November 6, 2013 - Grindcore / Participation / Representation / Twitter

Our EP „Physical Absence – Virtual Presence“ is out.
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Email me if you want to get a copy.




Twittercore is a 140 character realtime grindcore band and at the same time a new interactive music genre. It combines the social engine Twitter with the music genre grindcore.

During the performance the audience sends tweets to a certain #. The tweets are used as lyrics and sang in realtime. At the same time the tweets are generating a blast beat in the drum-computer. The tweets are either send right on the spot or by people from all around the world who attend the performance online. Incoming tweets are projected on a screen, immediately visible for the audience. Because tweets are limited to 140 characters, the Twittercore sets are limited to 140 bars of music. After that the whole system shuts down automatically.

Twittercore acts as a medium combining the systematic structure of Twitter with the extreme outbursts of emotion found in grindcore. Grindcore is for a large part about criticizing the system. Before this background Twittercore is acting as a medium to provide the audience with a platform to express different opinions, criticism, hate and fun. Twittercore is Stefan Schäfer (vocals, Nintendo Wii) and Christoph Scherbaum (electric guitar, programming).

Twittercore performed amongst others at CIG Poster and Graphic Design Festival Chaumont, France, Cite Du Design, St. Etienne Design Biennale, DePunt Amsterdam and OCCII Amsterdam and Worm in Rotterdam.


„PAVP: Physical Absence – Virtual Presence“ EP RELEASE, 18.10.2014 @ De Punt, Amsterdam











Flyer Rotterdam Musem Night 2014 @ Worm

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Twittercore @ De Punt from Twittercore on Vimeo.


Flyer for Twittercore @DePunt, Amsterdam



Photo above by: Kaspar Vogelzang



According to the Guiness Book of World records, the fastest song in history is „You Suffer, but Why“ by grindcore pioneers Napalm Death (1,136 sec). Our fastes one is still a  bit longer „Wikicore Continue“, tweeted by Nuankhanit Phromchanya.


Twittercore performed amongst others at Cite Du Design, St. Etienne Design Biennale, DePunt Amsterdam, OCCII Amsteram and CIG Poster and Graphic Design Festival Chaumont, France.







Twittercore at Chaumont, set one

Twittercore at Chaumont, set two


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Twittercore´s new interface for DePunt, 02.11.2013


About Twittercore, interviewed by Christoph Müller-Girod


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Old School Twittercore: very first performance at former filmmuseum Vondelpark, Amsterdam.

(watch HERE).


Follow Twittercore on Twitter