While the R&D for Feeedback5 moves ahead with lots of exciting developments MNM has been out on tour, this time to the ZKM in Karlsruhe. MNM is conceptualized & directed by Christian Graupner/Humatic and features Mieko Suzuki & Ming Poon. The software has been programmed by João Pais with the support of Musical Interaction Team at IRCAM Centre Pompidou / Norbert Schnell with tech & music collaboration from myself. While it has been displayed in the past as an standalone installation we have also developed a stage version, which is what we performed at the ZKM last week, with DJ Meiko Suzuki at the controls.
Regenwald2011 at Club Transmediale from macumbista on Vimeo. In February I took part in Regenwald 2011 as part of the Club Transmediale Festival in Berlin at the venue West Germany. Conceived and organised by Derek Holzer and Mads Bech Paluszewski, it was a contemporary re-interpretation of David Tudor’s series of compositions from the 1970′s entitled “Rainforest”. It uses various types of sonic transducers to play live sounds through various resonant objects in the space, as well as through architectural features of the space itself. Additionally, an 8×8 matrix mixer allows the sound from any of the objects to be sent to any other node in the network, making the whole piece an experiment in generative chaos. Continue reading “Regenwald 2011”