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TMS is an experimental noise project by the artists Malte Steiner (DE/DK) and Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen (DK). The format is improvisational sound pieces and concerts built out of Steiner and Madsen's sonic interactions, where noise-scapes and complex structures emerge from intense layering of various in- and outputs. The physical interaction with materials has an additional focus and thus to create a more performative and visual sound experience. TMS use primarily various pedals, self-built controllers and Pure Data to create their sounds. Each chosen element is very important for the whole, where the combination of these play a vital role in the compositions. The inputs can be analogue as well as digital; modulated, transformed and distorted.

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Artist talk and concert at Ground in Hull (UK) March 2017

news Posted on Fri, March 03, 2017 17:39:34

TMS will play their 5-HT_five levels to zero concert at Ground in Hull (UK) on March 17. 2017. Before the concert they will do an artist talk about their artistic processes and use of free software. The event starts at 19h.

Address: 60 Beverley Road. Kingston upon Hull.

Video documentation of the concert:

Supernoise in Aarhus (DK)

performance / concert Posted on Fri, March 03, 2017 16:58:34

TMS performed movement(al) distortion(s) at the International Supernoise Festival in Aarhus (DK) on February 4. 2017.

Link to full concert on Mixcloud

Photos by: Benjamin Detto and Tri Minh.

Piksel Festival 2017

performance / concert Posted on Fri, March 03, 2017 16:32:50

TMS performed 5-HT_five levels to zero at the Piksel Festival in Bergen (NO). The concert took place on Friday November 25 at Landmark in Bergen.

About the piece:

5-HT_five levels to zero is based on the structural qualities of the neurotransmitter serotonin. The dynamics of the molecule will be improvised and performed live in a dynamic and counterbalanced noise act that deals with both the balances as well as the imbalances inherent, resulting in chaotic states caused by disruption of this unit in the brain. The piece is a translation of a physiological entity into a mixed analogue and digital composition. During the continuance of the piece the structure will through noise-based sounds illustrate a biochemical conversion process going to zero; a molecular structure used as a concept for a sonic arrangement.

For the piece, TMS has created a score that captures the dynamics of the musical composition. The performance for the Piksel Festival will be a revised edition of this, where the audio will be accompanied by a projection of a visual score created in Blender and Pure Data, based on the shape of the serotonin molecule displayed together with scientific meta data as well as a timer. This enables the audience to follow the progression of the piece, which is divided into 5 dynamic levels, gradually counting down time.