Emute Lab @ Sussex

Experimental Music Technologies Lab

Month: May 2016

Resonating Instruments Workshops

How do we compose for new instruments? Can we redesign old instruments for new music? What happens when familiar instruments gain new expressive scope?

These are questions we will be investigating in two workshops running as part of the ICLI conference (International Conference on Live Interfaces – http://www.liveinterfaces.org), to be held at the University of Sussex in Brighton in June 29/30th.

Registration is now open for composers and performers to join the workshops in order to create pieces for two new musical instruments – the halldorophone and the magnetic resonator piano – and perform at the opening of the ICLI conference in the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.

The workshops will engage with questions of legacy, tradition, notation, performance and improvisation. They will deal with how instruments frame our compositional thoughts, provoking questions as to what happens when familiar instruments gain new sonic and performance capabilities.

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Further information on the workshops can be found on the ICLI website: http://www.liveinterfaces.org/#workshops

If you are interested in joining one of these two-day workshops, please fill in the registration form here:

Halldorophone – http://goo.gl/forms/iszthAUWb2
Magnetic Resonator Piano – http://goo.gl/forms/rGZfVmWesn

We will confirm by June 17th. This application process is because there are limited places and we wish to ensure a good balance of participants. Workshops cost £50 which includes lunches on both days.

In order to facilitate participation by creative musicians outside academia we are making these workshops open without attending the rest of the ICLI conference.

The ICLI team

ICLI registration open

3rd International Conference on Live Interfaces
School of Media, Film and Music – University of Sussex, Brighton.

Dates: June 28th – July 2nd, 2016.

Website: www.liveinterfaces.org

Registration is now open for the International Conference on Live Interfaces in Brighton this summer. This biennial conference brings together people working with live interfaces in the performing arts, including music, the visual arts, dance, puppetry, robotics or games. The conference scope is highly interdisciplinary but with a focus on interface technologies of expression in the area of performance. Topics of liveness, immediacy, presence (and tele-presence), mediation, collaboration and timing or flow are engaged with and questioned in order to gain a deeper understanding of the role contemporary media technologies play in human expression.

The conference consists of paper presentations, performances, interactive installations, poster demonstrations, a doctoral colloquium and workshops. Works engaging with the principles and assumptions governing interaction design, including perspectives from art, philosophy, product design and engineering are specially invited.

- Stuart Nolan (magician)
- Kristina Andersen (instrument maker)
- Roman Paska (puppeteer)

- Magnetic Resonator Piano (Andrew McPherson)
- The halldorophone (Halldor Ulfarsson)
- Sound and Space: Performing Music for Organ and Electronics (Lauren Redhead and Alistair Zaldua)
- A Practical and Theoretical Introduction to Chaotic Musical Systems (Tristan Clutterbuck, Tom Mudd and Dario Sanfilippo)
- Making High-Performance Embedded Instruments with Bela and Pure Data (Giulio Moro, Astrid Bin, Robert Jack, Christian Heinrichs and Andrew McPherson)
- Distributed Agency in Performance (Paul Stapleton, Simon Waters, Owen Green and Nicholas Ward)
- Interfacing the Txalaparta Workshop (Enrike Hurtado)

The conference, including performances and installations, will take place at the newly renovated Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. We will publish final performance, installations and paper programme when closer in time.

There is a doctoral colloquium on Wednesday 29th of June and a Brighton Modular Meet on Sunday, 3rd of July.

We look forward to welcome you to the University of Sussex for the ICLI conference this summer.



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