Experimental Sound Practices study guide

Bob Bellerue 2020


below is Bob's "piano bomb"


How to solder video
good solder skills are often required

Making contact mics instructable
it's hard to solder directly to the piezo material, so get one with wire leads and then replace the wire. cover the piezo with hot glue or anything to protect it

Balanced Audio contact mics instructable
balanced audio theoretically reduces noise in the signal

Hydrophones Soundfly
underwater mics

Buying piezo benders Digikey webpage All Electronics

Field recording mics for phones Movo webpage

Adaptor cables for phone recording Movo webpage

Speaker drivers / tactile transducers Parts Express webpage

Amps Pyle PCA2 Parts Express Amplifier Boards

Bluetooth amp Parts Express webpage

Sensors All Electronics

Solar Cells Digikey


Books / Zines:

Nicolas Collins Handmade Electronic Music nicolascollins.com

Curtis Roads Composing Electronic Music Companion Website

G. Lucas Crane Sound Strategies For Contemporary Time Travel Secret Riso Club

Alvin Lucier "Eight Lectures on Experimental Music" Review

Alvin Lucier "Music 109" google books

Make Zine makezine.com

Alex Ross "The Rest Is Noise" therestisnoise.com

Maria Chavez "Of Technique: Chance Procedures on Turntable" goodreads.com

The Kitchen "Between Thought and Sound" exhibition catalog

As Loud As Possible idwalfisher

Encyclopedia of Industrial Music volume 1volume 3

Het Appolohuis artpool (actually a good example of how poorly the internet archives things - very little info online for a space that held hundreds of performances for over 20 years!)



Archival examples of kick ass sound art and experimental electronic music, focusing on hands-on work with electronics, tape, vinyl, mics, contact mics, pickups, speakers, and field recording - in no particular order!

Ilhan Mimaroglu "Agony" (1965) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAaSIpb9HmA

David Tudor "Rainforest IV" (1973) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-UGs7HX6yU

David Tudor "Microphone" (1978) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgN_lsxUWTk

Pauline Oliveros "Mnemonics III"(1965) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msg4m8pzHoE

Alvin Lucier "Music on a Long Thin Wire" (!977) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAaXSsoKVQg

Maryanne Amacher "Living sound" (1980) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8VuZ_dz5W4

David Behrman "Wave Train" (1966) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBWvAptaoNU

Maria Chavez performance (2011) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by3NEBzsKpc

Crass (1979) "Reality Asylum" musique concrete single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N83oWfMZYqM

Crass (1979) "Reality Asylum" drone extended technique album version:

Ellen Fullman "The Long String Instrument" (1985) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFAgBb5ERG8

Organum "Renunciate" (1988) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvkKSDdD_qI

Organum "Unititled (2)" (1999) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tON2C6u_gAo

Nurse With Wound "Soliloquy for Lilith" (1988) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFTs7AbU2Ho

William Basinski "The Disintegration Loops" (2002) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjnAE5go9dI

Wolf Eyes "Black Vomit" (2004) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QprzMD6Xevk

Marcia Bassett & Bob Bellerue "Endless Parabolas" (2019) https://bobbellerue.bandcamp.com/album/endless-parabolas

KILT "Chrome Bellows" (2009) https://kilt.bandcamp.com/album/chrome-bellows

Crank Sturgeon live performance (2013) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqbMNNDuSwk

Whitey Alabastard liv performance (2019) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbXwyp2b1xA

Clang Quartet live performance (2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsldC60YiF8

Pedestrian Deposit live performance (2019) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eplQPhWAMNc

Bob Bellerue "Suling Gambuh (rehearsal)" (2019) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr9zvt9Kl48

Victoria Shen: Homemade Speakers!!!! wow https://youtu.be/rsj06lQ-l68

Bob Bellerue "Damned Piano" (2014) https://bobbellerue.bandcamp.com/album/damned-piano

Lary7 (2019) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwKkmUJcNOs

Christian Marclay (1989) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIFH4XHU228

Aaron Dilloway (2006) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvBOnvZJYak&t=1s

Lea Bertucci & Amirtha Kidambi (2019) https://vimeo.com/356020647

Nonhorse (2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEoGgu5Z5bI

Howard Stelzer (2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jyz5Zb4-vlk

Magnetic Coroner (2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5vzoizqKfg

Joseph Hammer (2007) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oHsWAmUhnU

Kjostad (2018) https://kjostad.bandcamp.com/album/glacial-lake

dave phillips (2017) https://dave-phillips.bandcamp.com/album/mutations-4-5


please send me suggestions for things i forgot! bob_AAATTT_halfnormal_DDOOTT_com


Upcoming shows:

Experimental Intermedia has had events for the last 50 years!!! their bi-annual Festival With No Fancy Name starts March 8 (with an additional "informal" concert on Mar 1): http://www.experimentalintermedia.org/

Yohimbe / Kieran Morris Feb 27: https://www.facebook.com/events/224692681890395/

Porest / Las Sucias Mar 6: https://www.facebook.com/events/1434745300033918/

Black Leather Jesus / Form Hunter Mar 7 (ask me for the address): https://www.facebook.com/events/464648567487646/

MSHR Mar 8: https://www.facebook.com/events/867078027077061/

Charmaine Lee & John Wiese Mar 13: https://www.facebook.com/events/112356366867320/

Lary7 Mar 14: https://www.facebook.com/events/1065869747078598/

Jacob Kiekegaard Mar 24: https://www.facebook.com/events/153849662727824/

Laurie Spiegel with Seth Cluett Mar 28: https://www.facebook.com/events/172369697417268/

Ende Tymes XI April 2-4 - myself-produced annual festival of noise art and experimental music: http://halfnormal.com/endetymes


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