Remote A/V live performance from Marseille to Leicester

Mar 20, 2013 - 23:39

UPDATES: some pictures of the performance shot in Leicester (when I was in Marseille, controlling the performance) by Nicolas Canot & Mark Towers


Waves FromMarseille To Leicester

If you followed that, the team behind in Leicester invited me for the event this week.

UNFORTUNATELY, I wasn’t able to go there at that time.

But I’m participating with 2 things:
- PROJECT1111 will be presented and shown there each of the 3 days from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
- I’ll perform remotely on sunday at 19:15PM, check the facebook event

You will be able to see the live set in Leicester in Phoenix Media Center.

You will also be able to listen this ambient live performance on my account:

So what is my remote setup and what is the purpose ?


I will perform live from home with my laptop using Ableton Live 9.

My music data (MIDI Notes, etc) will be processed by a Max6 patch able to translate that in very lightweight UDP data stream traveling from Marseille to Leicester using Internet. These data will be used/parsed by a bigger Max6 standalone I sent to Leicester. This standalone listens my UDP data and can react by generating visuals.

Here are a couple of visuals

remoteLivePerformance01 remoteLivePerformance02 remoteLivePerformance03

The sound itself will be streamed using Mixlr free service for a high quality.

We tested that already with Sean Carroll (who helped me a lot from Leicester) and here is a basic footage showing his screen recording and mine. If the synchro seems ok, the delays and jitters about the time respect all along the test is really encouraging and nice!

I named this liveset “Waves from Marseille”, as a tribute to our small waves in the sea here and also to the data flow and data transmissions.

This will be a quite dark ambient and noise live set. I hope you’ll be able to listen to it on my mixlr profile