- The Big Block 454 site
is now part of the Modulator web ring, which can be accessed from the
front page of our site.
We have been looking at webrings for a while, and this seems to be the
one most suited to our needs. There are at least 146 sites connected
to this ring, and some seem very interesting indeed, so check them
Here's an excerpt from the Modulator press release :
I've recently set up a webring called modulator catering
for the sound art, experimental & avant-garde, improv,
noise, and electronic music communities.
Our aim is to forge links and communication between
related web sites and resources in these genres. I'm
currently looking for sites in these fields to join the ring
and make it grow into a valuable resource on the Net.
Current members of the ring range from dance companies
to easy listening fanatics, to electronic/punk sites,
record labels, magazines and sound installation
artists...and of course personal homepages too!
I set this ring up because really there isn't
anything like it on the web. There are webrings attached to
specific *genres*, but nothing adequately spans the range of
new music that say, The Wire, or some of the smaller zines do
every month. Surely the power of the internet is
cross-fertilization and communication?, and I think we need
more resources that embrace a wide range of related sound
rather than just one band or style.
The key to this is that there is quite a large community of
musicians, magazines and resources working in the field of
experimental, avant garde and electronic sound, but they are
scattered all over the Net, from Alaska to Australia. I would
like to link these people together, and help create some form
of community, interaction and communication between these web
sites. Too many sites seem like lonely frontier outposts on the
web, and I'd like to change that.
The webring website contains information on how to join,
ring graphics, code and member information.
future plans I have plans to create modulator magazine,
a web-only magazine that contains in-depth,
knowledgeable, and sometimes strange, insane and
wonderful articles about exploring sound, noise.
electronics and new music. I'm looking for authors willing to
get their name up in electrons and write on the fringes of
I've tried to keep this webring as friendly and as easy to use
as possible, and we are always looking for new members to join
our ring. So visit the join modulator page and submit your
Colin, Big Block 454, Manchester, England
The Official Big Block 454 Non-Ironic Web Site