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James Bohn
New Bedford, MA
"Every fiber of my being is made of polyester."
Interests: Synthesizers, multi-channel recording, music technology, experimental music, vintage gear, musical instruments, theremins, and of course, cats!
Recent Activity
re: Cigar Box Synth Just waiting for a 14 pin socket to arrive to start wiring it up. With any luck it'll be a four oscillator synth with square and triangle wave outputs and a basic filter . . . Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at Revolutionary Sounds
I treated myself over spring break and bought a Rogue RLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar. At the risk of sounding like an advertisement, I got a good deal on it, and you get a lot for your money. It comes with a stand and a soft case that holds both the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at Revolutionary Sounds
Qubais Reed Ghazala pioneered the practice of what he termed circuit bending. Ghazala discovered that any circuit that is designed to create sound will create very different sounds if you bypass various circuits. Before proceeding it is important to note that this should only be done with battery-powered circuits. PLAYING... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2018 at Revolutionary Sounds
[N.B. I actually have two ideas for projects. I’m not sure which one I’ll settle on. I may do both. I’ll be posting each separately] A little more than a month ago I attended the show ADA / AVA by Manual Cinema (, presented by Arts Emerson. The group tells... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2018 at Revolutionary Sounds
Super excited about this book that came in the mail for me today . . . Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at Revolutionary Sounds
A website showing some of Cage's visual artwork ( Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at Revolutionary Sounds
Water Walk performed on the show I've Got a Secret . . . Imaginary Landscape No. 4 for 12 radios . . . Sonata No. 5 for Prepared Piano . . . Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at Revolutionary Sounds
Here's an article about the beginning computer music . . . Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at Revolutionary Sounds
Nice tip! Now I kind of want to start buying junk instruments and rebuilding them into Frankensteins!
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2018 on Dents and Dings at Revolutionary Sounds
Nice attention to detail! Super excited!
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2018 on Unity and Flow in Design at Revolutionary Sounds
So cool! Very exciting!
I used to play cello when I was in my early teens. For the past several years I’ve wanted to start playing cello again. However, the problem is that I currently don’t have proper storage space for an acoustic cello. Besides taking up space, an acoustic cello has to be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2018 at Revolutionary Sounds
I recently bought a 2 CD collection of music by Raymond Scott, Three Willow Park: Electronic Music from Inner Space 1961-1971. In the liner notes it mentions a free download of a pdf booklet, Raymond Scott: Artifacts From the Archives. Scott appears prominently in the Holmes text (Electronic and Experimental... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2018 at Revolutionary Sounds
James Bohn is now following Todd Gernes
Jan 20, 2018
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Jan 20, 2018