if you didn’t follow the words about lines(), it is my new liveset.
I decided to manage my livesets as projects. I’m not talking about folder organization but more brain’s stuff organization.
Indeed, I had often designed new livesets here time I played but, because it is also totally unproductive & time consuming as hell, I want to have projects like that, finished or unfinished and to be able to retrieve the whole configuration in 3 years, to modify it etc.
This is quite easy to do, this is just a new way.
Here is another excerpt of this performance.
I’ll play the early version at polikarpov on tomorrow.
I hope people will get into it. This is very syncopated and uncanny, but not that much :p
I’ll describe my setup asap. It is based on Live + VDMX but used in very strange ways. Indeed, inside Live, I’m running some sequencers and not really sequences inside clips and in VDMX, I’m using strange Quartz Composer compositions.
If Live is my audio manager in which and into which I route all my audio, VDMX became my visuals manager too ; for this latter, so easy to change presets, to route Max6/Jitter into it (syphon rocks!) and even more.
My visuals are audio-reactive. That means some parts (fx, generators etc) are changing according to music data. You may love a workshop around this I guess. I can use anymeeting.com for that. Just tell me.
Not a lot of words here these days, but a lot of activities and work.
Here is a short excerpt for my next live performances
I have MANY things to write here but just not enough time to do that.
lines() is my next live act.
As you may know, I have more than one side and it often looks like schizophrenic but I’m okay
lines() is from the most rhythmic side of me/protofuse.
It has to be played with a stereo sound-system and a big screen behind me in order to integrate myself into the light, into the lines.
If you want to book this performance at your place, please use this form.
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
I had some requests about new beta of Live 9 and especially about the Live Port (check this page to understand) has been disappeared and my page about scripts has became obsolete.
Thanks a lot for all your requests/feedbacks it really helps to improve things.
Thanks Tom (Carlile) for our small discussion about that.
But it is not true: Live Port had not disappeared.
I firstly checked all ports provided by the Push device in Max6.
We can see the Live Port is still here. This small patch list all the midi inputs available in Max6 (i.e. on my computer). We still can see the “Ableton Push Live Port”.
Then, I went inside Live 9.0.2 beta 3 which is the beta I’m currently testing.
In Preferences, we can see the surface control detection has detected my Push plugged in USB port.
It selected directly Ableton Push (Live Port), which is here of course.
INDEED, Live Port isn’t display any more in the MIDI ports list.
It makes sense. If you followed my page about that or you knew that already, Live port is used through MIDI Remote Scripts only. And if you need manual mapping, User Port is the way. So it WAS a bit strange to see Live Port in available MIDI ports in Live.
So don’t worry, Live’s developers keep smart & coherent, for our pleasure !
So the page isn’t obsolete.
Maybe, scripts evolved a bit, if someone needs decompylation, let me know in comments…
My friend from Leicester Mark Towers shot this nice video for me. Again, thanks a lot to him. He’s the guy behind the Leicester Ableton User Group and also a friend of my other Leicester friend Sean Carroll, the guy behind Code Control.
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
The event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/147635618737656/
Hope to catch you there…
Störung Festival 8:
Festival of Experimental Electronic Music & Visual Arts
Farinera del Clot – Barcelona
19th April from 5:30pm to 7:45pm
Master-Class/Workshop by Julien Bayle
Public: everyone interested in digitally art visual & sound.
Pre-requisites: some knowledge about Max6, OpenGL and data matrices can be a plus but isn’t absolutely required
Working at the crossroads of sound and visual, I always need to link both. From visuals generated or altered by sound data to the control of randomness studies, I need to work with efficient tools providing a very high level of freedom.
When I’m building a digital installation, when I’m performing live, I don’t want to be stuck by technology and communication protocols problem. I also need performances and power and especially I’m trying to avoid the use of massive heterogeneous plugins and addons. This is why I began to design my visual systems which is both flexible and potentially unlimited using Max6 (formerly Max/MSP)
I’m designing my digital installations exclusively using Max6 and I’m using Ableton Live 9 and some Max6 standalones on stage.
This master-class is a nice way for me to explain to audience what I needed, what I already designed and what I want to design in a close future. I’ll talk about both part: final purpose global ideas but also what are the technical points under the hood.
At last, it is a nice pretext to exchange ideas and methods about A/V systems design and all related technologies.
We will also be able to talk about my current project using many technologies from C++ Openframeworks to Max or Ableton Live 9.
Workshop will be in English.
Julien Bayle speaks also French and will be support for Spanish speakers only.
Price Workshop 40€
I’m really happy to play at Störung Festival in Barcelona on 18h April 2013 !
I will also providing a workshop about visuals & sounds on 19th April 2013.
I’ll post more about the workshop. It will be related to the system I’m currently using for my A/V livesets.
I also will talk about PROJECT 1111.
Feel free to join the facebook event here
C’est le grand jour, Ableton Live 9 est disponible.
C’est aussi un grand jour pour la formation que j’ai enregistré en tant qu’Ableton Certified Trainer pour ELEPHORM il y a à peine une semaine. En effet, celle-ci est d’ores et déjà disponible !
Dès aujourd’hui, vous pouvez vous formez à Ableton Live 9 avec moi en ligne directement
Vous pouvez aussi pré-commander le pack DVD contenant l’ensemble de la formation /
Vous pouvez lire l’interview se rapportant à ma collaboration avec Elephorm
Ne râtez pas le lancement de Live9, formez vous dès sa sortie Mardi 5 Mars