Music, Machines and Emotions
(CMMR 2012 Music Festival)
Bringing together leading professionals from the international contemporary music scene, including composers, developers, designers and media artists, three different concerts and several media installations will take place across one week as part of the 9th International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval (CMMR 2012) held at Queen Mary University of London.
New Resonances invites you to a unique sonic,
visual, and interactive journey, featuring "augmented" musical
instruments that extend traditional playing techniques. Avant-garde
computer-generated music will meet live performance and experimental
In The Mahogany Bar on Tues 19th and Wed 20th will be interactive
installations. Highlights include:
Musical Ping Pong Bat (France, Lithuania, United Kingdom)
Come and play with the first ever Musical Ping Pong Bat in Wilton's Green Room!
Cor Cordis by Clare Cullen and Evan Morgan (United Kingdom)
Up to four participants are invited to wear wireless sensor devices to monitor their heart rate and respiratory movements. This physiological data will be processed in real-time, and mapped to a light sculpture which will responds with changes in light and sound.
"Re:****Sitruuna ja meduusa" (Finland)
3D graphics and projected sound will create a virtual environment or ecosystem, which changes and evolves.
THE LINE UP INCLUDES Tuesday 19th June 2012
Fantasy and d'Amore (United States/United Kingdom)
Two new compositions performed for viola and magnetic resonator piano - an acoustic piano that uses electromagnets inside to produce new and unusual sounds.
Mimi: Multi-modal Interaction for Musical Improvisation
(France/United Kingdom/United States)
Combining influences from contemporary classical music, jazz, and electronica, this performance will be improvised using Mimi, an interactive musical improvisation system.
Mozart Reloaded (United Kingdom)
By Eduardo Miranda, Mozart Reloaded is a piece of music that is played on the piano (performed by Lola Perrin) and remixed. Cutting edge techniques will manipulate Mozart's sonatas, composing new work using live and previously recorded performances.
Wednesday 20th June 2012
Livecell (United Kingdom)
Performers will interact with a touch screen, creating and destroying cells. This continuously evolving artificial life simulation will be translated into a musical score. Performed by a quartet (flute, clarinet, violin, cello) live as it appears on their screens.
Lady Grey Experience (Argentina)
During this composition the audience will be invited to contribute using Twitter to express the emotions they feel the music suggests. The tweets will be displayed in real time during the performance.
Responsorium (United States/Japan)
Responsorium is an attempt to build a rule system, or a compositional algorithm, that makes possible the integration of a plainchant melody into twelve-tone harmonies. Inspired by Missa pro defunctis (1605) by late Renaissance Spanish composer Tomas Luis de Victoria.
Friday 22nd June 2012
BBT, Future Drums & Guests (France)
Rock band BBT ("La Belle, la Brute et le Truand") will demonstrate the
Future Drums developed at CNRS-LMA. Drumsticks equipped with wireless
technology will allow the drummer to play remotely.
Slim Jim Choker -
A Recital in Ten Parts for Speaker & Interactive Typewriter (United States)
Performed by Butch Rovan (interactive typewriter) and Lucky Leone (voice), Slim Jim Choker is based on a true story about an unusual event that takes place one summer night. The ten movements represent a different perspective on what happened, each of which reflects on the materiality of the telling.
Atmospheric Railway (United Kingdom)
Di Mainstone and Adam Stark created the Atmospheric Railway for an
event at The National Portrait Gallery. This wearable interactive
electro‐mechanical instrument was inspired by a portrait of 19th Century
civil engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who was famed for constructing
engineering icons such as Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Great
Western Railway. Using travel as a metaphor for the life cycle of
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the performance will take the audience on a
visual and sonic journey. Performed by dancer Hollie Miller.
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