Blippoo Box Performances

Next Performance

Circuit Bridges: The Round Trip
June 25, 2015. 7:30 pm.
Gallery MC
549 West 52nd Street New York, NY 10019
(ride the freight elevator to the 8th floor)
$15 / $7 (students)

Circuit Bridges is collaborating with Jane Wang of Mobius, an artist-run organization in Cambridge Massachusetts, whose mission is to generate, shape and test experimental art, on the closing concert of our second season. We will feature music and performances by Antonio Eze Cuscina, Elevator Machine Room, Eva Ingolf, Max Lord, Stefanie Lubkowski, Bibiana Padilla Maltos, Danny McCarthy, Mick O’Shea, Caroline Park, Jed Speare, Hans Tammen, Kirsten Volness, and Rain Worthington.

Hans Tammen (Blippoo Box): Turbulent Flow

“Turbulent flow, long considered a form of chaos, is now know to possess an intricate structure of vortices and eddies within other vortices and eddies… The spatial structure of turbulence, like that of any structure that is made of small copies of itself, is said to have a “fractal” nature… Like a vortex, which maintains its shape despite the fact that it is but part of a violently moving fluid, a command system in battle must form an island of stability amid the surrounding chaos, an island created by the same forces producing the turmoil around it.” (Manuel DeLanda).

blippoo solo


Rob Hordijk’s BLIPPOO BOX is an audio sound generator that operates according to the principles of chaos theory. By designing the Blippoo Box, he attempted to bridge a crossover space between abstract (sonic) art, music and artistic craftsmanship. In the hands of performing musicians the Blippoo Box becomes an electronic music instrument that invites performers to improvise with the chaotic nature of the box. Despite this chaotic behavior, the produced sounds have particular characteristics that are roughly predictable and enable a performer to build a performance around a composed scheme.

 

The Infamous Blippoo Box

“By using a nonlinear feedback system, patterns are created that exhibit chaotic properties like attractors, bifurcations, etc. Second, the filter also uses a nonlinear feedback system that can go into ranges where bifurcations occur, which results in the creation of ‘undertones’, where the period doublings create harmonic partials that are lower in frequency as the signal fed into the filter.” Rob Hordijk

 


Dark Circuits Festival 2014

Warper Party 2009

Fast Movement Excerpt

Slow Movement Excerpt
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