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Experimenting with QLab

2017-07-28

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I’m currently working on a performance/stage project named Blind Spot at Norwegian Theatre Academy in Fredrikstad. The production will be premiering in two weeks. An interesting process that I have not had much time to write about here so far, but I just want to quickly jot down some notes about a technical issue that I’m currently exploring.

If possibly I want to use QLab to control sound cues in performance. If so I still need to be able to ride volumes of ambiences and textures on the fly. It seems like I’ve managed to find a way of doing so a BCF2000 fader and Max as a middleman passing MIDI and OSC messages in this and that direction.

I also just noticed that the QLab cue files seem to be text files. As far as I can see they seem to be using JSON formatting. This might make it possible to use GIT for versioning, permitting much more experimental approaches to experimentation with cues, without the fear of breaking everything. I’ll need to do some searches and see if others have done this before, and if there are any GOTCHAS. The tect at the top of the file seems to indicate that there might be potential issues, but I don’t quite understand how, as this is a single file, andnot one of several files within a bundle:

 

// !!! BINARY PROPERTY LIST WARNING !!!
//
// The pretty-printed property list below has been created
// from a binary version on disk and should not be saved as
// the ASCII format is a subset of the binary representation!
//

Multi concert at Borealis 2017

2017-03-10

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Photo by Marieke Verbiesen

Yesterday we did yet another MULTI concert at Lydgalleriet, as part of the Borealis festival. I’ve been involved in curation, production and mentoring, and the concert featured three new works:

  • Tolga Balci : Black Empire – Fragile Objects (premiere)
  • Yvette Janine Jackson : Swan
  • Jacqueline George : Happening now (premiere)
  • Craig Wells with Mathias Loose : Bleached words (premiere)
  • Yvette Janine Jackson : Invisible people (A Radio Opera)

We have been fortunate to have access to the speaker rig since Monday, and in general it’s a treat to collaborate with Lydgalleriet at this project.

SOUNDOME video

2017-01-12

Tom Watts just sent me this video presenting the SOUNDOME that I visited in December.

Atmospherics VI at HardingarT

2017-01-11

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Last week me and Jeremy Welsh visited Kjell-Erik Ruud in Utne in order to set up a new (the 6th!) version of Atmospherics at HardingarT.

Utne and HardingarT is a beautiful and quiet place in the Hardanger fiord. We had lovely winter weather for most of the week, and both of us did new recordings that made it into the work.

Documentation of the installation is forthcoming.

Harpex update

2017-01-10

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Svein Berge delivers the first software goodie of the year, an update to the Harpex plugin. The new version adds support for custom HRTF sets in SOFA format, and supports AmbiX audio. Additionally, speaker configurations have been extended to support IMAX, Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D and 22.0.

 
 
 

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