Artist talk with Robin Fox

Netaudio London & Music Hackspace present Artist Talk with Robin Fox Sunday, 16 September 2012, 2pm, duration 1hr. Free to attend, but limited places. Please RSVP. Robin Fox Laser Show from Robin Fox on Vimeo. From neurobiology to cochlear implants, from analog synthesizers to audio controlled lasers, Robin Fox’s work knows no boundaries and no borders. He works across the spectrum from live interactive computer music performance to the creation of synaesthetic audio-visual... Read More

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The limits of electronics in free improvisation: Steve Beresford

Thursday 6th of September 2012, 7pm. Musician Steve Beresford discusses his use of low-grade electronics on the context of decades of free improv. Internationally known as a free improviser on piano and electronics, Steve Beresford has also composed scores for feature films and music for various TV shows and commercials. Steve has worked with hundreds of musicians, including Derek Bailey, The Slits, Han Bennink, Christine Tobin, Ivor Cutler, Prince Far-I, Alan Hacker, Ray Davies,... Read More

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The evolution of ZS-1 Amen

This Thursday we chronicled the evolution of ZS-1 Amen. From an experiment in instrument design, to a dynamic live audio visual experience. Originally written by Ziad in 1998, Amen started as GUI design experiment. In 1998 most music software was written to emulate existing hardware. Ziad’s aim was to start with a prevalent compositional technique, then design software around it. The compositional technique chosen was the beat making popularised by the Drum and Bass genre.... Read More

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Amen: Algorithmic Composition and GUI design, Ziad Khouri and Daniel Lopez

Thursday 23rd of August, 7pm. Our presentation will chronicle the evolution of ZS-1 Amen. Originally written by Ziad in 1995, Amen started as GUI design experiment. In 1995 most music software was written to emulate existing hardware. Ziad’s aim was to start with a prevalent compositional technique, then design software around it. The compositional technique chosen was the beat making popularised by the Drum and Bass genre. Here drum loops are chopped into smaller parts... Read More

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Praxis: a Media Framework by Neil Smith

Thursday 16th of August, 7pm. Neil Smith is a composer based in Oxford. Praxis is a Java-based modular framework for live creative play with video, images, audio, and other media. Its primary focus is on the easy development of generative and interactive media installations, as well as live performance. Praxis LIVE is a graphical, patcher-style interface for developing Praxis projects ‘on the fly’. It is partly inspired by projects such as AudioMulch, Bidule and... Read More

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Towards An Infra-Instrumentarium by J. M. Bowers

Thursday 9th of August, 7pm. John will describe a number of music hacks he has wasted energy on over the years. This will include a project to make a synthesiser only from materials available to the Victorians, explorations of the musical potential of random combinations of electrical components, various attempts at translating image to sound and vice versa, amongst other diversions. John will also give an account of his work with the Rambert Dance Company realising David Tudor’s... Read More

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The Plague Comes to Town

On the weekend we hosted the first Music Hackspace workshop. Martin Howse, visiting from Berlin, instructed a dozen eager hackers in the construction of their very own micro_blackdeath noisemaker. The small pitch surface mount soldering involved didn’t prevent it to be a success all around – and everyone left with a working device! Big thanks to Martin Howse and to Susanna for organising.  Read More

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