I use several forms of electronics in my artistic practice.
For live audio and video processing I am most immersed within MaxMSP and Jitter. For the building of small MIDI Controllers or little Soundmonsters I work with Arduino and low-tech DIY circuits. No-Input mixing is one of my favourite sound sources and a lovely combination with the human voice and the recorder.
When playing Solorecitals, I want to show the recorder in combination with the voice and the resulting multitude of faces:
from beautiful to ugly, from serene to scary.
To widen the extremes, I combine my passion for the traditional instrument with my knowledge in (live) electronics, creating a tension between old and new.
I also play in collaboration with other electronic musicians. Here an example of my project with Sjoerd Leijten (NL, Supercollider).
“Vital Weekly” reviews it in number 1239 —
week 26: It owes as much to ambient music as it does to the world of modern musique concrète; especially his treatment of recorder playing […] worked extremely well in the latter respect. […] overall I thought it was a neat debut release.
Flipping the tape the first track radiooscillating on the b-side is a slow and stretched-out collage piece that features a real-time processed recorder played by Verena Barié and sampled radiowaves. The album ends with Drowned World and features again Verena Barie on recorder. Taking the recorder to ear pearcing extremes –