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Insular Arithmetic (ookoi toont)

february 21, 2009.

[ podcast :: sbpc 27 ... s ]

The following picture is a visual condensation - made by £PcM - of '2525' (click to enlarge), the (exactly) 50 second HD-clip that the ookoi produced on the wonderful beach that one finds north of Hollum, at the end of the Jan Roepespad, on the dutch island of Ameland. We made it the last time we went up there, to work in the Archipel Medialab. That was the end of may last year, almost nine months ago.

ookoi

You can now view '2525' on YouTube/ookoi (clicking the link brings you to the - recommended - HD version, but this can be a bit rough on slower connections; you may want to let the clip load completely before you hit 'play' ...)

[ the making of '2525' ]

hotelbelWe shot precisely fifty scenes for '2525' ( * ). If you have a close look at the images, next to an M-Audio digital dictaphone, lying in the sand between the two of us you will see a hotel bell. Also, there are all these little pieces of paper that seem to be twirling around; the little papers contained the numbers 1 to 50; we tore off one as a numerical reminder for each next scene, and one of us would hit the bell, in order to provide an audio cue for each of the fifty scenes.

For the first scene, each of us hit one chord, randomly. In the second one, we hit two. For the third scene, we did three ... and so further, until the fiftieth scene, where both £PcM and me hit 50 random guitar-chords, one after the other.

Each of the fifty scenes then was time-compressed, in order to make it last precisely one second; making for a total playing time of 50 seconds ... [ Observe that from a certain point onwards the number of 'hits per second' become audible bass frequencies: 50 hits in a second corresponds to a 50 Hz tone .... ]

Now let's make a little calculation:
in '2525' £pCM and myself each hit 1 + 2 + 3 + ... + 50 = 1275 guitar chords. Which makes for a total of 2 x 1275 = 2550 hits ...

and more and other and more hits ...

As you probably will realize: though the result was well worth the effort, performing and editing '2525' has been a lot of hard work ...

Fortunately we then could spend the rest of our residency - part of Archipel's Razende Bol project - the way popsters of our advanced middle age are supposed to: we hosted an evening-long retrospective of our own work on Archipel webTV, and the remaining of our time on the island we spent at the Ameland golf course ...

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There we recorded our 50 Great Hits. The corresponding soundfile we offer you as this SB-edition's podcast, which you can download and/or listen to, by clicking on three of the above four "ookoi golft" pictures.
[ Attention: one of the four pictures will not lead to the podcast, but will just enlarge when you click it ... ]

ookoi toont ...

On the evening of saturday may 31st, 2008, not long before the bells of the Hervormde Kerk across the road of gallery/hotel Dit Eiland tolled eight, we installed camera's, microphones, Archipel's brand new Apple TV and a picnic table in the large garden at the back of the medialab.

The ArchipelTV video webcast "ookoi toont" began at nine sharp. While zipping whisky and beers, eating peanuts, smoking cigars and playing chess with Jan Spoelstra, our favorite Ameland photographer/journalist, we commented three full hours live on a retrospective of audio-visuals that meanwhile were showing on the Apple TV. Many of these works had originated in this very Archipel Medialab, during our yearly residencies, that began in 2004.

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We listened to tracks from our "Muziektafel/Tafelmuziek 2004" CD and witnessed another short première of our "1024". We webcasted several of our vodcasts, extracts of some of which you'll find on YouTube/ookoi, like Lighthouse (from 2006, the year we did a 10 hour long webstream from inside the Ameland Lighthouse).

infiniteWhen the church bells tolled ten, we began watching the full and unabridged version of Infinite [∞], shot by £PcM four years earlier, from the very spot where we were sitting watching it that evening ...
Then, at eleven, there was l'Ecoute - in its full and unabridged one hour version - and we sat in silence for a long while. We listened to the nightly sounds of the island and looked up at the skies above and around us, meanwhile casting stealthy glances at the church tower, where - notwithstanding its stand-still in Infinite [∞] - the clock hands kept pushing time, on and on and on ...

Just before the bell tolled midnight we opened another bottle, to drink to the four years' work that we just had been reviewing. It had been good times, that 'went by like hurricanes and much faster things' ... Over the hours that we had spent preparing and doing "ookoi toont" in the garden the church bells had rung 8, 9, 10, 11 and finally another 12 times, which gave rise to a last bit of insular arithmetic: 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 ... once again that made ... 50 ...

It was the 1st of june, 2008, a little over 0h00.
We webcasted '2525' on Archipel WebTV.

It was a premiere.


Read about the ookoi and Raudio and Stduio on the SoundBlog:
(2021, november 01) - Awesome Foursomes (v) - No. 954
(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 __ ::
(*) We made '2525' as a present for friend and colleague Rob Scholte, on the occasion of his 50th birthday ... [ ^ ]

tags: Ameland, Archipel medialab, ookoi, hits

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