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Project Ruori encounters electro-music, a suit of armor, and a fallout shelter Project Ruori encounters electro-music, a suit of armor, and a fallout shelter

Posted by jstrecker on 2015.05.27 @ 22:05

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Project Ruori, a pseudorandomly generated collective of humans and machines, sent several delegates to this year’s Asheville electro-music festival. We came prepared with knowledge gained from last year, for example: if it smokes, unplug it. The human delegates — Steve Mokris, Melissa Egan, and Jaymie Strecker — now present their report of this year’s proceedings. [more...]

electro-music 2009: the videos electro-music 2009: the videos

Posted by smokris on 2009.11.07 @ 14:08

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Paper Is Bad Records gets a makeover

Posted by bbinkovitz on 2007.08.20 @ 19:12

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Paper Is Bad Records, Inc.Paper Is Bad Records, Inc. was formed with no fanfare whatsoever back in 2005 by some of the people behind Tuesday Afternoon at China Wong Buffet as a venue for production and distribution of the resulting DVD. The DVD was a huge success and we all became rock stars. In our decadent complacency, we never got around to making a website for our one-hit-wonder. [more...]

"Stop-motion?" asked the bear.

Posted by bbinkovitz on 2007.01.04 @ 23:29

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Once upon a time there was a bear who lived in a cave in the forest.

In front of its cave flowed a sparkling stream full of delicious Jell-O. [more...]

three adjectives: uh.. progressive.. uptempo.. and.. uh.. melodic.

Posted by bbinkovitz on 2006.10.16 @ 23:13

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We performed at PURE this past weekend.


the Dark ages of final

Posted by bbinkovitz on 2006.10.09 @ 12:47

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Whiter than a Hatfield Family Reunion Whiter than a Hatfield Family Reunion

Posted by mradcliffe on 2006.10.09 @ 10:39

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[Editor’s note: This post (including the above title) was written by mradcliffe immediately following a day spent with project ruori. It is unedited and uncensored, and is presented to the reader as a demonstration of the deleterious effects of association with said collective.]

It was brought to my attention a couple of weeks ago that I would be “performing” with project ruori at PURE. I wouldn’t say “brought to my attention.” More like “forced upon my sleepy eyes as I sat entrapped away from my own home.” I had only planned on seeing Phung before he left, but poor logistics and fate led me to PURE. [more...]

"An interesting musical opportunity... "An interesting musical opportunity...

Posted by tkemp on 2006.10.07 @ 00:01

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…is in your near future.”
    — fortune cookie from tonight’s dinner.

Near indeed.

The fortune I discovered in my wallet yesterday — “We are here to create / not merely survive” — was inspiring. This one was just scary.

We have a little over a week before we’re performing in Boston [more...]

Metasacrifice for Art

Posted by bbinkovitz on 2006.10.02 @ 16:21

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To the ruoriJews reading this: Shanah Tovah, and I hope you had a meaningful fast. To everyone else: Happy Monday.

My Yom Kippur was very hectic — I compressed this year’s atonement into a few hours this morning. Then for the afternoon, I headed over to the softpixel/ruori megalab to convert snack foods into mental energy and mental energy into a set of chaotic probability-driven sonatas for three theremin-like light-sensing instruments we’re almost done building.

So I guess I sacrificed my sacrifice for my art. [more...]

Purity! Contagion! Acrylic Glass! Purity! Contagion! Acrylic Glass!

Posted by tkemp on 2006.09.23 @ 23:25

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It’s been about three weeks since we heard that we will be going to Boston to do a performance and installation at PURE.

Our proposal included an acrylic glass plinko machine (a la The Price is Right) and three hanging fabric cocoons. There will be a performer in each cocoon and a fourth performer dropping ping pong balls into the plinko machine. As the balls come out the three holes in the bottom of the machine, they will trigger the performers to change an ongoing soundscape in some way. Eventually, the person dropping the ping pong balls will replace himself with an automated device, the automated device will run out of balls, and the performers in the cocoons will leave behind the soundscape controllers for the audience to play with. [more...]