Category Archives for Music

Arcade Operator – an art game experiment about arcade repair

20. June 2016 by Kieran
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‘Lo-fi computing audio-visuals as a mainstream aesthetic’ at Picteilín

Here are my slides from the 2011 Piceteilín Creative Media Conference. I See Dead Pixels: CPU to MTV, Lo-fi computing audio-visuals as a mainstream aesthetic. View more presentations from Kieran Nolan

07. October 2011 by Kieran
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Analog vs Digital & Music Interfaces @ DEAF 08

Yesterday I headed to the Digital Hub in Dublin to listen to some talks about making music and to watch a film screening, all these were happening as part of the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival.

27. October 2008 by Kieran
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Bleeps on Wax

I’ve had a short loop I made in LSDJ on the Nintendo Gameboy included as a locked groove (infinitely repeating loop) on the Minimalizm v4 compilation. I always wanted to have some sound I made pressed onto wax, then I … Continue reading

22. March 2008 by Kieran
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Octocky 8bit Improvo

A musical creation game from 1986 by Toshio Iwai, who created Electroplankton and most recently the Tenori-On for Yamaha. Octocky was released on the Famicom Disk System, the Japanese version of the 8-Bit NES console. The syncing of music, visuals … Continue reading

05. March 2008 by Kieran
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8bit Chiptune Workshop @ LABoral

A couple of weeks ago I attended an 8bit chiptune workshop at LABoral in Gijón in the Asturias region Spain. The workshop was part of series of such running alongside LABoral’s Gameworld exhibition (a Second Life workshop had taken place … Continue reading

15. August 2007 by Kieran
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Björk’s reacTABLE

Here’s a great video from Björk‘s recent performance at Glastonbury showing the reacTABLE, tangible multi-touch interface as an integral part of her live instrumentation… Björk always pushing the boundaries and embracing new music technology… More info on reacTABLE here and … Continue reading

27. June 2007 by Kieran
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Good Copy Bad Copy

This great documentary by ROSFORTH examines sampling culture, digital distribution, how copyright laws are struggling to remain effective and how they must evolve. “Everyone has been bombarded with media. We’ve almost been forced to use it as an art form. … Continue reading

20. June 2007 by Kieran
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Atari Punk Console, Breadboard Version

Here’s a short improvisation on an ‘Atari Punk Console‘ that I’ve built on a solderless breadboard. Atari Punk Console Breadboard Performance (2007) from Kieran Nolan on Vimeo. The APC name was coined by Kaustic Machines who based the circuit on … Continue reading

27. April 2007 by Kieran
Categories: Electronics, Music | Tags: , , | 3 comments

MadVillain / MF Doom Vinyl Figure

It was inevitable, sooner or later prolific underground rapper MF Doom, who's persona is heavily based on comic book character Dr Doom, would make the transition from vinyl record to urban vinyl in the form of his own action figure. … Continue reading

10. December 2006 by Kieran
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