October, and Symbolic Sound the KISS2104 organizers have started posting some videos of the performances at the symposium, including my NOPera. Enjoy! KISS2014 — NOPera: Simon Hutchinson from Symbolic Sound on Vimeo.

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Electronic Music and the Uncanny

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Louis Dufort’s Zenith: Creepy? Awesome? Both? In introducing electronic music to students, there usually comes a time in the semester where one of my students asks, “Why is all this music creepy?” I’m not sure I agree with my them about the music being creepy, but, as a specialist (of sorts), though, I’m maybe too […]

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KISS2013

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For the past few days, I’ve enjoyed meeting other members of the “cult of Kyma” at the 2013 Kyma International Sound Symposium (KISS2013) in Brussels, Belgium. The theme of the conference is interfaces (more precisely: “INTER faces”), and KISS2013 used for its symbol Belgium surrealist painter Rene Magritte’s “Les Amants” (“The Lovers”), an image of […]

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“We Don’t Care About Music Anyway”

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Taking my first afternoon off in a while, I sat down to see what had been lurking unwatched on my Netflix queue, and I came across a documentary that I added a while ago, We Don’t Care About Music Anyway, a 2009 film about avant-garde musicians and sound artists in Tokyo: For a better idea […]

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Some Tracks from “Lawn in the Sky”

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I’m just now getting back to updating my homepage after a busy few months editing, recording, and defending my dissertation. But, with that all successfully behind me, I’d like to share some of the recordings from our reading of Act I of “A Lawn in the Sky.” I had a wonderful group of volunteer performers […]