Deeply Artificial Trees (2017)

 

“This artwork represents what it would be like for an AI to watch Bob Ross on LSD (once someone invents digital drugs). It shows some of the unreasonable effectiveness and strange inner workings of deep learning systems. The unique characteristics of the human voice are learned and generated as well as hallucinations of a system trying to find images which are not there.”. More details at areben.com

Bob Katz – Loudness War and Peace (2017)

 

“Step into my Time Machine. This 20 minute video takes you from the quiet beginnings of the Compact Disc in 1980 through to Loudness Peace by the year 2020. It includes demonstrations of the loudest master I have ever had to make and paints a picture of what the art of audio mastering will be like once the loudness war has been settled.”

Walter Giers – Electronic Art (2017)

 

“Visual art and electronic music regularly intertwines and with DJs and live acts like Moderat, Richie Hawtin and Dubfire to name a few, continuing to push the envelope in this area, this connection is getting deeper. Telekom Electronic Beats TV looked into this relationship and stumbled upon the work of visual and electronic art pioneer, inventor, visionary and unsung hero Walter Giers, who sadly passed away in 2016. Travelling to Schwäbisch Gmünd we uncovered some of the life and work of this late, great artist and learned where some of today’s visual artists are taking their cues.” – Telekom Electronic Beats

Garip Ay – Van Gogh on Dark Water (2016)

 

Garip Ay was born in 1984 in Siirt (Turkey) – He Started painting in 2000 at High School of Fine Arts in Diyarbakir, then graduated with a degree in Traditional Turkish Arts from Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul. In his exploration as an Ebru artist, Ay revives the traditional Islamic art form with a contemporary touch, and has been invited to hold numerous exhibitions, workshops and seminars around the world, from his native Turkey and the Persian Gulf regions to Scandinavia, Russia, Singapore and the USA. He has also taken part in various filming and performing projects worldwide. Ay now lives and works in Istanbul.

Visit his site here: garipay.blogspot.de/

RSF Polykobol II demo (2013)

 

Beautiful realtime demo of the RSF Polykobol II synth

The Polykobol II is a synthesizer analog polyphonic manufactured by RSF and marketed in 1983. It has 8 voices and a 61-key keyboard and a backup K7 integrated interface. Used by Jean-Michel Jarre and Lightwave, it was quite complex (more than 500 components including 3 microprocessors, Motorola 6809 ) and unstable, and was never fully developed. However, it was appreciated for its warm and powerful sound.

RSF filed for bankruptcy before closing completely.

A VST recreation of the Polykobol is available from Xils Lab

John Lacey, Chris & Cosey – European Rendez-Vous (1984)

 

Eye of Sound: Those were the days: when the future wasn’t bright and dystopia was your daily bread; when apocalypse was just now and the winters cold as dead. Flower-power dreams withered, post-industrial gloom remained. Chris & Cosey’s rendez-vous is one with an era, a new stage in the history of gray when synth was to reign supreme paving Europe’s way to a new fantasy: the utopia of electric dreams. More details and videos available at ubu.com