Category: Music

Ambi media incubator

The W3rkH0f hosts an annual gathering of media artists,  developers and hackers, acting as an incubator for upcoming collaborations and developments. Of course line_code were part of this. Here a little impression, an ad-hoc light, sound, fabric and air installation by Farmers Manual and jana°, displaying video and music accompaniment by Volker Böhm and Ken Gubler.

The Buchla400

When Kent arrived in the Santa Clarita valley in 1994, CalArts was only just re-opening after the Northridge Quake.  The electronic music studios were declared a total loss and needed re-building.  David Rosenboom tasked Kent to work closely with Tom Erbe to reconstruct a modern digital recording studio and media arts laboratories.  In the six weeks before the fall semester…

ObjectiveC code poetry

One of our current ventures is making us explore the world of laser cutters.. Kent’s ObjectiveC in the audio editing tool LiveBetterSuite is being given a poetic treatment. Handwritten by jana°,  it is then transferred by laser onto the disused wooden shelves from the 200 year old W3rkH0f where our art is created. Line_code poetry          …

W3rkH0f music presents:

The computer music instruments we all know and love… played by the inventor during their development:   LapCore 132 Electronic feel-good music from the first decade of the new millenium, composed and produced in Berlin by Kent. LapCore 132 is a tour-de-force of self made computer music software being exercised and pushed to the limits by it’s creator and coder.…

4 Takt Walzer

Blown away by tubas, euphoniums and the occasional cornet… On 18th of March, 2017, World Premiere of the “Neunkirch Vier-Takt-Walzer” by Kenneth Paul Clelland In 2015 Kent was inspired by Jana’s position of cultural prominence in local politics and wrote a piece of music to celebrate her. The idea was to compose a work *for* the local brass band to…

MIDI talks

We finally have the (visual synthesizer) Hurricane and the (sequencer) Live Better Suite talk to each other via MiDi signal over 16 channels. This means, that live generated music can be used to live generate visuals.. not only matching the music, but actually being triggered by it. Also, the variable signal settings like blend mode, attack and decay can now…

NI – Spektral Delay

The things you can find at a new years’ clear out! Stefan Huber from Silent Wave found an old issue of Keys Magazine from 2001, containing an article about Spektral Delay (a real-time audio processing tool released by Native Instruments) and sent us a reminder. Guess who was the coder for it? You guessed right: Kent Clelland and Joachim Haas. The…

Raiders of the lost ark

At Silver Lake, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, there is the little bakery cafe tropical. Although the Cuban sandwiches there should be legendary, that was not the reason we had to stop by there. It was for a little trip down memory lane. This bakery has a history. Once upon a time, not so long ago in the early 90’s maybe,…