Louisville Experimental Festival 2012 – June 27th – July 1st.

NONE Productions Presents:

Louisville Experimental Festival 2012

An amalgamation of experimental music in Louisville, Kentucky.

Lineup and schedule:

Wednesday, June 27th @ Lisa’s Oak St. Lounge (1004 E Oak St.):
(Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm)
Bone Crusher, Morgan Evans-Weiler, Developer, XAMBUCA, Cosmological Constant, NO copper

Thursday, June 28th @ The Bard’s Town (1801 Bardstown Rd.):
(Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm)
Adeptive Radiation, Bear (The Ghost), Solace Media Corporation, Thriftsore Boratorium, Microwave Windows, Mu

Friday, June 29th @ Haymarket Whiskey Bar (331 E Market St.):
(Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm)
Noiseman433, Valerie Kuehne, Wet, Zack Kouns, Ashochious, Hardon Collider, Joseph Molinaro

Saturday, June 30th @ Zanzabar (2100 S Preston St.):
(Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm)
Shedding, Sick City Four, Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel, Heart of Palm, Tropical Trash

Sunday, July 1st @ Uncle Slayton’s (1017 E Broadway):
(Doors at 6:30, Show at 7pm)
R Keenan Lawler and Tim Barnes, Ut Gret, Lucio Menegon, Ryan Jewell, Black Kaspar, Kark

All shows: $5 suggested donation

Sponsored by Heine Brothers’ Coffee (http://heinebroscoffee.com/)

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Artist links:

Zack Kouns (Ironton, OH – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3ZDtntUT0)

XAMBUCA (Asheville, NC – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOS-Qy-ntpc)

Wet (Louisville – http://thewet.bandcamp.com/)

Valerie Kuehne (New York, NY – http://www.dreamzoo.bandcamp.com/)

Ut Gret (Louisville – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYBKGwSc9Ds)

Tropical Trash (Louisville – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-DK-SOSnRI)

Thriftsore Boratorium (Cincinnati, OH – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFQ4IyLdUMM&feature=related)

Solace Media Corporation (Cincinnati, OH – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UDnNSFI5tg)

Sick City Four (Louisville – http://www.myspace.com/sickcitytrio)

Shedding (Louisville – http://shedding.bandcamp.com/)

Ryan Jewell (Columbus, OH – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4i3bBEggvI)

R Keenan Lawler and Tim Barnes (Louisville – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOYdMWEIVT4&feature=related)

Noiseman433 (Louisville – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyUXNu8rkXI)

NO copper (Louisville – http://humanhoodrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/birds)

Mu (Louisville – http://mumusics.bandcamp.com/)

Morgan Evans-Weiler (Boston, MA – http://www.morganevansweiler.com/?page_id=30)

Microwave Windows (Lexington, KY – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpmY3gKoh-8)

Lucio Menegon (New York, NY – http://kingtone.com/sounds/)

Kark (Louisville – featuring members of Sapat, etc.)

Joseph Molinaro (New York, NY – http://www.myspace.com/followthearrows)

Heart of Palm (Cincinnati, OH – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI64hSdl6qQ)

Hardon Collider (Cincinnati, OH – http://www.facebook.com/HRDNCLLDR)

Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel (Atlanta, GA – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz4inW14c48)

Developer (Dayton, OH – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yypMdS2DSZ0)

Cosmological Constant (Louisville – featuring members of Ut Gret, etc.)

Bone Crusher (Louisville – featuring music majors from University of Louisville)

Black Kaspar (Louisville – http://blackkaspar.bandcamp.com/)

Bear (The Ghost) (Cincinnati, OH – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP5bvXJ9aZM)

Ashochious (Louisville – http://slippery.bandcamp.com/album/catastroplismic)

Adeptive Radiation (Indianapolis-Bloomington-Evansville, IN – Chicago, IL – Louisville – http://adeptiveradiation.bandcamp.com/)

Free Bent Coleco Talking Teacher Sample Pack

It’s time for another sample pack. This is a sample pack of sounds from a circuit bent Coleco Talking Teacher. Over 230 glitchy, airy and robotic sounds await in this free sample pack. Also included in this pack are synthetic vocal samples of numbers in case you want some sort of talking clock or something of that nature. I’m offering it free of charge again for commercial and non-commercial use, but please don’t redistribute the pack.

You can download it here:


Circuit Bent Coleco Talking Teacher (w/ schematics)

Here’s my take on bending the Coleco Talking Teacher toy. There are a few schematics floating around, but the bends on them don’t quite work as advertised.

The two of the glitch loops use 25K potentiometers in such a way that the bend is deactivated when the potentiometer is rotated to maximum resistance. This means a switch is not necessary to activate the bend and that the bend is adjustable. Different sounds are produced by these bends a different resistances. At lower resistances the sound will subtly glitch between what it should be and a slightly off variation. At higher resistances, the sound is fully glitched and unrecognizable. The bend which does use a switch did not react to variable resistance in an interesting way.

To perform the pitch modification the onboard pitch adjustment trimpot must be removed. Because this part of the board is crowded, the easiest way to do so by wiggling the trimpot until it breaks free of the board. After this has been removed, a new 500K potentiometer can be soldered in it’s place.

This is one of the most stable talking toys I have bent. The long and short loops are repeatable, so the glitches can be played like you would a drum machine or keyboard. The sound is also very clear.

See more at http://seaweedfactory.blogspot.com

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