Thursday, October 2, 2014

exhibition and concert in Berlin 3.-5.October Signs Of Dexterity art festival

the first showing of the installation deStatik in Berlin and a concert by Notstandskomitee are in the talks for early October for the Signs Of Dexterity art festival. DeStatik will be shown from 3.- till 5. October, Notstandskomitee performs Sunday the 5. October 19:00 and share the stage with old tape scene buddy C-Drik.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Witchfinder General

If you had ever faith in humanity, this film might help you. Witchfinder General from 1968 sports one of Vincent Price strongest and most serious performances in a dark and depressing movie. Absent is his typical overacting style which makes his evil characters kind of likeable or at least enjoyable, this is the real deal, playing the sadistic witch hunting general abusing his power. Prices not getting along with the director Michael Reeves might helped. Its amazing how a movie set in 1600s times during the witch hunt times can be still disturbing, after watching it I was terrified and depressed (well before watching it I was just depressed), its a good party stopping movie and belongs in the list we discussed here a while ago of the movies you should bring your first date, when you want to stay on your own. Very close to the Theatre Of Cruelty. Director Reeves died just some months after the release, some say it was suicide.
Its success created a short lived hype of witch hunt movies, also because they are good excuse to show scantily clad women and violence, most notorious the German coproduced Mark Of The Devil with Herbert Lom, Udo Kier and Herbert Fux!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Elektronengehirn Germany concerts in August

next Elektronengehirn Germany concerts dates:

24.August Platzhirsch Festival Duisburg performing reqPZ
28. August Kyoto Protocol NK, Berlin performing reqPZ and Octopus, a collaboration with Michael Lyons from Kyoto, Japan

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

RIP Marilyn Burns

Texas Chainsaw Massacre scream queen Marilyn Burns passed away at 65.
She also starred in Tobe Hoopers second, lesser known movie Eaten Alive. After his success with Texas Chainsaw Massacre he reunite with writer Kim Henkel and assembled with a higher budget an interesting cast in an amazing set that unlike his first movie is not realistic at all, its artificial looking giving the movie an colorful EC Comics feel. Marylin Burns plays the young mother of a dysfunctional family with William Finley (the phantom in De Palmas Phantom Of The Paradise) as husband, checking in the wrong motel in a swamp area, ending up screaming her lungs out, again. In the cast was also Robert Englund who later shall become famous as Freddy Krueger, delivering here a quote in the opening scenes which decades later will be picked up by Tarantino. Carolyn Jones as an old brothelowner, unrecognizable in her mask as an old hag. Only 10 years before she fueled our gothic dreams as Morticia in the original Addams family. Mel Ferrer is on the receiving end of my favorite murder in this movie, Stuart Whitman supports as Sheriff. But the star is Neville Brand as mumbling vet and owner of that motel who lost all his marbles.
Unfortunately Tobe Hooper got kicked out during the filming by the producers but the film feels rather coherent in all its insanity.

Unfortunately Tobe Hooper got kicked out during the filming by the producers but the film feels rather coherent in all its insanity. The electroacoustic soundtrack is again done by Hooper, like in TCM.

Here Englund recalls his meeting with Jones 

The trailer, unsuitable for children as all of my posts so get of my lawn you brats:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

32 years Tron

32 years ago the movie Tron was released. I was on vacation in Japan with my father when we saw posters of that film and we both became hysterical (and that in a country which already made me hysterical) about it and saw it eventually in a cinema either in Tokyo or Kyoto, complete with japanese subtitles.
The soundtrack is by Wendy Carlos who also did the amazing music for Clockwork Orange ten years before, conceptual designer team included Moebius and Syd Mead.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Notstandskomitee concert Berlin 23. May 2014

Notstandskomitee is performing 23. May 2014 in Loophole Berlin on this nice event:

Sunday, April 13, 2014

workshop and concert in Athens, Greece

I will be in Athens, Greece from 24. to 27. April. On 26. April 2014 I will give a Pure Data related workshop at Frown Tails, details and registration are at their website:

The day before I will perform as Elektronengehirn on the Electric Nights festival in Athens:

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Raspberry Pi, best way to program it?

Continue to experiment with Raspberry Pi, still not decided which software route I should go:
Python, C, C++ with QT, or Java. For me its necessary to have access to the Raspi Cam, accelerated graphics with OpenGL ES and OpenCV. I tried Java8 and followed this steps to get it running and it works. Framerate is low but I have to conduct more tests, it seems to run OpenGL accelerated anyway...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Upcoming Elektronengehirn concert performances

I perform reqPZ with my project Elektronengehirn on 21. March in Berlin at A.I.P. Galerie and 2. May at ZKM Karlsruhe on the Linux Audio Conference 2014:

Malte Steiner startete Elektronengehirn 1996 neben seinen anderen Projekten wie z.B. Das Kombinat und Notstandskomitee, um die Möglichkeiten von computergenerierten Klängen und die Verbindung mit anderen Medien auszuprobieren. Die audiovisuellen Konzerte der folgenden Jahren beinhalten auch das Experiment mit alternativen Eingabemöglichkeiten abseits der Klaviatur, so z.B. Datenhandschuh oder wie in diesem Konzert spezielle Kontaktmikrofone, die die Schwingungen einer Metallplatte in Daten umsetzen, die Computergrafiken und synthetische Klänge formen. Die Realisation erfolgte mit Pure Data

a.i.p.galerie artists in progress
Suarezstraße 8 14057 Berlin

Sunday, January 12, 2014

6. Notstandskomitee album released

released the 6. album Age Of Graphene (when you leave out the cassette releases from the 90s) of my project Notstandskomitee on AVA in NYC: 

Its available on ITunes, Google Play, CDBaby, Spotify and Amazon.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Did quite some remixes in the past months, like for Jonteknik, Plastic Noise Experience and 77tm, usually as Notstandskomitee but in 77tms case as Das Kombinat. These remixes will pop up on their releases soon, but Evol Bum Pearl have it even already online to check out, you can compare the original version:

and my remix:

and never forget: Notstandskomitee loves you