This week I have been visiting the IRCAM forum. I gave two presentations, one on Ambisonic Toolkit for Reaper, and one on Jamoma, in collaboration with Theo de la Hogue and Julien Rabin from GMEA. Below are some of the highlights from other presentations.
Theo de la Hogue, Jean-Michaël Celerier and Pierre Cochard presented i-score. It has come a long way over the past few moths, since my residency in Bordeaux.
Screen saver the OpenMusic way. Jean Bresson presented several very promising improvements to the OpenMusic interface.
This research topic certainly tickles the artistic imagination.
Norbert Schenll et. al. gave an introduction to audio for web and the wavesjs framework. Very useful!
Last week I gave a Max workshop at BEK. The patchers that I made along the way can be downloaded from the comment field at this page at the BEK web site. We’ve also set up a Facebook group for the workshop.
Photo: Jeremy Welsh
A new beta version of Ambisonic Toolkit for Reaper is now available. This version makes the names of the plugins more informative in REAPER 5, making the plugins easier to find.
In the big scheme of things and considering the sad news from Paris last night, this does not amount to much, but as a friend of mine just said:
The best thing to do is to keep on working and going.
I learned this from previous wars and as a child.
Wednesday this week I’ll do a gig at Galleri RAM in Oslo as part o the Spaces Speak concert series, curated by Joakim Blattman Moldestad and Ricardo del Pozo.
More info here . Facebook event
This past week I have been giving a workshop to a group of master students in arts at the University of Agder in Kristiansand. The workshop was an introduction to working with sound in cross-disciplinary contexts.
I have given some lessons with listening examples on the history of sound, sound art and experimental music, with an emphasis on noise as musical material (Luigi Russolo and John Cage), ideas of the French acousmatic music (musique concrete, acousmatic music, reduced listening and the sonorous object), the anecdotal sound and music of Luc Ferrari, acoustic ecology and soundscape thinking (R. Murray Schafer and Hildegard Westerkamp) and some current Norwegian artists working with field recordings (Jana Winderen and Elin Øyen Vister). On a techbnical level the students have been introduced to basic sound editing using Reaper.
One of the days we went for a sound walk and did some field recordings, and the students have used the recordings to develop small projects of their own, alone or in groups, that were presented at the end of the workshop.
The above photo is from a listening exercise done one of the days. Inspired by earlier exercises by Murray Schaefer and Brandon LaBelle, we made notes of all that we heard.