“Shadow Puppies unites three of New York’s most distinctive sonic experimentalists in endangered guitar improviser Tammen, Dr. Nerve conceptualist Didkovsky and gauzy videographher Ralske – all of whom double on electronics.” – Time Out New York
Nick Didkovsky – guitar, homebrew software
Hans Tammen – guitar, homebrew software
Kurt Ralske – video, homebrew software
Shadow Puppies is a cutting edge trio which conjures rich, complex, and entrancing worlds of electronic sound and vision in real-time. Nick Didkovsky and Hans Tammen stretch the boundaries of tabletop electric guitar with an arsenal of objects, electronics, and homebrew computer software, while Kurt Ralske interactively captures and processes video using digital technology of his own design. The result is an uninterrupted journey through sonic eruptions, video hallucinations, and aggressive, entrancing mediascapes.
As part of a residency at RPI in 2004, the Shadow Puppies had the opportunity to work with Eric Singer’s LEMUR GuitarBot. See excerpts of the performance below.
|At Monmouth University 2011|
|At RPI 2004, w/ LEMUR GuitarBot (1)||At RPI 2004, w/ LEMUR GuitarBot (2)|
|At Roulette 2003 (1)||At Roulette 2003 (2)|