Author Archives: Berkus

Installation in Collaboration with Little Forbes and Performance with the Iride Project at Sonic Dreams Waterford, 25th and 26th of September

Alison “Little” Forbes and I will spend a few days ahead of the festival in Waterford to record found percussion sounds, similar to what I have for my Cork City Gamelan. An installation which I call a Gamelbot™ will compose … Continue reading

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World Listening Day Event in Waterford

I am teaming up once again with Alison “Little” Forbes – this time for the Sonic Dreams Festival in Waterford towards the end of September. In advance of the festival, for World Listening Day (of which the theme this year … Continue reading

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Playing at Pigtown Scratchings, Dance Limerick, 7th May 2015

My first live gig this year – expanding the Cork City Gamelan into Limerick – and the most enjoyable one since I started playing live again. I played the Waterphone under the baton of a very capable conductor: Alison “Little” … Continue reading

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Back In The World of Those Who Communicate

Cork University Hospital may well be one of the coolest hospitals in the World, but still, it is a hospital, not at all a creative environment. Almost seven weeks “inside” was enough for me … all the time itching to … Continue reading

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A Complex Music Composition Project based on Nova Express by William S . Burroughs (part 1)

This is my first post since last summer – but I was not idle – too busy, actually, for spending much time writing articles. I built an installation at the Hilltown New Music Festival, based on the subject of what … Continue reading

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Pierre Schaeffer: Sound Is The Vocabulary Of Nature

It is this year’s theme for submitting recordings to the Hilltown New Music Festival. I felt an immediate urge to respond: “That’s dogmatic nonsense, Mr Schaeffer”. Then I reminded myself of the infamous out-of-context Stockhausen quote about the Nine Eleven … Continue reading

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Experimental Chamber Music for Waterphone, Synthesizer And Two Delay Lines

Here is a little experiment to explore an interesting observation I made. I would like to believe that this development is quite original. Experimental Chamber Music for Waterphone, Synthesizer And Two Delay Lines (5:30, 5.1 MByte, .m4a/AAC “iPOd” format) What … Continue reading

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Sound Spirits – New CD by Evelyn Glennie and Jon Hemmersam

This is probably no relations to the well known American West Cost Distillery … I received Dame Evelyn’s most recent album in the mail today, a superb collaboration with the Danish guitarist Jon Hemmersam. The track listing on the Gracenotes … Continue reading

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Drone Of The Week #6, 2013

Another little addition to my Drones collection, added to my Drone Of The Week page. A short sort of spectral drone which I found at the end of a half hour meditation and improvisation on the theme of threads and … Continue reading

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The Gas Of The Week: Acient Krell Speech Recording (Week 13/5)

2000 centuries ago, a delegation of the Ancient Krell visited Earth to collect specimen animals which might look cool together with the Krell in a 1950s Science Fiction movie. The well known time traveller Una Persson,, hiding behind a protruding … Continue reading

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