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January 2011 - May 2011 • works-in-progress
Quite a lot of exciting stuff going on these few months!
New piece. Release, together with artist interview
In March, I finished a new fixed medium piece titled Megas Diakosmos, using my digital feedback instrument. I am very pleased with ther result! Check it out here, or on my soundcloud page
Artist interview and release
An artist interview was published at the important Belgian/Dutch magazine, Gonzo(circus): a magazine for contemporary music and culture. My new piece Megas Diakosmos, appears at the CD-compliation Mind the Gap, which comes together with the magazine.
Upcoming solo performances
A couple of cool invitations:
• I have been invited to perform at the next International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2011), at Huddersfield, UK. I will be playing Fantasia On A Single Number, on August 2nd.
• I have also been invited to perform a longer set at the AudioArt Festival in Krakow, Poland, in November. Now, to find funding or another project that gets me to Europe around this time... I hope I won't have to turn this down due to being so far, as I had to with the Danish Re-new festival in 2010...
Micro-telematic project, artist residency and new media exhbition
A lot of research and development footwork on this project, but it starts to pay off. Many exciting things to come soon! I have a deadline for the first project, which will push things more: a residency at the Jack Straw New Media Art Gallery in November 2011, and a 2 month exhibition of the piece I create.
Stroom Ondertussen exhibition with Hekate
Stroom, the Den Haag-based art foundation, asked Hekate (Stephanie Pan, Stelios Manousakis, Barbara Ellison) to present documentation from our 2009-10 trip to the arctic in their Ondertussen space. We decided to use this as a chance to try out some things and present a 'creative documentation' in a New Media context, instead of a dry one. I created a dynamic real-time audio-video system for it, and made three plexiglas circular surfaces for the video to be projected. My collaborators took care of actually setting everything up in the space (also with some photos from the trip). It looks pretty neat, so you should check it out if you're around the area. The exhibition is up in the period 9 April - 5 June
I haven't had as much time as I would had liked to dedicate to this project, but I am very pleased with what I have so far. There are some huge improvements from the previous prototype, and the instrument has many more potentials, and sounds way better. More soon.
September 2010 - January 2011 • works-in-progress
I am actively working on a few different projects, more info coming up soon...
I have finally begun working on a project that I 've had for quite some time on my mind: making a digital musical instrument for my solo performances. It is an electro-acoustic wind-like feedback instrument generating sound locally with a speaker-microphone pair mounted on a telescoping tube. As it is partly acoustic, it provides vibrotactile feedback and is actually playable even without a computer, although when a computer is added in the feedback loop it is much more fun :) It will eventually have a number of sensors embedded but even without them it is very responsive and quite fun to play. More soon!
A micro-telematic, itinerant art / sound art installation involving mobile electronic devices.
The piece is an attempt to rediscover the heart of the ritual and its communal function in a contemporary society, where interaction is often mediated through digital technology, networked communication and the development of virtual personas that coexist in parallel with one’s real-life self.
Iqaluit: (working title)
A 4 year-long collaborative project of the artist group Hecate (Barbara Ellison, Stelios Manousakis, Stephanie Pan), that officially begun with a trip to the Arctic Circle in Iqaluit, Nunavut, during the winter 2009-2010. Growing as an abstraction of our experience and research on Inuit throat singing, the piece will result in a series of performances / installations / exhibitions about ritual, communication and the redefinition of community in our own contemporary, neo-nomadic western society.
The first installation is scheduled for March 2010, in Stroom Den Haag (NL).
Donderpreek/Reformation: (working title)
A film by Jeanette Groenendaal for which I am writing music / sound design.
Kill Your Darlings OR Have robot dog, will travel:
A new media performance / theater piece by Stephanie Pan, for which I am creating/hacking 20 radio receiving robotic dogs for multichannel, mobile sound diffusion.