Tag Archive | Music

co¥ᄀpt live releases

Here are a few ‘live albums’ of live coding sets i’ve been performing. I’m hoping this will form a rolling archive of sets I perform, so keep an eye out for future releases.

My final degree recital will be taking place on the 8th of may at Culture Lab as part of a gig alongside SNAILS WITH NAILS and COOKING WITH FAYE. Starting at 7pm.

I’m going to be performing a 40 minute set of live coded dance music and live coded lighting.

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Red Pools – Live at Blue Rinse 30-10-14

A fantastic audio/video recording by Gustav Thomas and Elvin Brandhi of a Red Pools set I performed for October’s Blue Rinse as part of Newcastle University Music Festival.

Probably the last set of it’s kind, performing material from all three current Red Pools releases. In addition to the music I designed a simple Max for Live patch which filtered the audio that was playing into three bands and turned the amplitude of the three bands into DMX RGB values, creating a very simple but effective light show which responded dynamically to the music using two LED lights, and this can be seen in the video.

Red Pools – Corrugate

https://weareallghosts.bandcamp.com/album/corrugate-waag-rel057

After a long gestation period, I have finally released the latest Red Pools album on We Are All Ghosts.

Conceived in the manner of a two-‘sided’ release, Corrugate is two expansive tracks, which expand and contract organically using found song, recorded samples, feedback and dense electroacoustic sculpting mediated through a muscular rhythmic pulse

Aether – ‘the upper pure, bright air’

This video serves as documentation of a composition I wrote with Dario Lozano-Thornton for sine waves and computer controlled strobe. Aether is a 9 minute audiovisual composition, with a score for an arduino-based variable rate and intensity strobe composed based on a composition for pure tones by Dario.

The piece is reflective of demanding physical data extracted from extremely simple conditions – pure frequencies and binary visual states. The audio frequencies due to their nature and spectral placement appear at certain points to be distorting, or coming from multiple sources, however this is not the case, it is simply our ears’ inability to accurately represent that data. Similarly with the strobe light, it is difficult for our eyes (and cameras) to accurately represent binary states past certain frequencies, so visual hallucination and distortion can occur. Unfortunately, this composition is difficult to accurately represent on camera due to extremely fast strobes.

The video is from a showing of Aether at Broadacre House, at the Function event. The composition was adapted for two flashing laptop screens for this event.