Starting to record music again..
Happily we’ve been awarded some funding for a conference on live performance technology from Vitae Yorkshire! This will be a great start to my new position in ICSRiM. Here’s the call: LIVE INTERFACES Performance, Art, Music http://icsrim.org.uk/liveinterfaces/ Date: 7th-8th September, 2012 Venue: ICSRiM, School of Music, University of Leeds, UK CALL FOR PAPERS AND PERFORMANCES […]
I’m excited to be joining Kia Ng in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research in Music (ICSRiM) within the faculty of Performance, Visual Arts & Communications (PVAC) for the new academic year, as a two year fellowship. I’ll be a research fellow in Human/Technology Interface, a research strand supported within the cross disciplinary Culture, Society & Innovation Hub. All […]
A busy couple of weeks ahead: This weekend (Saturday 17th March) I am playing as part of slub at a live algorave in London. Then the following weekend I’m doing a few things at the 2012 Lovebytes festival in Sheffield: Thursday 22nd March – An experimental (as in we don’t know what will happen) performance with Hester Reeve as part of […]
People bring all kinds of laptops to workshops, and installing your software on them might take hours. So it’s nice to just give everyone a bootable USB stick or CD, containing a live linux distribution (i.e. one that runs straight from the USB stick/CD) and the software. This can get a room full of people […]
I’m privileged to be able to hear my grandmother Billie Campbell singing The Old Lamplighter in the 1940s, even though I was born after her death. I’m also privileged to be able to see (but not hear) my great-grandfather John Ross Campbell on his release from being a political prisoner for incitement to mutiny in 1924. I’m […]
Rumour has it that I may be something to do with the new ChordPunch label, which is promoting algorithmic music for ears and feet. Be careful not to get emotionally attached to any of the chordpunch output, their music, artist roster and administrative staff have algorithmic components in certain cases.
I had some fun with my talk at ICMC earlier this month. I started in the usual way with an outline slide, going through bullet points one by one outlining the structure of my talk. Importantly, I tried to talk continuously while the slide was up. On the next slide was a picture of a […]
I wrote this for the PPIG newsletter last year, but as there has been a hold-up in publishing the newsletter, I’ve put it here: My paper for PPIG 2010 was about bricolage programmers, in particular artists who write software without any clear plan, but just reacting to the results of each edit. From feedback it […]
After getting frustrated with trying to have a discussion about programming languages within the confines of twitter, I made a mailing list, mentioned it to a few people and suddenly 100 people appeared. It’s called potac, Programming of the Art Computer, with the topic being the design of (rather than the use of) programming languages […]