= Folktek Arts =

= Folktek Arts = The works of Arius Blaze, Ben Houston and co.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Time Machine ver.3

by Arius Blaze designed for extreme sample fuqwithing and analog style delay.

Thousands of possibilities for effecting sound - everything from granulation, modulation, stutter effects and things that have yet to be named. It stands alone though it has the following expansion options which can be done at any time:

= The all touch-based playable keyboard - polyphonic and feeding through the circuitry of the time machine to turn this piece into a samplable synthesizer.

photo from the keyboard made for the Time Scape Sequencer:


= The 8 part sequencer (like that on the time scape sequencer) allows the effects to be played in time - each part is patchable to the main patchbay generating some of the instant craziest hardware shit you've ever heard. There is no other piece of hardware that does anything like this when the sequencer is added. an amazing thing.

As shown built into the Time Scape Sequencer:


= twenty part custom keyboard with all handmade keys and two patchable mains - allows thousands of effects to be played as and when you like.

Each and all of the upgrade options breathe entirely new life into this piece, making it more playable and allowing for thousands more possibilities.

For more info, photos of this piece and sound samples of a similar work go to: http://ariusblaze.com/soundart/delay/timemachine3.html
This piece is currently available: http://ariusblaze.com/forsale.html

For further sound examples and video, see the time machine and time scape sequencer.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Arius Blaze 2009, ink on paper, 24" x 36"

ether^ra bugged and spaced

another video by ether^ra featuring the sounds of the Subharmonic Field by Arius Blaze.

opsysbug live performance parts one and two

opsysbug playing music for NYC gallery show of Art/performance group Tactile Bosch from Wales. Featuring an earlier garden by Arius Blaze.

Friday, August 7, 2009


Sound artist Sin:ned uses the Harmonic Field and plays face to face with some well known folks on the other side of the world. I assume we'll be getting more info about this and other shows but for now we have this from:
more about the harmonic field here: http://ariusblaze.com/soundart/lectroman/harmfield.html

Sin:ned axplains:

Performance Description:
Two people. One wooden box. Forty-eight metal contact points. This is the basic idea of INTRE-FACE.

The wooden box is called Harmonic Field. It is designed and handmade by American sound art device artists, Arius Blaze and Ben Houston of Folktek. No keyboard. No strings. Only forty-eight metal contact points. The performer is required to use his/her body as part of the circuitry to generate sounds.

In each of the INTER-FACE performance, Hong Kong sound artist Sin:Ned will invite different artist to play the Harmonic Field with him. Face to face. With such unique instrumental interface.

Here in Beijing, we have the debut performance of INTRE-FACE.

In this debut performance, Yan Jun is invited to play the Harmonic Field with Sin:Ned. With electro-acoustic duo No One Pulse as opening act, Alok and KWC will pair with guest artists Jackson Garland and Vavabond for a duet improvisation.

演出藝術家Performing Artists:
Opening: No One Pulse
KWC + Vavabond
Sin:Ned + Yan Jun (on Harmonic Field)
Alok + Jackson Garland

门票 Ticket:50 RMB
地点 Venue:两个好朋友酒吧 2 Kolegas Bar



Sunday, August 2, 2009

Book of Sound

Some shots of a new "book of sound" by Ben Houston - a piece based on the bug/philanthropoid series. An infinite display of chaotic oddity between the pages. Featuring folktek's token "magnetic patchbay" - no plugging necessary.


It was built on co-mission based on an earlier book of sound, though the following earlier version did not have a magnetic patchbay: