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Garth Paine and Michael Atherton - SynC - performing Sonic Alchemy's at the opening of the Virtual, Interactive, Performance, Research Environment (VIPRE) at the University of Western Sydney - a new research lab established by Garth Paine over the last 3 years that houses first class 20 channels 3D audio spatialisation facilities, large animation screens - DLP projectors, MoCAP etc for research into interactive systems in the arts.
See vipre.uws.edu.au/ and vipre.uws.edu.au/tiem/
Thanks to Jon Drummond for editing this together
Thought you might be interested to hear a recent interview I did on ABC Classic FM's New Music Up Late with Julian Day. It features 2 new works for Kyma and live acoustic instrument written by me for the Aurora festival. One of them with my collaborator Michael Atherton, for our ensemble SynC.
My flute work Fue Sho starts about 22:10 into the stream and is followed by the interview and then the work Sonic Alchemies with Michael Atherton.
Hope you enjoy
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This is an Interview with Julian Day for the ABC New Music Australia program in 2001 where we discuss the idea of the electronic musician and composer as instrument builder.
I would be interested in your thoughts - the computer as instrument? The algorithm as instrument? How do you approach instrumentation, composition etc
Look forward to some discussion
Here is a sneak preview of a new piece, composed and performed by Garth Paine for flute and live electronic processing using the Capybara, Kyma system .
The piece was premiered at the New York Electronic Arts Festival on June 4, 2007. The concert was produced by EMF Productions: Electronics & Virtuosity
This new piece will be included on a new CD from SynC (Garth Paine and Michael Atherton) later this year.
Available as Podcast at http://www.activatedspace.com/blog/?feed=rss2
There are a number of very interesting short videos on youtube of artists using Max/MSP/Jitter to composer/perform musical and inter-media works. I thought I'd place a few of them here as I would like to reference them, and probably add to them in the future and I thought it might interest others.
Here is Luke DuBois
here is a work for Violin Luke did the visual programming for
Jamie Lidell talks about MAX/MSP
Here is an example of his performance - multiplying his own voice using Max/MSP
A composition for Max/msp/jitter and Saxaphone
Jonny Greenwood Max/MSP patch #2 - using Max/MSp to process the guitar live
This is a nice example of adapting simple tools (A cheap laser pointer, a solar panel and a clear vase filled with water are transformed into a music controller) and applying the flexability of MAX/MSP to develop some fun music interfaces, Includes demonstrations of amp modulation, amp and freq mod and a more complex mapping as well