Synaesthesia and Milos Cathals at MAtera/INtermedia 2017

The performance Synaesthesia and the ensemble Milos Cathals have been selected for the 2017 edition of the MAtera/INtermedia festival 2017!

MAtera/INtermedia is an international festival of electronic music taking place in December 1-6 in the ancient city of Matera. For this edition the festival received 319 submission from artists all around the world, and selected the two performances I proposed, among with around other 40 works.

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Synaesthesia at Connector II

On the 3rd of August I will perform Synaesthesia in the event Connector II, organised by STEIM.

Connector is a monthly series in which STEIM connects with another collective or disciplin, resulting in either a concert or exhibition. For this second edition they invited Luca De Rosso with an amazing A/V performance.

Me and Sybren Danz will be representing the STEIM connection.

For more info on the program and on the other performers check the event on STEIM’s website:
http://steim.org/event/connector-ii/
Or the Facebook event.

Synaesthesia performed at SMC2017!

At the 14th Sound and Music Computing Conference in Espoo, Finland, (5th-8th July 2017), I presented the performance “Synaesthesia”.

The performance was part of the 14 pieces of the music program of the conference. Based on the feedback from the audience the performance was well received, arousing interest over the musical practice and the technology involved in the author’s work.

The SMC Conference is a double-blind peer-reviewed international scientific conference around the core interdisciplinary topics of Sound and Music Computing, now at its 14th edition. The conference was well organised and the program spanned 4 days from early morning to late night. The presentations and sound installations were hosted in the Aalto University campus in Espoo, while the evening concerts took place in the Korjaamo Culture Factory, one of the largest independent arts centres in the Nordic countries.
There were works of very diverse topics and levels, but the community proved to be a compact and warm environment to discuss each own’s interests and passion for music.

Info on the SMC Conference: smc2017.aalto.fi
The proceedings and the music program of the conference can be found at: http://smc2017.aalto.fi/program.html

Synaesthesia accepted at SMC2017!

The performance Synaesthesia has been accepted in the concert program of the Sound and Music Computing Conference 2017!
The performance will take place on July 7th in Helsinki at Korjaamo Culture Factory, one of the largest independent arts centers in the Northern Europe.
The Sound and Music Computing Conference is a double-blind peer-reviewed international scientific conference around the core interdisciplinary topics of Sound and Music Computing, coming this year at its 14th edition.

The program of the conference and the concerts can be found at: http://smc2017.aalto.fi/program.html

How to use a Sense/Stage MiniBee

In my performance setup for Synaesthesia I use the Sense/Stage Minibee, developed by Marije Baalman. The MiniBees are wireless versions of Arduino that can be used in live performances, installations, or whenever there’s a need for wireless communication for sensors and actuators.
Read how to use them in this new tutorial, that describes the steps I made for developing my setup.
How to use a Sense/Stage MiniBee

Synaesthesia premiered!

On Saturday 22th October I premiered my new live performance “Synaesthesia” in Compagnietheater in Amsterdam, event commisioned by Amsterdam Dance Event and funded by Stimuleringfonds Creatieve Industrie.

The piece was a live electronics solo performance, involving biophysical sensors and active lighting. The inner exploration of the senses was transduced into sound and light through a custom designed sound synthesis that reacted on the various sensors placed on the body of the performer.