"...a killer tour de force of post-everything guitar damage"
Larry Nai, Signal To Noise
Guitar-Controlled Live Sound Processing
The Endangered Guitar is a journey through the land of unending sonic operations, an interactive hybrid between a guitar and a computer. The software “listens” to the playing, to then determine the parameters of the live sound processing.
The guitar is the sound source, but the same sound is also used to control the software. Sounds of the guitar are processed in realtime, pitch and various other parameters of the actual playing serve as control source of the processing. As of 2017, these parameters are also affected by data from Hans Tammen’s own DNA analysis.
A Hybrid Interactive Instrument
Case Study: The Endangered Guitar is included in “Musical Instruments in the 21st Century – Identities, Configurations, Practices. Editors: Bovermann, de Campo, Egermann, Hardjowirogo, Weinzierl. (c) 2017.” Read the article here…
Conflict Of Interest – A Personal Genetic Data Sonfication, in: Sonifikation: Transfer ins Musikalische / Sonification: Transfer into Musical Arts, Program Book For The Sonification Festival by BGNM, Hofheim: Wolke, 2017. Read the article here…
Over the years I have been presenting numerous Endangered Guitar works for multichannel systems, from 5.1 to Wavefield Synthesis systems. Read here…
For these projects the software has been further developed to allow for sound input from other players to be processed. Instead of the guitar, audio from these players is used to control the parameters of the live sound processing. Read here…
“…fingers stuck in a high-voltage outlet”
Touching Extremes, Massimo Ricci
"Hans Tammen has his own way of playing the guitar…"
New York Times
Endangered Guitar Solo Releases