Who is sqgl
My public life is tied up in the arts so please click on the headings below to learn more.
Each of the following projects (chronologically ordered) link through to free audio/video streams/downloads.
In 2015 after five years of running a meetup group discussing psychology podcasts, I began layering samples of that spoken word over the top of the netpd jams, often making accompanying videos.
As ShareSydney waned I reconnected with Swiss software developer Roman Haefeli on his netpd project
having first met in 2006 when I ran netpd a
workshop in Sheffield.
After running a couple of workshops in Sydney in 2013, we began weekly jams.
In 2010 after settling from my travels for a few years and having the odd jam in Sydney with a variety of musicians, we finally coalesced into semi-regular open multimedia improvised sessions.
Late 2009 I began VJ'ing after many painstaking months of developing a system whereby I can DJ and creat visuals simultaneously using the same knob/slider movements.
Since 15th June 2008 Karl H May has been travelling 40km from Newcastle about every second weekend for ambient jams with me in Wangi Wangi. It took over a year to settle on a name for our duo. We enjoy spending about as much time chatting as we do playing.
Ambient internet radio station I run 24/7 taking requests from listeners in the chatroom and remixing them. Started this in mid 2008.
After a 2007 Sydney screening of old Croatian Animation films I sat around inthe lobby chatting with relatives I had dragged along. My Croatian language, unkempt "hairiness" and manner attracted a film student who nervously asked if I would be interested to play the role of Rasputin in his final honours assesment work. I had stopped travelling and this experience was the next best thing.
Since 1999 I have been backpacking through Australasia (and in 2006, Europe) mixing techno as
DJ sqgl, working alone but still commitment to a live improvisational approach specialising in
Several ambient mixes, most of them quite recent (2008/2009).
Original and collaborative compositions under the pseudonyms of Glomph, Pump Action Pixels
and Thong Salad Sound System. Created in years 2000 to 2003.
Back in the mid 90's I (as Mr Squiggle) was part of a trio of imrpovising techno performers
Department of Social Engineering (DoSE) in Melbourne.
There was no software developed for internet jamming so we just hooked up our computers in the same physical space with MIDI cables.
A common appreciation for German electronica shows through.
At the same time (calling myself Oktalz) I was a member of the more organic and ambient signal-to-noise (s2n2s2n),
where the emphasis was (like in DoSE) on 100% improvisation although (deliberately) without any electronic synchronisation
(hence the organic feel).