Wanking On Weird Setups Fest #1

Setup for “Wanking on Weird Setups Fest #1
a festival that celebrates out of the ordinary audio setups.
Friday June 8 2012: there was a first edition @ DOK (Ghent)

Kapotski invites musicians and sound artists to build sound installations that fit within 1 square meter. The installations play autonomous. The only control they have is an on/off button. No concert, no performance: only Setup!

WANKERS:

Geert-Jan Hobijn (Staalplaat)
Jürgen De Blonde (Köhn)
Paul Cassiers & Wim Deliveyne (Lauw)
Pauwel de Buck
Kurt Stockman (kapotski)
Jonas Nachtergaele (kapotski)

Kapotski – Triple Deck

Triple Deck = 3 records + installation = ONE RELEASE!

Kapotski is a live plastic & electric impro trio. Its energy and singularity arise from the magic of playing together, from the dynamics that emerges between the three musicians Jonas Nachtergaele, Ruben Nachtergaele and Kurt Stockman.

Triple Deck is  a release/installation that represents Kapotski in its purest form. For a week Jonas, Ruben and Kurt sojourned in a 19th century villa on the Normandy Beach to experiment with registration, play, improvisationand composition.

The result consists of three mono‐tracks, one by each musician, that were recorded simultaneously during an improvisation session. Every track gets its own vinyl record: one by Jonas, one by Ruben and one by Kurt. In this manner Triple Deck is made up of three synchronized records, which form an auditive reconstruction of a Kapotski performance. The three records are played on three different decks with three separate speakers. The decks are put on auto­-repeat.

The three records are released together in a limited edition of 50 copies on the new label Les Albums Claus – Les Ateliers Claus.
A special thanks goes out to CAMPO for being supportive!

I.B.T.B.O.T.T.F.A.

“It’s Better To Burn Out Than To Fade Away” is a performance by Kurt Stockman and Jonas Nachtergaele.

Campfires are among the world’s oldest gatherings of people. I.B.T.B.O.T.T.F.A. builds on this tradition. Instead of letting old, neglected, almost forgotten paintings fade away in peoples’ atticks, cellars, garages and so on, they get a last, final change to light up a small part of the world, to burn in a social gathering. Art, people, music, drinks and fire …

“It’s Better To Burn Out Than To Fade Away” is a performance by Kurt Stockman and Jonas Nachtergaele.

Campfires are among the world’s oldest gatherings of people. I.B.T.B.O.T.T.F.A. builds on this tradition. Instead of letting old, neglected, almost forgotten paintings fade away in peoples’ atticks, cellars, garages and so on, they get a last, final change to light up a small part of the world, to burn in a social gathering. Art, people, music, drinks and fire …

Poeme electronique ’08

a ‘Poème Èlectronique’ remake (Watch the original on Youtube.)

For Hoelahoep58!, an event which celebrated the 50th anniversary of expo ’58, Ladda started a project with youngsters in ‘Het Meetjesland’, a Flemish region.

Me (for ladda) and Olivier Provost aka opro2000, got inspired by the remaining movie off ‘Poème Èlectronique’, a Gesamtkunstwerk uniting the architecture by Iannis Xenakis and music by Edgard Varèse to Le Corbusier’s colours and images. (Philips pavilion at the World Exhibition in Brussels).

Our goal was to make; a remake off the movie and an installation powered by footage provided on the subject by young people! With our mobile sound and image registration-setup we visited several local events, visited people at home and gathered image and sound.

We presented our remake in a white circle with a rotating beamer in the middle, and quadraphonic sound. (12th October 2008 – Ertvelde.be)



Kaboxski

Interactive machine built for children aged 4 to 88 by Kapotski

Kaboxski humzzz quietly in the room, apart from some electricity all it needs is you to play with it!
Through leavers, faders, a lightpen, ropes, squeekholes, a solar power panel, contactmicrophones, …
You direct and manipulate the sounds and visuals Kaboxski makes.

Using the integrated communication system you’ll find that Kaboxski is allways in for a good chat!

Maak lawaai

Interactive installation for childeren aged 4-88 by RobertRoger (Kurt Stockman) & Loosefeet: Passer-by. Duck or curious viewer. If they move close enough, these men will keep ‘m company. Or, how 2 microphones, a projector and some speakers open up a squeaky new universe of interactive experiences. Step right up! All it needs is you to make a noise. Company is what you’ll get!

Maak lawaai = an interactive installation for childeren aged 4-88 by RobertRoger (Kurt Stockman) & Loosefeet. Passer-by. Duck or curious viewer. If they move close enough, these men will keep ‘m company. Or, how 2 microphones, a projector and some speakers open up a squeaky new universe of interactive experiences. Step right up! All it needs is you to make a noise. Company is what you’ll get!

T’as-bu l’eau vivante

On november 23, 2001, Starbot (R.I.P.) presented a bunch of audiovisual experiments in collaboration with Minardschouwburg, Forum voor Muziek, Dans en Beeldcultuur and TIME Festival.

Betty & ringo demanded their own place in art history with a triptych named T’as-bu l’eau vivante. Three remixed paintings, each accompanied by a soundtrack from a different artist. A Loosefeet-track to go with B&R’s T’as-bu l’eau vivante!

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