Simon Schäfer: artist talk, circuit bending

Thursday 10th of January 2013, 7:30pm
Troyganic, 132 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DY View Map

Simon Schäfer takes things apart.

Instruments, video hardware, clothes, sanity, furniture, information, meaning, televisions, style, sense, religion, politics, computers, noise, silence, chaos, order.
Results include sculpture, installation, sound, live video.
He does audiovisual live performances as ‘der Warst’ and has invented a language not meant for communication.

Simon Schafer Zoom 506
Bent FX

After having been through the usual chinese toys, casio keyboards and drum computers, my main interest with hacking audio equipment has currently shifted towards circuit bending multi effects pedals and units.
The talk will be an overview of FX units I’ve bent, including a Kaoss Pad KP2 and several members of the ZOOM 50X family. I will demonstrate how versatile and intuitive and awesome they are either in their intended use as effects or as standalone instruments. Also, I can show a bit of the insides and how the mods work.

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