4 Takt Walzer

Blown away by tubas, euphoniums and the occasional cornet… On 18th of March, 2017, World Premiere of the “Neunkirch Vier-Takt-Walzer” by Kenneth Paul Clelland In 2015 Kent was inspired by Jana’s position of cultural prominence in local politics and wrote a piece of music to celebrate her. The idea was to compose a work *for* the local brass band to…

Internet Yami-Ichi

The HeK (House of Electronic Arts) in Basel has asked jana° to organize an internet yami ichi at their location on the 22. April. Kent decided he wants to sell some Klettgauer root kits (including beets, carrots, and maybe some onions?). Apparently, in the afternoon Philipp Meier will be holding a workshop about Memes and in the evening there will…

Laundry day for computer archaeologists

So yesterday we embarked on a very special laundry day. It turns out, cleaning vintage circuit boards is best done in the dish washer, who would have thought! – But lets explain:  – Last Friday we were invited to our 80 year old neighbors house, who had been hinting he might have a few technological devices that we might like…

MIDI talks

We finally have the (visual synthesizer) Hurricane and the (sequencer) Live Better Suite talk to each other via MiDi signal over 16 channels. This means, that live generated music can be used to live generate visuals.. not only matching the music, but actually being triggered by it. Also, the variable signal settings like blend mode, attack and decay can now…

NI – Spektral Delay

The things you can find at a new years’ clear out! Stefan Huber from Silent Wave found an old issue of Keys Magazine from 2001, containing an article about Spektral Delay (a real-time audio processing tool released by Native Instruments) and sent us a reminder. Guess who was the coder for it? You guessed right: Kent Clelland and Joachim Haas. The…

Merry New Year

every year W3rkH0f 9Kirch participates in the local tradition of the Adventsfenster, where each night of advent a different window display is premiered around town. Our day was December 9. Snowy polar light scenes and glowing sunlight come to life in our arched window through a live rendering of Hurricane between 17:00h~01.00h This year Kent decided to add a song…

nextrends interview

Interview with Eryk Salvaggio, – summing us up nicely. Thank you! W3rkH0f media arts, media artists With the opening of swissnex San Francisco’s Re:Dada exhibition, we were pleased to be introduced to W3rkH0f media arts, a Swiss-American collaboration of Jana Honegger and Kent Clelland. They performed sonic and visual remixes of Dada sound poetry and visuals, as well as premiered…

Raiders of the lost ark

At Silver Lake, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, there is the little bakery cafe tropical. Although the Cuban sandwiches there should be legendary, that was not the reason we had to stop by there. It was for a little trip down memory lane. This bakery has a history. Once upon a time, not so long ago in the early 90’s maybe,…

Richard Neutra’s “Research House”

Very exciting to see that the Los Angeles home of jana°s father’s hero and former employer Richard Neutra has now turned into a museum for architecture students and admirers alike. A weird mix of artistic awe and childhood memories came flooding in while being shown around the space by an enthusiastic volunteer guide. Some of those German books on the…