Thursday, February 18, 2010

eat the cat!

Italy freaks out because a tv chef recommended to eat cats. What makes cats more privileged then chicken, cows or pigs? And why animal activists chime in in that case but not in the horrors of factory farming? Eat the damn cat or maybe considering stop eating meat/fish at all?
BTW I hate cat with synthesizer pix. I love cats, I love synthesizers but the combination doesn't work. Best Gearslutz post in a while was about a cat vomiting in an expensive piano. Great! Maybe it made it in the stock sample library of Omnisphere...,1518,678515,00.html

Monday, February 15, 2010

new projector technology by Casio

Being a media artist, video projectors are a key component for me. In my exhibitions I have to run projectors rather long, sometimes extended outside the opening times as in my installation deStatic which is shown in public every night. A major concern are the expensive bulbs which usually ran for 2000 or 3000 hours. LED based projectors are out for a while but they are not that bright. Now it seems that Casio find a new way to combine LED and lasers to create a bright projector with 20.000 hours runtime. And no mercury!

Rosegarden sequencer update

The free open source Linux midi/audio sequencer and notation software Rosegarden just got a major update to modernize the application and the codebase. It was a years worth of work to port from old QT3 to QT4.

Friday, February 12, 2010

new Xyramat 7" on MMLabel

Xyramat released a limited 7" on MMlabel, a collaboration with Thorsten Soltau:"Lack klebt auf Schwarzgeld nicht: Korruption I und Korruption II"

Linux Audio Conference 2010 Utrecht, The Netherlands

This years Linux Audio Conference happens to be at the artschool in Utrecht, in The Netherlands 1.-4. May 2010. Its for both, developers and users, with a lot of lectures and concerts. More details at

I hope to be able to perform there a piece with Elektronengehirn and the new set by Notstandskomitee at the clubnight.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Minicomputer binary for Ubuntu 9.10

I don't provide binary packages for Minicomputer (to much hassle for all the distributions) but for Ubunutu 9.10 Karmic there is one available at following Launchpad repo: