EVENT #3 Out there, In here @ XOYO – Doors 8pm, First act 8.45
Leafcutter John will be presenting his new light powered synthesiser: an immersive audio visual performance with a thrilling synaesthesic dimension. Bike lights and candles generate glorious landscapes of playful, glitched techno in a performance that is simultaneously accessible and enchanting.
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Imogen Heap combines pop success with a constant drive for innovation and experimentation, whether through performing with new technologies or using social networks to change the very dynamics of how she connects and even performs with her audience.
She will let us in on an early sneak preview of the development of her forthcoming live show. Imogen will be performing piano, vocals and the Mi.Mu gloves, her new performance interface. The gloves enable live processing to be controlled by hand movements and this short set of improvisations will explore some of the musical possibilities of this.
“Your Fox’s A Dirty Gold” is an interactive performance piece for a singer with motion sensors, electric guitar, live-electronics and lights. “Fox” is what you could describe as a modern pop song (a love song actually). It incorporates elements of contemporary and experimental electronic music in the domain of pop music.The concept is to link all involved elements to the movement and gestures of the performer. This allows the singer to control, trigger and shape in time all technical and musical parts of the composition in real time. The software MAX/MSP is used to control the live electronics and the DMX lights. They are driven by the upper body movement of the singer and the electric guitar interface. The aim of this technical concept is to establish an embodiment of the involved electronic apexes of the piece in order to make it perceivable and controllable like a regular acoustic instrument.
Chat Room will be a live electroacoustic performance made from recorded and live audio streams sourced from internet video chat rooms. The audio will be manipulated using a performance system that uses timecode vinyl as an incredibly tactile, engaging and versatile controller for a wide range of processes. The show will be accompanied by an abstract, provocative improvised dance by two performance artists and the video and audio of the resulting performance will be streamed live back into one of the chat rooms that the audio was sourced from. Chat Room both presents a development of the turntable as a way of interfacing with music, and the potential of the internet as a unique space for art, rather than just a mass distribution system for more traditional forms.
Emerald Tablets revitalizes discarded interfaces with recent developments in embeddable, single-board computers. Three Wacom UD-II serial tablets dating from 1996 are paired with the BeagleBoard-xM. Together, the three tablets control erratic, feedback-driven synthesis networks and signal mixing procedures.