Leave A Message (Telematic Version) - April
A multi-location sound-art installation that features 12 telephones located across the globe that will be networked together via the Internet at the speed of sound.
I’ll be making an interactive installation where visitors can play a toy glockenspiel that triggers many domestic lamps and floor lights to flash in patterns around the foyer of the Power’s Center.
Many smaller scale projects, installations, and research nuggets are also in the mix.
I’ll be joining Naked Dance as they resume their monthly Salon Series at Canterbury House this Tuesday (17th).
Leave a Message set up and ready to go for Test Kitchen.
Open from September 3rd at the Work Gallery on State St. Ann Arbor.
Details about the opening and closing events to come.
I repurposed this old dictation machine foot controller I found in a thrift store to become a MIDI foot controller.
Its working nicely with ableton live’s looper device.
Katie, Don’t Go is currently running on the 3rd floor of the MAC, in Belfast.
It is free to visit but you should book a slot online here.
It lasts roughly 15 minutes per person and can be enjoyed alone or in pairs.
My next interactive installation piece will be on in Belfast, June 14 to 23.
My most recent installation in DL1, it looks like there will be a more developed iteration of this work on in the Work Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor in August/September… more info to come.
My final performance at SARC
I played with fthrsn at the conference too, video to come..
I first heard this song as a demo last year - it was the best song I heard that year. I spent the best few weeks of my life with Rachel over the holidays & we played this a few times at shows… I find it hard to focus on my simple drum part when I get distracted by the beauty of the song. I just want to sit in awe.
Its easy to forget how talented and amazing someone is when you are so close to them.
My buddy fthrsn just released a new album too.
I see this dude nearly everyday and hes a real friendly, humble guy - so much so that in the same way, its easy to forget that he also happens to create some amazing art through his electronic music. Listening to this album just puts me in a happy mood, which is a priceless gift.
I know I am lucky to be surrounded by wonderful art-makers, but I feel that nearly anyone could look around their friends, their town and find art that will move them more than anything you find on pitchfork or whatever. There are people all around you doing amazing things. Just open eyes and go to a show
Playing at the netmusic conference in stanford was sweet. Was great to see people connecting all over the world that really care about making the medium of internet based music performance a feasible reality for the future. Stanfords basically got a holiday resort for a campus and the famous CCRMA is an old mansion (not joking).. ridiculous…
At the moment Im working on a nuts art project with electronic lunch to make a hundred LED lanterns that communicate to each other in colour and brightness for a big parade in april
Also putting together some plans for an internet based music performance that toys on the idea of keeping the speed of sound intact over the web… more on that to come.
playing a bunch of small shows around Virginia with Rachel Austin… I’ve got two days before our first show to build some sort of drum kit..
Then on the 16th I’ll be pushing some buttons at NetMusic 2013 at Stanford Uni, San Francisco… I presume that a conference on internet based performance will have an online stream of sorts… I’ll link it when I find out where.
Simon Alexander-Adams and I have put together the soundtrack to a huge production by the UM’s theatre dept. on in the Powers Center, Ann Arbor.
It’s definitely a step up from the odd music thing I used to do for DU Players back in Trinity College Dublin with a large cast of incredibly talented actors, full lighting rigs and an incredible wall of death style set… all in a place that packs in over a thousand people.
It sounds class, looks great, and chuffed to work on it…
Ze wonderful Rachel Austin is on tour around Ireland at the moment.
I’m looking forward to drumming for her on her upcoming US tour which is in the works for January. Some very special songs on her new EP, this one being my favourite.
Last night I managed to blag my way into setting up a network connection to CCRMA Stanford and Universidad Icesi in Colombia with peeps from UM’s School of Music. We’re in the middle of putting together a large scale art installation in a large pond next week and had a chance to try it out alongside instruments by the pond, in California, and in Colombia.
Also Im now running this thing called electronic lunch at UM. Gets a bunch of artists, programmers, engineers, and designers together to make random cool projects…