Here is my personal report of these nice moments in Barcelona at Störung Festival 8.
At first, I want to thank Alex Gàmez for everything he made for this great festival !
I’d probably forget some people so I want also to thank all people at Störung + Farinera del clot in Barcelona for their kindness, coolness, happiness and energy! You are making such a huge work and you deserve to be hug !
I have been invited by Alex around january/february for playing live + make a workshop.
His (their) professionalism is really appreciate by people traveling like me and indeed, I have been guided everywhere from the airport where the nice Montse drove me to my hotel and inside Farinera del Clot where Jose and the staff helped to make a nice sound-check + helped me for my workshop about Max6 too.
I went there on thursday and played my A/V live performance the same day at the evening.
It was a kind of electronica ambient but with rhythms too. I had a BIG screen to show up my living lines. I wanted to shoot a small video before the show of my lines meshed and rendered in Max6/Jitter.
Here is that ugly quality video, but I think some guys recorded high quality videos so, I’d post that later.
I played around 40 to 45 minutes and low frequencies were as I wanted. Low, raw, vibrating!
I still used Touchable to trigger clips but I had really a few clips. Indeed, sounds came from strange devices own made in Reaktor + Max6 too and I only tweaked some fx, some parameters related to mixer (EQ etc) on stage. Visuals were reactive so I only had to check sometimes on the screen if everything was ok. It seemed to have been okay 🙂
On the next day, I almost “ran” to Sagrada Familia place because I couldn’t miss it that time.
I worked a bit on my workshop announced for 17:30 at the same place.
The title was : “Approach of A/V performance with Max6”. I had 6 participants and it was really a nice moment.
Of course, as usual: too short!
At this moment when I’m writing this post, I don’t have the email address of all participants so please, write me privately your email on FB or on my contact form on this website. Indeed, I want to send you some links, the presentation slideshows itself etc.
You can watch all photos on this facebook album:
Unfortunately, because of my short time there, I missed some others … Moritz von Oswald, Mia Zabelka, XX + XY.
I also met some guys currently making a VERY nice and innovative iOS application for Ableton Live controlling/feedback.
This is a bit something between Lemur, Touchable. But more intuitive and which seems to be REALLY ergonomic on stage.
I’ll post more about that when I’d have tested it deeply with them 🙂
This is totally unofficial and this is why we love it, don’t we ?
After the two live set I played online on 24th March for Leicester’s code-control event, I had some very huge inspirations and sounds played have to be released.
Here is a short teaser of a video + sounds of Horror Vacui.
If you don’t know these terms/concept, please check this as a nice introduction.
Visuals are generated in real-time and this video is “just” a record.
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Here is the sound bits. This will be splitted in 2 tracks and released on de-form.net
UPDATES: some pictures of the performance shot in Leicester (when I was in Marseille, controlling the performance) by Nicolas Canot & Mark Towers
If you followed that, the team behind code-control.com 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.
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
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
UPDATE 01/12/12 >>>> PERFORMANCE RECORDED & AVAILABLE NOW HERE
Before to make my big debriefing post about Leicester and all the happiness I had about this very very deep and amazing trip in the city of my friends Sean Carroll & Mark Towers, meeting Vladimir Coman-Popescu from Derby, I wanted to offer you an exclusive ambient-drone performance on next friday (November the 30th 2012)
The facebook event is : https://www.facebook.com/events/371446256282856
Please join the ONLINE STREAMING HERE around 11:00 pm CET+1
Then, I’m going to play a live online my A/V electronic’ambient performance.
All sounds will be exclusively generated by Dron-E Reaktor’s ensemble by Antonio Blanca.
You probably may know FM3 Buddha Machines.
These small pieces of hardware are an unique & amazing way to bring an ambient machine in your pocket.
This has been an inspirating project for my latest iOS application: Mobile Mood Machine.
Even the design of that application is based on circular buffers, loops are a very interesting ways to produce quiet & zen soundscapes.
I had some contacts with creators of these machines on twitter and decided to make a remix using official & original samples used in the machines themselves.
This piece is a track made exclusively with FM3 Buddha Machine official Samples.
This is a study of graininess of sounds using different systems like distorsions, granular-based delays and side-chained gate limiters. The tone all along the track is a bit haunting, trying to maintain the tension until the end.
The title Signals is based on my fascination for wires & pulses.
I used both Ableton Live & Audiomulch for this and would be happy to answers questions if you had some: