Staalplaat Soundsystem in residence at LACE

Staalplaat Sale Away installation video A video of the installation, made for LACE  during our recidency to stay up to April 15 Staalplaat performance video For this performance we were using “everyday electronic junk” scavenged from thrift stores and donations, staalplaat soundsystem fashioned new “orchestra” of “sound machines” controlled by self-build sequencers. All sounds come […]

linz workshop for MayHEM festival

Time’s Up is holding a staalplaat soundsystem workshop focused on working practice in cooperation with The focus is laid onto the creation of sound instruments from all sorts of old junk machines like kitchen mixers, vacuum cleaners and other noise making, allegedly useless, discarded everyday-life electric appliances and/or computer parts.

Nancy S.

During the Sonic Art 08 residency the Indian artist Navin Thomas needed a sound instrument for a performance in New Delhi. So I made Nancy S. by putting sanding machines in rubber boots and hang bells on them. He changed his mind, (they were to laud), so I made it for no reason. Only the […]

for the spirits of dead computers

During the Sonic Art 08 residency I have made a “for the spirits of dead computers” a sound-machine from things I got for no reason or for other planned that did not work out. I used a car window wiper engine ,intended for the otto Berlin piano, and empty computer housing that I took the […]

Otto Berlin

Otto Berlin On a previous Khoj Sonic Art residency in 2006 there was a project done by Cynthia Zaven named  “Untuned piano concerto with Delhi traffic orchestra” . Khoj organized the Untuned piano, (named Otto Berlin) and it was still standing in the Khoj hall when I came in 2008. I have met Cynthia Zaven […]

nine lives of buddha

On the 2nd October we took part in an evening of musikprotokoll featuring the FM3 Buddha Machine we were asked to do a Buddha machine remix and so did our own interpretation of the little box: The Buddha machine has nine loops and we destroy nine machines in nine ways as a interpretation of Dick […]

sincronie chew-z in Milano and Reggio Emilia

CHEW-Z was a festival organised by Massimiliano Viel and the people arround the plattform sincronie.

CHEW-Z Colliding HEterophonic Waves was inspired by the book “The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch” by Philip K. Dick and was dealing with his ideas of perception of reality. Staalplaat Soundsystem was invited to play togethet with the Icarus Ensemble as well as solo parts for this two concert evenings. A YOKOMONO solo part was done but only with records cut especially for this event based on the material of Fausto Romitelli’s “La sabbia del tempo”. We did a analog live remix of this material. We played a MACHINE orchestra solo part and a piece called “Can-D” by Riccardo Nova together with the Icarus Ensemble, Riccardo Nova’s electronic manipulations and our MACHINES.
Compositions by:
Riccardo Nova, Otolab, Fausto Romitelli, Staalplaat Soundsystem, Giovanni Verrando and Massimiliano Viel

Conductor: Giorgio Bernasconi

Icarus Ensemble:
Giovanni Mareggini (flute), Nicola Zuccala’ (clarinet), Andrea Menafra (guit), Marco Pedrazzini (keyboards), Kumi Uchimoto (keyboards), Paolo Ghidoni (violin), Luciano Cavalli (viola), Matteo Malagoli, (violoncello)