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ATK Reaper at MusicTechFest Scandi

2015-05-29

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This weekend I will present Ambisonoc Toolkit (ATK) for Reaper at #MTFScandi in Umeå, Sweden.

 

Music Tech Fest is the free festival of music ideas, mixing performances and experiments, hacks, demos, and installations. Since 2012 Music Tech Fest has been redefining how music is perceived, performed and experienced. It is now time to build some new formats for music.

Now it is landing in Sweden – the biggest world exporter of music per capita – and gathering the best minds able to transform this new media landscape, for a Music Tech Fest Scandinavia.

#MTFScandi SCHEDULE

Friday 29th May: New instruments and new musical experiences

From 16:00 on the outdoor stage: Kung Fury / The Ideas Workshop / #MusicBricks / The RIoT board / Ultrasonic / Abbey Road Studio / Chirp / The Portable Wooden Pipe Organ / Gestrument / Live Sound Spatialisation Using Gesture Control / Codename Playground / Teenage Engineering / ExClaM! / The Self-Playing Harmonium / Ecce Cello / Cymatics Beatboxing / The Stimmflieger / The Strophonion
Register for #MTFScandi here: bit.ly/MTFScandi – attendance is free


Saturday 30th May: New formats for music

From 10:30 in Sliperiet: Pro hackers gather for briefing and introduction to the challenges. 24-hour Pro hackathon begins at 12:00 sharp.
Register for the hackathon here: bit.ly/MTFScandiHack – participation is free

From 10:30 to 16:30 in Sliperiet: Creative thinkers gather to explore new ways of interacting with culture and businesses in the city of Umeå in the Creative Ring Workshop, supported by eXpression and the European project SPECIFI.
Register for the Creative Ring Workshop by email: creative@musictechfest.net – participation is free

From 11:30 in Sliperiet: Electronic producers and musical collaborators gather for the Toontrack Trackathon briefing and introduction to the software and sounds. 24-hour trackathon begins at 13:00 sharp.
Register for the trackathon here: musictechfest.org/trackathon – participation is free

From 13:00 on the outdoor stage: LunaLEC / One Drop / Axoloti / The Immersive Album / #FistPics / Isotonic / The Calamity of Concept / Prolody / Kitmonsters / Performing Melancholia / Crewdson / The Ambisonics Toolkit / Hyperpiano / The Metasaxaphone / The Strombophone / Modular Synthesis / EEG Neurofeedback Guitar / Fatta / Yellofier / Live Music Hack
Register for #MTFScandi here: bit.ly/MTFScandi – attendance is free

From 19:00 in Sliperiet: Drinks reception and the launch of a brand new format for music invented right here in Umeå – followed by new works, performances and experiments in the Sliperiet concert space – including: Anders Lind’s Animated Notation / Kickstart Creativity / Optonoise / Mørk / Graham Massey (808 State) / Matt Black (Coldcut) / Jason Singh / Scanner / Random Bastards / Obi Blanche / The Jam Camp
Register for #MTFScandi here: bit.ly/MTFScandi – attendance is free


Sunday 31st May: Building the future of music

From 09:00 – 12:00 in Sliperiet: Sunday morning at Music Tech Fest is all about making, inventing and building new playful music ideas in the Volvo Kids Hack Camp. Our specialist workshop leaders are skilled educators who provide children with the tools and the skills to make their own creative project and build their own musical instruments – while learning coding, physical computing and music participation – and having great fun. In the afternoon the kids present and perform with their inventions on the main stage – which is always a real highlight of the festival.
Register for the Kids Hackathon here: bit.ly/MTFScandiKidsHack

From 13:00 on the outdoor stage: Kids Hackathon presentations / Lab Media / DisCoTech / Human Instruments / Drake Music / Soundation / Skoog / Stave Breakthrough / Novalia / Bentrax / The Voice Harvester / Low-Fi / The SME Instrument / Freesound / Essentia / The Hack Camp Awards / The Toontrack Trackathon Awards / We Suffer For Our Art / Lovisa Negga / Beyond Glitching / Roboard Jam Session / Hidden Materia / The Guerilla Dance Project / Blue Vinyl Awards / The Jam Camp
Register for #MTFScandi here: bit.ly/MTFScandi – attendance is free


ALL WEEKEND: The Electro-Acoustic Cafe / The 4Sound Jam Camp / The Craft Beer Tent


Monday 1st June: Academic ‘afterparty’ symposium

From 10:00 – 16:00 in HUMLabX: The academic ‘afterparty’ research symposium and formal establishment of the global, interdisciplinary MTF Research Network.
Register for the research symposium here: http://musictechfest.org/afterparty/


All activities, events, installations and stages at Music Tech Fest are FREE. Feel free to bring musical instruments, crazy inventions, your big ideas and your curiosity.

Six rooms of gloom

2015-05-29

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This spring I have been assisting the teaching of the compositions students at the Grieg Academy. I have introduced them to the history and aesthetics of electronic music, sound editing and computer-aided composition using OpenMusic. We have emphasised that this should not be conceived as a separate tradition and practise from score-based composing. Similar thinking and approaches can be applicable in both areas, and the experience gained in one or the other field can help develop and liberate the entire compositional and artistic practise. Some of the outcomes by the students will be presented in a concert later today.

 

Six rooms of gloom – New works by compositions students at the Grieg Academy

Drop In concert
Bergen International Festival
The Grieg Hall – May 29 15:00
Free entrance

A series of new ectro-acoustic works by composition students at the Grieg Academy are presented as part of the Drop In program during the Beren International Festival.

This spring the composition students have been given an introduction to sound editing and computer-aided composition. At this concert, a series of new electro-acoustic works that employ these techniques are presented. The works relates to various genres such as radio montage, sound art, sound design and the use of field recordings.

Equipment for this concert has kindly been provided by BEK – Bergen Center for Electronic Arts.

Programme:

Erik Håkon Halvorsen (1974)
Fenomonalt
(dedicated to Rebecka Ahvenniemi)

Ole-Andreas Førde
Somnolence

Morten Brunsberg Refsli (1989)
Tableau

Aslak B. Hermstad, (1995)
El Aaiún, E6. Oslo

Tor Anders Eri (1991)
Shards from Last Night

Kari Telstad Sundet (1987)
Memory Leak (Melting – Sinking – Snowbound)

Jamoma 0.6.0-a46

2015-05-01

A new alpha release of Jamoma package for Max is now available. This new release (0.6.0-a46) includes all of the development that has happened over the past 6 months.

Ramp_and_dataspace

One important change with this version is that j.parameter, j.message and j.return now supports using dataspace units and rampings at the same time. Check out the help file for j.parameter for further details.

   

2015-03-19

There is a urgent need to rethink how we understand and relate to the present and the future by moving away both from the naive optimism central to the inception of modernity and from the nostalgic melancholia of the postmodern. At a time when the arts and humanities are under attack, seen as “luxury disciplines” not worth investing in by right-wing governments across the Western world, there is a pressing need to reinvent new modalities of though that can be developed within these very subjects. Hypercapitalism promises but does not deliver novelty, innovation, and preemption, particularly to specific strands of society. These concepts, however, in the hands of artists and theoreticians, can become powerful research tools with which to alter the decaying landscape.

Eleni Ikoniadou,
in The Rhytmic Event. Art, Media and the Sonic.
MIT Press 2014

   

2015-03-11

Culture is the condition that excludes a mentality capable of measuring it.

Theodor Adorno

 

 
 
 

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