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  • The Art of the Gremlin:Inventive Musicians, Curious Devices
  • Sarah Washington (bio)

LMJ17 CD: The Art of the Gremlin: Inventive Musicians, Curious Devices

Curated by Sarah Washington
Leonardo Music Journal
CD Series Volume 17

1. Dan Wilson: Printar (Study One) [Edit] (04:17)

Recorded and dubbed on 4-track cassette in a garage, September 2006.

2. NotTheSameColor: Bin_Op (04:02)

Performed by Billy Roisz (TV, Hi8 cam, EQ Killer, audio and video mixing desk) and dieb13 (klopfer [self-built embedded computer with self-written audio software]). Recorded at Sperrmuecc Studios, Vienna, and mastered by Dieter Kovacic. Web site: <>.

3. Rotted Orange: Birthday Bull (01:51)

Performed by Rotted Orange: César Dávila-Irizarry (circuit-bent transistor radio) and Jacob Christopher Hammes (laptop). Recorded in Chicago, IL, U.S.A., 21 November 2005. Published in 2006 by Cursor Records: <>.

4. Kunst.Ruch.Ter:Grandpa'S Broken Hearing Aid (04:51)

Recorded live in the studio of Radio Lemurie TAZ, 14 September 2006.

5. Owl Project: Bubo Bubo (00:58)

Performed by Simon Blackmore and Antony Hall, using two Log1k prototype models.

6. Norbert Möslang: Solar_Greetings (05:02)

Performed by Norbert Möslang using two solar cells, four greeting-card chips and two flashlights. Recorded at bots studio, St. Gallen, Switzerland, September 2006. Stereo recording by Norbert Möslang.

7. Moshi Honen: Birds Do It (04:24)

Performed and recorded by Moshi Honen on Hampstead Heath, North London, U.K., summer 2006.

8. Grace and Delete: Splittens (04:38)

Recorded at Passing Clouds, Dalston, East London, by James Dunn and Chris Cundy (Grace and Delete) onto DAT with two Shure Prologue electret condenser microphones, 23 August 2006.

9. Haco: Pencil Organ '04 (Excerpt) (02:17)

Performed, recorded and edited by Haco. Recorded live for Instrumentalize #2 at Kawasaki City Museum, 22 August 2004.

10. Leonardo Di Crappio: America, Torture Capital of the World (04:25)

Performed by Leonardo Di Crappio using various instruments, including The Old Hoptonian (adapted ring modulator), Species Derilictus (remote head tape and speaker combination), Bald Skweeker (badly constructed highly unstable state variable EQ) and The Ignoble Schmook (deliberately crappy, low-frequency generator). Captured using a mixture of microphones: Røde, Blue, SM 57 and one delightful specimen from the "everything for one Euro" shop (brand name: Mitochiba). Recorded to Pro-tools mix system 24-bit 48khz, in London, 9 January 2007. Mixed by Knut Aufermann, January 2007.

11. Ferran Fages: Destens (04:54)

Performed by Ferran Fages. Recorded by Pablo Rega, Barcelona, September 2006. Mastered by Ferran Conangla, Laboratori de So de Metrònom, Barcelona, November 2006.

12. Oscillatorial Binnage: Taut Wires, Lice and Flies (02:24)

Performed by Toby Clarkson (coils, cameras, cracklebox, video projector, modified personal alarms, broken computer), Chris Weaver (electric elastic-band zither, percussion, horn, "locomotive" cracklebox, laptop, paper) and Dan Wilson (touch contact boxes, blubbabox, modified shaver, chair, keys, laptop). Recorded at Tyrwhit Road, October 2005. Edited and mastered by Dan Wilson.

13. Børre Mølstad: Tubafeedback (01:31)

Performed by Børre Mølstad (tabletop tuba, homemade talkbox). Recorded by Børre Mølstad in his living room, 7 October 2006.

14. Rhodri Davies: Camber (09:59)

Performed by Rhodri Davies (harp, EBows). Recorded by Graham Halliwell, The Old School, Bracon Ash, Norfolk, January 2004. Edited by Ben Drew and John Wall. Mixed by Louisa Martin. [End Page 68]

15. Knut Aufermann and Tetsuo Kogawa: FM:I/O (03:51)

Performed by Tetsuo Kogawa and Knut Aufermann (micro FM transmitters, radios, mixing desk). Recorded in Tokyo, Weymouth and Munich, 2006-2007. Track construction: Knut Aufermann, 2007.

16. Toshimaru Nakamura: NIMB#41 (06:38)

Performed by Toshimaru Nakamura on no-input mixing board, Tokyo, 28 September 2006.

17. Ivan Palacky: In The Knitting Mood (05:04)

Performed by Ivan Palacky (amplified Dopleta 160 knitting machine). Recorded Slatinka, Brno, Czech Republic, 19 September 2006. Mixed by Ivan Palacky.

Production Credits

Curated by Sarah Washington
Project Coordinator: Patricia Bentson
Design: Peter Soe, Jr.
Cover art: Jim Whelton

All recordings engineered and remastered by Tom Erbe, UCSD Department of Music, La Jolla, California, U.S.A. Web: <>.

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