Live recording of the soundtrack from the fulldome AV show Fragments, a collaboration with Will Young and Ben Gannaway of RFID. Premiered at the iX Symposium of Immersive Arts, Satosphere, SAT, Montreal, Canada. 23/05/14. Further shows at the same venue throughout EM15 Festival (Elektra + Mutek). 28/05/14 – 01/06/14. Also performed at the Fulldome UK Festival, National Space Center, Leicester 08/11/14.
1st Order Ambisonics converted to binaural using the Ambi-X decoder (5.1 preset). Listen on headphones!
I’ve made a couple of tutorials for Music Tech magazine on IRCAM suite of plug-ins for Max for Live. Here’s the first on the IM-FX Sequencer plugin.
These plugins utilise a year’s worth of research conducted at the IRCAM Institute in France, one of the world’s largest public research centers dedicated to both musical expression and scientific research.
I have just returned from a 10 day residency at the beautiful Pontadawe Arts Center in South Wales. The objective of the residency was R&D for a Petwo Evans live AV show in collaboration with digital artists Will Young (who I worked with on the Fragments project in Montreal) and Louis Mustill (who I have worked for at Artists and Engineers).
We were experimenting with building music from scratch by looping rhythms plaid on found objects (car tires, tumble driers etc) and treating them with digital processing. Will and Louis took raw footage of the local landscape (a quarry, dam, reservoir etc) and also applied digital processes live. A secondary layer of audio-visual link-up was also achieved by having visual parameters control the sound as well as the more common vice-versa.
More news on this and video documentation to follow. Big thanks to Angela, Brian, John, Tony, Gareth, Dan and Angie.