Endangered Guitar

The Endangered Guitar is a hybrid guitar/software instrument made to interactively control live sound processing.



As "Signal To Noise" observed: "They exploit their remarkable control and on-the-fly flexibility on this caffeinated exchange of pointillist fractals, oscillations, whirrs, drones, whizzes, buzzes, slurps, whoops, pops and clacks that bombard and scorch the ears with a heat-seeking intensity."

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.

Mechanique(s) duo is Dafna Naphtali and Hans Tammen -- live computer-based electronics and audio processing, endangered guitar and voice. In this long collaboration, the duo investigates and playfully undermines the overlap of various elements of their technical and aesthetic practices, in compositions and improvisations for Naphtali's interactive processed sound/noise system and 4-octave vocal range, and Tammen's mechanical and energetic laptop manipulations of modified guitars.


Clang 010, recorded 2008, released 2014 on Clang. Total Time: 62:37 Minutes. Hans Tammen - endangered guitar, blippoo box; Joker Nies - omnichord, circuit bent instruments; Mario DeVega - SPK®, amplified objects, blippoo box.


Recorded 2012, released 2013 on OutNow Recordings. Total Time: 69:41 Minutes. Denman Maroney - hyperpiano, Hans Tammen - endangered guitar, electronics, live processing. Recorded June 2012 by Peter Karl at Peter Karl Studios.