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.
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.
RPE Duo is starting USA tour with FONT gig in NYC and collaboration with Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). The duo transforms satellite ozone data into sound using a variety of sonification methods. The data from the lowest level of the atmosphere closest to the earth’s surface is used, which has the best relationship to human health. Since Ozone’s impact is all about location, RPE Duo is using the data from six locations around the globe with diverse level of ozone concentration; representing the ozone data rather than culture or any other characteristic of the locations. To represent each place average monthly ozone concentration is used in a time series of 12 months.
14 Sept: Festival of New Trumpet Music @ Village Zendo (NYC)
15 Sept: Firehouse Museum Records (Philadelphia)
16 Sept: Galaxy Hut (Washington DC)
19 Sept: …
Another video from our USA tour. It documents out trip to Asheville where Moog Synthesisers factory is based. The only place on the planet where Moog Synthesizers are being produced and all are on display.
RPE Duo performed live in Altamont Theater and UNC – Asheville where we did seminar and workshop for students.
Also, Peter Kirn featured RPE Duo on Create Digital Music.
Photos from the Moog factory
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