We’re currently working on our project Orchestra of Samples, a long-term all encompassing sampling extravaganza, featuring recorded musicians from around the world, from Mexico to Senegal, Brazil to France. Sampling ‘sans frontières’ you might say!
We just got back from playing at Electroblog, a fantastic little festival in Trieste in Northern Italy, where the organisers arranged for us to record an artist friend of theirs called Lorenzo Mos. Mos, as he's simply known, is very much part of the local music scene there and also performs under the name Circo Bazooko. He makes music from "circuit bending", which involves creatively customising the circuits within electronic gadgets such as children's toys, like plastic guitars and any other low-voltage devices, to create new 'bent' instruments.
He explained it can take him up to two weeks to make some of his instruments and the results lead to a whole field of experimentation with sound, which is often associated with "noise music". His work is regularly featured on the Circuit Bending Compilations releases by American indie label Tiger Claw. It's low-fi at its coolest and we just had to film some of his crazy antics for Orchestra of Samples!
Check out his two Myspace pages here & here, and his Soundcloud page. With huge thanks to Sandro from Electroblog!