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DISRUPT!ON installation & performance report

Apr 1, 2014

So we did it.

François Larini, the curator of DISRUPT!ON both in London (installation side) and in Monaco (performance side), and I were saying this : WE DID IT.

At first in this report-like post, I want to thank massively and infinitely:

– François Larini, without him, this project wouldn’t have been done at all and I wouldn’t have met a very great person and curator. I really looking forward to continue to work with him,
– Marie-Claude Beaud, NMNM’s Director and a very impressive and amazing person,
– Pierre & Gary from The Centre of Attention in London for hosting the installation in their place,
– GMEM in which I prepared and tested the project itself,
– NMNM’s people for their kindness, interest and precious help

I spent a couple of days in London to install DISRUPT!ON on previous week. It was a really nice moment: the one when everything comes to life.

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François Larini and I were struggling with wires

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Setting up the 2 BIG LCD videoprojectors!

 

Then I tested and tried to find the sound that fitted the most my intention. Pierre, the gallery’s owner and François were there to help me and support my work. They were nice moments !
Here are some pictures taken after the moment where I said: “ok I’m ok now!”

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Then, the Friday 28th March, I played the live performance in Monaco at Nouveau Musée National de Monaco. While I was performing, I was focused on visuals & sound in Monaco, tweaking the sound and trying to find the edge and the fragility of the right tension and moment. The nice thing which have been a bit hard to explain to the audience was that each parameter I was tweaking was also sending numerical values through internet to the installation in London. This latter was reacting by changing, moving and evolving on a way I didn’t even know in Monaco, as I didn’t have the vision of what it was happening there.

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I was presenting DISRUPT!ON to the museum’s audience

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I was about to play DISRUPT!ON in NMNM

Here are some pictures shot by Fiorella del Prato and Élodie Biancheri from NMNM. They have been shot using mobile phones. I’m waiting for pictures from Monaco TV which made us an interview with François Larini. They also shot parts of the performance, apparently.

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You can retrieve other pictures on my FB page here.

Here are 3 videos captured by Élodie from NMNM:

DISRUPT!ON on its way to London and Monaco

Mar 1, 2014

Thanks to GMEM and Christian, Sarah & Jérôme especially.
I can say I finished the setup of DISRUPT!ON in their studios.

If you remember correctly, you already know that DISRUPT!ON is both an installation & live performance.

The installation will be setup in London at News of the world 50 Resolution Way, Deptford, London SE8 4NT and visible from 27th March to 13th April 2014.

The live performance will take place at Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Villa Paloma, 56, boulevard du Jardin Exotique 98000 Monaco

Here is the first exclusive official excerpt of the live performance.

For further details, stay tuned on the newsletter. One will be popped out on next days…

The day when I met Carsten Nicolai

Feb 16, 2014

GMEM – CNCM, where I’m currently making an artist residence, produces an electronic music festival  named REEVOX.

A VERY big line-up each day, from Murcof to Alva Noto, with Franck Vigroux and more.

My friends and I enjoyed the show and especially, we appreciated Frank Vigroux performance and Alva Noto. Franck’s performance demonstrated a perfect control of larsens, bursts of noise, distorsted cold beats and much more. Carsten Nicolai delivered a very clean and clickful live set with very minimalistic but amazing visuals too.

Sarah and Christian from GMEM proposed me to meet Carsten himself, which I did backstage after his live performance. We discussed a very bit and I enjoyed the moment talking about visuals & electronic music with him. François Larini, who is curating my project disrupt!on & !mpulse was there too and explained to him the why/what about these both projects.

Here are some pictures from REEVOX 2014:

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Artist-in-residence at GMEM

Feb 9, 2014

I have started a couple of days ago my Artist-In-Residence program at GMEM – CNCM in Marseille.
GMEM stands for Groupe de Musique expérimentale de Marseille and CNCM stands for Centre National de Création Musicale.

I’m there for preparing !mpulse live performance & also the related installation disrupt!on.

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What am I doing there exactly ?

A residence program is a support for any creation in progress. That can be a financial support, or material support, or anything supporting.

In my case, GMEM hosts me in one of their studio and provides me the right number of speakers I need for preparing !mpulse live performance. The installation disrupt!on related to !mpulse doesn’t require (finally) more than 2 speakers + 1 sub so I can prepare it at the same place.

But a residence is also a particular moment when you can focus only on your project during a limited time interval. This is really important for being productive, even if you already have a place to work.

I already finished the global structure of !mpulse system.
It involves:
– a particular live set in Live that is only my way to change custom Reaktor’s synths & sequencers presets
– JACK OSX for internal routing purpose from Live to Max
– a (big) Max patch analyzing audio coming from Live, spatializing things and generating visuals

disrupt!on installation is almost based on the same system but is an autonomous and generative system design for generating sound & visuals. It is intended to be shown in London at The Enclave / News of the world gallery

I’m finishing that residence mid March, then I’ll perform on Friday 28th March in Monaco and the installation will be visible from 28th to 11th April in London.

Some pictures

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the patch handling !mpulse

 

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Me showing some parts of !mpulse to my curator François Larini

 

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Testing impulse & disruption

Jan 14, 2014

This week, I visited the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco and especially Villa Paloma.
I met again my curator François Larini and also the Museum’s Director Marie-Claude Beaud and discussed about art & how to exhibit art. It was a real interesting meeting.

We decided about the place where the performance will occur and I have to confess that this is a REALLY NICE place.
No reflections on the wall, small sized room, deep black, I will be able to perform in real interesting conditions with a pure sound & a very big screen.

In case you didn’t check the official page of the project, check it here

Just reminding you that will be an audiovisual live performance in Monaco, related to an digital and generative installation exhibition in London at the same moment. The performance will take place on Friday 28th March in Villa Paloma/Monaco and the exhibition will be at News of the World Gallery in London (related to The Enclave) for two weeks from the same Friday 28th March.

Here are some pictures taken by François Larini yesterday:

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Here is also a picture taken by me, with a very small part of my computer’s wizardry:

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