Tag: improvisation


Space F!ght plays Mira, Barcelona

4th March

Together with Space F!ght  I performed at MIRA Festival 2014 at Santa Monica Arts Centre, Barcelona. MIRA festival is one of the biggest festivals of Live Visual Arts in Spain. Festival featured, lectures, performances and interactive installation art. We had Chris Sharkey on guitar, performing among the usual Space F!ght crew including Tom Adams (electronics), James Mainwaring (sax), Jakub Hader aka Precyzja (visuals and pyramid) and myself on Machinedrum and Octatrack.

Here is really nice teaser made from diverse activities happening during the festival. Try spotting our 3D pyramids.



2x Live sets at Electric Spring 2015

9th February

I performed two sets at Electric Spring festival in Huddersfield this year. In 5 days festival brought lots of sonic exploration ranging from Delia Derbyshire, through Laurent Segretier, Kasper T Toeplitz, to Robert Henke aka Monolake among others.

My two sets included brand new Digital Electricity (2015) and SF a/v solo (2014). Both were linking generative music with detailed sound design and improvisation.

 

 



LLEAPP 2013 Edinburgh

19th April

This year Laboratory for Laptop and Electronic Audio Performance Practice (LLEAPP) took place at Edinburgh University’s Inspace. I was invited to take part in  it, and I’m really glad I did come as it was an amazing experience. The Project featured workshops and performances with the group of top electronic and acoustic improvisers coming  from UK, Europe and USA. It was striking to see each performer with so individual setup, custom made software, DIY and hacked hardware.

I brought combination of instruments I use for Space F!ght, RPE Duo and Freeform projects and experimented their flexiblity in large electronic ensamble environment. I was manipulating my own sound rather then other performers and found it challenging to fit aesthetically with so many electronic musicians.

On the first day we were grouped randomly and performed few sets in quartets and trios finishing with the set featuring all the musicians involved. This …



RPE Duo USA tour

3rd October

RPE Duo is touring North Carolina, USA. Please find the dates below.

25 Sept: CPCC, Tate Hall, (12:30pm)
26 Sept: UNC-Asheville/Altamont Theater
28 Sept: Queens University, afternoon (2:15pm)
29 Sept: Common Market w/ Fat Face (feat. Lindsey Horne) (9pm)
29 Sept: Community School of the Arts Youth Workshop – all day
1 Oct: Snug Harbor w/Grant Funderburk, Fat Face, Symphony of Improvisers (Troy Conn, Molly Jay, Jason Hausman, Chris Walldorf, Radek Rudnicki, Matt Postle, and some others!)
2 Oct: UNC-Chapel Hill, (Hill Hall Auditorium) (7:30pm)

Photos from the tour

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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 …



Events Summary 2011

21st December

Live gigs in 2011 include art galleries in Dublin, Candiani Centre in Italy, and sourround audio visual Space F!ght gig in Ron Cooke Hub in York. Full list included in the post.



Events Summary 2010

21st December

List of performances in 2010 includes Manchester Jazz, Dialogues Festival, Edinburgh, Sensorium Dublin, Paese Italy among others.



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.




Recent Performances and Events

Live gigs, festivals, installations, workshops and the projects I'm involved in currently.

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Space F!ght plays Mira, Barcelona

Together with Space F!ght  I performed at MIRA Festival 2014 at Santa Monica Arts Centre, Barcelona. MIRA festival is one of the biggest festivals...

2x Live sets at Electric Spring 2015

I performed two sets at Electric Spring festival in Huddersfield this year. In 5 days festival brought lots of sonic exploration ranging from Delia...