In case anyone is wondering why I’m not saying much about live coding these days, it’s because http://toplap.org/ has turned into an active blog, and I’m contributing a lot of my live codey thoughts to it. See you over there!
Audio blast is a streaming festival by apo33, running in both Nantes and Piksel festival in Bergen. I’m performing this Saturday November 24th, for an hour from 7pm GMT (8pm CET). I’ll be streaming quadrophonic sound from my studio in Sheffield, which will be played in both spaces, with a stream for remote listeners from […]
I’m doing a few solo performances over the next days, in Cambridge, Uxbridge and Birmingbridge. Here’s the programme notes/rationale; Yaxu – SmoothDirt From a linear perspective of time, live coding will always be somewhat distant from human experience. As computer programming is a fundamentally indirect manipulation of sound, is live coding really live? If we […]
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.