On the 5th of April I was invited to play at the Connector event organized by STEIM.
For this occasion I was asked by Fedde Ten Berge to develop a performance for his Pentacle spatialization system, a multichannel environment with 15 hand-made loudspeakers, 3 subwoofers and custom spatialization software.
In the program of the evening there were also students from the Institute of Sonology: Siamak Anvari, Dalton Danks, Chris Vermeulen and Luka Kozlovacki.
More info on Synaesthesia can be found here: https://micheleabolaffio.wordpress.com/works/synaesthesia/
Here is a video recording of the performance:
The performance Synaesthesia and the ensemble Milos Cathals have been selected for the 2018 edition of the Klingt Gut International Symposium on Sound!
The symposium will take place in Hamburg, Germany, from June 7 to 9 2018.
About Klingt Gut:
klingt gut 2018 4th International Symposium on Sound is a conference / festival at the intersection of art and technology. Artists, scientists and engineers share ideas and inspiration in paper presentations, performative lectures, fixed media concerts / screenings, in performances and exhibition, in workshops and tutorials. klingt gut 2018 is hosted by the Audio Engineering Society (AES) North German Professional Section and Hamburg Student Section, and by Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.
“For three days, international artists and scientists will present their work in the fields of sound design, sound art, electro-acoustic music, and forward-looking audio technologies. Participants will enjoy a series of informative lectures, hands-on workshops, and interactive panel discussions as well as cutting edge installations and performances at Germany’s most state-of-the-art media campus.”
Now part of the Twelve Lab collective, a laboratory dedicated to sound productions.
Twelve Lab is a group of talented people with different backgrounds and expertise who can take care of the realization of the many aspects of a sound work.
The services offered by the collective range from Sound design and audio recording to hardware and software development for interactive installations.
Visit the website to know more! http://www.twelve-lab.com/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.