"[radical] is a multi-disciplinary, interactive dance performance. Through improvisational dance, the piece externalizes the inner working of the mind's non-hierarchical distribution of thought. Music is generated from dancers' muscles & blood flow via biophysical sensors that capture soundwaves from the performers' muscular tissue. This corporeal data triggers complex neural patterns to be projected onto screens. As the audience interacts w/ the images, they enter into dialogue with the dancers."
I am very excited to be working on a this large scale performance project. For my part, I will be composing/performing original music and developing interactive sound instruments for the dancers to play, based on the amazing Xth sense technology.
Directed by Heidi Boisvert and in collaboration with Marco Donnarumma, Pauline Jennings, Raven Kwok, Allen Hahn and Amy Neilson.
Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
April 7th, 7:00pm EDT
Creating and performing on custom-made software instruments for sonification of live streams of NASA data, from the Kepler Mission.
Part of Sarah Weaver's Universal Synchrony telematic project, featuring:
Jane Ira Bloom (sax), Min Xiao Feng (pipa), Ray Anderson (trombone), Matt Wilson (drums) Doug Van Nort (electronics) and Sarah Weaver (composer/conductor) in New York, Mark Dresser (bass), Michael Dessen (trumpet), Myra Melford (piano), Nicole Mitchell (flute) in San Diego.
I am the Conference Director, and so please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have. I will also be conducting a five-day, pre-conference workshop at EMPAC entitled "Sound Sculpting and Deep Listening Through Electronics". Spaces are still available for this event - register today!
A world premiere! Expect a range from lush walls of sound to delicate electro/acoustic interplay throughout the course of the evening....
"This electroacoustic improvising quartet features three humans (piano, accordion synthesizer, greis/electronics) and one machine (electronics) which reacts to its partners, transforming their sound in a musical dialogue. This set will feature each of the three possible human-machine duos, followed by the full quartet."
509 Atlantic Avenue
General Admission: $15
Presentation of new piece Discursive/Dispersive for networked digital ensemble. I will conduct piece telematically from the CCC at EMPAC in Troy, NY, with performers from the MICE ensemble located at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
The Toneburst Laptop Ensemble of Wesleyan University will perform my piece ToneGO at SHARE NYC.
"The Toneburst Laptop Ensemble
is the newest laptop ensemble formed at Wesleyan University, which performs new pieces created for the ensemble, as well as the reinterpretation of historical works using live electronics. This performance at SHARE represents the first time the group will perform some of its repertoire publicly, and will feature works by Wil Smith, Doug Van Nort, and others!"
@The (OA) Can Factory
232 3rd Street, Ground Flr
Brooklyn, NY 11215
I appear in the first hour of the second day of the conference as follows:
My telematic-related collaborations with Pauline Oliveros these past 10 years will be discussed as part of her keynote address
Following this, my FILTER system will perform a duo with Chris Chafe (Stanford, Palo Alto, CA) over the network
Next Triple Point (EMPAC, Troy, NY) will play with Chris Chafe, a return of our "Quartetto Telematico"
Finally, we will be joined by the Ang Mo Faux ensemble from Singapore, for a performance of John Cage's FOUR6
The archived recording of the events will be uploaded at the above site following the conference.
January 4th, 7:30pm
Improvised ensemble performance: Doug Van Nort (greis/electronics) in concert with Jane Rigler (flute), Glen Whitehead (trumpet/electronics), Jay Baker (bass), Janet Feder (guitar), David Mead (bass clarinet).
The Modbo Art Gallery
17 C. East Bijou and 17 B. East Bijou
Colorado Springs, Colorado
3:00pm: A lecture/demo by Pauline Oliveros, Doug Van Nort and Jonas Braasch on our respective work with intelligent interactive systems and improvisation.
7:00pm: Triple Point (Oliveros, Van Nort, Braasch) perform with FILTER, an artificially intuitive software agent that listens and responds to the performing musicians, transforming the trio into a quartet.
Albany Social Justice Center
33 Central Ave.
October 11th, 6:00-9:30pm
Sound Sculpting, Resonance and Everyday Materials: A workshop with Doug Van Nort
A hands-on workshop inspired by the sound sculpture Constellate, the latest installation in the Tang Museum's Elevator Music series. Participants will construct a constellation of sounding speaker-objects through manual creation using simple analog electronics and digital manipulation of sound recordings.
**The workshop spaces are currently filled - though the museum is taking names for the waiting list.**
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY
Composers Inside Electronics Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue
General Admission: $15
An evening of electro-acoustic compositions from the members of CIE, performed by the group.
Performing will be John Driscoll, Tom Hamilton and Doug Van Nort.
Tongues of Fire - John Driscoll
Gold Standard - Tom Hamilton
On-to-genesis - Doug Van Nort
On-to-genesis is an immersive and interactive multi-channel piece in which the performers co-evolve and weave a sonic tapestry, while an evolutionary algorithm selects grains of sound and sculpts the micro-structure of the piece. This will be the world-premiere.
Composers Inside Electronics was formed in 1973 with David Tudor and is known for its pioneering use of original live electronics for both performance and installations, including David Tudor's Rainforest project. The current members include founders John Driscoll and Phil Edelstein along with Tom Hamilton, Matt Rogalsky, and Doug Van Nort, and also includes guest performers.
September 28th, 5pm
Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River Street
For a new digital ensemble piece entitled 'On-to-genesis' (to be premiered the following week at Roulette in Brooklyn),
Van Nort has developed a new software instrument that genetically evolves and mutates sonic materials. For Wired Kingdom
he will present an improvised performance using this new instrument: a sneak preview of this new work.
The artist discusses his approach to transforming the elevator body and inner space into a sonic sculpture, focusing on compositional process and the material interplay between physical and sonic objects.
Payne Room and Elevator Site Tang Museum
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY
This site-specific piece for the Tang elevator includes minimal ambient lighting and sculptural speaker-objects that are custom-built for the installation by the artist, turning the elevator itself into a resonant sound-producing body for which he has created an original composition. Listeners are guided through sonic territories that span from incidental sounds to highly immersive soundscapes.
Open Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12-5pm
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY
For three weeks, the students of the Deep Listening class have been mutating and breeding a shared pool of sounds using an evolutionary process. The sound qualities embedded within the resultant sound pool are used by Van Nort in order to create a structured piece. For this eighth composition in the series, the students will use new instrumentation that combines syncopated rhythms with stretched layers of drones.
This brings to life a sonic tapestry that results from the collective decisions of the group - thus is born the Deep Listening Genetic Orchestra 2012....ready to take over the EMPAC lobby!
(public domain image)
Special thanks to Pauline Oliveros and Heidi Boisvert for assistance in making this event possible.
April 28, 2012
Performance with Al Margolis (aka If, Bwana) Spotty Dog Books and Ales (also on the bill: Not the Wind, Not the Flag and Silent Isle)
440 Warren St.
April 24, 2012
Premiere of new Composition 'Disorderly/Orderly' for Supercollider Ensemble and Circuit-Bent Casio
The Disorderly world of a cracked Casio keyboard supercollides with the pure Order of an ensemble of laptops, playing sequences of modulated sine tones. The audience controls rhythm, tempo, mode and deviation while text chatting with the performers.
Part of the "Stretched Boundaries" concert event, featuring the Tintinnabulte ensemble (which I co-advise) with special guests David Whalen and Christine Sun Kim.
Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River Street
Performance with, and Presentation of, Artificially-Intelligent Improvisation Systems Research
In performance with myself (GREIS) and Jonas Braasch, My FILTER system will be guided by logic-based reasoning - developed in the context of our CAIRA project. This "composed" version of the system will improvise with recordings of Pauline Oliveros playing accordion. In essence the system will fill the role (as best possible of course...) of Pauline's presence in our Triple Point trio. We also have a paper in the Saturday session.
An evening of sonic and visual explorations from experimental artists hailing from the 'four corners' of the region: Boston, Montréal, New York and Troy. Expect acousmatic tapestries, un-cinema for the ears and for the eyes, digital treatments and analog pulsations, lowercase sounds, crafted sheets of noise, drones and sonic meditations.
For my part, I will be presenting an immersive, spatialized improvisational piece with GREIS.
Februrary 8, 2012
Mixed Signals Casa del Popolo
4873 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC
An evening of intermedia collaborations and solo presentations that incorporate live video, acousmatic preparations and digital/analog manipulations.
info and tickets
January 29, 2012
Kathy Kennedy+Doug Van Nort
Lan Tung+Michel F. Côté+Charity Chan
@ Gallerie AB (BELGO)
372 St. Catherine O. #313
Through the initiative of Kathy Kennedy of Coeur Maha, Le Caribou Sonore will be collaborating to present an evening of improvised music at Gallerie AB in Montréal's beloved BELGO building. Kathy Kennedy will be performing a duo set with Doug Van Nort, currently a resident of Troy NY, where he frequently works and collaborates with Deep Listening founder Pauline Oliveros. Doug is an experimental musician and researcher whose work is dedicated to creating immersive and visceral sonic experiences through composition, free improvisation and electro-acoustic sound production.
LCS is glad to host visiting musician Lan Tung (erhu) from Vancouver, who will be performing with Montréal musicians Michel F. Côté and Charity Chan. Lan will be in Montréal performing as a soloist with the Orchestre Metropolitain in Montréal and Trois-Rivières at the end of January. Described by La Scena as a "musical polymath", Lan is the driving force behind the JUNO nominated Orchid Ensemble, as well as being a prolific soloist, performer, improviser and composer.
Come share in this exciting concert of great improvisers from far and wide...Warming music for snowy times.
January 27, 2012
DVNT and Dolly Do Birmingham UK
Network Music Festival
The Edge, 79-81 Cheapside, Deritend, Birmngham, UK
For their presentation at the Network Music Festival, Dolly Ferret (aka Dorothea Ferrette aka Judy Dunaway) and DVNT (aka Doug Van Nort) will create a sound feedback loop between two live streaming systems, and visually express their respective network angles of the loop. Dolly will be located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and DVNT will be located in Troy, New York, USA. The piece will be presented live via two projected browsers at the festival, and will also be available worldwide via URLs that will be announced on the festival page closer to the performance date.
January 24, 2012
Re:Sonance of Mahler's Song of the Earth
Tuesday January 24, 2012
Austrian Cultural Forum New York, 11 East 52nd Street, New York NY Tickets
Min Xiao-Fen, voice/pipa
Yoon Sun Choi, voice
Franz Hackl, trumpet, Guest, Manhattan New Music Project
Bruce Williamson, woodwinds, Guest, Manhattan New Music Project
Dave Taylor, bass trombone, Ensemble Member and Manhattan New Music Project
Mark Helias, bass
Gerry Hemingway, percussion
Doug Van Nort, laptop
Sarah Weaver, composer/conductor
A double quartet electroacoustic piece influenced by Gustav Mahler's seminal composition Song of the Earth (1909). The music includes polyphony, heterophony, nodality, swing, cultural diversity, and live streams of environmental sound from geographically diverse locations via the internet.
This concert is part of a new series curated by Dave Taylor, presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Manhattan New Music Project: "The Emancipation of Re:Sonance - Five Austrian Masters Revisited", which focuses on five of Austria's most famous composers and the re-interpretation, re-imagination, and re-arrangement of some of their greatest works. The title of the series plays on Arnold Schönberg's concept of the "Emancipation of Dissonance".
New release on Zeromoon from project with Al Margolis.
the American Space Quartet:
Doug Van Nort (electronics), Phillip Schulze (electronics), Andrew Raffo Dewar (saxophone), and Jonathan Chen (violin)
Reception: Phillip Stearns Subliminal Machines 6pm
33 WASHINGTON STREET
BROOKLYN, NY 11201
The Albany Sonic Arts Collective and the Arts Center of the Capital Region co-present
Doug Van Nort / Al Margolis duo and Mysterybear (Dave Seidel)
Sunday 9/25 @ 2pm
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
265 River Street
$5 suggested donation
The duo of Al Margolis ( If, Bwana) and Doug Van Nort utilizes two distinct approaches to manipulating sampled material, grabbing one another's sound on the fly and forming an endless feedback loop of re-imagined sonic identities. The result is a rich palette of sound informed by classic electronic composition, minimalist drone works, and modern noise music. "Structure to chaos, drone to acoustic collages..."
a free103point9 Transmission Art Event
WGXC 90.7 fm and http://www.wgxc.org
TWO hours of transmission art for WGXC, featuring live performances by area artists and live telematic collaborations. Saxophonist Chris Kelsey will present the U.S. premiere of Judy Dunaway's composition "On The Air" for saxophone, balloon samples and radio static. Additionally, electronic musician Doug Van Nort of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will collaborate with Dunaway in improvisations of processed live signals. Improvising vocalists Jill Burton of Gainesville, Florida and Richard Curtis of Huntsville, Alabama will participate via phone presenting special Hudson-area-based texts. (Kelsey, Van Nort, Burton and Curtis have worked with Dunaway in the past year in various telematic collaborations transmitted over Blogtalkradio.com.) Dunaway will also incorporate snippets of her previous works involving radio, phones and internet sound, including Duo for Radio Stations (1992) and Sex Workers Internet Radio Library (2006-2008).
Gallery One Eleven at the Shirt Factory
77 Cornell St,Kingston, NY
Performance with Patrick Monte at opening of the Brooklyn-Kingston Exchange Project curated by Meir Gal. Structured improvisation using text->speech synthesis, Van Nort on electronics, Monte on guitar/processing.
June 15th, 2:30pm
The Cell, 338 W 23rd St, NYC
Performing and taking part in a roundtable at the Electroacoustic Music Studies conference in a special cross-abilities event curated by Pauline Oliveros. Alongside Clara Tomasz, Julia Alsarraf, Matt Azevedo, Deborah Egloff, Jonas Braasch, Ellen Waterman and Larry Polansky. Live visuals by Dave Whalen and drum performance by students from Abilities First, directed by Leaf Miller with Jackie Heyen.
June 1st, 9:00pm (local time)
Presentation of Distributed Composition #1, a telematic composition for three humans and one improvising machine, at New Interfaces for Musical Expression, also known as NIME. I will be joined remotely by Pauline Oliveros and Jonas Braasch from CCRMA and RPI, respectively. Triple Point joins forces with an intelligent system that determines when we play while spatializing and transforming our sounds in the concert hall.
May 4th, 3:00pm
Doug Van Nort presents..
Genetic Orchestra #6: Deep Listening Genetic Orchestra 2011
A co-creation with the students of the Deep Listening Class
For the past three weeks, the students of the Deep Listening class have been mutating and breeding a shared pool of sounds using an evolutionary process. The sound qualities embedded within the resultant sound pool are used by Van Nort in order to create a structured piece. Using a custom software instrument to stretch, shift, loop and transform the evolved material, the players improvise within the confines of the score. This brings to life a sonic tapestry that results from the collective decisions of the group - thus is born the Deep Listening Genetic Orchestra 2011!
(public domain image)
Special thanks to Pauline Oliveros and Alejandro Borsani for assistance in making this event possible.
April 24th, 8:00pm
Issue Project Room
232 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY
Quartet for the end of Space - CD Release party and performance!
Please join us for this very special release party and concert that promises to span a vast sonic terrain, challenging listener and performer alike through a seamless blend of Deep Listening and Absolute Noise, moving between ever-fluid improvisation and carefully controlled sound manipulation.
Presentation of electroacoustic works from the CD as well as full quartet improvisation! More info here.
Performing in cross-abilities concert Stretched Boundaries with Tintinnabulate student ensemble and guest artists, including Clara Tomasz, Christine Sun Kim and David Whalen.
March 30, 2011
Presentation of collaborative research into audio-haptic sensory substitution, 4pm in the EMPAC Theatre, RPI campus.
RPI press release on our group's research was published to several online sources.
Dec 11th, 8pm
Third Life Studios, Somerville, MA
Solo improvisation with GREIS/Electronics as part of the Opensound series. Also on the bill are the Bullock/Rawlings duo, Abram Taber and a realization of Cage's Ryoanji.
Nov 10th, 7pm
West Hall, RPI, Troy, NY
Performing in an ensemble piece by Miya Masaoka, with Tintinnabulate and Soundwire (from CCRMA). Also on the bill is Miya playing solo and in duo with Chris Chafe. Part of the iEAR Presents series.
Oct 29th, 5-7pm
51 3rd St. Compound
Channeling belial, asmodeus, loki and other lesser demons and tricksters through vocal incantation and more modern forms of inverted evp, in advance of All Hollow's Eve. In conjunction with Sam Sowyrda (of Living Things and Dan Deacon Ensemble).
Oct 13th, 7:30pm
West Hall, RPI, Troy, NY
Performing with tintinnabulate ensemble and glass player Miguel Frasconi for the iEAR presents series, West Hall Auditorium, RPI.
An evening of psycho-electro-acoustics and free improvisation
Pauline Oliveros, Francisco Lopez, Doug Van Nort and Jonas Braasch
Please join us for a very special evening that promises to span a vast sonic terrain, challenging listener and performer alike through a seamless blend of Deep Listening and Absolute Noise, moving between ever-fluid improvisation and carefully controlled sound manipulation.
This quartet convened for two improvisational sessions between February and May of this year, with Lopez sitting in on a Triple Point recording session and bringing his finely crafted sonic objects-as-instruments, further spanning the electro-acoustic divide that has become Triple Point's calling, with their blending virtual accordion, greis sound transformation system and soprano saxophone. These sessions have since become raw material for the individual artists to construct new visions of this shared sonic body - personal reflections culled from a collective tapestry.
This concert will feature these new personalized interpretations, presented with an expansive 16 channel sound system at the one and only Deep Listening Institute. Moving back from the personal to the collective, this will be followed by the world premiere of the new quartet in full improvisatory mode! Fragments from this crafted past will blend with reactions to the moment, sonic gestures being shared between players and sculpted within this unique space.
NOT to be missed!!
EMPAC Studio 1, 10am -5pm
Blindfield sonic installation
This piece is the result of a collaboration between students of the Production, Installation and Performance course - co-taught by Michael Oatman of Architecture and Doug Van Nort of the Arts dept. - and sound artist Francisco Lopez. One hundred beautifully-constructed translucent fabric+wood panels will be hung in order to create a dense forest wherein materials and light playfully interact. From within this structure will emanate a highly distributed field of sound, with Lopez constructing a new work for this built visual/acoustic environment.
Featured together in a telematic performance accordion legend Pauline Oliveros performs live in Guelph (ON, Canada) with Anne Bourne (cello), Guelph's own Ben Grossman (hurdy gurdy) and Jesse Stewart (percussion). They will be connected to two other sites, where they will be joined by Ricardo Arias on balloon (in Bogota, Colombia), by Jonas Braasch on soprano sax, Doug Van Nort on greis/electronics and Curtis Bahn on dilruba/electronics (Troy, NY).
Following at EMPAC is a local performance of containment and dispersence by Curtis Bahn, Jonas Braasch, Doug Van Nort and Blair Neal (live video).
July 14, 2010, 8:00pm
Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophone, Ned Rothenberg, alto saxophone, Dave Taylor, bass trombone, Kenta Nagai, shamisen, Jin Hi Kim, electric komungo, Doug Van Nort, greis/electronics, Gerry Hemingway, percussion, Sarah Weaver, composer/conductor
Avenue C and 2nd Street, NYC
June 1-5, 2010
My short piece "espereptic #2" will be played as part of the 60x60 Sanguine Mix , during the ICMC conference in NYC and at Stony Brook University. As is common with the 60x60 project, be on the lookout for this mix to be played many more times in the near future, at various venues worldwide.
June 3, 2010
Awarded the 2010 Journal of New Music Research "Best Paper Award" for the 2010 ICMC conference! The paper is entitled
DougVanNort, Pauline Oliveros and Jonas Braasch, Developing Systems for Improvisation based on Listening, in Proc. of the 2010 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2010), New York, NY, June 1-5, 2010.
May 8, 2010
Performing with tintinnabulate at the Lotus Studio in NYC. The class did a very fine job of concert planning -- come check it out!
May 1, 2010
I will be performing a duo with Ben Miller at the Albany Sonic Arts Collective in Albany, NY. Multiphonic guitars, sonic tapestries and spectro-temporal transformations - should be quite fun! Please come out and say hi.
I'm presenting a paper entitled "Extending the acoustic ensemble through spectral and temporal transformations in real-time" at the Joint Acoustical Society of America Meeting and Noise-Con 2010, Baltimore, Maryland.
March 27, 2010
In advance of the highly-anticipated Schuman award concert (see below), our trio Triple Point was featured on WNYC's culture page. An example of what you might hear on March 27th!
March 27, 2010
The Columbia University School of Arts has honored Pauline Oliveros with the prestigious William Schuman Award. I cannot begin to express how exceptionally deserving this is! I also cannot begin to express how honored I am to be performing in the associated concert that will take place at the Miller Theatre. This includes a quartet piece for Triple Point and the interactive Agent-performer that I've been working on at RPI, as well as taking part in DroneIponia, which is a beautiful meditation that blends performers with iPhone synthesizers. More info is available here.
February 1-5, 2010
Week-long workshop at RPI/EMPAC with special guest Francisco Lopez. This is part of an ongoing collaboration with Francisco, myself, Michael Oatman, and students in Architecture and the Arts to design a new work that will be performed with Francisco at EMPAC in the fall. The project is made possible through an initiative by alumni and noted acoustician Chris Jaffe, and should produce something quite interesting. More on this as it develops....
January 8, 2010
At long last I have had my day, and successfully defended my Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Modular and Adaptive Control of Sound Processing". This work combines sound analysis/synthesis, sonic gesture analysis grounded in electroacoustic music theory, design and theory of mapping strategies for digital music performance, perceptual studies and adaptive control systems in order to present a unified approach to computer-based performance and instrument design.
December 10, 2009
The Composition and Improvisation seminar that I co-teach with Pauline Oliveros and Jonas Braasch will be streaming their end-of-semester performance from West Hall, RPI Arts Dept.
Update: the performance was recorded and is now archived for viewing here, at the tintinnabulate ustream site.
November 12, 2009
I will be performing an intonarumori in a piece by Pauline Oliveros, along with the Magik Magik Orchestra and Luciano Chessa, conductor of the ensemble.
This takes place at Town Hall, and is part of the "Music for 16 Futurist Noise Intoners" concert, produced by Performa and directed by Chessa, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Italian Futurism. More info on this entire project is at Performa's blog.
With Blixa Bargeld, John Butcher, Luciano Chessa, Joan La Barbara, Nick Hallett, Pauline Oliveros, Mike Patton, Anat Pick, Elliott Sharp, Ulrich Krieger, Jennifer Walshe with Tony Conrad, Ghostigital with Skuli Sverrison, Finboggi Petursson, and Casper Electronics
123 West 43rd Street
(between 6th Avenue & Broadway)
Tickets: $30 Orchestra / $25 Balcony / $20 Performa Members
November 8, 2009
Doug Van Nort will present a work in progress, Memetic Orchestra #2, at the Flea Theatre's "Music with a View" series. Discussion to follow the event.
An exploration in textural transformation and timbral sustain, this piece extracts audio qualities from each player to provide a form within which players articulate subtle inflections, their timbres merging to form a sometimes sparse, sometimes dense collage of each sound's internal matter.
Performers for this 15-20 minute piece include
Van Nort, harmonica
NF Chase, Bowed Music Stand
Jonathan Chen, Violin
Cristyn Magnus, Melodica
Al Margolis, Clarinet and Toys
Jefferson Pitcher, Electric Guitar
full lineup and theme:
"Instruments of Your Dreams"
Doug Van Nort
Elan Vytal (aka DJ Scientific)
Guest Moderator: Ralph Farris
NYC, Tribeca, 41 White Street (between Broadway & Church Streets)
A free demo/concert with Pauline Oliveros and Jonas Braasch to explain some of the interactive/machine improvisation technologies that we have been developing in the context of our trio. Takes place at Harvestworks, 7PM, 596 Broadway, Suite 602.
October 18, 2009
Triple Point Roulette
20 Greene St.
(w/ Lucky Dragons, Joker Nies, Deutsch/Bode, Moritz Wettstein)
A chance-based score that I wrote for sound walk, recording devices and amplified objects is now available in the new collection Deep Listening Anthology. The piece is called 300 Murray St., and was written for a sound walk to the studio of Montreal artist and drummer John Heward. When we arrived, I found that we were given a slightly wrong address and that 300 Murray did in fact not exist...
October 3, 2009
Improvised laptop duo performance with Al Margolis aka If, Bwana at the Festival of Firsts, Valley Falls, NY. This has been a very satisfying collaboration - in its nascent stages thus far - where Al and I sample each other's material on the fly. He using Live, me on my greis system. My favorite collaboration with a Live-er - completely different than 'sequence and select'!
Late September, 2009
Triple Point/Dempster album "Sound Shadows" now available at the iTunes music store for a mere $5.94!
August 17-21, 2009
I will be showing an installation entitled "Sonic Tapestry" at the 2009 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC). It is a piece composed for the interactive fabric Tapestry created in collaboration between the IDMIL and TML labs.
August 3, 2009
New Album: Sound Shadows by Triple Point (Oliveros/Braasch/Van Nort) and Stuart Dempster now available on Deep Listening!
July 22, 2009
Performing as a member of Quartetto Telematico (Pauline Oliveros, Chris Chafe, Jonas Braasch, myself) at Casa da Musica in Porto, Portugal. Here is the full concert lineup:
* "Cigar Smoke", Robert Rowe
* "Latent Sea", Quartetto Telematico
* "Salvage (Guiyu Blues)", Nicolas Collins - For seven performers reanimating dead circuitry
* "Disparate Bodies", Pedro Rebelo - Multi-site Network Performance
* Evan Parker/Frank Perry - Networked Duo
May 16, 2009
Performing in piece by Pauline Oliveros tele-presently as part of Sonorities festival, SARC, Belfast. I will be processing distant iPhone/drone players and instrumentalists. Players: Pedro Rebelo - iPHONE/piano :: Franziska Schroeder - soprano saxophone :: Gascia Ouzounian - violin :: Manuela Meier - accordion :: Justin Yang - saxophone :: Pauline Oliveros - iPHONE/bandoneon :: Doug Van Nort (Troy NY) - laptop :: Chris Chafe (Banff. Alberta) - iPHONE/celleto :: Spatialization and mix by Chris Corrigan. More info on this really interesting piece for iPhone here.
Posted the video from premiere of my piece Memetic Orchestra #1: NEMO on Youtube. It was performed with Triple Point at the NYCEMF festival on April 3rd. Here is part 2/2
April 18, 2009
BIG DEEP Event at the Kitchen, featuring Deep Listening Band, Roscoe Mitchell, DJ Olive and more! I won't be performing here - just running some video streaming and tech - but I wanted to bring some attention to this great event and important fundraiser for the very worthy Deep Listening Institute.
Small excerpt from Tintinnabulate and Avatar Orchestra Metaverse concert (November 08 @ EMPAC) now on Youtube.
April 3, 2009
Triple Point will perform a piece that I have written for us entitled NEMO (for Triple Point) at the NYCEMF festival at Elebash Hall in New York at 7:45pm on friday April 3rd. NEMO stands for the NycEmf Memetic Orchestra, and is the first piece in a series that explores sonic gestures (memes) driving evolutionary processes.
March 12, 2009
An evening of improvised music with Triple Point (Pauline Oliveros - digital accordion, Doug Van Nort - granular feedback system and objects, Jonas Braasch - soprano saxophone) at the Emily Harvey Foundation in New York.
March 3, 2009
Telematic Performance with Triple Point (Pauline Oliveros, Jonas Braasch, myself) at RPI and Chris Chafe at the Banff New Media Center, with audience at CCRMA, Stanford University. We will play a piece by composer Rocco di Pietro.
February 26, 2009
Telematic Performance of Alvin Lucier's Quasimodo the Great Lover, with Mark Dresser's class at UCSD and Tintinnabulate at RPI. I am working with the RPI group to create various spaces in our local environment connected via JackTrip - from large reverberant rooms driven by boomboxes to small milk jugs driven by audio transducers - that will interact with local and remote performers. As a player, I will mix/route/equalize these spaces and help to shape the sound. The performance will be streamed via ustream.
UPDATE: The performance was great and streamed well, if a bit pixelated. Here is the video:
Free TV : Ustream
I'm the guy in the red shirt, mixing the sound into different spaces at RPI: guitar body, transducer/milk bottle, large room with boombox/mic, narrow hallway and finally guitar amp pointed at piano strings with pickup. I'm also responsible for the good as well as the bad feedback!
It was a joy to help direct and make this piece happen -- there are some very nice moments in this 45 minutes.
February 6, 2009
Performance of my piece Genetic Orchestra #3: FleaGO, at the The Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center, Miami, Fl. Performers included myself and Tintinnabulate (Cristyn Magnus, Shane Myrbeck, Luke Noonan and David Rhoderick) tele-present over Internet2 from RPI in Troy, NY and the Florida Laptop and Electronic Arts (FLEA) Ensemble, directed by Paula Matthusen, in Miami.
December 11, 2008
Network Performance over internet2 with Chris Chafe in Banff, Pedro Rebelo/Franziska Schroeder/Alain Renaud at SARC and Pauline Oliveros/Doug Van Nort/Jonas Braasch at RPI. Audience at SARC and online.
New Oliveros/Van Nort duo premiering at the Dream Festival in Kingston!
October 3-5 2008
Piece on iearPIX DVD, which was featured at EMPAC opening as part of Pioneers of Experimental Media event showcasing work from iEAR faculty and alumni.
Oh so busy writing dissertation.....
Designed Interactive Sound Piece for fabric-based instrument. Part of larger remedios terrarium environment in Concordia's FOFA Gallery
Video Now Online from Telematic Circle Performance at ICAD 2007!
(above: rehearsal picture with Pauline Oliveros and Jeff Pitcher)
December 14 2007
Presentation/performance of my new network laptop ensemble DLGO, or the Deep Listening Genetic Orchestra, at the International Society of Improvised Music (ISIM) Conference at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Members of DLGO currently include Al Margolis, Andrew Causey, Doug Van Nort, Gayle Young, Katharina von Rutte, Kim McCarthy, Pauline Oliveros, Rami Gabriel, Tom Bickley and Zevin Polzin.
Am working with dancers in various responsive media environments. My interest/work here is to capture qualities of their movement using statistical signal processing techniques and map this into interesting and immersive sound worlds. In conjunction with the Topological Media Lab @ Concordia.
Oliveros/Van Nort/Braasch/Tintinnabulate/SoundWire @ ICAD, June 26 @ 6pm :: Improvisation with Pauline Oliveros (accordion), Jonas Braasch (soprano sax)
and the Tintinnabulate (varying numbers and musicians) and SoundWire (Juan Pablo Caceres and Chris Chafe) ensembles who will play remotely from RPI, Stanford and Korea. I'll be processing their many streams separately and using this as my material for performance (i.e. I'll be playing "electronics" or "laptop").
Also the sounds will be spatialized and the remote sound will simultaneously be presented binaurally (binaurally mic-ed on the remote side) over a bunch of headphones. Should be fun!
I am also presenting a piece for headphones @ ICAD 2007.
My new piece/ensemble Deep Listening Convergence Genetic Orchestra (DLC-GO!) performed at the LifeBridge Sanctuary in High Falls, NY on June 10, 2007. 11 laptops weaving sounds from a pool of co-created genetic material. Performers/Sound Breeders were Tom Bickley, Monique Buzzarte, Scot Gresham-Lancaster, Al Margolis, Kim McCarthy, Kristin Norderval, Pauline Oliveros, Zevin Polzin, Roberto Rodriguez, Doug Van Nort and Katharina von Rutte. The sound was fantastic, and the entire event got great press including here and in the Wire Magazine.
New Piece on Hum Compilation! :: I have a new piece on the Hum Remix cd on le-son 666. Composers formed a new work from the same five-minute recording of group humming. The project was conceived and carried out by sound artist Kathy Kennedy. Lots of beautiful works, with contributions from Austici, Magali Babin, Bryce Beverlin II, Kim Cascone, Thanos Chrysakis, i8U, Kathy Kennedy+David Gutnick, Francisco Lopez, Steve Mcleod, Jonas Olesen, Helene Prevost, Meg Schedel, Doug Van Nort.
I presented my ongoing work on control strategies for laptop music performance at NIME 07, NYC, June 9 2007.
Performance with Tara Rodgers (aka Analog Tara) and Javier Arciniegas at the Society for Art and Technology in Montreal, May 17 2007, part of the ctrl:Technology, Art, Society event. Thanks to all who came out and gave a warm reception!