"Entire live performance at The Lab."
"The entire performance at the Kino Ear! exhibit curated by Christopher Heston at the CELLspace gallery in San Francisco. The piece is divided into two movements. The first movement is titled 'Cmd+Z' and the second, which begins at 7:45, is titled 'Antibacterial'."
"If you call me, don't bother leaving a message. I'm in a rubber room eating a soft pretzel and I am not leaving."
"A meandering journey through an abandoned mine.."
"An excerpt from a live recording at the Kino Ear! sound exhibit curated by Christopher Heston at the CELLspace gallery in San Francisco. This portion is from the first movement titled 'Cmd+Z'. The entire recording is available for listening in this sound gallery."
"An excerpt from a live recording at the Kino Ear! sound exhibit curated by Christopher Heston at the CELLspace gallery in San Francisco. The entire recording is available for listening in this sound gallery."
"An excerpt from a recording session at CELLspace."
"Made of enormous pieces of rusted metal, a trained priest (in secrecy) sits inside a hollowed-out portion of the HellPhone (much like a confession booth), with a microphone being fed through various chilling effects."
"A man filled with many conflicting thoughts, finds some semblance of peace with an unwieldy upright bass..."
"Inspired by a fragrant car ride on the way to the Oakland Art Murmur. When all the euro-members cobbled together, they took this inspiration, along with other improvisational influences, to create a sonic ruction."
"Eurostache performed a live score to Nara Denning's The Pendulum Heart at Artists' Television Access and subsequently it was selected as an alternative soundtrack for the DVD release. The live score version was screened at Amnesia at Indie Cine Shack on 08.06.2011"
"Broadcasted live on CTV in Santa Cruz for the program Look Mom I'm On TV hosted by Richard Dussel."
"First movement of "Animal Behavior: Blackout at the Data Center" performed at the Luggage Store Gallery on August 18, 2011."
Excerpt of live performance at The Lost Church on November 19, 2011. Listen to the entire performance at here: || Lost Church Audio ||
"Live performance at The Lab, San Francisco, CA on July 24th, 2011 for the Godwaffle Noise Pancakes series curated by Grux."
"..Eurostache are an improv collective of an optimum eight members, melding musicians of purely electronic inclinations with scatter-brained bass, experimental vocals, percussion, and circuit bending.. the group performed their chosen instruments with certainty and discerning ears, leaving me expecting their performance to be completely through-composed, or completely pre-planned."
The Eurostache group is a project centering around electro-acoustic real-time collaborative experiments in sound. The core ensemble is frequently augmented with guests from the San Francisco Bay Area.
We explore sound-space through the lens and energy of child-like wonderment. Listeners often comment on being drawn into a dreamy escape. Our key experimental technique is using novel instruments, found objects, meta-processing and sound recordings in unusual combinations with traditional instruments. Vocalists employ extended techniques to humanize the highly transient and diverse cacophony. Musical constructs such as composition and melody are set aside as we travel toward the fringes of sound.
Performances often incorporate additional layers of audience interaction, such as improvisational comedy, body movement, and live scoring to films.
"...Disharmony... is simply a harmony to which many are unaccustomed." - John Cage
"San Francisco’s Eurostache are an improv collective of an optimum eight members, melding musicians of purely electronic inclinations with scatter-brained bass, experimental vocals, percussion, and circuit bending."
"Having been raised in Santa Cruz, California I have always had a love for the sounds of the beaches, the beautiful mountain forests of the region and the eclectic personalities of its various residents."
"Interactive noise makers and sound manipulators Sonic Nomadic on stage at their booth at Maker Faire on Saturday where musical instruments and toys are hacked to create new music and circuit-bending sounds."
"In the middle of 23rd street some blissed out band called Eurostache sat in a circle and beat on upside down buckets while a woman plinked notes on a sitar."
"She’s wearing pink fishnets like the ones I used to wear in the 60’s."
"Thousands of people flooded downtown Palo Alto Sunday evening to hear dozens of bands and individual musicians... Patrizio Pellouchoud performs on the tabla while fellow musicians Thomas Tamayo and Sama'a Djomehri of Eurostache perform..."
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Sonic Nomadic is a branch-off project based around making collaborative sound portable through leveraging DIY skills, hacking and repurposing. Here you will find some of the projects that we have worked on to allow us to achieve our sonic goals. As we continue to learn, we will post our results here.
Details on the projects can be found through the navigation below.
On the inside of the binder I used a sheet of aluminum foil to provide proper grounding to all of the pots and switches. The binder has a 1/4” mono jack to allow connection to an amplifier with a standard cable.
Parts: I used a piezo-electric buzzer, shielded coaxial cable, epoxy, poster putty, and a ¼” mono audio plug. I soldered two of the three wires coming from the piezo disk to the cable and then fully coated it with epoxy to protect the disk and the cable.
The result is a very versatile piece of equipment that can be safely attached to anything. The buzzer I found had a fairly large piezo element and is very sensitive. I have used it with an Autoharp, baby toy piano, egg shaker, sitar, guitar, etc.
I found a microphone amplifier kit intended to use with a headphone to listen in on things from a far distance. It included two microphones and stereo output, so with a little modification, I added 1/8” mono jacks to the PCB and then soldered the microphone elements to wires with a mono jack. The microphone element is attached to a clothespin using heat-shrink tubing. For for a hands-free microphone, I used a computer headset and replaced the mic element with one from the kit.
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