TONNE : SOUNDTOYS 2 x 12 [v.1]
Music by Scanner, Hakan Lidbo, Si-cut.db, Tonne.
"The website for the France-based
record label Bip-Hop features one of the finest audio-games currently
on the web. The game, introduced on the Bip-Hop homepage as "a
present from Studio Tonne," is deceptively elegant:."
DISQUIET, USA July 2002
Featuring work by four of the most innovative characters in electronic
music today Håkan Lidbo, Scanner, Si-Cut.Db and Tonne,
this hybrid CD presents both works by the artists as well as an
additional CD-ROM element. The project is designed to allow musicians
to diversify their working methods in using the Soundtoy software
to generate new work. The audio side has two tracks by each artist
created using the software, each very different in manner and
"I invited the musicians to use the software and record the
results. The original Soundtoys software was developed as research
work at the Royal College of Art in London. Coming from a background
in design I wanted to make my own software with applications in
a design environment." Paul Farrington, aka Tonne
The CD contains the original Soundtoys software and sounds that
were used in the creation of the tracks, so you have access to
all original sounds that were used by the artists featured on
this album allowing you to create your own mix, as well as optionally
being able to use your own sounds to create new works.
has released more than 100 records on labels like Mille Plateaux
(GER), Skam (UK), Fragile (USA), Force-inc (GER), and many others.
He has remixed artists like Fatboy Slim, Ashley Beedle, Vladislav
Delay, Mikael Stavostrand, Midfield General, Lisa Shaw and many
others. He is currently working with Swiss cult group Yello on
their forthcoming album.
Scanner aka Robin Rimbaud
creates absorbing, multi-layered soundscapes that twist technology
in unconventional ways. As well as producing compositions and
audio CDs, his diverse body of work includes soundtracks for films,
performances, radio, and site-specific intermedia installations.
Si-Cut.Db aka Douglas John Benford
is known mainly as 'si-cut.db' but also over the years as Radial
Blend, Media Form. He has worked with Scanner, St Etienne, BitTonic,
Andrew Weatherall, and Add N To X. Currently collaborating with
Benge on Tennis recordings, plus also Stephan Mathieu and Marc
Weiser (Rechenzentrum), he is director of the London based Sprawl
club and label
Tonne aka Paul Farrington develop
and produce controlled systems for sound and image interaction.
Earlier work includes visuals for Scanner, Springheel Jack, Pole
Tonne now provides visuals for its own music. Tonne has performed
at Ars Electronica (Austria), Phonotaktik (Austria), Barbican
(London) Splitski New Media Festival (Croatia), Sonar (Spain),
Batofar (Paris), El (Stockholm), FCMN (Canada), Expanded Cinema
(Italy), Lovebytes (UK) and Steim (Holland).
Tonne on Show in Wien (2002)