Category: Live


Live in Cyprus – Loop 2016

9th February

I was invited to amazing festival in Cyprus in Jan 2016. Lefkosia Loop Festival happens in Cyprus in the first week of January (5,6th this year). This was a 5th edition of the festival with already established audience and really diverse acts. What a great start of the year! I brought my Elektron boxes both Machinedrum and Octatrack, OP1 and performed with first attempt of live patching my Serge modular setup (Creature+Quad Slope combo). I was amazed with warm welcome from the audience who seemed to enjoy the show. Following the festival I recorded new tunes with new and old friends from Cyprus. Hoping to take them live soon, so watch this space.

 

 



Space F!ght New Zealand Tour

9th December

I just came back from amazing trip to New Zealand and Singapore, where I went for study leave and toured with Space F!ght in Oct/November 2015 with dates in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. During the trip I facilitated workshops at New Zealand School of Music in Wellington, CPIT in Christchurch and University of Waikato in Hamilton. I did presentations for students and academic staff on data sonification, showcased workflow and approaches to live improv. I performed with Space F!ght in unique lineup with Anna Edgington(voice) and Tane Upjohn-Beatson(guitar).

New Zealand Tour Dates:

29th Oct Whammy Bar, Auckland

7th Nov Pyramid Club, Wellington

14th Nov Auricle, Christchurch

Here are the pics from the trip. 



The Asolo Thing

22nd July

Audio visual live act that blends the world of music and film together bringing live improvisation and live film montage into one unique art form.

Each performer has three movies cut into dozens of short looped clips. Musicians trigger loops using sound and physical gestures to progress throughout films creating an ever-changing experience and vj style performance for the audience. Music exploits a range of dynamics from subtle gestures, evolving textures, to walls of mass noise. Whole performance represents a fragmented timeline.

Permission of movies generously granted by directors and the Asolo Art Film Festival (Italy).

Nine movies were used from film makers such as: Le Fresnoy, Onni Pohl, Bitzer – Brunck – Weber, Yoko Fukushima, Johanna Vaude, Provorov-Myznikova, Pelin Kirca, Ameera Kawash, Mia Grau and Yuri Ancarani.

The Asolo Thing is played as part of UUCMS audio visual set.

Selected Performances:

Concerti di Promavera, Paese, …



Freeform

22nd July

Freeform is a solo piece based on a hardware and software improvisation system I created. The source material used is sampled guitar (Craig Scott). The idea of the system was to be flexible, fast, easy to use and portable. While gathering the source material, one of the few restrictions I placed upon the improviser was a ten-minute timeframe per take, which seemed long enough to get desired results from the improvisers I worked with.

Selected performances:

Festival Omaggio, Italy (2010) – live improv to the movie

CFCP, Dublin, Ireland (2011)  - live, part of The Asolo Thing set

Concerti di Promavera, Paese, Italy (2010) – live, part of The Asolo Thing set

Late Music Festival, York, UK (2010) – live part of UUCMS set

Download Max/MSP   Freeform files 

if you like to check it out yourself. It is preconfigured to be used with Logitech Gamepad, Korg …



Synthesis

18th July

Synthesis is a study of interaction between two people and technology. I created it for percussionist Enrico Bertelli. I used my limited medium – one drum machine – and played it together with the percussionist. With an integrated sequencer, this type of drum machine (Elektron Machinedrum)  is normally used for dance and techno music.

Selected Performances:

BEAM Festival, London UK (2012)

Festival Omaggio, Italy (2010)

Candiani Centre, Venice Italy (2011)

Luigi Nono Festival, Trieste Italy (2009)

Novocento Festival, Treviso, Italy (2009)

Concerti di Promavera, Paese, Italy (2010)

Late Music Festival, York, UK (2010)

Restructuring Max/MSP patch was made for the piece and enabled me to show which drum the percussionist should play at what time. It functioned as a score, though I could change it at any time to reorganise the piece live while improvising. That became very useful not only at the beginning of the project when we …



Aquatusz

14th July

Aquatusz

Collaboration with Jakub Hader and Enrico Bertelli.

Audio-visual piece, were analogue visualisations (coloured ink in aquarium) where used as guidelines for musicians in order to gather source material from acoustic improvisation. Performed with Aquarium and live acoustic musician on stage.

Aquatusz is performed as part of UUCMS live and worked as hybrid of installation and live piece on Sensorium York and Spot.Kontroli Poland. Was exposed on number of festivals in Italy, UK and Ireland.

Selected performances:
Spot.Kontroli, Poznan, Poland (2009)
Candiani Centre, Venice Italy (2011)
Sensorium, Dublin, Ireland (2011)
Festival Omaggio, Italy (2010)
Concerti di Promavera, Paese, Italy (2010)
Late Music Festival, York (2011)

Visuals: Jakub Hader Aquarium: Enrico Bertelli Music and Sound design: Radek Rudnicki

Enrico Bertelli – vibes Alex Harker – electric guitar Dave Keegan – bass guitar Chris Leedham – bass clarinet Jo Murgatroyd – sax and clarinet Zezo Olimpio – fender rhodes



Dataline vs Koshi Mazaki

23rd July

Dataline (Cenk Sayinli) vs Koshi Mazaki (Radek Rudnicki)

It is hardware based live act where all the sounds are generated live on stage on Elektron machines (Machinedrum, Monomachine and Octatrack). Improvised set mixes techno, dubstep, elektro and noise music into one unique form. Set ranges from 30min to 2h blocks. We use up to 5 drum machines for increased diversity and density of material.

Selected Performances:

JJs, York, UK (2011)

JJs York, UK (2012)

Kennedys Bar, York, UK (2011)

Dataline vs Koshi Mazaki project got mentioned in CDM and MATRIXSYNTH.



Kitchenware – KP1

22nd July

Kitchenware was the first project made with Enrico Bertelli.

Piece is based on controlled improvisation on kitchenware. All sounds in the piece are coming from kitchenware, processed sampled and resampled live. Score is based on MS Powerpoint.

Theatrical elements are mixed with contemporary percussion and techno bass heavy beats.

Piece came from concert in a backpack idea – setup is super mobile.

Selected Performances:

Computer Arts Festival, Padova Italy (2009)

Novocento Festival, Treviso, Italy (2009)

Late Music Festival, York UK (2010)

FOCAM at Brudnell Social Club, Leeds, UK (2009)

Enrico Bertelli – kitchenware Radoslaw Rudnicki – live electronics Angie Atmadjaja – scenography and lighting Calum Davison – tea break

A unique mixture of kitchenware and live electronics inside a music-theatre context. Don't stop at the black screen – keep on watching! Unprecedented and Unprotected Contemporary Music set.




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