Monday, September 17, 2012


Built between 1958 and 1981, what kind of noise machine is Franz Gsellmann's Weltmaschine? This "World Machine" near Kaag Austria is a festive structure built of 2000 different shrining components all rotating, roaring and flashing.

This mechanical siren screams to life with 25 electric motors. Gsellmann's Weltmaschine seems to be getting louder with age. Hear it: HERE

GX Jupitter-Larsen with Maria Gsellmann, Franz Gsellmann's daughter-in-law, who continues to maintain and give tours of the Weltmaschine.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

These Things Happen

The Haters – These Things Happen • Volume 1 CD
The Haters – These Things Happen • Volume 2 CD

When you decide to launch a new series, where better to start than with a recently discovered box of DAT masters from The Haters? Helicopter is proud to present a two-volume collection of rare works by The Haters to inaugurate it’s new series focusing on West Coast artists.

These two volumes are an absolutely crucial collection of classic Haters entropy. Volume 1 collects works from 7-inch releases, while Volume 2 collects pieces originally submitted to compilations. Includes several impossibly rare and unheard works. All tracks have been newly transferred and remastered from the original DAT tapes:

Friday, September 14, 2012


Staged at the Hermann Nitsch Museum last week, Heinz Cibulka did his "Digitalkompost" performance by moving and arranging organic matter from one open container to another. GX Jupitter-Larsen provided a live soundtrack using his own containers, two amplified suitcases. Watch video highlights HERE .

Thursday, September 13, 2012 Ars Electronica (2012)

GX Jupitter-Larsen at Ars Electronica again, doing a "Loud Luggage" in which he used a modified transistor radio to interferer with the signals from his amplified suitcases. It was broadcast live on Austrian national radio (ORF) in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary of Kunstradio Radiokunst.