“…a connoisseur of creative perversity”

The Wire

Endangered Guitar

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Dark Circuits Orchestra

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Third Eye Orchestra

Hans Tammen and Third Eye Orchestra at Galapagos Art Space on May 27, 2009

Oscillatory Motions

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"…a killer tour de force of post everything guitar damage."

Larry Nai / Signal To Noise

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Dark Circuits Orchestra

Third Eye Orchestra

Oscillations

"The cream of New York avant scene delivered the musical goods in a thrilling 75-minute display that combined individual virtuosity in a cohesive and fun-filled framework."

Irwin Block / Avant Music News about Third Eye Orchestra

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Live Sound Processing

Projects using the Endangered Guitar software for electronic sound processing on percussion, string and wind instruments.

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Die Schrauber

With veteran circuit bender Joker Nies (Cologne), Mario deVega (Berlin) on amplified objects and turntables, and Hans Tammen (New York) on Endangered Guitar.

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Iron Foundry

Tightly woven rhythms and sonic dissonances of a “low string quartet” (violas, cello and contrabass) plus percussion mix with the alien world of bizarre textures emerging from the electronic live sound processing.

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Third Eye Electric Band

Dark, sometimes brooding ensemble passages mix and mingle with tightly woven drum-loops, and extended solo cadenzas build up to a mighty hymn to machine work, music of a metallic nightmare.

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Workshops

Dark Circuits and Third Eye, at colleges, festivals and more.

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Curated Events

Dark Circuits Festival and Spectrum Series, surround sound and visual art exhibitions, and more.

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Automatons

Choking Disklavier, LEMUR GuitarBot, and more.

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Multichannel Works

For quad, modified 5.1 Surround Systems, up to Wavefield Synthesis.

“A bracing sequence of seismic dynamics, barbarous stabs of modified frequencies, snippets taken from heaven-knows-what-third-world-radio, children at play with their own atomization, ominous manipulations…, problematic timbral layerings, rhythms that would not remain in place if nailed with a mallet.”

Massimo Ricci / Touching Extremes about Die Schrauber

Latest Releases

Hirt Lytle Tammen: Twelve Ways Of Saying Yes In 18th Century France

Nachtstück Recordings NR-20, recorded 2015. Michael Lytle - bassclarinet, contra bassclarinet, voice; Erhard Hirt - guitar, electronics; Hans Tammen - buchla
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Samadi Siwula Tammen: Apām Napāt (آپام نپات)

Samadis Records, recorded February 2016, released March 2016. Total time 39 minutes. Saman Samadi - piano, Blaise Siwula - clarinet/altosax, Hans Tammen - buchla.
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Out on Clang: Infernal Machines / Lars Graugaard & Hans Tammen – Rife

Clang 034, released 2016. 28 Minutes. Recorded by Lars Graugaard and Hans Tammen, October 22, 2015
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