Hi there lovely :)
this is the website of ada adhiyatma sometimes known as MADAM DATA or min planck,
stunt clarinetist in OOLOI, SOUR DATA, and SPACE FUCK,
composer of PROFOUNDLY BORING ELECTRONIC MUSIC,
half of small-fontsize improv duo PLACE,
PODCAST creator, hardware HACKER, designer of COMPUTER INSTRUMENTS and KLUDGE artist.
Notable sound and art things I have done recently:
"Biological Time", installation at ACRE Projects in Chicago. Description : a clock that only ticks when you are near it
"Hold yourself", performance at Glitter Galaxy in West Philadelphia.
Description: audience is invited to still their bodies through mindfulness, slowly increasing the pressure of stillness, then are blasted with high-volume computer noise for ~12 minutes.
"Nerve Map", album released on the internet by the label media_rins.
Description: for 6 months I recorded some stuff every day and kept it. I took those hundreds of hours of recordings and threw out all the stuff I didn't like, and these tracks were what was left. They are very small.
"The Floating World", podcast available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Podbean etc.
Description: each episode of the floating world is bricolaged together from bits of audio junk sent over from all corners of the world. The result is a pulsating mechanical unconsciousness: a love letter to the sleeping city and all its machinery, and to the bodies that manifest its conscience and brutality.
Incomplete list of Past Collaborators:
BANI HAYKAL | ILA | MOOR MOTHER | MENTAL JEWELRY | KILAMANZEGO | SOUR SPIRIT | INGRID LEE | LEO SUAREZ | AMY REED | GABBY FLUKE-MOGUL | KIM NUCCI | ALEX COHEN | JOHN MCCOWEN | TIM O'DWYER | DIRK STROMBERG | BONNIE LANDER | JULIUS MASRI | SA COLLECTIVE | GIRLS ROCK PHILLY |
Some Instruments I have designed and built
Phase-feedback instrument built around a 'scrubbing' mechanism that converts trackpad / mouse inputs into very high pitched glitch impulses.
Computer model of a no-input mixer with reverb, tremolo and delay in the feedback loop.
5-oscillator phase-feedback network for maximum chaos, based on Martin Brinkmann's 'chaosmonster' series.
Modular synthesizer, sequencer and sampler environment for Pure Data
My thoughts on some famous composers:
Steve Reich: no
John Cage: sometimes
Pauline Oliveros: most of the time
Scott Joplin: yes
Haydn : yes
Maryanne Amacher : yes
Anthony Braxton: yes
David Byrne: mostly no
Coltrane: yes, both
Lou Reed: no
Kim Deal: yes
Ikue Mori : yes