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2022:


December:

So funny how my plants are exploring my room. It seems that they like it somehow, or maybe they are trying to escape. Who knows, but they look quite happy in their
self-choosen path.

wild plant
wild plant
wild plant
wild plant

wild plant




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Finished my automated 8 channel audio patch in pure data 0.53 (with the external Else library). This I will use for the backgroundsounds for my radioplay. The voices I will fill in manually, to be able to be more precise and because they are not moving around so wildly (since that sounds too unnatural in my experience).

Click to watch a video of the result so far on bitchute (7 min 17):

8 channel patch


In the first patch with the audiometers I made a fully automated version, random numbers are switching random speakers at random moments on and off. Although you see 16 channels, there are actually 8. The extra 8 channels are virtual ones, these I use in the 2nd patch. I am splitting a stereo file in 2, adding to channel 2 a reverb varying from 0 to 90 and back, with random stops with different lengths in between. This makes the signal more spatial.

In the 2nd automation patch, the order and combination of speakers is determined, whereas the timing is constantly changing. I have made 12 presets, differing from 1 at a time, 2 at a time, 3 at a time, and 4 at a time. 10 presets are randomly timed, and 2 of them have an accelerator, varying from 100 milliseconds to 1 second and back, with time-delays in between. This means that the route stays the same, but that the timing is constantly speeding up, or slowing down (between 100 ms and 1000 ms).

In the 2nd patch I am using the extra (virtual) 8 channels (I mentioned already) with a time-delay, this is actually the 2nd mono-signal, following the first mono-signal via the same route of speakers, with a time delay of 700 milliseconds, to prevent that all speakers are at the same time silent. So each speaker receives the 2 mono-signals directly after each other. This makes the presets a little bit more unexpected as well, because of fading out times, and delay times. This I have done on purpose, to make it more dynamically, not too predictable.

A random counter switches between the different presets, and disconnects the random timer when one of the accelerators are activated. By recording directly to the harddisc, an 8-channel soundfile is generated, with a smooth fade in and fade out of 2 seconds at the beginning and end of the file, and of course all the sound-fragments have fade ins and outs as well, albeit with different lengths. Of course the minimum and maximum timings (the range of the random generators) can always be adjusted.

In addition this patch can be played live as well (for instance with a midi-controller). It is so great to play around with this stuff and I am proud that I managed to program this on my own, without any help and that it works exactly as I wish, without errors or stack overflows, and in my own logic.

This project is sponsored by Creative Industries Fund NL


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November:

Working on backgroundsounds for my next radio play.
Digital experiments with Pure Data, Novum, Audacity and Ardour.
Listen on Bitchute.

Soundtrack background
This project is sponsored by Creative Industries Fund NL

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September:

17th of september:

Published the second edition of my poetry book with a new cover: Onvertegeld opgeDelftsblauwd
(Een onderzoek naar structurele wijsheden en symbolen)
. See first 16 pages.
Free translation: Tileless paveStoned wisdoms.(An examination of structural wisdoms and symbols).

Cover Onvertegeld opgeDelftsblauwd
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15th of september:

My first recorded experiment with a software synthesizer and a midi keyboard, using my own samples
with parameter presets of a plugin
(Noise-poem on Bitchute: 4 min 49)

Noise-poem
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Took a long weekend off, cycled through the area I am living in: to Venhuizen, to Schoorl, to Heemskerk and finally Wijk aan Zee.
I performed in the meantime a succesful experiment with my self-baked wonderful sourdough bread. I found out that it could survive
perfectly in holiday circumstances, being alive with its sourdough culture. In daytime it could bake off in my 30 degrees Celcius oven tent,
(or at the back of my bicycle) and during nighttime it was capable of absorbing moisture and even rise. No fungus, or dried out signs, nothing,
it kept its excellent taste, smell and look.

The ingredients are: Rye, flaxseed, coriander, cia seed, hempseed, dandelian root, fennel seed and milk thistle seed and (filtered) water of course.
A noise-power bread that kept me cycling whole day long. Soon I wil make a video how to make this bread.
See my album on Flickr

Cycling through Noord-Holland
Cycling through Noord-Holland
Cycling through Noord-Holland
Cycling through Noord-Holland
Cycling through Noord-Holland
Cycling through Noord-Holland
Cycling through Noord-Holland
Cycling through Noord-Holland
Cycling through Noord-Holland
Cycling through Noord-Holland
Cycling through Noord-Holland
Cycling through Noord-Holland


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Augustus:

31th of August:

Published the German translation of my poetry book: Onvertegeld opgeDelftsblauwd
:
Called: Fliesenlos aufgeKachelte Weisheiten (Inter)national available
. See first 16 pages.
Or have a look at my other website (Dutch)

  Fliesenlos aufgeKachelte Weisheiten
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Downloaded a trial of a software synth developed by Tracktion, called Novum, to experiment with more layers
of background sounds for my radioplays. To make the sounds more diverse (to use less reverb), and to prepare them
for use in a live setting, later. A lot to discover, and maybe I will even install later some extra plugins. But first I have
to understand how this all works and find my way in it. Exciting stuff!


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2nd spatialisation-experiment:
An (Im)Possibled story, independent episode 2:The absent autonomous speech (video on Bitchute 53.19)

Episode 2
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July:

Experiment with automated spatialisation in Pure Data (video on Bitchute, 5 min 47)

Automated spatialisation

Having fun
with my self-built automated wind-patch in pure data, (video on Bitchute, 1min 56)
(preparations for new backgroundsounds for a radioplay)


Pure Data windpatch

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June:

New noise-poem: 'Am I'? (video on Bitchute, 9 min 12)

Noise-poem

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Started with new spatialisation-experiments of independent episode 2 of an (Im)Possibled Story: The absent autonomous speech
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May:

Very happy with the first - democratically elected - prize (€ 100,-)  for my poem:

Strandstuk 
at writerspodium 18th edition
. as well as selected by jury (as 2nd),

and
Euforische pech, plus Strategisch schakelmoment, plus voorstelling zonder publiek plus wat is wat het lijkt, blijkt het niet te zijn are all selected by jury as 3rd.

Translation:
Beach Piece

While life withdrew
and disappeared
incognito
in the breakers

death meanwhile
wearing already
his foamy white hat
had long since noticed,

struck
with big shiny curls
rakishly
along
the upturned water
Euphoric bad luck

Fatal luck
means for her
something like
at the very last
moment

accidentally
to be stranded
under
that long-awaited
awkwardly
landed
UFO
Strategic switching moment

By unexpectedly
accelerating
time gets life,

but only on
slowing
down,
death
pissed-off
Performance without an audience

The stainless steel flowers
fill the courtyard
with a tinny
tinkling,

when a stray
gust of wind
flows in
through
the open gate

What is what it seems, turns out not to be

The question mark
turned out
to already know
all the answers

disguises itself
as an exclamation mark,
to loudly confirm that

the exclamation mark
in turn,
was not so sure
anymore,

transforms
into a silent,
interrogative form


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First result of my spatialisation project: a composition for 8 speakers with voices and sounds flying around:
(listen with headphones and eyes closed)

See video: https://www.bitchute.com/video/EwCJgsomvatC/

(This project is sponsored by Fonds Creatieve Industrie. Credits: Dr Iain McGregor)

Edited in Ardour and a glimpse in my studio:
Spatialisation in Ardour
my sound-studio

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Digital cd release (radioplay, hoorspel) in Dutch:
Een GeOnmogelijkt verhaal, onafhankelijke episode 9: Beantwoorde vragen theatraal bevraagd

Availabe as Bandcamp release

Een GeOnmogelijkt verhaal
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April:

Start of a new project (research) about moving sound and meaning and the design of a new radioplay for 8 speakers,
funded by
Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and in collaboration with Dr Iain McGregor


Bewegende klank
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Digital CD-release, a radioplay called:
An (Im)Possibled story, independent episode 9: Answered questions thaetrically questioned


Available at my Bandcamp-account

Radioplay episode 9
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March:

Digital CD-release, a radioplay and noise-poems in Dutch: Als Althans, een hoorspel en noise-gedichten.

Available at my Bandcamp-account

Als Althans cd release
booklet

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February:

Received a beautiful artwork of Mary Bauermeister: Unser täglich Brot gib uns heute, das reife Alterswerk

Mary Bauermeister
Unser taeglich Brot gib uns heute, Mary Bauermeister

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Made a new noise-poem-videoclip: 'Distraction' and the Dutch version: 'Afleidingsmanoeuvre'
from my Dutch poetry-book: Onvertegeld opgeDelftsblauwd (written under the pen name: Semi;Colon).

Distractione
Afleidingsmanoeuvre uit Onvertegeld opgeDelftsblauwd

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January: 

Made a new noise-poem-videoclip: Only the moment knows and the dutch version
from my Dutch poetry book: Gebarsten Cement (written under the pen name: Semi:Colon).

Only the moment knows Alleen het moment weet

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Encounter with a seal: check short video

Seal
Seal
Seal

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8th of January: Launch of my duo-debut in poetry: (dutch) More info
Gebarsten Cement
and Onvertegeld opgeDelftsblauwd
available at mijn bestseller.nl  under my pseudoniem: Semi;Colon                                

Cover Gebarsten Cement
Onvertegeld opgeDelftsblauwd

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2021:

December:


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Proud at my own design bookcover, which will be published january 2022
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November
:

Started a new project (and pseudoniem) for my writing activities: Semi;Colon
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Started fermenting;



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Working at my new radioplay: Als dan? (6.49 min) In this experiment I am writing the script while letting the voices speak in real time.
Using a poem as red thread.
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Finished! An (Im)possibled Story. (Accidentally exactly 2 years after my poetry exhibition)
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Poetry Experiment 6 min 11 (mp3)
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October:


New release with old sounds:

See Bandcamp release: Rauschmaschiene logarithm, alias Sound-Quaker
Although the sounds of this release are old, the editing is brandnew. For no reason I never took the effort to make a realease of the Rauschmaschiene (Sound-Quaker),
although it's my favorite instrument. Unfortunately it doesn't exist any more, but here are its beautiful sounds again, 10 years later.






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September:

Agreed with Dr Iain McGregor (Edinburgh Napier University) to start an online collaboration.

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Picked up an old hobby again:










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Dwaalsafari (wandering-safari) in Amsterdam Buitenveldert with artist PJ Roggeband (see album on Flickr)
:





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Wildplukken met Wies (Edible weeds walk with Wies) See album on Flickr






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Loving my neighbourhood, see album on Flickr




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Augustus:

Started with baking my own bread: Garlic-rye (knoflook-rogge)




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(earlier this year) 

Started to experiment with sound and text: (noisepoems and radioplays)


* Als, dan  (little piece of a radioplay) 3 min 23 (mp3)

* Noise-poem slideshow:
  Would then? 9 min 26 (on Bitchute) or in Dutch (Zou dan?) 9 min 25 (on Bitchute)

* Noise-poem in 3 languages:

  Only the moment knows 3 min 50 (mp3)
  Alleen het moment wéét 3 min 52 (mp3)
  Nur der Augenblick weiss  3 min 50 (mp3)

* 5 short noisepoems in Dutch 1 min 06 (mp3)

* 65 Dutch noisepoems 32 min 36 (mp3)

* 5 short English noisepoems 1 min 17 (mp3)

* 65 English noisepoems 26 min 22 (mp3)

* Short German radioplay: Die Entführung 5 min 02  (mp3)

* Excerpt English radioplay  5 min 40 (mp3)

* Excerpt Dutch radioplay (Nederlands Hoorspel) 5 min 41 (mp3)

* Poetry Experiment 6 min 11 (mp3)

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March 2021:

Started experimenting with image-poems (beeldgedichten), using the 500,5 poems made earlier:











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14th of October 2020 until 11th of February 2021:


Participated in the Sound-Exhibition AUDIOSPHERE in Spain:
Social experimental audio, Pre-and Post Internet at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in MADRID :


Download the catalogue of the exhibition of 810 soundart-works of non-mainstream artists of the soundartscene from the webpage
of Museo Nacionalcentro de Arte Reina Sofia by this link:
https://www.museoreinasofia.es/en/publicaciones/audiosphere

or directly here (English) audiosfera_ingles_14.10.20.pdf

With many thanks to Francisco Lopez for designing such a major overview of the international and wonderful best scene of all: the soundartscene.

I am selected with my piece called Noise-Ocean, I made in 2014, during an artist-in-residence in Scheveningen (Badgast).
For this composition I used an underwatermicrophone for sounds of the sea and the local harbour. You are hearing this mic being swept by the waves over the sand, and receiving shortwave radiostations of sailing boats in the harbour, their motors while making manoeuvres and even flushing their toilets. Furthermore I added daily sounds of the village for this soundtrack.

Have a listen here: Noise-Ocean.mp3 (5m 40s)

See invitation:
expo Madrid
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