∆ICASEA presents The Midnight Episode with a special part 7 in the ∆ICASEA SELECT series of podcasts.

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Doc Breaknik - To Think I Hesitated
The Midnight Episode - The Lost World
Wyrding Module - Baptism
Rick Realm - Noone Will Come
The Consectetuer - Libras Uniting in May
Durk Dävert - Early Morning
Jocke & Elliot - Regnbågen
Chilling The Do - Diary of Forbidden Dreams
Seesaw - He Was Dead Asleep
Mortal & Chemist - Prismatic Dream
Karsten Dunst - Bioluminescence
Molto! - Palm Wine
Julee Cruise - Rockin' Back Inside My Heart

Style Wars (1983)

John Carpenter's The Thing (1982)



Found via Nequest's excellent Flickr photostream.


Desmond Paul Henry - Unknown Title (1962)

"Desmond Paul Henry (1921-2004) ranks among one of the few early British pioneers of Computer Art/Graphics of the 1960's. During this period he constructed a total of three mechanical drawing machines (in 1960, '63 and '67) based around the components of analogue bombsight computers. Henry's second drawing machine and its effects were included in the major Art and Technology exhibition of 1968: Cybernetic Serendipity (I.C.A, London)." Image and extract taken from DESMONDHENRY.COM.

Zaha Hadid architects: JS Bach chamber music hall, Manchester. (2009)

Text from zaha hadid architects: 'the design enhances the multiplicity of bach’s work through a coherent integration of formal and structural logic. a single continuous ribbon of fabric swirls around itself, creating layered spaces to cocoon the performers and audience with in an intimate fluid space.

The process of realizing the design involved architectural considerations of scale, structure and acoustics to develop a dynamic formal dialogue inseparable from its intended purpose as an intimate chamber music hall. a layering of spaces and functions is achieved through the ribbon wrapping around itself, alternately compressing to the size of a handrail then stretching to enclose the full height of the room. circulatory and visual connections are continually discovered as one passes through the multiple layers of space delineated by the ribbon.

The ribbon itself consists of a translucent fabric membrane articulated by an internal steel structure suspended from the ceiling. the surface of the fabric shell undulates in a constant but changing rhythm as it is stretched over the internal structure. it varies between the highly tensioned skin on the exterior of the ribbon and the soft billowing effect of the same fabric on the interior of the ribbon. clear acrylic acoustic panels are suspended above the stage to reflect and disperse the sound, while remaining visually imperceptible within the fabric membrane.

Programmed lighting and a series of dispersed musical recordings activate the spaces between the ribbon outside of performance times. the installation is designed to be transportable and re-installed in other similar venues. pivotal to its function is the performance of the ribbon. it has been designed to simultaneously enhance the acoustic experience of the concert while spatially defining a stage, an intimate enclosure, and passageways. it exists at a scale in which it is perceived as both an object floating in a room as well as a temporal architecture that invites one to enter, inhabit and explore.

project details:
client: manchester international festival
programme: chamber music hall
architects: zaha hadid architects
design team: melodie leung, gerhild orthacker
acoustic consultant: sandy brown associates
fabricator: base structures
tensile structural engineer: tony hogg design ltd.
site: manchester art gallery, t1 gallery
site area: 17m x 25m

Zaha Hadid Pavilion installation time lapse from Manchester Art Gallery on Vimeo.

Boots C-15 Computer Cassette.

Sinclair Wrist Calculator (1977)

Sinclair Wrist Calculator.

Display is 8 digits, red LED.

4-functions, %, memory, square root.

8.1v (6x mercury cells).
Integrated circuit - Mostek MK50321N, here date coded mid-1976.

47 x 45 x 18 mm (1.9 x 1.75 x 0.7 ins).

Made in England by Sinclair Instruments Ltd.

Woody Vasulka & Brian O'Reilly - Scan Processor Studies

Viking Eggeling - Symphonie Diagonale (1921)

Early example of Absolute film or Visual Music by Swedish filmmaker Viking Eggeling. Produced four years before his death in 1925 in collaboration with Erna Niemeyer.

BBC Tomorrows World - Fairlight Computer Video Instrument (1985)

Short demonstration footage of the Fairlight CVI on classic BBC science television show Tomorrows World. The CVI was an analogue/digital hybrid video synthesizer and video processor designed by Peter Vogel and Kim Ryrie in 1984. Read more HERE.

G.G. Aries - Glass House (1983)

Video by G. G Aries. Music by Emerald Web. Emerald web were a synthesizer duo from the late 1970s that performed in planetariums and composed music for Carl Sagan. They are notable for their use of the Lyricon, the first electronic wind synthesizer, in combination with traditional flutes in the production of their "Electronic Space Music". Clip courtesy of CrystalSculpture.



Greg Wilson - No Sell Out mix (2005)

An Utterly amazing mix, read about it on Gregs site electrofunkroots.co.uk HERE

Listen HERE


* DIMPLES D — Sucker DJs (I Will Survive)
* B BOYS — Two, Three, Break
* RUSSELL BROTHERS — The Party Scene
* THE PACMAN — I’m The Pacman (Eat Everything I Can)
* DJ DIVINE — Get Into The Mix
* NEWCLEUS — Jam On Revenge (The Wikki Wikki Song)
* TIME ZONE — The Wildstyle
* PUMPKIN — King Of The Beat
* ART OF NOISE — Beat Box
* B BOYS — Cuttin’ Herbie
* NEWTRAMENT — London Bridge Is Falling Down
* WHODINI — Magic’s Wand
* EXTRA T’S — E.T Boogie
* THE WEBBOES — Under The Wear
* Q — The Voice Of Q
* ARKADE FUNK — Search And Destroy
* G.L.O.B.E & WHIZ KID — Play That Beat Mr DJ
* WARP 9 — Nunk
* PROJECT FUTURE — Ray-Gun-Omics
* TWO SISTERS — High Noon
* C.O.D — In The Bottle
* GRANDMASTER & MELLE MEL — White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)
* TOM BROWNE — Rockin’ Radio
* NAIROBI — Soul Makossa
* MAN PARRISH — Hip Hop Be Bop (Don’t Stop)
* WARP 9 — Light Years Away'
* NEW ORDER — Confusion
* MIDNIGHT STAR — Freak-A-Zoid
* CAPTAIN ROCK — The Return Of Captain Rock
* RUN-DMC — It’s Like That
* ROCKERS REVENGE — Walking On Sunshine
* HASHIM — Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
* KLIEN & MBO — Dirty Talk
* SHANNON — Let The Music Play
* XENA — On The Upside
* JONZUN CREW — Pack Jam (Look Out For The OVC)
* MELLE MEL & DUKE BOOTEE — Message II (Survival)
* JONZUN CREW — Space Is The Place
* KLIEN & MBO — Wonderful
* MAN PARRISH — Techno Trax
* CYBOTRON — Clear
* PLANET PATROL — Cheap Thrills
* ORBIT — And The Beat Goes On
* JONZUN CREW — We Are The Jonzun Crew
* TWILIGHT 22 — Electric Kingdom
* PLANET PATROL — Play At Your Own Risk


* Aretha Franklin — Jump To It
* Atlantis Keep — On Movin’ And Groovin’
* Aurra — Such A Feeling
* B Beat Girls — For The Same Man
* Beat Boys — B Bop Rock
* Bohannon — Let’s Start The Dance III
* Booker Newbury III — Love Town
* Brass Construction — walking the line
* BT (Brenda Taylor) — You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too
* C Bank — One More Shot
* Candela — Love You Madly
* Candido — Jingo Breakdown
* Charades — Give Up The Funk
* Chocloate Milk — Who’s Getting It Now
* Class Action — Weekend
* D Train — Music
* David Joseph — You Can’t Hide (Your Love From Me)
* Dolby’s Cube — Get Out Of My Mix
* Electra — Feels Good
* Electrik Funk — On A Journey (I Sing The Funk Electric)
* Evelyn King — Love Come Down
* Ex tras — Haven’t Been Funked Enough
* Fatback — Is This The Future
* Fearless Four — Rockin’ It
* Forrrce — Keep On Dubbin’
* Fresh Face — Huevo Dancing
* G Force — Feel The Force
* Gary’s Gang — Makin’ Music
* George Clinton — Atomic Dog
* Gunchback Boogie Band — Funn
* Hot Streak — Body Work
* Howard Johnson — So Fine
* Indeep — Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
* Johnny Chingas — Phone Home
* Kashif — I Just Gotta Have You
* Ladies Choice — Girls’ Night Out
* Linda Taylor — You And Me Just Started
* Madonna — Everybody
* Marvin Gaye — Sexual Healing
* Michelle Wallace — Tee’s Right
* Micronauts — Letzmurph Acrossdasurf
* Mike & Brenda Sutton — Don’t Let Go Of Me (Grip My Hips And Move Me)
* Mtume — Juicy Fruit
* Peech Boys — Don’t Make Me Wait
* Pressure Drop — Rock The House
* Prince Charles & The City Beat Band — The Jungle Stomp
* Pure Energy — Spaced Out
* Raw Silk — Do It To The Music
* Rod — Just Keep On Walkin’
* Salsoul Orchestra — Ooh, I Love It (Love Break)
* Sandy Kerr — Thug Rock
* Sharon Redd — Beat The Street
* Sharon Redd — Love How You Feel
* Shock — Electrophonic Phunk
* Sinnamon — I Need You Now
* Sinnamon — Thanks To You
* Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame — Way Out
* Stone — Girl I Like The Way You Move
* The System — It’s Passion
* Toney Lee — Love So Deep
* Toney Lee — Reach Up
* Touchdown — Ease Your Mind (US remix)
* Two Sisters — B Boys Beware
* Unique — What I Got Is What You Need
* Verycheri 69 — Cancer Sign
* Visual — The Music Got Me
* Was (Not Was) — Tell Me That I’m Dreaming
* Weeks & Co — If You’re Looking For Fun
* West Street Mob — Break Dancin’ - Electric Boogie
* Wreckin’ Crew — Chance To Dance
* Wuf Ticket — The Key
* X Ray Connection — Replay
* Xavier — Work That Sucker To Death

Poole Shooter Cindi - I Actually Made a Decent Light Ball (2009)

Found on Flickr.

Vlatko Ceric - Unclassified Objects 8 (2006)

Charles Csuri - Statistics as an Interactive Art Object (1975)

Taken from the "Artist and Computer" book. You can read the full article at the ATARI ARCHIVES.

Francis Monkman - Yamaha DX7 Demonstration

Francis Monkman of Sky and Curved Air discusses and demonstrates Yamahas DX7. Frequency Modulation synthesis was discovered by John Chowning and later licensed to Yamaha.

Scoop - Peter Gabriel (1982)

Peter Gabriel discusses sampling, the future of music, the Fairlight CMI and the influence of world music.

International Computer Music Conference - The Synthetic Performer (1984)

Featuring Barry Vercoe and Larry Beauregard at IRCAM

BBC 2 Music Arcade - BBC Radiophonic Workshop

BBC 2 daytime schools television from the 1980s. Parts three and four feature the Radiophonic Workshop, part four demonstrating the then new Fairlight Synthesizer.

Blackway - "New Life" (1982)


Succession - gray6_34_86_3000x3000_dfs98_resized16,7pscr_resizednn200 (2009)

Found on Flickr.

Succession - 1000x1000greygra_002_dfs77_66scr (2009)

Found on Flickr.

Bell Labs - Random Motion (1960s)

John Whitney - Permutation (1966)

Electronic Music Laboratories - Electrocomp 101 (1972)

Akira Asada, Radical TV & Ryuichi Sakamoto - TV WAR &TV WAR: ROBOT (1985)

Radical TV and Ryuichi Sakamoto live at the Tsukuba Science Expo in Japan on a Sony Jumbotron screen (1985).

EKO - ComputeRhythm (1972)

Video demonstration of a rare drum machine made in Italy in 1972. The step sequencing predates the Roland TR-808. It has been famously used by Jean-Michel Jarre, Manuel Gottsching and Tangerine Dream. "The Rhythm Controller was a surprise -- it came from Italy, from a company called EKO, who made all these cheap warehouse organs. They had come up with this science-fiction-looking machine, a console with eight rows of 16 big knobs which lit up! It worked like a sequencer, which was great, because there were no drum machines in those days. I could programme a rhythm that the machine could remember. It was completely analogue -- you pushed the buttons and they made the contact -- and it was polyphonic! The lights blinked, like on an early Moog sequencer. And when the sequence or rhythm was still running I could change it -- I could delete, skip, and change the rhythm while it was playing. I always liked this aspect of any sequencer. The internal sounds were pretty lousy, but the control panel looked great, and was nice to operate. Later, I built trigger outputs and triggered other synths with the thing, so it became a controller. Years later, I saw Manuel Goettsching play it live on stage in Paris". - Chris Franke.

Dr. Quantum - Entanglement

Dr. Quantum - Flatland

Dr. Quantum - Double Slit Experiment

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