In collaboration with Japanese producer Arsenal for Peace, Matthee de Bruin created the dark ambient piece Bamboo Machine.
The track starts out quietly with a haunting ambient soundscape that over time picks up speed and erupts into a cataclysm when the beat hits, propelling the track to its mechanical decay.
In a big city basemetent bar I performed with playing guitar and synthesizer, although this strucutred in five acts, this live receording is and meant to be heard a whole.
SYSTEMIC_SYMBIOSIS investigates the effect of the performer on the meditative effect of music. Aiming to induce, amplify and sustain a meditative state, an interplay emerges between human performer and the system. Utilising electric guitar and live electronics, featuring Max/MSP, the artist communes with the system to project the internal.
Inspired by the many rows of bright white fluorescent lamps in Tokyo's high-rise office buildings, I decided to use my electric guitar in another way than I had been using it before. I used my guitar's pickups to explore sounds induced by various intensities of electromagnetic fields generated by fluorescent lamps. It resulted in this project, which is an improvised performance.
This project reproduces the phantom tones I have been hearing over the course of a month as accurately as possible. It has a very low volume and uses frequencies near the edge of human hearing. PHANTOM TONES is meant to be heard on a system playing at normal loudness, so it will playback quietly.