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Oct 7, 2013
angela

It feels like I am dreaming

Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.

Some video documentation of the Takahashi, light-based, approach.

There are sensors inside mask which inform how the lights function.
Everything is being generated and controlled by a Max patch and the (wireless) sensors are built around the x-io x-OSC and x-IMU devices.

*all visuals happened in realtime. No effects/editing was used to create the banding/glitches. They are a happy accident manifestation of the refresh rate of the DMX lights and the camera not playing nice together.

The audio is recordings during a previous performance. The nature of those performances where such that the canvas was turned it into an instrument. In this session (in the video), that is the audio that can be heard, but it was being processed live during this interaction between performers.

Watching this now, it feels like this is who dreamt that past…

Aug 25, 2012
angela

Human Seeking

Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern performance at Human Seeking:

Human Seeking from Rodrigo Constanzo on Vimeo.

HOSTED BY MEeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Friday May 25th / 8pm / Kro bar on Oxford Road M13 9PG (across the street from The Academy)
Free Entry

Let’s explore sonic and visual information through improvisation.
The role of technology is considered, with each artist prioritizing it differently with regard to their own practice and human creative potential.
Performances . Talks from the artists . Q&A
Oh…and I’ve made this all tie in with my MA assessment, which means you will probably see me get grilled by my tutors (Helmut Lemke and Louise Brookes) at the end — but I welcome it!! Should be a really great night.

FEATURING

HELOpg
HELOpg (the Huddersfield Experimental Laptop Orchestra postgraduate group), established since October 2009, is a laptop ensemble based within the music department at University of Huddersfield. Interested in exploring the use of the laptop as a performance tool, HELOpg performs, records and tours experimental laptop composition and improvisation with a diverse mix individually created instruments. HELOpg currently consist of Samuel Birkhead, Julian Brooks, Sam Freeman and Scott Hewitt.

Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern
Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern is Angela Guyton and Rodrigo Constanzo (And on this night, sound diffusion artist Sam Salem will be working with us). We try to create moments where the boundaries between visual information and sonic information get muddied. We do this through performance. We do this through improvisation. We are trying to receive and transform information. The result is a feedback loop of interaction between two disciplines and three humans, hopefully yielding subtlety, grit, focus and beauty.

Richard Knight
Raised in the surroundings of conflicting natural beauty and industrial decay of northern England, many of Knight’s primary influences are based around the clash between organic and electronic. He began producing music and playing in diverse experimental bands/projects in and around Leeds, but had always been motivated by the the possibilities of encapsulating avant-garde stylings within more immediately unassuming mediums. In addition to using computers as artistic tools, Knight often utilises specifically controlled feedback as an instrument. The unique method uses mixing desks as sound sources: a typically passive audio device subverted to become an expressive instrument. Of most intrigue is the tenuous area between feedback and feedforward – the hazy and perplexing cusp between order and chaos.

Kate Freeborough
The artist highlights idiosyncrasies by merging with gathered items whilst responding to the space around her.

and a virtual appearance by
Danishta Rivero
Danishta Rivero is a musician and sound artist who resides in San Francisco. She performs solo improvisations on the Hydrophonium, a water-based electro-acoustic percussion instrument, with which she has toured the Pacific NW. Danishta also does vocals and digital processing in Blood Wedding, a just intonation noise duo with Chuck Johnson on steel guitar and modular synth.

 

Jun 17, 2012
angela

Erwin #6 – The Middle Ages

 

Erwin #6 - The Middle Ages

Written by Sergio Gato / Drawn by me

Jun 9, 2012
angela

TSC at the ICMC

Update June 9, 2012:
We’ve just gotten the video footage of our performance at the ICMC (International Computer Music Conference). I had originally felt bad about this performance (even though I thought, and still think, the painting turned out great) but after watching it back, I think even the performance was good. I barely remember any specifics from the performance itself. Watching this back is like watching someone else–its nice.

Originally post below – from August 3, 2011:

ICMC

August 2, 2011 – We performed at the ICMC held this year at Huddersfield University. We attend the Unconference where the use of gesture and visuals were discussed with some interesting people (These are some of those people: Freida Abtan, Adrian Freed, and David Wessel.).
We hung out with Scott Hewitt. One of the things we discussed was the tool Rod and I want to build that’ll allow me to live sample & synthesize sound via the gestures I already make while painting. He encouraged us to build the hardware, just hunker down, and figure out some of the programming so we’ll have a better understanding of what the thing will do.

The concert was really well attended. It was held at The Graduate, the university’s on-campus bar. Believe it or not, this crowd of academics got a little rowdy! I really liked seeing this one guy do some live coding, projected large on a screen, so you could see what he was doing. It was fun to watch.

Our performance went so-so. Rod and Anton think it went better than I think it went though. I just couldn’t get into it and kept repeating myself. The venue itself was really hot (Miami hot). After 15 minutes I was dripping sweat and black paint. Niiiiice and griiiiity.

The painting is now owned by P.A. Tremblay and can been seen in his office at the university.

You can listen to the performance here:

TSC @ ICMC2011 by Takahashi

Jun 7, 2012
angela

Erwin #5 – Erwin Confronts Newly Minted Baby

Erwin #5 - Erwin Confronts Newly Minted Baby

Eritten by Sergio Gato.
(Who I wish had a website I could link to.)
Drawn by me.

The first issue of ZERO TOWN is now available HERE. It was printed as a limited run of 100 (They’ll all be signed and numbered). Physical copies are 6.50 and if you follow through to the blogpost you can read about the process, see some pics, and download a digital copy. (Please consider donating if you enjoy the digital copy to encourage this comic-making behavior.)

deadlift  5 rep max: 110kg
squat double: 100kg