09 November 2011
Dr Pedro Rebello and Patricia Alessandrini from SARC (Sonic Arts Research Centre) giving 2 guest talks while visiting us at UTS from Queens University, Belfast.
When: Friday 18th November at
Where:: UTS Room Bon Marche 3:18 from 11-12.30.
They will both be presenting their current work at SARC as well as in the wider context of their performance practices.
Dr Pedro Rebello is a composer/digital artist working in electroacoustic music, digital media and installation. His approach to music making is informed by the use of improvisation and interdisciplinary structures. He has been involved in several collaborative projects with visual artists and has created a large body of work exploring the relationships between architecture and music in creating interactive performance and installation environments. This includes a series of commissioned pieces for soloists and live-electronics, which take as a basis the interpretation of specific acoustic spaces. In the duo laut with saxophonist Franziska Schroeder he investigates the extension of interfaces and control in interactive performance practices. His writings reflect his approach to design and composition by articulating creative practice in a wider understanding of cultural theory. Pedro was Visiting Professor at Stanford University (2007) and was the Music Chair for the 2008 International Computer Music Conference. He has been Director of Research at the Sonic Arts Research Centre and is now Director of Education at the School of Music and Sonic Arts, Queen’s University Belfast.
Patricia Alessandrini’s works actively engage with the concert music repertoire, and issues of representation, interpretation, perception and memory. She has become increasingly involved in multimedia, theatrical and collaborative work, often involving social and political issues. She has studied composition with among others Steven Mackey, Tristan Murail, as well as attended the courses of Richard Ayres, Franco Donatoni, Brian Ferneyhough. She has realized works in collaboration with the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM), La Muse en Circuit (Paris), and other centres of computer music research and production.
Pedro will also be performing his work Cypher for piano and electronics in the last of the Diffuse series that evening in Bon Marche Studio, which will also feature a telematic performance by Ethernet Orchestra and Ben Carey performing the latest incarnation of derivations. The performances start at 6.30 pm followed by an interval with drinks and nibbles.
01 September 2011
Hey fellow Sound and Music Design peoples...
I've recently made a drumming app for the iPhone and iPad called 'Drum Tab'. It's targeted towards drummers and people learning drums, but it is just as fun for banging about on a virtual drum kit.
It lets you record, edit, playback and email drum parts in the internet friendly 'tab' format.
You can also plug in a v-drum kit or any cheapo drum pad via midi-mobilizer to record straight from your kit.
Anyway check it out on www.rollerchimp.com or just search for 'Drum Tab' in the app store. Also keep an eye out for further updates and apps from rollerchimp... this is just the beginning!
Bluffy (aka Rollerchimp) -- 2nd year Sound and Music Design.
Posted by Bluffy at 6:24 PM