Autumnblips.



I have posted it elsewhere on christmas, but I completely forgot to post it here. Oh well, happy chinese new year then...

Here is the recording of my gig at autumnblips at Panke in Berlin.
A few months after this gig, the memory battery of one of my gameboy cartridges died, thereby erasing two years worth of songs. The idiot that I am also hasn't really taken care of backing up anything since then. Some of those songs I have not even recorded. I will never be able to play, let alone hear them anymore. No one will. They will be fading ghosts in the back of my brain that will haunt me whenever I get reminded of a particular melody or a beat or whatever...

Everytime I touch my Gameboy now, or actually any portable gaming device, it burns LIKE HELL!!!!. I will have to learn to love it again, but right now the disappointment is overpowering.

This was the last real 'official' recording from this particular cart. It feels very important to me, because it kind of sums up what I've been doing in those two years. And it shows me that it's time for a change in program. The Gameboy has dominated my set for quite a while now and in a way, I have started to let myself be limited through that.

So, a few days ago, I built a new Lab, And from here on, I think my sound will be a bit different again. Looking forward to a new challenge.

 

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Neusound



Working on my next lab.
Entirely Gameboy-less.
Neusound.
Neusound

 

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Night shift revisited



It's been close to a year now since I had the Night Shift show at Simon Oldfield Gallery. Yesterday, I was surprised in a very very nice way by Rebecca Helen Page, who has filmed bits of the performance I've done there and uploaded them to Vimeo.

It was quite a noisy performance with very weird sound and I had very short hair at that time.

The desk I had my instruments on was absolutely gorgeous. It felt like my own private TARDIS.

Thanks a lot Rebecca.

 

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Night shift



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Night Shift

Katy Kirbach & Simon Schäfer

 

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Private View
7 September 2011, 18.30 — 20.30
 

Exhibition continues to
28 September 2011


Night Shift explores the relationship between painting, sculpture and performance with new work by Simon Schäfer and Katy Kirbach.  

The exhibition examines the tension between the handmade and ready-made; multiplicity and uniqueness; live event and still object; the diurnal and nocturnal.  Night Shift is visually and aurally layered with texture, sound, digital feeds, colour and analogue electronics.

 
 

 

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RCA revisited



Facing harsh reality at RCA yesterday:

Box mouse Boxen

 

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Exciting Times



the Independent mentions my work in this article today.

Wooeeee, first name to be mentioned.

 

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Studio shot.



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One of the last stages of my RCA Studio from above.
I'm gonna miss it.

 

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MASTER



Master

I had to wear some very silly clothes to get this quite large piece of paper. Later, I drank very much wine and had to spend the night in Rob Bellman's shed/bar/art because I got stuck in Battersea.

 

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Dazed



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Dazed online mentioned me briefly in an Article about the degree show. You can try to read it here, but the text has been edited down to near uselessness.

Somewhat unrelated: I would really like to crouch into a hole and not come out for about two weeks.

 

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RCA SHOW 2011



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There are some great new works of mine at the rca degree show.

24 June – 3 July 2011 (closed 1 July)
Open from 11am to 8pm daily

Testbed 1, 33 Parkgate Road, London SW11 4NP

 

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