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.
Two visual artists Jakub Hader and Patrycja Ochala invited us to take part in the project Second Stroke to do music and sound design for their installation at WRO Biennale 2013.
Installation had modern look at fine art with the use of new media and technology (3D mapping and MS Kinect). Participants were changing the painting textures and shapes by pointing at different spots of the projection. Sounds and music were Space F!ght’s sonic representation of the painting itself. The software Jakub wrote was choosing them algorithmically analysing participants’ gestures. This way audience could interact with the image and sound of installation. Videos below are showing the end result and preparation.
Audio visual installation made in collaboration with Rodrigo Garcia Dutra
Commissioned by Quenington Sculpture Trust, exposed on Fresh Air 2009, UK.
The piece is inspired by DNA code and the garden itself. All sounds coming from the speakers are generated digitally with the synthesizer (Elektron Monomachine). The rest of the sound material is coming live from the garden itself. The piece is blurring the boundaries between nature and synthetic sounds. Visual part of the piece created by Rodrigo Garcia Dutra is made of vectorised photographs played through live interactive and generative video software (Isadora). The pictures were recombined through different composite modes and then synchronized and interfered with music.
Digital Garden was also exposed in Sep 2009 during Byam Shaw MA Fine Arts Show in London as part of Rodrigo Garcia Dutra’s Quartzscreen (architectures for the future) installation.
in galleries in London and released on …
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.
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
Electronic Blocks - Derby – Laptop live act
Media Lab (Re)boot - Node.London Festival - London, UK – Audio-visual installation -Greentooth
York Festival - Laptop live act
Concert with Freezframe in York - laptop, drum machine and jazz band
Audiovisual Installation made in collaboration with Hedonskate.
Installation utilised mobile devices (phones, gamepads) creatively. Audience experienced art while manipulating the video content.
Text massages from mobile phones trigered videos and audio files, gamepad controlled visuals, videos were based on films of Hedonskate’s agressive rollerbladers. Installation was based on Max/MSP/Jitter and Quartz Composer.
Greentooth Installation was exposed in Area10 in London which was a part of NODE.London Festival 2008 and in Digital Yard – Millers Yard (York UK 2007)