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.
Stay tuned on my newsletter.
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:
Mobile Mood Machine 1.01 has just been released on AppStore, and thus, it is the good moment to write a bit around it.
I’m always listening music when I’m working.
I need that.
Listening ambient & drone electronic music is like to put yourself into a bubble of perfect air inside which you could live eternally.
In this bubble, you don’t have any bad feelings, you cannot be stressed and attacked by some awful strident noise.
The ambient music cocoon takes care of you.
I designed Mobile Mood Machine with this feeling in mind.
The first time I officially talked about it was for Axelle in that video already posted here.
Sorry, it is in french but it is quite a funny video booth
The sound generation and the soundscapes
Urs is a musician & technologist supporting my work & art since a lot.
I wanted to thank you him here too.
He made this nice 5 minutes video using my latest iOS application Mobile Mood Machine.
I hope you’ll like it and you’ll have a chance to use the application on you iPad
I’d be very HAPPY to see your own video & to publish them!
Hi friends, followers and Mobile Mood Machine’s users !
A great news came from the night: 1.01 will be released very soon using the expedited review process at Apple.
This process is exclusively usable when there is a blocking bug in your application.
Indeed, Apple dudes don’t really test our apps and cannot even know if there is some problems except those which could break their rules (sometimes weird rules btw)
Yesterday (The June 2nd), I’d prefer to take a decision to constraint Mobile Mood Machine to iPad only considering my schedule & a very weird thing in the development framework .
This is OVER.
The bug has been tracked and the application is now totally safe for iPhone & iPod.
For those hardcore geeks, it was a problem concerning a property/synthesize of the viewcontroller itself.
Everything worked fine in any simulators, not on real devices.
Check the App Store page and grab it or wait for the 1.01 released in a couple of days.
I hope you checked my own video made with the application :
You can also check the video by Urs Binder, a really supporting user/friend and musician/technologist :
So this will be a great week for you and me
Apple is a bit late, mates.
I would have my application released already . . . strange but it happens.
Everything about this application is here
Here are some samples made only with the Mobile Mood Machine.
I swear, I’ll make some video, outside, under the sun, using this nice generative music system.
This is just because … this is the way I’m using it for my own days of work, of meditation, of all.
I already worked a bit on some new mood & soundscapes.
I hope you’ll like the version 1.0 which would be released as an universal application (= for iPad, iPod & iPhone) on tomorrow !! finger crossed !