Build a digital wavetable synth and printed circuit board artwork in a workshop with Dirty Electronics and Max Wainwright.
Date and Time: Sat 19 May 2018at 14:00 – 17:00
Cost: 300 SEK
Calling all activists, sound artists, and pseudo philosophers. Individual political texts, protests and manifesto will be written to EEPROM of a chip on an artwork printed circuit board. The text determines which programs are available and in which order they are read. Controls are a singular button, microphone and touch.
Body as instrument
The talk considers the human body as musical instrument. To do so, we look at the use of physiological signals, notably the electromyogram, as a way to capture the gestural intention and effort of the performer. The use of biomedical technologies as computer interfaces, however, do not automatically comprise a musical instrument. To imagine a system that affords expressive musical performance, we will think about the notion of the “instrument”, and contrast it with concepts of the “tool” predominant in our technoculture.
In the performance the instrument captures electromyogram (EMG) signals reflecting muscle tension. The system renders as musical instrument the performer’s own body, allowing him to articulate sound through concentrated gesture. The sources are natural and synthetic sounds, and sounds of the body.
In Le Loup, howling wolves are stretched and sculpted. In Lifting whistling oscillators modulated. In Myogram, a direct sonification of muscle cell action potentials is heard as a stochastic pulse train reflecting limb activity and feed resonators and filters. The work is the result of the MetaGesture Music project, which was supported by the European Research Council (FP7-283771).
Atau Tanaka's first inspirations came upon meeting John Cage during his Norton Lectures and would go to on re-create Cage’s Variations VII with Matt Wand and :zoviet*france:. In the 90’s he formed Sensorband with Zbigniew Karkowski and Edwin van der Heide. His work has been presented at Ars Electronica, SFMOMA, Eyebeam, V2, NTT-ICC, and ZKM. He has worked at IRCAM, Artistic Co-Director of STEIM Amsterdam, and researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratory (CSL). He is Professor of Media Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Quite Eyes of Air has enjoyed improvising at a number of shows around Europe and the West Coast and will continue exploring around the world in 2018.
Atilio Doreste; Walker (fine and sound artist, photographer). Painting and Sculpture Department Professor. Researcher at ULL University Institute of Social Research and Tourism. Taller de Acciones Creativasresearch group (TAC), whose research interests lines are Art, Nature and Landscape.
He was Director of the various editions of Landscape Workshops in Canary Islands and in NODOS:ONCongress on Soundscape, Heritage and Creativity within the Fonoteca de Mar Project (Septenio, Canarias Canary Network Culture). Also a Sound Art Professor in Territory and Landscape Art Master, and Director of Photography Practicesat ULL, Director of Auriculab Sound Art LaboratoryULL, and Canary Islands Soundmap Project.
Netlabels works at Green Field Recordings, La Escucha Atenta, Very Quiet Records, Sonic Terrain, Post Global Records, Audiotalaia, Barrilete Cósmico, Buddhist on Fire, Plus Timbre, Thrmnphone, El Muelle Records, Caballo Perdedor, República Ibérica Ruidista, Barrilete Cósmico, Sonic Field, etc. Artistic residences at Eufònic (Barcelona), Paesaggi Migranti (Pennabilli), Sonic Waterloo (London), VICC (Visby). http://atiliodoreste.net/