This page is about making: projects that I pursued over the past years and which on the side helped me understand new technologies and concepts. There are also projects, which are not really active at the moment, find them here.

Creative Projects

Bassfrucht + Foramel

Bassfrucht is a playground for all kinds of artistic ideas and spleens. Founded together with Ansgar Silies, Bassfrucht evolved from being started as a jazz band to experimental electronic music, art and performances. [more]

Some years ago, the Bassfrucht collective decided to start a label on the Internet: Foramel. For those who do not know about net labels, this is basically a website that provides access to (free) music, released in the mp3 format (only). There might be better definitions of what net audio is about, but this one matches our ideas. Foramel features dreamy, story-telling electronic music, often with a twist. So far, there are about 12 releases to enjoy.

Laser concerts

A collaboration of NachtmannSilies (laser) and Bassfrucht (electronic live music). The performances mostly span between 30 and 60 minutes and especially the laser works interact extensively with location and setting. Together with the music performance a unique experience is created that is both fascinating and immersive. Laserconcerts is unlike common laser shows, we take an abstract, minimal approach to work with the capabilities of laser technology. [more]

Smokey Joe

Live music from the German countryside, performed by 7 musicians (voc, 2 x tr, tb, git, bs, dr). This band started in the late nineties and continued from then on with almost the same set of members until now. We have played all kinds of venues from festivals in the summer to clubs in the colder months. The music can be described as a mixture between punk, ska and rock influences. I play the drums. Find it here.

Past projects

SessionTimer + SessionTracker

SessionTimer is a free iPad application available from the iOS AppStore that allows you to have a large visual timer running through meetings, pecha kucha events, demonstrations and other time-boxed activities. It has been used already in academic and commercial environments to make sure everybody presenting gets the time he or she was promised – and deserves. [more]

WordPress CiteULike Plugin

wpciteulike enables to add a bibliography maintained with CiteULike formatted as HTML to wordpress pages and posts. It is as simple as that, find an example is here. This plugin is currently not maintained actively as is the CiteULike website.