Summersoldering at Mono Shop



Summer, Sun and Soldering

Tired of no Songs to sing? Come to Mono, build a Thing!

Hööö!

Mono Shop is going to open its door again for an awesome electronics extravaganza! Regardless if you are a super pro or have never touched a soldering iron in your life, this will be crazy fuuuun!

Mono Shop Weichselstr. 32 12045 Berlin

What's on offer:

Build a phonic Taxidermist 47.2b: designed by circuitbenders.co.uk https://www.circuitbenders.co.uk/forsale/phonictaxi/ptaxi.html The Phonic Taxidermist 47.2b is a clone of the Maplin voice vandal. It consists of a grungy 10 bit digital delay based around a HT8955A 'Voice Echo' chip, and a high speed audio chopper that strobes incoming audio on and off at four separate frequency bands. The chopping circuit produces effects that sounds similar to a kind of nasty cross modulation or filthy frequency based distortion. I have 6 boards left, including all the needed parts, so you can build the whole thing and also include some extra mods that I found while building it!

A/V circuit bending: Bring your toys, we make noise. You bring some of your gear and I show you all the tricks how you can make it into something all new just by poking around on the circuit board!. So go and hit the fleamarket or your attic/basement for all those things that have been collecting dust for years! Examples: old Casio Keyboards, Kids Toys, Drum Machines, Video enhancers/processors, Delay pedals, etc...

Answerphone hacking: I still have a few answering machines lying around that are desperately waiting to be made into superwhack Samplers. Monsterfuuuuun!

Gameboy modding: Fof all the chiptuners around! I know all the tricks to make your old trusty DMG a whole new beast! Pro Sound Mod, Extra Bass, Pitch mod, Backlight, you name it!

40106 Mini Synth the 40106 is a chip that you can easily build up to 6 square oscillators out of with a minimal part count. So you can actually design a whole crazy minimal synthesizer out of it..

Prices: Phonic Taxidermist 47.2b: 80 € including board, parts, extra parts and knowledge. Please bring your own housing

A/V circuit bending + Answerphone hacking: 30 € per project, 40 € including answering machine (first come first serve)

Gameboy modding: 30€ per Gameboyy

40106: 20€ including parts

 

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Einstweilige Verfügung.



Einstweilige Verfügung

Die Kommunikationskultur verkümmert in den Extremen. Von unabänderlichen Standpunkten aus wird in den Himmel gelobt oder bis aufs Blut gekämpft. Abgrenzung definiert das Andere. Die Reichhaltigkeit menschlichen Vorstellungsvermögens fügt sich in das binäre Raster des ideologischen Pragmatismus.

Die Fuge (von lateinisch fuga „Flucht“) ist laut Wikipedia ein musikalisches Kompositionsprinzip polyphoner Mehrstimmigeit. Kennzeichnend für die Fuge ist eire besondere Anong von Imitationen zu Beginn der Kompition: Ein musikalisches Thema wird in verschiedenen Stimmen zeitlickl reni als zwarpele Sporallp Trepolasmer wör relmeraspapel.

Wir feiern den Prozess der Erkenntnisgewinnung in den Fugen zwischen den einbetonierten Meinungen, um dem Zwang zu widerstehen, unser Leben auf produktorientierte Wirtschaftlichkeit oder chauvinistischen Nationalismus reduzieren zu müssen.

Mit wehenden grauen Fahnen positionieren wir uns zwischen dem Schwarz-Weißen Diktat der gesellschaftlichen Vereinfacher.

Alternativlosigkeit ist keine Alternative.

Fuge/Fuge

 

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Fuge//Fuge



Ach du meine Güte. Immer mal wieder stelle ich fest, wie gründlich Facebook-verseucht ich bin. Während ich hier eigentlich kaum noch was mache. Das ewige Zuckerberg-Praktikum. Das ist nicht so gut.

Anyways, Ich bin jetzt seit guten zwei Monaten in Salzburg, um hier am Toihaus Theater mit der großartigen Frau Cornelia Böhnisch zusammen das Stück Fuge/Fuge entwickelt zu haben und nun zur Aufführung zu bringen.

Und Waaah, was geht das Aaaab!

Also alle los nach Salzburg, schaut euch die ganze Nummer an!

Premiere: SA 8.10.2016 / 20:02 Uhr
SA 8.10. – SA 21.11.16 / immer DO/FR/SA – 20.02 Uhr

Alle Vorstellungstermine im Überblick:
DO 13.10. / 20.02 Uhr
FR 14.10. / 20.02 Uhr
SA 15.10. / 20.02 Uhr
DO 27.10. / 20.02 Uhr
FR 28.10. / 20.02 Uhr
SA 29.10. / 20.02 Uhr
FR 11.11. / 20.02 Uhr
SA 12.11. / 20.02 Uhr

 

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Videoprints



A while ago, I scanned the videoprints I've done during live av performances around 2008-2009. I made them with a printer that connects directtly to a composite video input, which was plugged into the output of my video mixer. Since doing live video is more or less my way of painting (not entirely true: I'm currently making the weirdest paintings, but they're not quite ready to be published, yet), these are probably the closest things to static paintings I've made. At least around that time. There are 74 prints, some of which have been collaborations with Eva Becker.

Of course, with 74 prints, not all of them can be of the same quality, still I like most of them a lot.

Here's a few of my favourites in no particular order:

3


37


72


2

I might upload more of them as soon as I have built a proper project page for them.

 

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Gazillion Gazebo Video



Here's some documentation of the Gazillion Gazebo project. It was a lot fun, even if I expected to freeze off a toe or my arse or something...

Anyways, here it is, and with it a big thank you to the great people of LICHTER Streetview, The Frankfurter Verein für Künstlerhilfe for saving the project financially and Heike for filming. And of course to everyone who was there for being there!

 

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Gazillion Gazebo Aufruf!



Liebe Frankfurter/Offenbacher/Umfeldianer,

Lichter Streetview

Ich wurde von Lichter Streetview eingeladen, am 22.-23. 3. in der Frankfurter Innenstadt eine neue Performance/Intervention mit dem Namen 'Gazillion Gazebo' zu präsentieren:

An audio-visal live performance/installation loosely based on the overflow of information encountered in an urban environment. Operating a laboratory of Warstware (circuit bent video and sound equipment), Simon Schäfer alias der Warst transforms a customary gazebo into both an immersive environment and a vibrant public sculpture.

Leider haben sich jetzt Probleme ergeben, die es den Lichterleuten leider nicht ermöglichen, mir die erforderliche Technik zur Verfügung zu stellen. Das ist ärgerlich, ich fände es allerdings sehr schade, wenn dadurch die ganze Sache ins Wasser fallen müsste. Also ist DIY angesagt.

Ich brauche für die Realisation des Projektes folgendes:

Wenn ihr irgend etwas von der obigen Liste habt, das ich für zwei Nächte ausleihen kann oder irgend jemanden wisst, der mir hier weiterhelfen könnte, möchte ich euch bitten, mir so schnell wie möglich bescheid zu sagen.

 

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Gazillion Gazebo



Usually, I don't talk publicly about stuff that I just sent out, having no idea how the other side is gonna pick it up. I spent hours and hours today thinking about how to write two sentences. After having actively avoided to think about them for some days. And then it just had to be done. No time, no time.

And here it was. After hours of trying to formulate some farty crap to impress whomever:

The Gazillion Gazebo

Gazillion Gazebo

An audio-visal live performance/installation loosely based on the overflow of information encountered in an urban environment. Operating a laboratory of Warstware (circuit bent video and sound equipment), Simon Schäfer alias der Warst transforms a customary gazebo into both an immersive environment and a vibrant public sculpture.

I really want to do this. Hopefully it's gonna work...

 

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Videophone new step!



Yesterday, I built in the internal screen.
Pretty machine.
I'm working on this like crazy again. Also, a few days ago, I finished general bending on a Zoom 506 II bass pedal. Needs a bit more polishing and some solution for a nice controllable internal feedback.
But already: O.M.F.G!!!

videophone screen

A lot more soon to come.

Fuck Yeah!

 

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Videophone growing



I finally managed to upload some stuff I recorded with the Videophone (which now also has it's final name, yay). I'm still building on it like crazy, so there's lots more to come.

Here's also a picture of its last stage (it already looks different again, but I am way slower with documenting than I am with building.

Videophone

I am currently building the screen to the left inside the housing.

Here's two recordings I've made. More to come, soon.

 

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Fone



Aus aktuellem Anlass sei es hiermit laut in die Welt posaunt:

Ich habe meiner Freundin letztes Jahr im Herbst ein ausserordentlich schoenes Telefon gebaut.

Last year in autumn I built a beautiful telephone for my girlfriend.

Und nachdem ich heute einen ordentlichen Akku gekauft habe, kann sie es nun sogar verwenden.

polarcell

Hui, das wird ein Spass

 

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