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.
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.
I am super happy for Space F!ght to receive Emerging Excellence Award ! It will support bands tour coming up in May/June 2014!
Space F!ght was chosen from 231 applications among 27 musicians.
‘Panellists included multi-platinum selling songwriter and record producer Martin Sutton, singer-songwriter and composer Gwyneth Herbert, artist manager and owner of RedGrape Records Kerry Harvey-Piper, pianist and founder of Edition Records Dave Stapleton, Director of Film & TV UK/Europe at ASCAP Simon Greenaway, former Director of the City of London Festival Ian Ritchie, Nick Keynes and the Guardian’s Classical Music Editor Imogen Tilden.’
You can find more info and list of all selected bands on Help Musicians website.
Here is video from our recent Sci-Fi Tour 2013.
Space Fight and Sound and Music are co-producing the Sci-Fi UK tour in November. New Space F!ghts set is inspired by sci-fi novels from P.K. Dick and S. Lem. Texts are voice samples of Anna Edgington. These are influencing the improvisation and providing structure for the new pieces. To emphasize 3D effect of the visualisations Space F!ght is using a custom made modular scenography for visualisations/3D mapping. Scenography modules are acting as projection screens made of especially designed models.
During the forthcoming tour each show will also contain a piece made in collaboration with Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). In this piece satellite ozone data controls the improvisation and 3D visualisations. Space F!ght is using ground level ozone data, which is the best representation of the ozone that harms human health. Since Ozone’s impact is all about location, …
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.
Space F!ght is coming back to the hometown and performing at concert series Stadion Kultury Europejskiej, headlining Precyzja Swiatla night. We are doing our audio-visual 3D mapping set at the Synagogue Stage. 29th June Rzeszow, Poland.
More info at Wschod Kultury
Space F!ght performed in Newcastle’s Live Theatre on 22nd April and in Oporto, Leeds on 23rd April with our new 3D modular audio visual setup. We are really happy with the outcome and looking forward to expand our 3D screens in the future shows. Videos coming soon…
Check out recent Space F!ght video and let us know how Polish Electronica sounds like!
Video contains footage from Space F!ght gigs at Kernel Festival, Italy 2012, Tinderbox Festival, UK 2012, Culturenight Festival, Dublin Ireland 2011 and Fusebox, Leeds, UK 2012.
We are very pleased to be announced ambassadors of northern jazz scene in England for 2013/14.
Together with 12 bands from the north of England Space F!ght will get subsidy to performances and promotion.
‘The panel considered many factors in making their decision, including musical excellence, creativity, innovation, potential audience engagement, potential promoter take-up, the representation of artists from a wide geographical base, stylistic variety and diversity.’
More details on Jazz North website.
Space F!ght performed at Kernel Festival in Desio, Italy.
You can find few random clips from the trip in below. Full blown edit is coming soon.
Space F!ght @ Kernel 2012