synnack @ Defcon 22

by Clint on August 3rd 2014

synnack will perform a full audio visual set this summer at DEFCON 22. I performed at defcon back in 2008 and it was great fun and I look forward to ... (continue reading)


synnack at Decibel 2013

by Clint on September 5th 2013

synnack will once again perform and lecture at the Decibel Festival in Seattle on Friday September 27th. synnack at DB Conference First up, we'll be participating in the "Max in the Morning" session as part of the Decibel "Conference"! ... (continue reading)


synnack full live performance at Together Fest 2013

by Clint on May 14th 2013

synnack will perform the full live show (with live video) as part of Together Fest in 2013 on Friday May 17th. Our set begins promptly at midnight (so technically speaking, teh show is on the 18th but you'll need to arrive on the 17th to see the start...) ... (continue reading)


synnack DJ set at Together Fest

by Clint on May 7th 2013

synnack will be performing a DJ set Together HQ in the parking lot next to 328 Mass Ave from 11am to noon on Tuesday May 14th. I believe they will also have this setup as a live internet stream as well for those not in Boston. The set will feature a live mashup of drone/ambient works by some we... (continue reading)


Ableton features synnack live visual work

by Clint on March 19th 2013

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Reflections on the new 2013 live setup

by Clint on January 19th 2013

Last week synnack performed at Planet Myer Day 11 in Leipzig. The set debuted several new tracks in the works, as well as our new video work. Here's a video of the start of the set plus the first track we ... (continue reading)


synnack @ Decibel 2012

by Clint on September 18th 2012

synnack will team with Jennifer McClain to bring the 0xf8 live performance setup to Decibel 2012 in Seattle! DEMYSTIFYING MAX FOR LIVE (SYNNACK & JENNIFER MCCLAIN) will take place on Friday September 28th at 1:30pm (Pacific) on the "Square Stage". (... (continue reading)


synnack @ Planet Myer Day 11

by Clint on August 21st 2012

synnack is happy to announce that we will be performing at Planet Myer Day Eleven at Moritzbastei in Leipzig, Germany on the 11th of January 2013. Tickets: http://www.eventim.de/ Facebook group: ... (continue reading)


synnack @ Together Fest

by Clint on March 18th 2012

synnack will perform at Together Festival in Boston along with Encanti and Psylab on April 5th 2012. Founded in 2009, Together is a we... (continue reading)


Laptop Live Performance Tips Part 8

by Clint on March 5th 2012

For the next installment of the Laptop Live Performance Series I'd like to spend a minute talking about the importance of 2 fundamental things that are in IMHO vital to ensure a successful live performance. These are not technical things but actually more about setting proper expectat... (continue reading)


0xf8 Progress and Upcoming Shows

by Clint on May 15th 2011

In November 2010 I wrote a detailed write-up about what new activity was planned for synnack+0xf8 since the DVD was done. (Read it here: 0xf8 Phase 2). In preparing for two upcoming shows we really wanted to show some progress on the... (continue reading)


synnack @ Refraktion

by Clint on May 10th 2011

Synnack is confirmed to perform at Refraktion in Philadelphia with Oil 10, and Die Sektor on June 9th 2011. Refraktion is held upstairs in the main room at The Arts Garage at 1533 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130. There is ample free parking and securit... (continue reading)


synnack @ THUD

by Clint on April 27th 2011

On May 16th 2011, synnack and 0xf8 will perform a live set at a Kinetik Festival pre-party hosted by THUD! The night will feature an early set by synnack, visuals b... (continue reading)


Laptop Live Performance Tips - Part 7

by Clint on January 2nd 2011

Tape is not TapeFor Part 7, I'd like to elaborate on a statement I made in Part 6 in this series. "If you can't use proper gaffer tape (NOT DUCT TAPE) to secure these cables before the show, consider ho... (continue reading)


Laptop Live Performance Tips - Part 6

by Clint on December 2nd 2010

Disable (but not uninstall) Anti-virusIf you know me personally you know that my day job is with the worlds largest Anti-Virus software maker. Certainly if anyone believes that every computer needs modern security software it is me. However, though you need it and it needs to be up and runn... (continue reading)


Laptop Live Performance Tips - Part 5

by Clint on November 2nd 2010

Disable Wireless/Bluetooth Unless you are using wireless as part of your performance (to sync with other computers or controllers) make sure you disable the wireless functionality. Many computers will sit there broadcasting and looking for wireless connections in the background. Though thi... (continue reading)


Laptop Live Performance Tips - Part 4

by Clint on September 18th 2010

Have Backup Drive I have read studies which say (any my own experience confirms) that of all the things that can break on a computer, the hard drive is the most likely. Consider having a second hard drive with you with a mirror image copy of your normal drive. If your hard drive dies on to... (continue reading)


synnack @ b-vision

by Clint on June 9th 2010

synnack will once again perform at b-vision, this time on Friday June 25th, 2010. b/vision is a boston-based collective of local artists, musicians, students, and supporters focused on combining art, music and technology. Their events are sponsored by ... (continue reading)


synnack @ b-vision

by Clint on April 2nd 2010

synnack will be performing at b-vision on Friday April 16th, 2010. b/vision is a boston-based collective of local artists, musicians, students, and supporters focused on combining art, music and technology. Their events are sponsored by ... (continue reading)


synnack @ 11 acts in 270 minutes

by Clint on February 25th 2010

synnack is confirmed to be performing at a private experimental art showcase in the Boston, MA area on March 11th 2010. Further details on logistics require rsvp to ordance23@gmail.com This set will feature new visuals by ... (continue reading)


synnack vs Torrent Vaccine @ Kinetik 2010

by Clint on December 31st 2009

synnack versus Torrent Vaccine is confirmed to perform at Festival Kinetik in May 15th 2010 in Montreal. Festival Kinetik is brought to you by two of the three original producers of C.O.M.A - KAO Production and I P... (continue reading)


synnack @ Slimelight

by Clint on December 9th 2009

Found out today that synnack is confirmed to perform at Londons premier underground nightclub, Slimelight on Saturday, January 16th 2010. The Slimelight 7 Torrens street ISLINGTON - LONDON EC1 1NQ The Slimelight is Londons longest running alternative club dealing in industrial, power-noise,... (continue reading)


synnack vs Torrent Vaccine @ Nitzer Ebb

by Clint on October 20th 2009

synnack will take the stage in a live mashup with Torrent Vaccine in New Orleans once again. This time opening for some small band called Nitzer Ebb. Advanced tickets can be purchased on ... (continue reading)


synnack @ Planet Myer Day 8

by Clint on October 14th 2009

synnack is confirmed to perform at Planet Myer Day 8 at Moritzbastei in Leipzig, Germany on January 8th, Other acts include DESTROID, HECQ, DUPONT, Frank M. Spinath (of Seabound)and more. ... (continue reading)


Laptop Live Performance Tips - Part 3

by Clint on October 4th 2009

Prepare for no/low lighting Laptop performers actualy have the advantage in low light situations. Our chosen tool actually comes with its own built-in light... the computer screen/monitor. Even with that said I have been in some places to perform (DJ booths are a great example) where other... (continue reading)


Laptop Live Performance Tips - Part 2

by Clint on September 21st 2009

Consider heat Computers do weird things when they get too hot (like die). Some computers are worse than others in terms of how they handle heat. If your laptop suffers from this or you're playing in a really hot climate, consider getting a laptop cooling pad such as this Belkin pad shown o... (continue reading)


Laptop Live Performance Tips - Part 1

by Clint on September 13th 2009

One day someone asked me "What do you do?" and in the discussion it dawned on me that there is a common thread through my day job in a large software company, and my other world of musician and artist. Laptop performance. Whether I am performing music in front of an audience, VJing in a club, or pre... (continue reading)


synnack @ High Voltage Circumcision on WZBC

by Clint on September 3rd 2009

synnack is confirmed to perform live on High Voltage Circumcision on WZBC in Newton, MA on Sunday September 13th 2009. (10PM-1AM EST) The plan is to do 2 short sets with an interview in between. You can listen ... (continue reading)


synnack @ Arts at the Armory

by Clint on August 16th 2009

synnack is confirmed to perform at Arts at the Armory in Somerville, MA on September 27th 2009. The synnack performance will be divided into 2, 30 minute sets. One featuring loud pounding rhythms, one more improvisational and ambient. Other acts in... (continue reading)


laptop bands

by Clint on August 8th 2009

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people use the term "laptop band" to describe a live performance... as if the device you use to make music itself defines a genre. We don't go to classical music concerts and say we really liked that "violin band" yet seeing a guy or girl and a laptop apparently ... (continue reading)


synnack with Torrent Vaccine @ Kinetik Chicago

by Clint on April 11th 2009

synnack and Torrent Vaccine will join forces once again in a combined performance in Chicago on July 26th 2009. This show will be bro... (continue reading)


synnack versus TV @ HiHo

by Clint on September 29th 2008

On October 16th 2008 synnack will perform a combined set with Torrent Vaccine at the ... (continue reading)


synnack @ unknown

by Clint on July 6th 2008

On July 19th 2008, synnack will be performing at an unknown location in the Boston area, at an unknown time. Details are unknown. That is pretty much all I can say. ... (continue reading)


synnack @ Defcon 2008

by Clint on June 7th 2008

synnack is pleased to announced that we will be performing at Defcon 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, August 8th 2008. This year'... (continue reading)


synnack @ Thudfest 2008

by Clint on May 19th 2008

synnack will be performing live at Thudfest2008 on July 5th, 2008 at Machine Nightclub, 1254 Boylston St. Boston, MA USA. The show starts at 7pm and is $15 (21+/ID Required)... (continue reading)


synnack @ WUML Radio

by Clint on April 17th 2008

synnack will be performing live on wuml radio on May 21th on "Universal Mind". The show airs Wednesday Nights 8pm to 10pm Eastern Standard Time 91.5 WUML Lowell, MA. You can listen via the internet at ... (continue reading)


synnack @ WRIU Radio

by Clint on April 7th 2008

synnack will be performing live on WRIU radio on May 10th at midnight on "A Dark and Tranquil Place". The show airs Saturday (May 10th) into Sunday (May 11th) on 90.3 WRIU in Kingston, RI from 12-3am (-5GMT). You can listen via the internet at http://www.wriu.or... (continue reading)


synnack @ DC9

by Clint on March 7th 2008

synnack will perform with Iszoloscope and Memmaker on Easter Sunday, March 23rd 2008 at Club DC9 in Washington DC. The synnack set will include a mix of older tracks and new tracks from the upcoming ... (continue reading)


synnack @ Slow Motion Sunday

by Clint on November 28th 2007

synnack will once again perform at Slow Motion Sunday, Boston's IDM and Downtempo bi-monthly night presented by Force of Nature on December 9th 2007. Also performing live is Hymen Record's ... (continue reading)


synnack @ Festival Kinetik

by Clint on October 30th 2007

synnack is confirmed to perform at Festival Kinetik in May of 2008 in Montreal. Festival Kinetik is brought to you by two of the three original producers of C.O.M.A - KAO Production and I Prod with the addition of Android Productions. Following the success ... (continue reading)


synnack @ Slow Motion Sunday

by Clint on October 17th 2007

synnack will once again perform at Slow Motion Sunday, Boston's IDM and Downtempo bi-monthly night presented by Force of Nature on November 4th. Also performing live is the UK's Electronic Substanc... (continue reading)


synnack @ THUD!/Ceremony

by Clint on April 24th 2007

synnack will perform at THUD! in Boston, MA. THUD! is the hard industrial night of Ceremony - of one of the longest running underground club nights in New England. Ceremony is located at An Tua Nua - 835 Beacon St. in Boston, MA, near Kenmore Square. The live show starts at 10pm and is followed... (continue reading)


synnack @ Hive Fest 2007

by Clint on April 17th 2007

synnack is confirmed to perform at Hive Fest at the R N R Bar & Lounge 717 6th ... (continue reading)


synnack @ Forced Music Fest

by Clint on March 9th 2007

synnack will perform at the Forced Music Festival in Providence, RI occurring the weekend of August 31st and September 1st 2007. Formerly known as the "Providence Noise Fest" or "Providence Industrial Fest", the Forced Music festival is the premier event in the north east to showcase music featur... (continue reading)


synnack @ Infest, UK 2007

by Clint on February 13th 2007

synnack is very pleased to announce that we are confirmed to perform at the UK's premier electronic music event, Infest. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the festival which will be held August 24th-26th, 2007 at the University of Bradford, West Yorkshi... (continue reading)


v1 Released

by Clint on January 1st 2006

SYNNACK 'v1' has been released as a free internet download on the v1 release page. v1 is a compilation of 5 tracks created throughout 2004 and 2005.... (continue reading)


synnack @ Planet Myer Day 4

by Clint on August 7th 2005

synnack will open the PlanetMyer Day #4 festival at Moritzbastei in Leipzig, Germany on January 07. ... (continue reading)



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