"A spectacle of the bizzart!" The longest noise performance in history! The creation of the world's longest music video! "Surrealism in action" "A creation by the world's most extreme noise artist?"
"A rather long, extremely complex soundscape/ambient noise piece with visuals depicting a kind of " time going crazy, time dream", and featuring life on Alexandria road, and in the back garden of the premises where TIME ON ACID is based, - reality TV from in and around TIME ON ACID hq,
It is being created in an attic bedroom using 10 looping media players which play a multitude of noise sounds (some processed) including live noise performances and sounds from the eang (electro-acoustic-noise-guitar - a bizzarre noise-creating instrument home-made by Nigel Noize - Time On Acid's creator - (youtube channel; www.youtube.com/nigelnoize Facebook; nigelnoize )). It is also being created using; sounds from microphones set up on the back & front of the house where Time On Acid is based (The sounds (planes, trains, super-bass sound systems from passing cars, car alarms, street drunks, motorbikes, neighbours parties & powertools etc.) which have disturbed Nigel Noize's sleep for years become part of a noise piece)
and created using 5 monitors – 3 showing live views of the street outside and 1 monitor showing the back garden & sky (to see the planes, birds, thunderstorms, rain, etc. and action from the back garden when it is used as a party/live venue for The 67 Club ( more info; www.the-67.com ) including construction of the spectacular set – and some of it’s destruction by high winds and some footage of The Spaceheads playing there featuring the guitarist from the legendary band James,) which made the sounds picked up by the outdoor microphone, and the 5th monitor showing looping footage of the 64 inch PIR triggered front-of-house wall clock (Made from recycled estate agent signs) which went backwards very fast for 4 seconds and played Resonance Radio for 4 seconds when someone walked by (this was a quiet noise gig with an extraordinary backdrop, visible and played to the street, webcast live, and inadvertently "played" via PIR trigger by passers by - the noise sounds from Time On Acid in the attic were played through a speaker buried under the front garden hedge), the 5th monitor also shows looping footage of an attempted burglary at the premises where Time On Acid is based – the camera embedded in the front door records the offender attempting to gain entry by punching out the front door window & fleeing on seeing the camera – he is still at large! And it shows looping footage of the big front-of-house rotating-backwards-very-fast wall clock being pelted by bottles & cans late on a Saturday night by a passing intoxicated female who also tears down and steals one of the front-of-house cameras.
The noise music video is also being created
using; 57 digital led alarm clocks hacked to become various sorts of counters
including some whose alarms(some bleepers & a radio station) go off for a
few seconds every few minutes, a large projection from a hacked digital alarm
clock, a “choir” of 9 smoke alarms emitting a variety of low battery warning
bleeps, droning sounds created using a long wave radio played by digital
radiation from an iphone stuck to it, 4 flashing usb sticks – used by some of
the media players, a clock with a swinging pendulum, a weather station, and a
scrolling display showing the exact start and end time of the performance.
Every hour a very old burglar alarm bell and a digital clock ‘s waterfall alarm sound go off for about a minute,
This all creates a very complex sound & vision cacophony and features a reality T V depiction of life at the premises where Time On Acid is based (including the six big house parties with many live acts which have occurred there so far) via the cameras and microphones on the front and back of the premises – the back garden microphone also picks up some of the sounds from inside.
There have been many live acts which have played with Time On Acid using it a stage backdrop for a webcast gig including; The Vuvuvultures, Cementimental, Isn’tses, AlienGhostDust, Liveearth, The Guitarminator, Maria Martinez, Nigel Noize & Ron Brieffel
The beginning of the entity started about 40 years ago when Nigel Noize developed a strong interest in electronics and started collecting old radios & televisions to disassemble & experiment with from neighbors & relatives - the idea grew out of a large collection of electronics.
Recorded since 05/06/13, it has already created the world's longest music video - application to Guiness World Records was accepted - no previous record has been set, , One year of it will be released on various formats including, 4 terabyte hard drive, 10,000 CD box set etc.
It will then be used to make a giant, exotic living room clock, the clock face will be a circular monitor which will play one year of it then keep repeating, the clock will have a built in Hi Fi to play the sound , a 4 terabyte hard drive to store the data, & a special media player to play it. - copies of it will be made available & price offers considered. Backing will be needed, the more obtained the more elaborate the clock will be and the higher the selling price,( eg. it could be diamond studded & sold for £10,000,000), the backers cut is negotiable. Anyone interested should email; email@example.com
It coincides with the centenery of probably the worlds first ever major noise event the publication of Luigi Russolo's Manifesto L'arte dei Rumori (The Art of Noises) in 1913. Luigi Russolo was the worlds first noise artist. ( he assembled a noise orchestra & performed for the first time in 1914 - it was met with strong disapproval & violence from the audience)
It has a huge number of participants; countless birds, planes, cars, motorbikes, insects (caught on the high res. IR cameras), passers by, & visitors to TIME ON ACID HQ - including revelers at the many parties & gigs that have occurred at the venue since the piece started
The event will be webcast live continuously until 13/03/2023 at; www.the-67securitycams.dyndns.tv:8000 where the webcast will be visible from 3 different cameras, one with zoom control, follow the instructions below;
You may be prompted to download a plugin or run Quicktime - click on; RUN QUICKTIME PLAYER on the bar near the top of the screen, and you may also have to disable your popup blocker before you reach the home page, depending on which browser you're using, works best with google chrome or internet explorer
On the home page enter; 00000000 in the PASSWORD box then click on LOG IN You should now see a 4 way split screen showing stage views from 3 cameras and a control panel, it will be possible to use the PTZ control panel to zoom into the stage backdrop using camera1 (the PTZ may not be working until late 2016). To get a camera to full screen double click on it's CH number. To get sound double click on CH1
Adjust the sound using the speaker icon etc on the PLAY control panel. For any technical support ring; 07967963165 (UK)
The event will also be webcast live in higher resolution & with an unlimited viewer number at www.ustream.tv/channel/the-67tv, -occasionally it briefly goes offline - the problem has yet to be resolved
Occasionally guest acts will be invited to perform a live webcast with Time On Acid, usually on a saturday night.
The first guest act was LIVE EARTH http://liveearth.groundupsound.com they performed from about 8pm to 11pm on day 1, -13/03/2013, see their performance below, goto their site for more info.
The event can be seen in high definition when guest acts are performing, go to; www.livestream.com/the67tv when you get there & get to the live view (after a few seconds of adverts) it will be possible to get to full screen by clicking on the centre of the screen, and to to High Definition by clicking on the option in the lower right corner of the screen, if the main screen displays OFFLINE you may have to wait a little while as somewhere along the line internet connection is occasionally lost, it will eventually reconnect by itself. If the maximum number of viewers (50) is exceeded or connection is lost the event can also be seen on USTREAM goto www.ustream.tv/channel/the-67tv where the viewer number is unlimited but the resolution is lower
Any acts interested in being part of the event should email; firstname.lastname@example.org they should take into consideration that they perform at their own risk - it's not advisable to jump about too much or play intoxicated as the room contains hundreds of mirrors, barbed wire & many spiked art-objects
The-67 club internet stage backdrop (based in Nigel Noize's bedroom) consists of; over 150 different radios, 100 clocks - including over 60 "circuit-bent" digital alarm-clocks, 5 televisions, 6 monitors, uses 1 computer, 6 Hkv media players, 3 mp3 players, a large old burgler alarm bell, a "choir" of 12 smoke alarms emitting warning bleeps because they contain low batteries, 5 amplifiers, 2 weatherstations, a Lexicon MPX1 multiple processor FX, a Vestafire analogue reverb unit, 24 99p shop nightlight LEDs & 73 99p shop stickonlights - it uses over 100 mains sockets, it interacts with street below it (Alexandria road in the UK); - via 7 screens of street views embedded in it as well as speakers making sounds from the street, - the stage is made visible to the street via a 23 inch monitor on a shelf above the front door of the house, and sound from the stage is occasionally played into the street through an old radio made into an amplifier placed next to the monitor and via a speaker buried beneath the front garden hedge. One of the street view screens (Dog TV) used to get its feed from a camera in an old jar buried in leaves below the front garden hedge at about dog height - as well as mainly dog views it displays all the other street wildlife including cats, foxes, birds, rats, mice & large spiders etc.. - the camera was eventually found & stolen - there is video footage of this in the piece, (& also of a dog urinating on the camera!). TIME ON ACID also occasionally interacts with the street by using 2 buzzers and a modified analog clock whose hands spin at high speed which are played unknowingly by passers by via PIR trigger
A sign next to the front door displays the following;- Smile you're on internet telly! - If you can see this sign you've been caught on camera and are being broadcast live on the internet as part of the time on acid event, and you are now featured in the worlds longest music video soon to be verified by Guiness World Records and submitted to Wikipedia, you too are part of history! more info; www.timeonacid.com
The radios , clocks, televisions & most of the amplifiers have mainly been collected from charity shops & jumble sales ( & a few from skips) over about the last 3 decades, the charity shop searching will be ongoing as many of the items may wear out during the performance and the stage will be continually developed with additions etc.
For more info. about the-67 club go to; www.the-67.com
The Launch at 13/03/2013 7:30:14pm
A video Clip from Day 1 featuring the first special guest act LIVEEARTH
A Video Clip from day 35
A clip from day 71
A clip from day 120
A clip from day 143 featuring special guest act No.2; VUVUVULTURES
A clip from day 196 featuring a version of intonarumori by Luigi Russolo & 300 people chanting
A clip from day 225
A clip from day 337 featuring the new addition of a screen displaying the back garden action and the 2 buzzers and fast hand spinning clock being played by an unaware passer by via PIR trigger
a clip from day 1444 playing live through a video monitor made into an extraordinary clock. This is a prototype Version of the clock which will play and repeat a 1 year edited section of the video using a built in H.264 media player and 4TB hard drive, and which the video will be released on.
Time On Acid at Four - 13/03/2017 ; The moment at which Time On Acid passed 4 years. The live Ustream webcast was filmed playing on an iphone 6+.
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