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hors temps

may 06, 2006.

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On tuesday evening may 02th Cosmodrone did the 13th (or was it the 14th ? ... maybe the 13th and the 14th ?) Hors d'Oeuvres, a once-a-month series of dinner concerts (veritable 'Tafelmuziek') in the restaurant of Mains d'Oeuvres in Saint Ouen. Now including M d'O-resident Etienne Jaumet, we were five for the occasion.
Here are some colorful visual extracts ... :

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Cosmodrone events can not be but ... curious. We set up our synths and stuff, tested some here and some there, and then slowly drifted into a playing that for some three hours just went on and on and on ... volume was low, tempo was slow ... hors temps, more than hors d'oeuvres ... some people were watching and listening ; others were eating and chatting ; some doing both ... I recorded the first 75 minutes. Curious event, curious recording.

Cosmodrone will be again at the very same Mains d'Oeuvres on sunday may 7th (as part of this year's Sonic Protest festival), with Orguanisation, an installation __ in which a dozen or so old electronic (transistor) organs will be placed along the walls of the exposition hall. orguanisation They will sound through their own built-in amp & loudspeakers only and be used as they are (including all possible defects, and without attempt to fine tune them). Over a period of approximately 4 hours ... very slowly ... Cosmodrone musicians will, organ by organ, and note for note, install C major chords in all available octaves; with the help of pieces of cardboard, plastic or wood to hold down the keys. The organs will sing this 'triad' for a while, until - again very slowly - all available E flat's will be added; and then, somewhat later all E's are 'released', leading - again very slowly - up to a sounding of a C minor triad in all octaves on each one of the organs ... ( * )

From C major to C minor ... very slowly ...
But that is ... jam karet ... !

[ added october 13th 2007 : Below there's a YouTube video made by Rébus, which as its soundtrack uses a ten minute cut-up of the hours long recording of Orguanisation, live during Sonic Protest, at Mains d'Oeuvres. We also recorded a 5 minute 'compact version' of the piece, at Flex's place in Montreuil. That recording appeared as one of tracks on the 2006 Sonic Protest CD ... ]




SoundBlog entries around the Sonic Protest Festival:

(may 06, 2006) - hors temps (Cosmodrone - Orguanisation)
(april 08, 2014) - La physicalité du son. Tome 1.
(august 04, 2016) - Nicolas Collins - 2 April 2016, La Générale


[ quicknav-: hors temps | roam is my home ]

jam karet ?

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Jam karet is indonesian ... 'Jam' means time, and 'karet' means rubber ... rubber time ... It's a concept reflecting a very un-western attitude towards 'time' and its 'gestion'. The idea that 'time is elastic' ... things happen when they happen, it all just takes the time it takes.

The Cosmodrone Hors d'Oeuvres performance felt very jam karet, and the Orguanisation installation at the Sonic Protest festival, that's very jam karet as well.

Coincidence, or not, but also the current, eight, edition of Raudio focuses on this notion of 'elastic time', presenting as it does - in the midst of a varied selection of other tracks - a collection of time stretched fragments of ookoi recordings. Stretched the way Leif Inge stretched Beethovens ninth symphony ... with different 'factors' ... as part of a (loose) 'investigation' into the jam karet potential of music and sounds. For certain things 'stretch better' than others, certain sounds and (fragments of) music appear to be - to a certain degree - 'elastic' ... and others are not.

The launch of Raudio #08, baptized 'Roam Stroam', coincides with the 'Roam is my Home' project of graphic designer Max Kisman ( ** ) at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht (the Netherlands). As ookoi we will do a headphone streaming concert there, on sunday may 7th, from 11h to 17h. [Those that would want to tune in: check the soundblog or raudio site during the time of the concert for the streaming link ...] As part of the concert we will do several attempts to play jam karet. By this we mean the playing of passages - with a duration of say 4, 5 minutes - with the explicit intention to afterwards time stretch the recording ...
[ added may 17th 2006 : For an impression of what went on that sunday at the Centraal Museum, you may want to listen to 'Is Roam My Home ? ... Is this a Raudio Podcast ?', the 22nd of our Raudio Podcasts ... ( *** ) ]
Our performance at the Centraal Museum will also be marked by us premiering the brand new ookoi tails: stage overalls, craft fully designed and handmade especially for ookoi by Bernadette Corstens and Mieke Dietvorst ....

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[[ added december 2006: Based upon original footage shot by Ate M. Hes, here's Skazanks's vlog version of the 'Roam is my Home' Podcast, as found at YouTube's ...


Read about the ookoi and Raudio and Stduio on the SoundBlog:
(2021, august 20) - Awesome Foursomes (iv) - No. 793
(2021, july 18) - Awesome Foursomes (iii) - No. 562
(2021, july 09) - Awesome Foursomes (ii)- No. 284
(2021, june 21) - Awesome Foursomes (i) - No. 019
(2021, may 31) - d.ookoi writes b.ookoi (i)
(2020, january 26) - STDUIO Arti: aLife @Hal-fIve
(2020, january 25) - STDUIO Arti: The LⒶst Weekend
(2019, march 03) - ookoi 2.0: the remake of a spect[r]al b[r]and
(2017, april 12) - 1024
(2015, march 07) - The men once in green are now writing a book!
(2014, may 09) - You are NOT Hier!
(2013, july 03) - How to keep devils away
(2013, may 06) - Next Numbr!
(2012, june 24) - Ninja Fruit Plus Instruments
(2012, may 06) - Y.3 = Yltra !
(2012, may 06) - Our final gig / Ons laatste optreden
(2010, may 23) - 'Raise the trumpet, sound the drum'
(2010, april 02) - [Second Life and WudyWudy]
(2010, january 05) - ookoi: onderood
(2009, november 17) - Soli Deo Gloria !
(2009, october 10) - Project Icarus OST
(2009, august 24) - ookoi ShakeNRoll
(2009, july 18) - Pure . Reactive . Music . Hack Day
(2009, april 07) - "Blood and Bottom" (Raudi0GaGa)
(2009, february 21) - Insular arithmetic (ookoi toont)
(2009, january 31) - A glimpse of Heesbeen
(2009, january 15) - Rien à voir
(2008, october 02) - The right to be slow
(2008, june 06) - Raudio Graffiti: almost live !
(2008, february 24) - The Great Washing
(2007, december 04) - I'm an island
(2007, november 20) - Live Beyond the Paradiso, Amsterdam
(2007, september 04) - leve ookoi! (3)
(2007, august 22) - leve ookoi! (2)
(2007, august 12) - leve ookoi! (1)
(2007, april 12) - Back to Berling [Raudio 11/15]
(2007, march 24) - Vicky, Killers and Avatars
(2007, february 15) - Every presentation is a premiere
(2007, january 25) - 1024 Waarden, by ookoi
(2007, january 19) - Preparations for a Second Life
(2006, november 05) - Cellarlar Heroes
(2006, october 20) - Funky shit
(2006, august 14) - placard : la générale
(2006, july 07) - de-'tails of lite house keeping'
(2006, may 06) - jam karet?
(2006, april 04) - 100+ new (r)audio philes ... [3] [Raudio 07]
(2006, march 20) - raudio @cosman's
(2006, march 12) - 100+ new (r)audio philes ... [2] [Raudio 07]
(2006, march 03) - 100+ new (r)audio philes ... [1] [Raudio 07]
(2005, october 12) - Raudio #06 [Raudio 06]
(2005, september 25) - 0 OK, 0:1, life on ze road
(2005, july 31) - Outside - Inside Paradiso
(2005, june 18) - Sand-Y da-Y #5-7 [Raudio 05]
(2005, june 05) - Sand-Y :: da-Y #04 - da birds
(2005, may 26-24) - Sand-Y :: da-Y #03, #02, #01 - Crew cut ; "The truth is out here" ; ::
(2005, may 14) - 9 Beet Stretch [Raudio Special]
(2005, march 31) - Raudio #04 :: "GespRek 1982-2005" [Raudio 04]
(2005, february 10) - raudio #3 (drie/three) [Raudio 03]
(2004, december 08) - pure sound [Raudio 02]
(2004, november 24) - other, and good news! [Raudio 01]
(2004, october 10) - raudio launched
(2004, september 24) - made in ameland
(2004, june 09) - boyzz buzz # listen!global corpus
(2004, may 20-31) - >∞-îl_o_tré

Read some of the ookoi's papers [pdf]:
(2014) - Localized Sounds, Sounding Locations.
Presented at the International Symposium "Locative Media and Sound Art", Kortrijk (be)
(2007) - ookoi - Uptime Publishing Demonstration. (With Jay Needham.)

Read about the ookoi in Gonzo (Circus) [Dutch]:
Gonzo #88, september/october 2008 - Zelfcomponerende Klankstukken

ookoi - The works:
(2017) Weekly, 10'24" :: ookoi dooki podcast
(2014) HIER - iPhone app, 4 track album of localized Future Popp
(2013) Y ¬ Y.1024 (HTML5 web app)
(2013) Wandelzand - iPhone app, soundwalk for the Dutch isle of Ameland
(2012) Palm Top Theatre V2
(2010) WudyWudy, machina movie, filmed in Second Life by Evo Szuyuan (trailer)
(2009) ookoi_@_E@rport, Amsterdam - channel 19 of the RAUDIO IIIII streaming audio art iThing app
(2009) ShakeNRoll, Project Icarus OST - scenes for the RJDJ reactive music iPhone platform
(2009) iRingg®, iPhone ringtones
(2009) 2525 (video)
(2008) L'Ecoute - public space screen video
(2008) Jam Karet I & Jam Karet IV - pocket movies
(2007) Live beyond the Paradiso (USB-stick data-dump)
(2007) Leve ookoi! - channel 16 of the RAUDIO IIIII streaming audio art iThing app
(2007) 1024 (DVD)
(2007) 1024 Waarden - flash animation
(2006) "Roam Stroam" - channel 12 of the RAUDIO IIIII streaming audio art iThing app
(2006) Tijdrekken - flash animation
(2005) Sand-Y (Zandoog) - channel 7 of the RAUDIO IIIII streaming audio art iThing app
(2004) Muziektafel-Tafelmuziek (CD)
...
(1980) Signs and Symptoms


notes __ ::
(*) In january (if I remember rightly) we recorded a five minute version of Orguanisation using three 'clippers' and my 'bontempi'. That recording is part of the tracks on the Sonic Protest 2006 compilation CD, for sale at the concerts and free with a festival pass ... What struck me (and the others) most when we were mastering the track and listening back to it, was that it seemed to be impossible to hear the magor-minor transition, even over the course of but five minutes; the difference is evident, when you skip from the beginning to the end of the file ... but the changes over time are so gradual that I didn't hear anything changing, and I at first thought we had made a mistake while recording or were listening to the wrong file ... I guess an important factor in this 'camouflage' must be the fact that the organs we used are all slightly out of tune, hence rather than pure 'major/minor' chords what we get is an evolving microtonal cluster, that starts centered around 'major' and then gradually shifts to a 'minor' heart ... I'd be interesting to hear others reactions and opinions ... maybe this is an 'effect' that is well known ? [ ^ ]

(**) Max Kisman did the coverlino for our Muziektafel/Tafelmuziek (2004) CD, copies of which, if you allow me to remind you, are still available at our concerts, in several shops, or by mail order ...(recent CD review in SonHors [in french] ...) [ ^ ]

(***) To subscribe to the Raudio Podcasts, get the feed's URI by clicking the green podcast button in the sidebar. Alternatively, you may preview the podcast feed, or simply download the mp3-file (10.6 Mb) ... [ ^ ]

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