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Live Interfaces: Performance, Art, Music [uk Leeds]

avatar.pngLive Interfaces: Performance, Art, Music :: September 7-8, 2012 :: ICSRiM, School of Music, University of Leeds, Leeds, East Yorkshire LS2 9JT, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland :: Registration until August 30, £30 for both days.

Live Interfaces is an international conference on research and practice in live performance technology. The conference seeks to investigate cross-disciplinary understandings of performance technology with a particular focus on issues related to the notion of liveness in interaction. A preliminary programme with a list of papers and performances is available here.

Here is a summary of the conference structure: Continue reading


Aug 25, 2012
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Live stage: zerospace: a performance and conference [us Milwaukee, WI]

21.jpgzerospace: a performance and conference on distance and interaction in music :: created by C21: Center for 21st Century Studies :: Friday, February 18, 2010, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. :: at University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for 21st Century Studies, Milwaukee, WI ::

This one-day event explores emerging possibilities of distance and interaction in music. As new network-based technologies have facilitated and amplified human communal interaction, musicians have simultaneously embraced these for live performance. [Ø] [zerospace]—consisting of an afternoon colloquium with performances, and an evening concert—will explore several musical trends in distance and interaction in music. Continue reading


Feb 8, 2011
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Lemurs Over Laptopia: On New Performance Interfaces

Lemurs Over Laptopia: Will new performance interfaces rejuvenate live electronic music? asks Thomas Bey William Bailey on Vague Terrain:

For roughly 160 years since Richard Wagner published his Artwork of the Future, Western audio culture has been forced to take sides on the issue of music and its relation to the other arts: should music be just one element in a fully-integrated artistic program, or should ‘absolute music’ unfettered by lyrics (let alone other sensory effects) run the show? … Continue reading


Feb 8, 2010
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Live Stage: AudioCubes Workshop [be Brussels]

cubes1.jpgAudio Cubes: Tangible Interface for Audiovisual Creation workshop with AudioCubes designer Bert Schiettecatte :: November 10 and 19, 2009; 9:30 am – 5:15 pm :: Brussels, Belgium.

The Audio Cubes: Tangible Interface for Audiovisual Creation workshops are about exploring the possibilities of tangible interfaces for audiovisual artwork, in particular in sound design, music composition and live performance.

The participants will be introduced to the AudioCubes musical interface and its applications. AudioCubes are a new way to create audiovisual work through gestures and phsyical interaction with a network of intelligent wireless objects. Continue reading


Oct 23, 2009
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Making Fun Serious [uk Manchester]

futuresonic.jpgMaking Fun Serious at Futuresonic 2009 :: May 13-23, 2009.

Featured artworks – The Knitting Scanner by Azusa Murakami reads patterns in knitted garments and translates them into music; Chromophone by Benjamin Newland allows people to make music from the colours that they see; Fabien Cappello turns type into beautiful music using a modified traditional typewriter; an installation of porcelain bowls by Jozephine Duker people play using their hands or everyday objects like a pen; a comfortable lounge chair by Vahakn Matossian houses an audio processing ‘brain,’ microphone, joystick and sound horns; Giuseppe Guerriero’s instrument has fifty sensors around its surface to allow body movements to compose and play music; Lucia Massari turns an ordinary book into an extraordinary musical instrument; Matthew Plummer-Fernandez has created a wind-up human-powered electronic instrument; Yiting Cheng and Ting-Chung Cheng have devised a wearable instrument with which body movements execute a symphony of buttons, zip fasteners, velcro and pins. Related: itSpace by Peter Traub.


May 1, 2009
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Live Stage: noise=Noise: Mind Body Brain [uk London]

Thursday Club: noise=Noise: Mind Body Brain :: January 21, 2009; 6:30 – 9:00 pm :: Great Hall, Richard Hoggart Building, University of London, New Cross, South East London.

Mind Body Brain is an evening concert exploring noise (music) through research into new interfaces for musical expression and perceptions of noise. The evening will be split into two segments. In the first segment each artist will give a synopsis of their current work and research. The second segment will be a live concert. This event brings together artists from music, computing, design and psychology. Through the course of the evening you may hear ghost voices and mains electricity through Disinformation; a brain playing music through Mick Griersons’ brain computer interface, and strobe-ing lights and sounds with John Bowers’ infra-instruments. Curator: Ryan Jordan. Continue reading


Jan 20, 2009
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Doubles

Doubles is an electronic music instrument with a tangible user interface. Using two physical objects on a table, several simultaneous performers can interact with the instrument which registers the speed, distance, and motion of the objects. The surface of the table is paved with beads that roll when the physical objects are moved. This creates a sliding effect of acceleration and a centrifugal force is created to compute the audio and visuals in the installation. Check out the video below to see the visuals and hear the strange sounds produced by the instrument.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeHkyjoKj9U[/youtube] Continue reading


Jan 19, 2009
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Reblogged “Physical Sequencer” by Enrico Costanza

physseq1.jpgEnrico Costanza, PhD student at the Media and Design Laboratory of Lausanne’s Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, has focused his research on designing objects that can bring digital and physical worlds closer. His Audio d-touch project, developed with Simon Shelley, is a clear example of this approach. It consists of three tangible interfaces that are used for musical composition and performance. They have been suggestively named, Augmented Stave, Tangible Drum Machine and Physical Sequencer.

The latter has been used in two live performances by the Sicilian cellist and composer Giovanni Sollima. Using the sequencer Sollima is able to record audio or voice samples and organize them in variable length loops. Continue reading


Oct 31, 2008
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NMR Commission: “The Telephone Game: Oil/Water/Ether” by PLOrk

nc_icon_wide.jpgThe Telephone Game: Oil/Water/Ether by the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) is an exploration of a real-time collaborative composition local network. All of the performers have identical performance/composition programs — a custom flexible step-sequencer — that invite play with rhythmic cycles of various lengths and timbres. The real fun starts, however, when the players begin spying on their neighbors, secretly, via the network, and stealing their ideas with the click of the mouse. Unplanned structures begin to emerge, like oil on water, as riffs propagate and evolve, sometimes returning unrecognizable to their creators. Continue reading


May 5, 2008
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Live Stage: Ajay Kapur [us Los Angeles]

ajay.jpgAjay Kapur – Electronic Sitars, Robotic Tablas, and Sarawati’s ElectroMagic :: April 3, 2008; 5 – 7 pm :: Machine Project, 1200 D North Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA.

TABLACENTRIC is thrilled to present Ajay Kapur, whose work revolves around one queston: “How do you make a computer improvise with a human?” Using the rules set forth by the north Indian classical tradition, Ajay strives to build new interfaces for musical expression by modifying the tabla, dholak and sitar with added microchips and sensor systems, while building robotic musical instruments which can be programmed to perform along with the human performer. Continue reading


Apr 3, 2008
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