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Simon Schaefer Live
Live 28 Oct 2011
'Travelling at the speed of thought, with machines bent beyond recognition. A blind flight, senses wide open.Exploring sights and sounds. Internal External Bright Dark Analog Digital Quiet Loud. '
German artist Simon Schaefer dismantles and reassembles existing computers to build the machines that create live and recorded sound. Circuit bending is the creative customization of the circuits within electronic devices such as low voltage, battery-powered digital synthesizers to create new musical instruments. Schaefer also uses gameboys and nintendo devices and links the manipulated gadgets, which he calls warstruments, with visuals to create an orchestral and sculptural experience.
'der Warst' /Simon Schaefer most recently played in Hochheim, Germany, Campobasso at Berliner Platz and 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands and forthcoming as part of Scratch Nights, Milton Keynes Gallery. Born 1978 , RCA MA graduate Simon Schaefer works on his own and under the band name 'der Warst' and has played and shown internationally.