Thursday, May 26, 2011

Concussion


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For a few years now, I've been involved in Concussion Crew, a breakbeat oriented group from my town, Tampere. Concussion's got a radio show on NuBreaks every two weeks (podcast archive). In addition, we try to put together dubstep/drum'n'bass/breaks/etc parties when we can. The last such occasion was on October the 16th. The night was a blast, as you can hopefully gather from these pictures by Jussi Punamäki:

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I enjoy parties where I have a bit more time to prepare and plan ahead, which is one of the reasons that I like working as part of the Concussion collective. This time, we'd taken inspiration from the header image at our website, and gathered some old televisions to use as stage decorations.


The TV's were fed an image from vvvv, through a karlklomp style dirty mixer where it was mixed with the output from an aptly named Video Technology Rhythmic 8 synthesizer. The raw combination of the sound to the composite video signal results in some nice glitches, that can be controlled quite well with the synth's features. A nice point about the installation was that all parts were recycled.

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