For those of you who don’t already know about the FM3 Buddha Machine, here’s the scoop:
The Buddha Machine is a small plastic box that plays meditative music composed by Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian. (source: fm3buddhamachine.com/)
The device is inspired by electronic prayer boxes, popular in China, that play back looped recordings of Buddhist prayers. Instead of prayers, the Buddha Machine plays back various ambient music loops. The duo behind FM3 have even enlisted artists to contribute material for special editions, as in the Gristleism, developed by the industrial group, Throbbing Gristle, securing the device’s status as an alternative distribution format.
I documented and posted my modification to enable the Buddha Machine I to not only run from solar, but to charge NiMH AA batteries. It’s super simple! Check out my Solar Buddha Machine post on Voltaic System’s blog.
Date: Saturday, October 8th 2011
Time: 8pm Doors
Location: 319 Scholes @ 319 Scholes St. Brooklyn, NY 11206
Tickets: $10 at the door
Description: Leisure, a concert series produced by 319 Scholes, welcomes special international guests Tom Verbruggen (Toktek) and Simon Berz in a program curated by Phillip Stearns featuring performances by locals TwistyCat, Jeff Donaldson Vs. Phil White, Phillip Stearns. The evening promises to be a “spastic, sweaty and intense” display of electronic music from a wide array of sensibilities spanning drone, noise, glitch, and ambient genres.