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Moving to Germany/Building a New Studio

July 4th, 2013

That’s right… I am moving to Germany! The hub of beer, Christmas markets, random festivals, and pioneering electronic art. I can’t wait to be closer to the conferences I always want to attend, the great electronic music scene, my fellow Videopong partners… it’s going to be incredible. The plan is to stay out there for three years.

I landed a great job opportunity that will pay me well and also give me a great housing allowance. I will use that allowance to do two things: 1) shorten my commute so that I have more time, and 2) finally get an entire room to myself for my studio. I am ecstatic about both… you will see more things on this website as a result of the first, and that includes planning the second part!

After doing a lot of research, I decided to go ahead and buy some of my studio supplies (paint, mod podge, you know… the usual) here in the U.S. and then ship them to save some money. I also decided to buy the big, fancy art table I’ve always wanted for doing my soldering, painting, and other construction. So I went to the most American place I could think of… IKEA! (That’s a joke, just to be clear… but I really did go to IKEA…actually, two different IKEAs). I got a nice big Galant table top and the Finnvard table legs… it should look like this when built, but black:

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I also got a really cool robotic-arm like table lamp for it. So excited!

Now, the next part: I will be staying in a hotel for a month while I look for a house and wait for my household shipment to arrive from the U.S. How do I get my studio computer (and everything I need to run it) to the hotel so that I don’t miss a beat? After all, I have several shows coming up… I can’t be without my computer if someone needs me to render a different type of file or something!

A lot of trouble, but I know it will be worth it. I can’t wait to write all about it here and share this adventure with everyone.

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