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 …
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.
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 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.
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 …