FOL CHEN'S TETRAFOL, AS SEEN BY HUMAN EYES 2011-12-07
A new video featuring the Tetrafol, directed by Chris Wilcha, and a brand new hot mp3 below. Enjoy the continued Fol Chen hotness, and order the Tetrfol by clicking here.
ANNOUNCING THE TETRAFOL, FROM FOL CHEN 2011-11-21
Fol Chen has joined forces with Monome and Machine Project to bring you the Tetrafol. Some of you already instinctually know what this is, because you've been waiting for it all your life.
Others may need an explanation, so here goes: The Tetrafol is a hand-held tangible electronic sound toy. Circuits enclosed by a wooden tetrahedron detect orientation and motion-gestures to modify the playback of a collection of Fol Chen's micro-compositions. Users can explore sound through objectual physical manipulation. The battery-powered device has its own internal speaker but can additionally be hooked up to a headphone or amplifier for broader consumption and recording purposes.
The circuit and firmware are based on open-source hardware and is itself published as open-source, allowing anyone interested to learn about its deepest inner-workings.
There are only 100 of these devices. You can buy one for $110 right now by clicking here. For now.
To get information about Fol Chen in your email, go here.
Hear a song created with these microcompositions below:
GET YOUR OWN FOL CHEN SONG AT WALKER ART CENTER ON THURSDAY 2011-07-26
Samuel Bing and Sinosa Loa of Fol Chen have invented something amazing they call The Fol Chen Verbal Algorithm Composer-Free Song Generator. They'll debut this wonderful new process at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis on Thursday from 2pm to 6pm.
Fill out a survey about the artwork of your choice at the Walker, bring it toBing and Loa and you'll receive a custom song on CD mere minutes later. You must see to believe. More info here.
FOL CHEN: DAVID BOWIE, SUFJAN. OTHER NAMES TOO. GOBSMACKED.