Friday, November 19, 2010

Interconnected Self-Playing Patch


Don and I were able to meet up a few weekends ago, intent on connecting the 200 and 200e systems for an expanded self-playing patch. Here are the results:

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Performance Recording - NOPHEST @ Eyedrum 07.22.10

A partial recording of our set from the opening night of NOPHEST at Eyedrum. Don - Synthi A, Jason - Buchla 200. Slight reverb added post-performance.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Performance Recording - Eyedrum 07.18.10

A recording of our set from Sunday's show at Eyedrum.
Don Hassler - EMS Synthi A MK1.
Jason R. Butcher - Buchla Series 200 Electric Music Box.
Slight reverb added post-performance.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Announcement: Upcoming Performances

Announcing another batch of upcoming Hassler/Butcher performances at Eyedrum here in Atlanta.

July 18:
'Escape to New York'
Noise party thrown in honor of Travis Thatcher's departure for NYC.
Doors at 8PM, $5 cover.
Sandcastles | Border Country | Retconned | Lyonnais | Hassler/Butcher | Sawforest | Social Studies | Recompas

July 22:

"4 days of sonic deliciousness featuring music from all disciplines."
$5 in advance, $7 at door, passes available for the entire 4-day event.
Blee’s Company | Threv | Phylum Sinter | Chief Acid Officer | Reklein | R_Garcia | Ryan Noise | Richard Devine | Citizen Green | 3KStatic | Hassler/Butcher | Johnny Jitters

We're slotted for 1:30AM.

August 10:

Doors at 10PM, unknown cover.
Dave Philips | Mr. Natural | Graham Moore | Mike Payne | Hassler/Butcher

Monday, April 12, 2010

Performance Recording - Eyedrum 03.31.10

We had the pleasure to perform this set on Buchla Series 200, 200e, and EMS Synthi A MK1 synthesizers at Eyedrum in Atlanta as opening act for Konk Pack on March 31th, 2010. You can find additional photos of the event here.

UPDATE: It appears a short clip of this performance made it to Youtube. Have a look:

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Performance Recording: Eyedrum 02.15.10

Photograph from audience area at actual event

A short set performed on Buchla Series 200 and EMS Synthi at Eyedrum in Atlanta for the first of two International Noise Conference shows on February 15th, 2010. We will perform at the second INC show - also at Eyedrum - on April 2, 2010.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Announcement: Upcoming Performances

HASSLER/BUTCHER would like to announce a few performances scheduled over the next few weeks - all occurring at Eyedrum here in Atlanta.

February 15:
International Noise Conference (preshow)
Doors at 8PM, unknown cover/lineup

March 31:

Opening for KonkPack, $7 Cover. Our set should be an hour or longer.

April 2:

The International Noise Conference Tour
curated in Atlanta by Graham Moore & Justin "SFTP" Waters
Doors at 8PM, unknown cover, (tentative) lineup:

Mato / Hollow Brush / Wilson & Heath / Clang Quartet /
Dick Neff / Subliminator / Self Inflict / Free Borders /
Pony Bones / Kristen Calvarese / Atlantis / Hassler/Butcher /
Autistic Mother / Laundry Room Squelchers

is located at 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta, Georgia. Google map it here. International Noise Conference sets may be limited to 15 minutes per act - though you can expect something longer from us at the Konkpack opening.

Saturday, January 23, 2010



Don and I were able to meet up and record two tracks this afternoon - all Buchla 200 & 200e with no additional external processing. In regard to my 200 - rather than relying solely on the 259/266 patch I've been exploring quite often lately I also made use of the 281, and most particularly, the magical/brutal 207 preamplifier.

When I arrived Don had already been working on his very deep 291e patch - his machine was utterly draped with banana cables, some towering in stacks of five or more, coil upon coil. It was practically unfathomable, and the results speak for themselves.

Hopelessly.Convoluted. (edit)

Agitating.Elements. (Recording Removed/Archived)

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Railroad Earth
At the basis of this performance recorded Friday at Railroad Earth are two self-playing patches Don and I drafted beforehand, with some manipulation occurring during the performance. Sadly not included on this direct recording were some interesting additions added by other artists moving through the area where Don and I were set up.