MANTIS & Special Guest Julio d’Escriván
|Dates:||5 August 2011|
|Times:||13:00 - 13:00|
|What is it:||Music concert|
|Organiser:||Martin Harris Centre|
for musical multimedia and occasional acoustic performers
The series of Ensayos or essays on Live Coding are works of live 'tweaking' sound art, which I call 'edit-performances'. In part, I am interested in the boundaries (and possible misinterpretations by the audience!) between computer language and natural language projected on screen. Although these pieces are not really traditional live coding, as much code is prepared beforehand, edits to the code as well as new lines are compiled and performed live in front of the audience and projected on screen. Photography and text chunks are also presented algorithmically and related to the essays. The relative messiness of the screen shared with the audience reflects the coexistence of the many media formats and the way composers think (although this may be at the geek end of the scale). Occasionally, I like to interact with live acoustic instruments to highlight a cyborgian view of computer music and explore the emotional world that results from placing the machine in a human context.
The ensayos attempt a media art take on the essays of French renaissance essayist Michel de Montaigne (1533-92). In his essays Montaigne contemplates a topic and freely moves between quotation of the classics, his everyday experiences and his own philosophical musings. His writing is fresh and varied and likely to leave the reader with more questions than answers. In this he is a role model for me. I have tried to use sounds that elicit instant visual associations and play with their meaning, juxtaposing, mixing and transforming. But I am also interested in the hyper linking spirit of Montaigne's referencing and the potential for plundered media to help enrich the poetic message.
Travel and Contact Information
The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama