JUL 22: Sound huntings under extreme conditions. Hours of midday heat, tons of equipment, gallons of water and ways to go. Climbing up to the Upper Yosemite Fall; Abstieg. Audio track: Available now!

JUL 21-26: Exotic tourist birds instead of bears. Rainy trees instead of heat. Nevertheless, most of the time lonely wilderness.

Do cows moo at all? Better don't count on them. At least we do moos when cows are silent - absolutely silent.

Thanks to the support of MaxBotix, SOUND NOMADS can make use of some more excellent High Performance Sensors. MaxSonar-EZ1 sensors offer very short to long-range detection and ranging, in an incredibly small package, with ultra low power consumption. The sensor is a completely new design, yielding many improvements over traditional ultrasonic range finders.

For SOUND NOMADS, it turned out to be our most beloved and most versatile sensor so far.


Bakersfield - Sound Huntings unter widrigen Umständen. Warten auf Permission für Recordings und Shots auf Raffineriegelände. In letzter Instanz: Permission denied. Wir blieben am Ball: Sound Hunting auf engstem Raum im fahrenden Auto. Security auf den Fersen. Nicht jede Jagd gestaltet sich gleich erfolgreich bzw. einfach.

Vorbereitung von kommender SN Performance in klimatisiert-klirrkalter Stube. Draußen Aschenregen aus dem brennenden Yucca Valley, drinnen flimmernd-lethargische Gestalten.

JUL 13: Über uns: Rauchschwaden. Vor uns: Sonne. Hinter uns: verpasst, Chevron Ludrow. Wir tanken dann für 4.699/gal. Nächstens dank Hartnäckigkeit auf gesperrten Sandstraßen ("Make sure you are the driver." Anyway, we didn't have to push.) durch die einsame Mojave Wüste. Tierreiches Camplager, also dann: sound recordings for breakfast.

JUL 12: Absicherung der Gegend auf ungebetene Gäste (Schlangen, Skorpione, Eidechsen, Ameisen, Stubenfliegen). On Air: Steinschlag und Karossenspiel bei 40°C im Schatten ohne Schatten.

JUL 11: Erster SOUND NOMADS side trip. Ziel: Mojave Desert.

JUL 11: Local preparation and Beverly Hills/West Hollywood Apartment Sound Huntings. Thanks for making the place available to us for those 10 days ...

The wait is over! SOUND NOMADS is heating up (USA Jul-Sep). JAK (Jakob, my project partner) has arrived in LA today. Off-topic: Yesterday I was enlightened by the wondrous saying on a Taco Bell sauce packet: "When I grow up, I want to be a waterbed." I still have to rack my brain over it ...

US-Berlin-Vienna Connection Notes: "Was zum Mittag-essen in der Hofburg serviert wurde: Rucola-Salat mit Saibling und Forelle als Vorspeise, Kalbsfilets mit Eierschwammerl-Gröstl als Hauptgang und zuletzt Wachauer Marillenknödel. Unbestätigten Meldungen zufolge wurde das Essen für die US-Delegation vor dem Verzehr von einem US-Chemiker auf Gift analysiert." BTW Österreich Schlagzeile aktuell: "Braunbär Bruno abgeschossen".

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US-Berlin-Vienna Connection Notes (no comments): "US-Präsident George W. Bush soll bei seinem Wien-Aufenthalt am Mittwoch 'auf ausdrücklichen Wunsch seiner Frau Laura' die Österreichische Nationalbibliothek besichtigen und dort mit einer Gruppe ausgewählter Studenten diskutieren. (Neue Kronen Zeitung)." ... "Bush werde am Mittwoch in der Früh von seinem Wiener Domizil im Hotel Intercontinental am Stadtpark mit einer eigenes eingeflogenen gepanzerten Limousine zur Hofburg fahren."

FIFA World Cup, Drive You Crazy: WM Internet live streams worldwide, whereever you go. Better: Soccer for Geeks: WM live in ASCII. Just type in your command window "telnet diego.ascii-wm.net 2006" and press enter.

Da sich das mobile Arbeitsumfeld und Equipment nach sorgfältiger Planung und Zusammenstellung auf der aktuellen USA Tour sehr bewährt, an dieser Stelle eine kleine Auflistung. Details zur stark erweiterten und weitaus komplexeren Projekttechnik ab Juli 2006 werden dann gesondert nachzulesen sein.

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1VP, WD Passport Portable 120GB HD, WD My Book Essential 500GB HD, Shure E2c, Canon EOS 10D DSLR, Canon EF 28-135mm IS, Sigma EX 14mm, Canon Ixus i/SD10, Canon AW-DC10

Outdoor Favorites: Campingaz Bleuet 270 Micro Kocher, RELAGS Aquis Towel

Erforderte der Aufbau noch zwei Tage vor der offiziellen Eröffnung der diesjährigen NAB zahlreiche Opfer, so war die Show die Tage darauf umso lebendiger. Die National Association of Broadcasters Show konnte dieses Jahr mit einem neuen Besucherrekord aufwarten: 105.046 Besucher waren nach Angaben des Veranstalters insgesamt akkreditiert, davon 25.537 von außerhalb der USA.

kleine persönliche Highlights: intuitiver Videoschnitt mit NewTeks neu vorgestelltem SpeedEDIT, Highspeed-Videoaufnahmen in HD mit bis zu 950 fps oder in SD mit bis 1.150 fps mit der Weisscam, 11 optics surround camera, Maxons MoGraph, ...

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Native Instruments supports Ger Ger's SOUND NOMADS.

With the Native Instruments sponsorship, the multiple award-winning product NI KOMPLETE will find its application in extreme performances. Native Instruments is the pioneer and market leader in the field of software instruments, and one of the key players in the market of computer-based audio production technology. With a great innovative portfolio, NI offers the optimal complement to the SOUND NOMADS settings.

In recent years, Native Instruments software has inspired entire musical genres and defined the sound of countless professional productions.

The extensive product range combines outstanding sound quality with far-reaching sonic possibilities, opens up new creative horizons, and covers the whole field of digital music creation. The range goes from the ground-breaking modular sound design software REAKTOR to fascinating synthesizers such as ABSYNTH and FM7, versatile sampling instruments like KONTAKT and BATTERY, authentic vintage emulations like the B4 and ELEKTRIK PIANO, unique effects processors such as VOKATOR and NI SPEKTRAL DELAY and last but not least to the revolutionary digital guitar studio GUITAR RIG.


The San Francisco based company Cycling '74 is a silver sponsor of SOUND NOMADS.

In Ger Ger's interactive installation projects, MAX/MSP was often put into use. But with SOUND NOMADS - the high-tech/public/sound/performance art project - and this sponsorship, a very special tight and intimate relationship with MAX/MSP comes into play. Official start of SOUND NOMADS: end of June 2006.

Cycling '74 creates and distributes Mac OS and Windows software for audio, video, and multimedia innovators. Products include the Max/MSP/Jitter graphical programming environment, the Pluggo, Mode and Hipno collections of
Max/MSP-based audio plug-ins, the Radial loop-based composition and performance system, the Octirama and UpMix advanced surround design tools, and the interactive algorithmic composition program M.

Cycling '74 also releases creative musical and multimedia works through their c74 recording label and audio source libraries for musicians, sound designers and media producers through its Cycles series.


Celemony supports the project SOUND NOMADS as a silver sponsor.

Celemony's sponsorship of SOUND NOMADS allows for many more creative and unique methods of handling sound materials and transforming noises into music.

The audio recording software Melodyne makes possible an unconventional and free creative way of accessing audio data. With Melodyne, for example, the pitch, timing, phrasing and formants can be edited independently of one another, arbitrarily and in highly awarded sound quality.

With SOUND NOMADS Melodyne Studio comes into play, a project feature and a statement on celemony.com is anticipated to appear by the end of the year.

Melodyne was presented for the first time in 2001, at the Winter NAMM Show, and has won numerous international prizes both for its innovative approach and for its fantastic sound quality.