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constituted 94 - vienna

members: hog smith, yuri per nesusipratima, smet van hoek plus occasional temporary external virtual contributors

homebase: badland

"Formed in Vienna in the mid-1990's, the farmersmanual collective represents media art at its most anarchistic. While being best-known for their recordings, in recent years the group have shifted their emphasis towards extensive live performances, in which imaginative computer animation, synchronized with 'chaos-particle-accelerating' music, and the overall ambience of uncontrollable technology form a seamless whole." (anton nikkilš, http://www.avantofestival.com)

"there were the cacophonous bleeps and burps from Austrian group farmersmanual's "ship of fools" sailing the canals." (TIME mag., 07/2001)

with the aid of electronic computers, the composer becomes a sort of pilot: pressing buttons, introducing coordinates, and supervising the controls of a cosmic vessel sailing in the space of sound, across sonic constellations and galaxies that could formerly be glimpsed only in a distant dream. (iannis xenakis 1971)

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