CITY COUNCIL CUTS WATCH: MAKE AS MUCH NOISE AS YOU LIKE!

Annoying-noise-001Black Friday was the start of a new Christmas tradition in Bristol. Welcome to Make-as-much-noise-as you-like-at-night-in-the-lead-up-to-Christmas-time (is there not a catchier title for this? Ed.).

In an unprecedented move, Bristol City Council are allowing everybody to make as much noise as they like at night until the 15 December because there will be no environmental health officers workings evenings!

This appears to be a direct result of mayor “Uncle” George Ferguson’s cuts that “will not affect frontline services”.

Know of any more council cuts that have affected frontline services? Get in touch!

 

 

THF: TransHackFeminist in Calafou

TransHackFeminist 2014 (event which continue Eclectic Tech Carnival) happened from 4th August to 11th August in Calafou, an eco-industrial project where  several friends of mine live :).

I arrived 7th in the afternoon and I was enjoying activities. The day after, I was participating with Las Chicas de Chernobil jam (Paula Pin, Drag Dark, Del-F4610, Floren).I was playing with a PD patch customized  from dronefm by M.Brinkmann.

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In Saturday afternoon, I was collaborating with GynePunk node proposed by Klau Kinki with these contents:

-An practical experience about making your homemade pH paper strips with red cabbage leaves.pH paper strips are always cheap but sometimes you don’t have them when you need and this is a good alternative!!!!

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This is the final colour before tests.

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Here you can see pH colour table (in this picture I was testing spirulina pH with conventionals pH paper strips).

VPH (Papilome)Guide: it’s important don’t believe in some false myths. I speaks from my personal experience + own investigation.

Later, I was interviewed by Donestech (Alex & Eva) for LelaCoders documentary about women and ex-women in tech.

Great performances and lives in a heavy fest was THF conclussion.

Thanks @cahlomoro for your pictures!

 

 

in tran-sit

 

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I´m coming back from Indonesia three weeks ago, directly to pechblenda, changue some things on the mobile labs, make some Mutanger tshirts and travell until Colombia; I think that is not time jet to writte about how important was our collaboration into the HAckterialab 2014 a , important like all the other collaborations, but I feel very lucky to have this awesome oportunities to expand all kind of hacking. I was collaborating last weeks in this festiva SONEMA , woorking together with artist and hackers like Julian Armatroste, Hamilton Mestizo, los mecánicos, Leonel Vasques, radio relajo, maria cofe, elisa, octavo plástico and others, was super funny ! ! now I´m preparing with María from Transnoise this panel : Whose Fictions? Upturning the Male Dystopian Narrative

Binaries are at the core of dystopian literature: good/evil, protagonist/antagonist, male/female. In this discussion, panelists Adrienne Maree Brown – sci-fi writer and Octavia Butler scholar, Paula Pin and Maria Mitsopoulou – members of the transhackfeminist art collective Transnoise and Pechblenda lab, and Skawennati – artist and curator exploring Aboriginal virtual environments, will consider how speculative fiction might engage with and apply feminist, queer, and intersectional approaches to question, deconstruct, ostensibly re-imagine the dystopian literary landscape.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Erandy Vergara, independent curator and PhD candidate at McGill University, currently researching global art histories.

and after of this excited panel we will perform our AKelarre cyborg with transnoise and Quimera Rosa

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tshrit : Anarcha GLAND in action (squirting!)

thinking about body incubator for bioluminscence that contains luciferasa- lucifer

spiiiiirulinaaaaa of course … energy, dildos from microorganism shapes to macro pleasure, biopunk, synths, neurons, bacterias, prostatas,cunts, skin, noise ,..,,.,,.,,,,,.,.,.

 

Pechblenda – – OnN RadioO OnnN with Last Dominion Lost

Broadcasting from 22h till 00h with Adrian and Jason in Brave Ear Radio on Radio On.

Next to Last Dominion Lost we presented Calafou (place where we live) and Pechblenda Lab (place where we experiment, fuck and fail).

We also listenned to some tracks, a special one just recorded with a mobile phone yesterday niteeeee jjjjjjj  The cOme BacK.

We did not know about Last Dominion Lost and wanna kno more!! we also heard some of their great dark tracks.

So it was a nice full nittte , even if we were expecting to finish the nite making a live sesssionnn with or without them :)

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Pechblenda oN Radio-ON!

tOmOrrOw pEcHblEndA will broadcast at radio-oN at 10pm.

Alwaysss oOnN FiREEE we might be doing a live session and a small presentation of the lab and project.

 

mañana retransmitiendo por radio-on a las 22h!!!!

siempre on fire haremos una sesion live y una breve presentacion (con tantasssss cosassss de lasss ke hablarrrrr!!!! como si no hubieran cosas de las ke ablarrr)

Dr. Christian Klämbt and Dr. Imke Schmidt University of Münster, Münster, Germany Specimen: Beta-tubulin expression of a Drosophila third instar larval brain, with attached eye imaginal discs.

After Workshop

After three intense workshops, 13 Analgital Synths have been built. All of them working!

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Thanks to Where is Jesus? and ZUKUNFT for letting us the space to do the workshop.

Thanks to all the participants.

And specially thanks to Txatxe, that, as a new tentacle of Pechblenda, she helped us during all the workshops and worked with us 24/7.

IMG_9445Yann Keller Synth with an LDR after the potentiometer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_9390Here having some problems while uploading the code… our faces and bodies full given to the debuggggg

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_9364Sucking and playing with the Synth..

 

 

 

 

 

 

20140122_020400Our Lover: Arduino Pro Mini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20140216_235818Debugging with Kasia. Finally it worked! Potentiometers always make us pass through some bad emotions and sensations… :SSS

 

 

 

 

 

 

20140216_235953Final workshop with Dr Nexus, Yann Keller and Jo Frgmnt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20140217_000035Dr Nexus and Jo Frgmnt. Jo using a scissor as a dremel to make a hole.. always using the wrong tools for concrete actions…

Jo arrived to the workshop as a fresh air information dealer for us! we spent hours talking about chemistry, electronics, live in its way… impressionant!

 

 

 

 

20140216_154308Final construction of the synth. Done by Pin and Iratxe.

As Dr Nexus said: it is a BitchBlenda construction!! :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK7chkf6vIk[/youtube]

 

 

 

[safari] [@berlin] AnalGital Synth Workshop “Building an Analog-Digital Synthesizer ”

ONE MORE NEW WORKSHOP

Final schedule:

On Sunday at 7 pm. 16-02-2014
the place for the workshop is ZUKUNFT

Laskerstr. 5, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain, Berlin.    https://www.facebook.com/events/217883775071490/?fref=ts

Analogic synthesizers are fun. But imagine if you could program each synth and made them sound and act as you feel like!
AnalGital synths have a lot of possibilities, adding filters like envelopes, delays, decays and others.
With Analog-digital synthesizers we can mostly do what we want to. Adding some LDR (so sound is controlled by light), some Pressure Sensors or Ribbon sensors.

We will understand electronic basis and electronic basic components. we will also understand what is arduino, how it works and its community around.
We will learn how to program in arduino. And how to build a nice sound and noise arduino synthesizer.

Using Arduino Pro Mini, we will be able to build a Arduino based on granular synthesis.

you can hear here and example about the sounds that this synthesizer can make

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Needs for the workshop: if possible bring your electronic hardware tools, your laptop and soldering iron, in case you have an Arduino bring it as well l!
After we will make a jam session together with all the new synthesizers!!

It will be a 6 hours workshop, however we can go further if necessary.
the cost of the workshop is 50€.

Please, send us an email here to confirm if you are coming!!! pechblenda@riseup.net
but if you cannot confirm, and you want to come in the last minute you can come as well!!!!
please send this information to all your friends!!!

thanks to tinkerit for show us how to build one by ourselves.
<>
Pechblenda is a TranshackFeminist Bio-electro-chemical Laboratory <> established in Calafou <>. We work with free hardware and free software and mess around with electronic circuits, circuit bending, repairing devices, noise concerts, experimentation and development, giving workshops and doing tutorials DIY since 2 years ago. We are involved in many different projects and right now we are experimenting with DIY analog-digital synthesizers, between others. http://pechblenda.hotglue.me/?transhackfeminismo. We also work with gender issues, and we understand our bodies as another code to be hacked.
The nucleus of Pechblenda is made of 3 heads, 6 hands, 6 ears and 3 tongues. Pin, Julito & Klau. Each of us have different trajectories but always surrounded by the same ideals.
http://pechblenda.hotglue.me/?about%2F

[safari] [@berlin] AnalGital Synth Workshop “Building an Analog-Digital Synthesizer ”

Final schedule:
On Monday at 4 pm. 10-02-2014
On Tuesday at 3 pm. 11-02-2014
On Wednesday 4 pm. 12-02-2014

 very important send an email to pechblenda@riseup.net to confirm when you are coming.
the place for the workshop is Where is Jesus at Wrangelstrasse 57 Berlin.

Analogic synthesizers are fun. But imagine if you could program each synth and made them sound and act as you feel like!
AnalGital synths have a lot of possibilities, adding filters like envelopes, delays, decays and others.
With Analog-digital synthesizers we can mostly do what we want to. Adding some LDR (so sound is controlled by light), some Pressure Sensors or Ribbon sensors.

We will understand electronic basis and electronic basic components. we will also understand what is arduino, how it works and its community around.
We will learn how to program in arduino. And how to build a nice sound and noise arduino synthesizer.

Using Arduino Pro Mini, we will be able to build a Arduino based on granular synthesis.

you can hear here and example about the sounds that this synthesizer can make

analgytal
Needs for the workshop: if possible bring your electronic hardware tools, your laptop and soldering iron, in case you have an Arduino bring it as well l!
After we will make a jam session together with all the new synthesizers!!

It will be a 6 hours workshop, however we can go further if necessary.
the cost of the workshop is 50€.

Please, send us an email here to confirm if you are coming!!! pechblenda@riseup.net
but if you cannot confirm, and you want to come in the last minute you can come as well!!!!
please send this information to all your friends!!!

thanks to tinkerit for show us how to build one by ourselves.
<>
Pechblenda is a TranshackFeminist Bio-electro-chemical Laboratory <> established in Calafou <>. We work with free hardware and free software and mess around with electronic circuits, circuit bending, repairing devices, noise concerts, experimentation and development, giving workshops and doing tutorials DIY since 2 years ago. We are involved in many different projects and right now we are experimenting with DIY analog-digital synthesizers, between others. http://pechblenda.hotglue.me/?transhackfeminismo. We also work with gender issues, and we understand our bodies as another code to be hacked.
The nucleus of Pechblenda is made of 3 heads, 6 hands, 6 ears and 3 tongues. Pin, Julito & Klau. Each of us have different trajectories but always surrounded by the same ideals.
http://pechblenda.hotglue.me/?about%2F

you can hear some noises from us here:

video to show how the synth work

post-ritual acid noise

…no se si puedo decir que hemos vuelto de nuestro viaje intersicial por los espectros iluminados y oscurecidos con el devaneo de nuestros deseos porque la sensación que tengo desde hace meses es que seguimos juntas viajando todos estos inmesos espectros que a menudo nos conectan con el cosmos ! !

la pasada noche 777 fue para nosotras un momento de abertura noise, un desplazamiento de la tecnología que durante meses engendramos en pechblenda hacia el exterior;
dispusimos nuestros cuerpos y tecnologías en el suelo de la nave quemada y comenzamos 777 ritual noise, nuestras compañeras de vida en Calafou asistieron con nosotras a 120min de experiementación colectiva…

comenzamos con una cuña sonora que preparamos esa misma tarde y nos fuimos fundiendo entre cables, instrumentos analógikos y reverberaciones sónicas .

… no voy a explicar aquí lo que fue la perfo porque el lugar para ello es el momento en que performamos;
solo decir que la performance no es una representación nada que refleja nada; para nosotras es un ritual de transición hacia otros estados, nuevos pasajes donde la materia no es más un reflejo sino una difracción,,, una nueva materia, un devenir constante de la energía … interferencias que devienen nuevas formas de entendernos, escucharnos y amarnos ….

con mucho amor ácido queridas pechblendianas ! ! !