It was lots of fun demoing the Gestate system we developed for performance at the NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) 2014 conference poster session today. Thanks for the insightful feedback! Definitely plenty of food for thought. Here is a demo I promised.
We’ll be taking part in the Bring Your Own Beamer group projections event at Walsh Bay for the Vivid Festival. See our latest visual creations in an immersive and interactive warehouse environment of projection, screen and game art from local and international producers.
Walsh Bay, Sydney, Pier 2/3.
5-10pm Saturday May 31 & Sunday June 1.
I’m in the process of editing together some video highlights of people interacting with the Velocimixer installation at the MCA. Here’s what I’ve got so far:
A video of the Electrofringe TINA 2013 Showcase and Closing Party were recently released on Vimeo. It’s offers a great rundown of all the performances, installations and workshops that took place. Big thanks to the event’s Co-producers, Roslyn Helper and Peter Fitzgibbon for putting it all together.
A remix of the Deprogram track, Beam, inspired by improvisations with the Velocimixer installation, is up on Bandcamp now. You can download a full-quality wave file here.
We will be setting up an interactive space on Friday 28 February at MCA Art Bar. Groups of visitors can collectively control a virtual audio mixer with the speed of their movements.
The event brings together artists, technicians, composers and performers around the theme of self-made instruments. Tickets and more information are available on the MCA site here.
I’ve been recording some of my gestural effects manipulations. It’s challenging to control the ‘liveness’ of the effects and keep a consistent volume, but some interesting results have been coming out.
Here’s an experiment in cross-rhythms inspired by spontaneous body impulses. I decided to work with a stripped down version of Concentric Motion. Using an audio file rather than vocal or instrumental input allowed me to focus on what could come out of the movements rather than on improvising as well. The image is the product of a video collaboration with J D Young.
Thursday October 24 – 6:30 pm
Bon Marche Studio 755 Harris Street, Ultimo, University of Technology, Sydney
Thanks to the organisers of Electrofringe and all who attended. We performed for the first time with a handmade scrim, so the visual feedback for the gestural instruments could be integrated into the projections. I was able to process video sources kindly provided by J D Young, who unfortunately couldn’t make it to the show. We look forward to trying the new setup with everyone present soon.
The Electrofringe event page has posted photos of the event here.
Electrofringe will be presenting two major performance events as part of This Is Not Art (TINA) in Newcastle from 3-6 October. The first is the showcase on Sunday 6 October, which Deprogram will be playing at from 12:50pm. Later there will be a closing night party from 6pm onwards. The full schedule is now available here.