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TechDweeb is BACK!

An article that encapsulates my ideas of circuit bending. Also, here's a nice article on Disquiet about my music.

 

 


A consummate TechDweeb, visualArtist and novatone "musician" univac continuously re-purposes the detritus of trickle-down technology and off-the-shelf toys and electronics in order to create circuit-bent audioVisual hybrids, causing the designers of the original items to shudder in disbelief.

univac also constructs audioVisualizations utilizing Apple's Quartz Composer, a visual programming system, making short experimental films and performing live visuals for his own performances and other live shows. You can find many of univac's visualizations on Vimeo and YouTube.

univac holds a degree in cinematography/photography/writing and was a sound-designer for film/video, video games and software through the 1990's, including early (mid-90's) web designs for such diverse clients as SIGGRAPH, AOL, Microsoft (Paul Allen), Silicon Graphics, NTT, mTropolis (Thomas Dolby), NTT, and science fiction writers Alan Dean Foster & Neal Stephenson.

In 1995 univac performed with musicians Paul Godwin and Miguel Noya one of the first live net-streamed electronic music concerts from San Francisco to an audience of over 10,000 in Caracas, Venezuela (using an early beta of what became REALplayer on a 28.8 modem!).

He has written articles on the art of circuit bending for low-brow, high-shelf art mag Hi-Fructose; live-sound engineers for cutup culture-jammers Negativland; and is a co-conspirator of: Big City OrchestraDaevid Allen (Gong, Soft Machine), Wobbly, Thomas DiMuzio, Evolution Control Committee, Edward Ka-Spel, The Silverman and The Legendary Pink Dots.

In addition to univac, there is also audioVisual havoc created under The Univac Index (The Modrn Univac)God's Grandparents, AirSickBags Omnimedia, and Optikal Nutrasweet (tm).

Some of the people who own (and hopefully sometimes play and occasionally enjoy) univac's gadgets: TV On The Radio, BT, Evolution Control Commmitte, Big City Orchestra, The Legendary Pink Dots, Negativland, Paul Andrew Hayes, Pete Doolittle, Andrew Reitsma, RobotSpeak, Rob Wortman, Dr. Bleep, Peter Conheim, Peter Washburn.

Professionally, univac goes by his given name Tom Koch and is a MacTech, running his own Mac consulting business for the last 19 years: OmniTechConsulting.com (which is still currently off-line).

univac can be communicated with for comments, commisions, sales, patronage or rants by sending some kind of electronic missive to: univac at this website. Don't spam me, botdick.

Gadgets by univac

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uniPet 04 TadeMark Three Loud Objects Henry's Tit
uniPet Series

Three Loud Objects

The Demonic Relic

Henry's Tit
Cellular Recombomat
Cellular Recombomat NESbyt BratHead

Chirpys

HellTinky Chanter RatThing BooperGees
TinyFlaccid TubbyBoxes Chanter RatThing BooperGees
Opera Daisy BCards Billy BassTARD One Hand Jam
Opera Daisy Series B-Cards Billy BASStards One Hand Jam Series
Math Solid Gold Meat Box Nice Cube Of White Noise Evil Cube of Black Noise
The Triumvirate of Math Solid Gold Meat Box Nice Cube of White Noise Evil Cube of Black Noise
Emperor George II Easy Evilmo Micro Hessian
Emperor George II Easy! Evilmo Micro Hessian
Arcane Riot Toy Beat Benders CDamn Unit Blue Pop Tragedy
Arcane Riot Toy Beat Bender Series CDamn Unit Blue Pop Tragedy
Demonkeys Tom Tom FibFriend Super Ear Blaster
DeMonKeys TomTom FibFriend Super Ear Blaster
  Kaoss Clear CowShark  
  Blue Kaoss Pads CowShark Moo!  
       
       
       
 

Check out my Macintosh Tech/Consulting site at
OmniTechConsulting.com