MachineMachine /stream - imported from en-us LifePress <![CDATA[Karaoke at Arebyte, May 30th]]>

On Friday May 30th come to Arebyte Gallery, Hackney Wick, for an evening of GLTI.CH Karaoke! Sing with people present and telepresent, near and far in a raucous party at the edge of London. Invitation to Telepresent People Can’t make it to the gallery in person? Want to join or even host your own GLTI.CH Karaoke Portal on May 30th? Hook into the real-time live crooning fun via our Tinychat page: (For step-by-step instructions to join us: All you’ll need is an internet connection, a webcam and a set of speakers/headphones loud enough to keep your feet moving and your vocal chords vibrating. Bio GLTI.CH is a collaborative mess between Kyougn Kmi and Daniel Rourke that breaches hopeless distances with cultural and technical make-dos. Our work brings people together in glitchy karaoke fests, broken DJ mix-haps, and other kludged-together happenings. Since April 2011 we’ve exposed the course of accidents, temporal lyrical disjoints and technical out-of syncs between, among others, London/Seoul/Kumamoto with Meanwhile Space, Liverpool/London with MercyUK, Amsterdam/Chicago/London with glidottcslashh, Amsterdam/Berlin/Seoul/Manchester as part of ANDfestival, and with The White Building, Hackney Wick. We’ve made the mishmashed world of GLTI.CH through play and we hope you’ll join us.  

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Wed, 21 May 2014 05:40:40 -0700
<![CDATA[Interview with GLTI.CH at Noisey.Vice]]>

You don’t need to leave the house to belt out your favourite karaoke tracks—with strangers. Two Skype-friendly artists have founded karaoke, an online karaoke project which anyone can partake in. You literally sign into Skype and sing karaoke duets (or quartets) with fellow fans. Imagine chat roulette was entirely musical and you get how things are matched. The artists Kyoung Kim and Daniel Rourke started this without any plans. Three years later, they’re still singing to Belle and Sebastian on YouTube. Strangely, they’re not alone. As they continue to synchronize singers in different time zones, they also do these GLTI.CH Breaks event where DJs located in different parts of the world mix together in a basement, a bedroom, or a pub full of drunks (from New York to Seoul, they’ve done it all). Last month, karaoke opened a show called Tactical Gltiches at the SUDLAB gallery in Italy. They spoke to us about tinkering with Ustream, avoiding crappy bandwith, and how acapella saves the day.

NOISEY: How did Karaoke come about? Kyoung Kim: We were swapping stories over a few pints—Daniel of his experiences living in Japan, and I of my time in Korea, and got to talking about missing karaoke in these respective countries. Unlike your average karaoke bar in the US or the UK with a conspicuous stage and spotlighting for the singer, karaoke in Korea and Japan generally consists of piling into a room with a bunch of friends, food, and drink and singing in a raucous mix of solos, duets, and group numbers eventually belted while standing on the sofa. It’s more about sharing fun with people than claiming your theatrical moment, and all in all, you get a lot more bang for your buck. For me, karaoke with my sister trumps all, but at the time she was living in Seoul. I confessed to Daniel I’d been getting my karaoke fix by singing YouTube karaoke videos with her over Skype. Daniel Rourke: We were astounded to find that nobody had given a name to ‘singing karaoke over Skype.” (We did a lot of Google searches). It seemed so obvious to us to hook up two locations, buffer a YouTube rendition of “Livin’ on a Prayer“ on both sides of the Atlantic and click “play.” That got us thinking about the possibilities. A good friend works at Meanwhile Space, a non-profit organization in London that transforms empty properties into community projects, and mentioned to us that they were about to start working in an old shoe shop in Whitechapel. The challenge to make karaoke happen in a dusty basement with no internet access at four o’clock in the afternoon spurred us on. We had our eye on the amazing stuff the GLI.TC/H community was doing at the time, and setup our website as a kind of homage to them. The rest is less easy to explain. How does it work? Rourke: We have done it a few different ways over the years, but we try and make sure the basic setup is accessible to anyone who wants to repeat it. Using free software like TinyChat or Google Hangouts we link up at least two disparate locations and orchestrate karaoke duets over the internet. YouTube is stuffed full of fan made karaoke versions of pop tunes. If you want to sing it, chances are, somebody has already uploaded it. Then it’s just a case of scrambling to get things to work on both sides. Kim: To prepare for that scrambling, we test and design a bunch of back-up plans that only work about 30% of the time in attending the actual glitches that manifest. In emphasizing the GLTI.CH of the karaoke, the scramble is something we both warn and invite others to join in on. So how things work is not just contingent on computer software, hardware, cables, and broadband connections, but also on the mix of curiosity, patience, and enthusiasm for making-your-own-fun-through-convoluted-ways that people bring with them to our events. Rourke: That’s where the “art” of the project begins: a sincere desire to dance with failure. The most exciting elements of the project come out of realizing how many variables there are in organizing something so simple, especially if you have a group of drunk karaoke enthusiasts at one end, say in Liverpool, and an old pizza restaurant in a London shopping mall at the other. The thing that remains stable—getting people to sing duets—is surrounded by all this other stuff that we, as the hosts, have to juggle. Let’s just say we are both very adept at keeping a crowd entertained.

How do you combine DJs in different time zones together? Kim: A lot of planning. Hosting a party in London on a Friday night means you get a DJ during the work day in San Francisco. So we work with our DJs’ schedules accordingly. There is constant managing and coordinating during the event. We dedicate one computer and the best internet connection in the house to connecting with the DJs with (so far) Skype, but also usually have one or two other computers open with Google Hangouts, again Skype, Tinychat, Facebook, Twitter, Kakao Talk, our phones, smoke signals, pigeon… both for backup and because different people have different preferences for interfaces. We avoid as much as we can set-ups that require others to register or sign up to any new social media outfit, download more software, or buy equipment they don’t have. With the last Breaks, we tinkered with Ustream, and the chat in there ended up being the key for making things go. What is GLTI.CH Breaks? Rourke: Originally, it was a project we instigated with Christina Millare. We wanted to take some of the stuff we had learned while karaoking and translate it into another format. The result was the first GLTI.CH Breaks event, where we had three DJs—Tramshed, Sahn, and WaxOn—all located in different parts of the world, mix together in the basement of Power Lunches, Dalston. It was a blinding success, apart from the computer crashes, and crappy bandwidth, but that means success to us. Karaoke is a ridiculous phenomenon. Anyone who has watched the X-Factor will know how kitsch and mediocre karaoke can be. But those of us who love it embrace that, and the social outcome of that kitschy quality is what makes it so wonderful. Our projects inhabit that crappiness, and take it somewhere else, so the technical components of the work also echo the social, and hopefully the two really fuse and amplify each other. With GLTI.CH Breaks I think we stumbled on something like that. DJ mix culture is based around a beloved, but antiquated medium – the vinyl record – that is prone to skip, and jump and crackle and hiss. Ironically though, it is those very qualities that make vinyl perfect as a medium of expression. Building a series of technical, network, temporal and spatial layers on top of that in GLTI.CH Breaks we felt as if the creative element of DJing was heightened even further. Plus, drunk people get really excited when they realize that a DJ based in a bedroom in San Francisco is mixing tunes just for them. Kim: They get excited by it when sober too!

Enlighten us. What is “social glitch?” Kim: A phrase we’ve batted around since the beginning. To describe what we’d both been thinking about and working through in our separate research and practices. Rourke: Social glitches are at the heart of all the projects we have done. They are what you might call, “desirable unintended effects.” We go hunting for them, we try to set up the conditions to make them happen, but we never know when they might arise, or what exactly they might look like. For instance, in summer 2012, we took part in AND Festival, Manchester. We were asked by curator Christina Millare to host a GLTI.CH karaoke event in one of the bedrooms upstairs in a pub. We hooked the room up to our online chat room, and invited anybody with a webcam to join us from wherever they were in the world. The event in Manchester was raucous, full of people singing at the top of their voices from 8 PM until 2 AM. The HD television was lit up all night with new people logging in from London, Seoul, New York, and who knows where. At one point the computer in Manchester completely crashed—mid-chorus—and everyone in the room let out a huge groan of despair. The social glitch came when I logged back into the chatroom, because even though our side of the party had crashed, the participants online were still there singing their hearts out. It was an amazing moment, and the crowd in Manchester whooped with joy and began to sing along, even before I’d had chance to hook the music back in. It was improvized acapella karaoke and a beautiful unintended social effect. Nadja Sayej would like to sing “More Than A Feeling” with you. Follow her on Twitter - @nadjasayej   

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:38:31 -0700
<![CDATA[How to join the DOOM GLTI.CH WAN Party]]>

From Friday 24th January we will be running a GLTI.CH Doom WAN Party as part of the Tactical Glitches exhibition. You can join in, play, explode and explore from wherever you are in the world! It’s 20 years since the original DOOM was released. Let’s remember in glti.chy style. We are running the game through a chain of servers and remote software to create a glti.chy soup for viewers playing at Tactical Glitches. Your involvement will help make that soup even glti.chier – how will the players evolve their Tactics to cope with your onslaught? Play Instructions It is SUPER easy to join, but you will need a few bits and pieces. Here is everything you need to get started. Don’t give up:

Download the PC or MAC version of Zandronum (a freeware program for playing Doom). Install Zandronum on your system (make a note of exactly where it installs on your computer e.g. C:\Program Files\Zandronum). Download our GLTICH WAN PARTY MAP pack. Unzip the MAP PACK you downloaded into the Zandronum directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\Zandronum). Now, if you open up the Zandronum directory you will see another directory called ‘Doom Seeker’. Go into there and load the Doom Seeker application. First up, it is worth checking your settings are correct. Go into the ‘options’ menu then click ‘configure’. Got to the ‘File Paths’ setting. Make sure your Zandronum directory is listed here (e.g. C:\Program Files\Zandronum) - add it if it isn’t. Save and go back to the main Doom Seeker screen. You will now see a long list of servers. Our server is called TACTICALGLITCH, it has a British flag. Scroll down until you find it, or alternatively click the ‘Servers’ column header to arrange the list anti-alphabetically. It should be near the top. Double click the server to join!

At this point Doom will load. You may need to press the ‘ESCAPE’ key, go to the game ‘Options’, ‘Set Video Mode’ and fiddle around with how the game looks until you are happy. Fullscreen high resolution is obviously the nicest
Controls (you can change these too in the Options menu) Mouse = move your head around, (or you can use the <-left and right-> arrow keys to look around) W = forward A = strafe left S = backward D = strafe right CTRL = fire SPACE BAR = Open doors T = Type a message and press ENTER to broadcast it! As well as killing innocent players in SUDLAB Gallery, Naples, there are lots of secrets to discover on the map. The monsters WILL KEEP ON COMING! The body count WILL KEEP ON RISING! Have fun! Invite your friends, and get Tactical. Massive thanks to curators and collaborators Nick Briz and Rosa Menkman, as well as SUDLAB Gallery, Naples, and Domenico Dom Barra!

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 06:30:31 -0800
<![CDATA[GLTI.CH Breaks, 24 January]]>

Moody is ready for the next GLTI.CH Breaks happening this Friday (=tomorrow!) 10PM – 12:30AM GMT. Join him and us to celebrate the opening of Tactical Glitches, curated by Nick Briz and Rosa Menkman, at Sudlab with

SAHN+JAMES spinning in from San Francisco (US), followed by DJ WAX ON in from Derby (UK) followed by TRAMSHED in from London (UK) ending the night

We’re excited our original crew is back for this second GLTI.CH Breaks! Working with our kludgy ways they’ll be sending real-time beats and breaks from their various locales to the party-makers and -shakers inhabiting the Sudlab gallery space in Portici, Italy. Can’t corporeally make it to Sudlab? No problemo! Join us online in the GLTI.CH Tinychat room ( wherever you are in the universe!

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:36:14 -0800
<![CDATA[Tactical Glitches: Doom WAN Party!]]>

In just 10 days time we will be taking part in Tactical Glitches, an exhibition curated by Nick Briz and Rosa Menkman at SUDLAB Gallery, Naples, with Domenico Dom Barra. “Technologies come with expectations, but these expectations aren’t always met. An MP3 might skip and crackle. A computer monitor might—for a moment—show shards instead of windows. A website might hiccup on load and scramble its contents. When this happens, we call this unexpected occurrence a glitch. While these moments are rarely anticipated and usually unwelcome, they are at times intentionally provoked. The result of this intentional and creative instigation is what we often call GLITCH ART.” – Rosa Menkman, Nick Briz Visit the gallery on opening night (January 24th) for a round of GLTI.CH Breaks, followed by a month-long Doom WAN Party in the gallery space! What is a GLTI.CH WAN Party? We’ve kludged together free software, dusty hardware, and technical loopholes to rock a global deathmatch Doom WAN party that celebrates, in GLTI.CH style, 20 years of Doom LAN parties. Computer stations installed at SUDLAB in Naples are connected to a remote laptop server in London and a turn-of-the-millenium PC in Seoul, inviting network errors through the front door and rendering gameplay inefficiently possible. Your keyboard movements and rocket launching in the SUBLAB gallery space may not just warm up, but explode computers and servers located across the world! Frienemies can also join in the rusty chainsaw action via the TACTICALGLITCH Doomseeker server. See you at SUDLAB or ONLINE very soon. Watch. This. Space!

Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:40:55 -0800
<![CDATA[Portals at CRYSTALLIZE: The Aftermath + interview for BBC World]]>

We just finished a 3 day marathon we called GLTI.CH Portals, at CRYSTALLIZE exhibition. Part of a 3 day New Media art installation at the 2013 Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo, held at Old Billingsgate, London. Below are photos from the event. You can also listen to a brief interview we did with BBC Radio’s Dan Damon for World Update (listen from about 17mins in). We really want to thank everyone who took part and all those who brought this exhibition together, especially Stephanie Seungmin Kim, Heejin Cho and Hyemi Na for inviting, curating and welcoming us into the Korean/UK collaborative fold. This might very well be the last time GLTI.CH host a Karaoke event. We have news of this soon, but for now, please enjoy the wondrous smiles on all the GLTI.CH Portal participants’ faces.

Thu, 07 Nov 2013 04:25:10 -0800
<![CDATA[Host a GLTI.CH Portal!]]>

GLTI.CH wants to collaborate with you! We are embarking on a project to hook up galleries, bedsits, artist studios, and other disparate spaces across the globe in a project we are calling GLTI.CH Portals.

The idea is very simple: you setup a laptop with headphones, webcam, and an improvised microphone stand between the 4th and 6th of November. Your ‘Portal’ will be online 24 hours a day, hooked into a Google Hangout with a series of other Portals throughout the world. People are then encouraged to pop on the headphones, or crank up the volume, and sing glorious karaoke songs with anyone who happens to be online. When no one is around, your Portal will give people a view into your space from wherever they happen to be; in whatever timezone, suburb or strange space they inhabit. The hub of GLTI.CH Portals will be based at Crystallize, at The Korea Brand Entertainment Expo, to be held at Old Billingsgate Market, London between the 4th and 6th of November. The work will feature access points that connect the lower level of the New Media Art Exhibition to the upper floor of the Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo. By interacting with these GLTI.CH Portals, visitors will be able to sing with your bedsit in Seoul or San Francisco, with your artist studio in Boston or Manchester, with galleries in New York, Zurich and beyond! Following the labyrinth below/above, inside/outside, locally/globally, GLTI.CH Portals will thread the internet with the starts and stutters of song. Will you join us? Join up with us? Sing along with us? Can you host a Portal in the corner of your gallery, studio or dead-centre in your living room? We’d LOVE to work with you, and hope you can surprise us with the crazy spaces your GLTI.CH Portal will inhabit. If you know any other spaces, places or faces who might like to host a GLTI.CH Portal, please send this invitation along to them, or direct them to our website at Looking forward to hearing from you via! Cheers, Daniel and Kyoung

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 03:00:51 -0700
<![CDATA[GLTI.CH BALLLLADZ at the White Building]]>

  We continue to GLTI.CH Karaoke at The White Building with nothin’ but BALLADS! So come and unleash your inner Frankie, Ella, Billie, Julio, Whitney, Patti… onto bleeding hearts around the world at The White Building and/or live online at It’s our first ever GLTI.CH Karaoke themed session, so more than ever, we are curious: What ballad will YOU sing? p.s. Don’t forget to translate our start time of 7:30BST to your timezone! This event will be preceded by The Digital Subconscious I – a forum looking at Art, Technology and Global Society.

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 08:53:45 -0700
<![CDATA[GLTI.CH at The White Building]]>

We are delighted to announce the first in a series of GLTI.CH events at The White Building, East London! Kicking off with KARAOKE at 7pm GMT on Sunday the 18th of August Come and sing your hearts out from The White Building, in our event space – with the Olympic Park and Annish Kapoor looking on in the background. For this trans-global sing-off, we’ll be celebrating our Indian summer with a slew of hits – from post-revolutionary angst to Rihanna. Let the GLTI.CH Karaoke Summer Revolution begin! Catch us in the flesh - 7pm-11.30pm GMT August 18th - or live online at our TinyChat hub to join in the fun.

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 08:52:50 -0700
<![CDATA[ Breaks the 1st! (Aftermath)]]>

GLTI.CH Karaoke’s first ever GLTI.CH Breaks was a huge success. On May 24th, in conjunction with HAPPENING! at Power Lunches, Dalston, we hooked TramShed, DJing from London, into DJ Wax On, mixing in Derby, then segued into Sahn, live from San Francisco over the very-well-behaved interwebs. BONUS! DJ Wax On’s mix from the night:

More GLTI.CH Breaks coming soon! Here’s a cross section of photos from the evening… Click any photo to see it in LARGE or go to the GLTI.CH Breaks! Facebook Gallery to peruse at your leisure…                

Mon, 27 May 2013 09:11:00 -0700
<![CDATA[GLTI.CH Breaks, 24th May]]>

On Friday May 24th we will be turning our back on Karaoke for a special, probably-not-one-off, event: GLTI.CH BREAKS Join us for unexpected beats and breaks in the first ever transglobal experiment to fuse vinyl scratches, Ethernet delays and Dalston skinny jeans! As you can see from our delicious diagram, GLTI.CH Breaks is a collaboration with several adventurous DJs who will mix vinyl LIVE between various cities around the world. Watch and gawp in awe as TramShed, DJing from London, mixes DJ Wax On, in Derby, straight into Sahn, live in LA…

(on saturday we tested some of these ideas out… a bonus very-shakey-video can be found above) In the spirit of time delays, infinite grooves and Skype decay, we will kludge together an energy-fuelled two-hour live DJ set, turning technical breakdowns into reasons to breakdown! We are really excited to be teaming up with curatorial wizards Christina Millare and Dee Sada, as well as a host of other technically minded creative megalomaniacal superstars. Featuring GLTI.CH Breaks from:

TramShed, DJ Wax On, Sahn, and OTHER DJs Yet TBC!!

with live performances, exhibitions and HAPPENINGS from:

The Bohman Brothers, Dog Chocolate, Ewa Justka, New Noveta, Lorah Pierre, Tom White

Enjoy the Breaks LIVE, 8pm – 2am, at Power Lunches (Kingsland Road, Dalston) or join us online on the night at: Tickets: £5 adv / £6 on the door Advance tickets available here: - Facebook event invite thingy here: HAPPENING!

Tue, 14 May 2013 17:28:51 -0700
<![CDATA[Lovely Lustig Latency]]>

GLTI.CH Karaoke has been on hiatus, but that doesn’t mean its ceaseless energy has ceased! No. No. No. No. No. Spinning into my Facebook feed today was a piece at Slate on a new project by Raymond J. Lustig’s called : Latency Canons. Working with the New York-based American Composers Orchestra and a carefully tuned hookup on Google Hangouts, Lustig and his team orchestrate musical ‘canons’, pushing bandwidth delays into melodious syncopations between NY and Manchester, UK. The project is an obvious homage to GLTI.CH Karaoke, delivered with such a fine degree of modesty that Lustig was too embarrassed to mention us. That’s OK Lustig. We understand and hope to see the kitsch and high-art music worlds pulled closer together through projects such as this. How about putting the orchestra back into Karaoke? After all, the word KARA-OKE is a portmanteau coinage of KARA ‘empty’ and OKE ‘orchestra’. We love Latency Canons, lovely Lustig, and we’d like to sing with you. It’s exciting to see the potential of latency used to such creative effect. What’s more, to have such a strong emotional response from an audience, tweaked through simple, off-the-shelf software (this is the GLTI.CH Karaoke philosophy). The possibilities of latency play was explored to its experimental environs by Kyoung Kim, Ryan ⊥ Dunn and Edwina Portocarrero for their Supraconductivity series, delivered in the run up to GLI.TC/H 2112. The final ‘performance’ included an hour-long video chat in which Ryan battled extreme 3G latency and the cold Chicago winds in order to find and converse with a dog. It was a special moment, extended to 60 nail-biting minutes of glitches, audio-visual sludge and bandwidth feedback. The GLI.TC/H community revelled and regrouped, safer in the knowledge that LOVE OF FAILURE was what bound us. We have exciting project news to announce soon, but for now, keep Google Hangingout, TinyChatting and PLAY THAT LATENCY JUST LIKE LUSTIG!

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 06:26:00 -0700
<![CDATA[GLTI.CH Featured on DRadio Wissen]]>

As originally featured on the DRadio Wissen site (here is a terrible Google translation for your pleasure): Never were beautiful mistake An error in the digital image processing in a computer game in the transmission of live streams – which can be very annoying. Glitching contrast, describes when a player to exploit this bug as advantages in the computer game for himself. And some turn a glitch also art. For this new art form now is a virtual museum and created the world is kind of glitch discussed. Glitch Artists gather this type of error in images, sound, video, and try to make myself even by opening files with the wrong programs and thus achieve an erroneous result. For example, a exc. file with a sound program. Iihh how slippery! The word glitch should have been from the German “slippery” borrowed into English. In the Anglo-American electrical engineers use the term glitch, if there was a faulty circuit.

Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:04:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Like Karaoke Machines in Manchester Meatspace]]>

We awoke Bleary eyed today, memories buzzing in our noisy heads. Did last night really happen? Were you there? Can you prove it? Machines by Other Means, an event curated by Christina Millare and Cornerhouse for Abandon Normal Devices Festival, was bound to be a winner. Five hotel rooms in The Salutation Hotel & Pub were to become the venue for a whole series of monstrously noisy events. Noisy sounds; noisy approaches; noisy intentions. A house party in a hotel is so right for GLTI.CH Karaoke it hurts. And it did hurt, in a good way. Countless joyful krooners crammed into our meagre space, propping themselves up on springy hotel beds and tasty Northern fine ales. We were joined by a whole host of online head-swayers, who logged into our tinychat webspace from 9pm until 2am (Seoul/London/Berlin/?????). They sang, we sang louder; they laughed; we laughed with them; they requested songs, we gathered around the webcam and joined in singing with them. It was a ball. Below are some photos of the event (see them on Facebook too), with some snazzy official press photos to follow . Videos have been rumoured to exist… Lots of thanks to EVERYONE who attended, live in Manchester Meatspace, or virtually via the magical interwebs. Please leave a comment if you were there, or hit us up at our Facebook and Twitter pages. Special thanks to Jennifer Chan, Nathan Jones, Antonio Roberts, Rosa Menkman, Mark Amerika, Bo Ningen, Linda Stupart for trying to logon so hard, and especially Christina Millare and everyone at the Cornerhouse for putting up with us!

View all photos at

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:22:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Machines by Other Means, Manchester]]>

Through mistranslation, malfunction or a signal of the wrong duration, this night is not just a celebration of the error itself but a visual and sonic manifestation of improvised mayhem. What if machines were reconfigured to corrupt? Expect overheated batteries, projectors chewing images and sonic assaults like the sound of furniture exploding – all from the comfort of The Salutation Hotel. Machines By Other Means is a house party gone wrong, featuring MOGA mastermind Mark Amerika’s live manifesto on glitch in collaboration with sound artist, Twine (Ghostly Records), Lydia Lunch’s provocative musings on contemporary society, squalling and spacey sonicism by noise merchants Bo Ningen, ‘Holy Artist’ Bjorn Veno’s spontaneous exploration of technological spirituality, Oscar Lhermitte’s drill machine cameras and collaborative karaoke devised by GLTI.CH. Join us in person (Facebook Event) or Join us LIVE online ( at 9pm GMT On 30th of August we hit AND Festival, singing our hearts out from a bedroom at the Salutation Hotel in Manchester. In the build-up to our transglobal sing off, we’d love to hear what your favourite Karaoke songs are and why. Do you sing Prince’s “Kiss” to woo? U2′s “With or Without You?” when you want to sway in the booth holding your lighter aloft? Johnny Cash’s “Walk the Line” to start the night off with a bang? Bon Jovi’s “Livin on a Prayer” to finish at a climax? Rihanna’s “Umbrella” when it’s raining outside? We invite your responses as we rethink the karaoke songbook. One for lovers of song and story. That celebrates the emancipated crooner and highlights our unique experiential associations and stories with the music we love. It’ll be online and indexed by the names (or alias if you’d like) and descriptions/stories of those who sing them and then hyperlinked to the respective song on YouTube so that others may feel what you feel when you sing what you sing. Any/all responses very welcome here, at our Facebook Event page or via email at (ideally between now and August 20th). Let the GLTI.CH Karaoke Songbook Revolution begin!

Wed, 08 Aug 2012 04:56:00 -0700
<![CDATA[GLTI.CH Karaoke at Goldsmiths: “Speak That I May See Thee”!]]>

GLTI.CH Karaoke is excited to announce a collaboration with the Art Writing and Fine Art MFA at Goldsmiths, University of London. On Monday 9th July, from 6pm we’ll be breaching the infinite distance between two buildings less than 30 metres apart: The Laurie Grove Baths and the Ben Pimlott Building (enemies; friends; parasitic spatial political peculiarities). Check out the FB invite for the nitty gritty details. During the busy weekend of the Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, these buildings house a dizzying array of art in forms, words, performance and non-distinct capitulations. GLTI.CH Karaoke will splurge the networks, sending pop songs hurtling through the ether, buzzing around the globe–around the Goldsmiths campus–before meeting in a disassemblage of slippery data streams. Intra-Institutional critique for the Lady Gaga generation: Flyer / Facebook Event For those of you who can’t make it in person, keep an eye on our website, facebook and twitter streams. We hope to suck you in, one way or another… (song requests are obligatory)

Mon, 02 Jul 2012 08:54:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Transmediale 2012 Field Trip]]>

We’ll be at Transmediale 2012, in Berlin this Thursday (2nd) and Friday (3rd). No official Karaoke at the festival, but… we’re easily manipulated
Look out for our smiling faces and follow Daniel’s obsessive updates on twitter @therourke

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 03:54:00 -0800
<![CDATA[GLTI.CH XMASAOKE – Sat 17 Dec, 5-7pm GMT]]>

Join us in person or virtually tomorrow, Saturday 17 December 2011 5-7pm GMT (aka London time) for some holiday GLTI.CH Karaoke at the Wobble & Squint Christmas Art Fair in Stoke Newington! Sonic Christmas and Kwaanza overload with art and mulled wine. See invite for details on corporeal karoling. Virtually log-in at

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 08:15:00 -0800
<![CDATA[Failure lecture at 20111 Birmingham]]> Karaoke in the flesh! This is a lecture, performance and intellectual escapade all rolled into one. Watch Daniel and Kyoung chat, fail, sing and fail some more. And the crowd go wild…

Check out some of the other, superb, glitchy lectures and performances, via YouTube and Flickr. And thanks once again to Antonio Roberts and everyone at for their incredible hospitality and FAILURE foresight.

Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:50:00 -0800
<![CDATA[ Amsterdam Retrospective]]>

Clips and noises courtesy of Anthony Antonellis – See you all in Birmingham, Saturday 19th from 3pm!

Thu, 17 Nov 2011 01:58:00 -0800