Bodyscapes

•August 26, 2014 • Comments Off

Here is a sneak preview of some of the imagery J D Young is creating for the audiovisual Bodyscapes performances at PACT on September 26 and 27. These visuals will be displayed alongside the custom interactive projections we’re designing for a new gestural instrument, the Telechord.

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For more information about the shows please visit:

http://www.pact.net.au/2014/07/bodyscapes-mary-mainsbridge/

Bodyscapes – New interactive work at the Sydney Fringe Festival

•August 13, 2014 • Comments Off

The music is written. Rehearsals start soon. Looking forward to performing this new work at the PACT Theatre on September 26 and 27.

 

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Beams arts festival – Just announced

•August 12, 2014 • Comments Off

We will be performing and presenting an installation in Chippendale’s Beams laneway festival on one magical night – Saturday the 20th of September. It’s been a while since our last street party in Coogee many years ago, so we’re really looking forward to this one. The public art installation and performance, Vendôme, invites the flâneurs of Chippendale’s laneways to play an audiovisual instrument, explore their own movement potential. In line with the festival’s utopian theme, the work pursues the utopian ideal of finding perfection in patterns of human movement.

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VIVID – Video art by J D Young

Gestate system

•July 2, 2014 • Comments Off

NIME 2014 poster session

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.

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Demo video

Bring Your Own Beamer – Vivid 2014

•May 13, 2014 • Comments Off

byob 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.

Velocimixer Highlights

•March 13, 2014 • Comments Off

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:

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Electrofringe TINA 2013 Highlights

•March 11, 2014 • Comments Off

 

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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.

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New track

•March 11, 2014 • Comments Off

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.

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Velocimixer

•February 26, 2014 • Comments Off

MCA_artbar

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.

Work in Progress

•February 6, 2014 • Comments Off

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.

http://soundcloud.com/deprogram/concentric-motion-experiment