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Sunday, January 27th, 2008
2:02 pm - last entry on livejournal
Not particularly fond of livejournal,
i will leave this blog as it is,
and leave you here with final words and links
from where you can continue to travel around in the netz:

February 7th the 4th edition of das kleine field recordings festival started. Website for updates.

My updates, news and more

For wall to wall news and the latest fiction, please check out The China Times

For wall to wall spam, go to yet another page of The China Times

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
12:59 pm - new short story for Dutch readers
I have a new story up: Anne Laplantine TV

Travelling, playing in the north of Spain right now.
Tomorrow Porto.

greetings from Gijon 

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Saturday, November 17th, 2007
3:41 pm - Travelling to Florence, a new entry on the blop
Hello Friends and listeners,

I have a new entry up
that tells about my trip to florence last month


an other suggestion

greetings from blu skyed rennes

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2007
9:16 am - United in Silence - new release on zeromoon
Hello friends and listeners.

Earlier this year I created a soundroom in Eskilstuna (Sweden). I played three sets on three days. The very last set turned out to be a very special one. Maybe you will be able to hear why. It was recorded by Anders Ostberg.

Now this recording has been released by zeromoon.
Title: united in silence

It will not appear on Cdr. By now new technologies have been created that have turned the Cdr into a waste product.

It is available as mp3, and you can download it. But not for free. Ha!

There will be three ways to get access to the webpage, and maybe four if you are brave enough hacking it.

First is to go to the zeromoon catalogue, scroll down and follow instructions.
price 5 dollar

Second is buy the packet with handwritten information and some illustrations from me when you come to my concert. price 5 euro

Third is order it from me through paypal: sjefahoy at home dot nl
price will be 6,50 euro with postcard and seasons greetings included

greetings from Paris,

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Sunday, November 11th, 2007
12:52 am - Two souveniers
From my recent travels two episodes got immortalised.

One is the concert I did in Arcore in Italy on the 24th of October. You will find full information on the linked webpage.

Two is an extract from the finishing set of Diktat, when we became a sextet in conjunction with BUG, yesterday at Le Comète 347 in Paris.

I am currently writing a short story on my trip to Florence,
that will be published soon enough, I hope.

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Friday, October 26th, 2007
2:23 pm - mountains
The kaartjescontroler on the train told me to come. I followed. Outside it was night. I had a faint idea to be on the wrong train; the one that would skip the station of the small town somewhere in the north east of Italy. And no other train would go there untill the next morning.
I had seen snow in Austria, while passing through. And I had been on a warm luxurious train that was heading for Venice. I had waited on a station close to the Austrian border. Not too cold, but still that concrete feel of autumnly solitarity. New design everywhere. Monitors without an image. Transparenent elevator boxes without any one in it. A voice announcing the train.
New design inside. I felt totally misplaced, found a seat in a kind of yacuzzi set up: two half circles of seats opposed to each other. For a conference? The rest looked like like a sneak through cabinet, arousing expectations that everything would be normal around the next ergonomic corner.

In fact it was, as I found out when the kaartjescontroler became aware of my despair. The rolling announcement said: Udine. That is the last stop. And then the train stopped. The kaartjescontroller told me to come. I followed. The sliding doors opened. In the dark of the night, after making a little bow, i could read the name of the little town. The train had made an extra stop for me. I stepped out into the night and thought of heaven.

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Friday, October 12th, 2007
4:32 pm - Some moving images
a new entry about my last visit to the Netherlands:

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Thursday, October 11th, 2007
6:48 pm - gospel rock
There is an ongoing series of true fiction published about part of my life.

But please let me remind you that The China Times helps all the people of the world to unite in peace.

When you close your eyes while reading you might hear boezemsounds.

All this is true fiction.

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Saturday, October 6th, 2007
5:57 pm - knettergek and other symphonies
Well well, last nights appearance at Kita was not blessed by a generous constellation. Christi, a young man from Rumania had an outstanding programme, with Seiji Morimoto amongst others, but the strange thing is that, though playing gratis, and thus supporting the place to become a wellknown and attractive venue, the artists got as a reward a 1 euro discount on the beer! "play for free and pay for beer" as Sean stated it. There were almost one hundred people outside. Well, this and more got me pissed off, and when the soundman couldn't get the sound right after 5 minutes of playing I unplugged and ended the concert. So far for K:ita. Best of luck next time.

I received a nice packet from Ninah Pixie, all the way from California. And in it was a brrt brrt thingbing attached to a flower, able to make some noise, it goes quieck and prut, and even says in different voices " I love you."  Since it is part of a blue transparent plastic beauty case (in it three cd's of women who took back the noise), the texture of the plastic helps to modulate the sound. Together with a proposed invitation by Peter Zincken (I proposed to him to ask me for a track for his upcoming three cdr compilation of nedernoise) I used this little device to compose a piece called 'knettergek'. Together with the unwanted recordings of my dictaphonic feedback interventions during my life sets, it will make up for a cassette release of 2x5 minutes, that will be available at places where I play.



Radikal Satan is coming to town. Looking forward to meet my good friends from Bordeaux. Maybe even have them play an extra and illegal concert.


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Thursday, October 4th, 2007
10:25 pm - Looking forward to a golden oktober
I left the little plant in Wuppertal and she is looking good. The bridge from september to oktober I walked while travelling first south to Zürich to see my friends from tapemosphere, do a quickie in Bern, and a walking cassette player performance in the Dadahausbook/tourist shop.

In Breda I performed with Diktat. Short video's and pictures from that Breda performance, amongst which a secret one on the streets will become available soon.

Berlin will be full of performances, as usual, to start tomorrow with tape companion Soichiro Mitsuya.

greetings from südstern.

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Friday, September 28th, 2007
2:11 pm - Zürich and Breda,
Today (28/9) I will play in the Dada Haus in Zürich.
I will use the installation of tapemosphere as an instrument,
starts at 17.00.

Tomorrow (29/9) I will play with diktat
in Breda at the Butff festival, starts at midnight.

For those in the Netherlands it might be a good occasion to go south.
Not only to see us, but also this B-and underground film festival.

For those in and around Zürich, you might read this entry too late.

Greetings from the cashcounter,

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
7:59 pm - Diktat on your private TV

Two september days in The Netherlands, spend in Den Haag, the royal town on the beach, where I played with my friends from Paris in our group Diktat. One evening in the loud but conservatively hip underground gallery/bar KingKong; the next day we went to Scheveningen and played on the beach.

movie 1
movie 2

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Sunday, September 2nd, 2007
2:05 pm - True Lies and other mysteries
Well, well
The China Times
surely knows
how to hype me.

But so do I.

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
5:30 pm - slow noise movement and downloads and other treaties
Part of the month August was dedicated to organising last minute concerts, a thing I come to like more and more, because these kind of events keep out of reach of the calender. No time to reflect, no time to build up expectations, parallel to a beachwalk it can be either a piece of glass or a pearl that beams back the sunlight. And whatever it is that you pick up, remember it was the light that caught your eye first.

This evening guests from Finland and Belgium will play in a duet somewhere in Neukölln. If you don't know it by now, I guess you have missed all the former editions of The China Times.

The same guests were in my tempororarily Kreuzberg appartment, joining in as guest models to the recordings sessions of my avant pop group Topmodel.

Anyway post, past and present you find also when going to see Diktat. We will perform in The Hague on the 7th of September and again in Breda on the 30th of September.

Then an occasion to fill the 21st century waste product par excelence with some sounds from the aether. Here is slow noise movement # 3, a duet between seiji morimoto and me.

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Saturday, August 25th, 2007
12:58 pm - Somewhere up there
This week I have dedicated a lot of time listening and plundering recordings from India. I got them from Debashis Sinha and Regina Leibetseder Löw. Other sounds I had to use were found in Wuppertal, in the garden of the grlfrn, and in Berlin by Arno from the feedbacksociety. All these sounds should come together this evening to accompany Steffan Thielke's story: Es begann an einem Montagmorgen.

Yesterday as part of Ben Roberts trashtapism I saw a short movie. Find details here

The people's revolution never stops, read about the newest frontiers in The China Times

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Monday, August 20th, 2007
8:06 pm - After August comes September
With great pleasure, and this August pleasure hasn't ended yet. In September I will play on two festivals in the Netherlands with my Parisian group Diktat. Hear and listen !

Or come when you are around...or send an invitation to have us around.

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
5:25 pm - festival and slow noise movement

Not only festival time in Berlin, as I experience it. But also a new address. Since I have moved to Kreuzberg, I am a happy city dweller. Streets are crowned with trees; walking in the shadow with those sun coins dancing over my face is a real pleasure. I had guests like the lovely Giorgia and Asia from Florence with whom I played on several occasions in Neukölln. i did some slow noise and less slow noise concerts, among which the memorable concert at Sean's house where Guillaume showed what kind of monkey he is.

The festival brings the overwhelmingly nice encounters with Debashis, Yannick and Wolfgang and his wife Gabi. The latter is working on a documentary about field recordings. We did 33 minutes that were to me as improvisational as playing a nice set. I hope to see the result soon enough, because I am not the only vain person around.

The advance pop group 'Topmodel' I am involved in, reached another high last evening. We recorded an hour of music worth to be played in every car or garden party. Our singer Mirea is about to set new standards. Releases will come soon.

For the young and joyfull, The China Times informs you about the latest fashions.

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Tuesday, July 24th, 2007
2:20 pm - das kleine field recordings festival
The coming days I will be busy administrating and cycling around Berlin in order to organise and promote the festival.
You can read the complete programme here

Of course The China Times will provide you with further readings.

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Saturday, July 21st, 2007
5:47 pm - new entry + back in Berlin
a new entry on the upcoming das kleine field recordings festival is up.

tomorrow I will be back in Berlin, and play in Tacheles' Blaue Salon together with my tape only friends. It will be a kind of reunion, since we haven't played together for months. 22.30 approx.

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Thursday, July 19th, 2007
6:08 pm - new entry

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