Dark Circuits Orchestra

Hans Tammen’s Dark Circuits Orchestra uses Earle Brown’s open form composition idea as a starting point to create a large multi-movement piece, performed by an ensemble of contemporary electronic instrument practices such as circuit bending, no-input mixers, laptops, turntablism, analogue circuitry, network sniffers, live coding and soldering, and more. The concept has been presented with various ensembles in Mexico, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, in the US and even online. 

Dark Circuits Orchestra – which is in fact Third Eye’s all-electronic version – performed APHERESIS, a 1hr, large multi-movement piece, at Eyebeam in 2014 as part of Hans Tammen’s Dark Circuits Festival.

At Eyebeam 2014

With: Andrea Parkins, Joshua Fried, Phillip Stearns, Shoko Nagai, Joker Nies, Mario de Vega, Michael Vorfeld, Dafna Naphtali, Lars Graugaard, Philip White, Satoshi Takeishi, Miguel Frasconi, Maria Chavez and Matthew Ostrowski.

APHERESIS was commissioned by Harvestworks with funds from The Multi-Arts Production Fund. The MAP Fund is a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This work is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and Wave Farm Fiscal Sponsorship.

At SugarCube 2015

With: Andrea Parkins, Miguel Frasconi, Dafna Naphtali, Matthew Ostrowski, Phillip White, Shoko Nagai, Joshua Fried, Chuck Bettis, Matthew Aidekman, Michael Schumacher and special guest David Watson (bagpipe).

CYBERFest 2009 St. Petersburg, Russia

Excerpt from November 2009 at CYBERFest St. Petersburg, Russia. With Pavel Cervy, Victor Piperov, Mikhail Chernov, Alexander Grabchilev, Carol Parkinson, Mikhail a crest sator arxenekrohen (bragophone), Sergey Komarov, Alexey Grachev, Dmitri Shubin, Igor Solncev, and Hans Tammen (concept/composition/conducting).

CYBERFest 2009 St. Petersburg, Russia

Excerpt from November 2009 at CYBERFest St. Petersburg, Russia. With Pavel Cervy, Victor Piperov, Mikhail Chernov, Alexander Grabchilev, Carol Parkinson, Mikhail a crest sator arxenekrohen (bragophone), Sergey Komarov, Alexey Grachev, Dmitri Shubin, Igor Solncev, and Hans Tammen (concept/composition/conducting).

Dark Circuits Offshoots

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Workshops

All-star festival performances, workshops for colleges, and many more.

Dark Circuits Festival

June 2014: 10 days, 20+ performances, 8 different venues.

Dark Circuits Series

Curated series at Spectrum, New York’s premier presentation space.

littleBits Orchestra

An orchestra of players using the Korg littleBits synth.