After a lot of hard work we finally got to unveil Ethno Tekh Performance v.2 at Enigmatik Vibrations last week.
This version is built to fit onto a smaller screen and has been extended to 20 minutes which is broken into 2 tracks, ” Tekhnology ” and ” All Frequencies “. It was a mad rush to get it all done in time and we missed out on a few planned features for this one. There’s not quite as much visual fluidity as we had planned between instruments, but that didn’t seem to phase the crowd who seemed to absolutely love it. It was some of the most positive and vocal feedback either Brad or I have ever had for a gig before and it was very encouraging to see other people really enjoying our hard work.
It was an honor to get a great slot in such a tight line up of top notch producers tearing the place apart with mad textural glitch, twisting psy breaks and the fat chunk that Grouch always brings. Would love to say a big thank you to Enig’matik Records, particularly Jake Rose ( Sun In Aquarius ) for supporting our ideas from the ground up and giving us the opportunity and the audience to share our creativity with.
Here’s a short teaser of our live A/V performance system currently under development by us (Ethno Tekh). We’ll be releasing many more videos in the near future, including more performances with much high recording quality (apologies for this one), as well as interviews with both Brad and I outlining and discussing our project and approach.
For the moment, please enjoy the very first video featuring our new system!
I’ve recently teamed up with visual artist and programmer Brad Hammond (XY01) for our project Ethno Tekh. We’ve been slamming it hard and since we’ve teamed up in early August we’ve already had our first public interactive installation ‘public override Trichild()‘, which was a great success, as well as our first performance to an audience of over 3000 people at Microsoft’s TechEd 2012.
We’re focusing on real-time, interactive and generative digital artworks; as well as larger-than-life and futuristic bass music A/V performances, all performed completely live using motion capture and audio-reactive visuals.
Video of the TechEd performance coming soon, but for now, there’s these couple of photo. But head to the Ethno Tekh Facebook page to keep updated on the project. We’ve got some interesting stuff coming up.
Here’s a video from our debut interactive installation ‘public override Trichild()’:
Although I’ve spent literally the entire last 14 months of my life on making and performing motion capture music, with around live 30 performances I only just realised there’s very little footage online.
I’m currently in the process of updating my whole live performance system, so I most likely won’t be performing for at least a few weeks, so here’s an except of a performance I did earlier on in the year with my Kinect/foot pedal setup.
It’s been a while since I’ve last posted as I’ve had a busy time with a lot of cool stuff coming up! As a massive highlight to my year, I’ve been given the honor of being invited to the US to demonstrate my Kinect system at the Seattle Science Festival. My performance is on this coming Saturday (9th) for the Hacker’s Luminary show.
I’ll be in Seattle for a week before heading home, so make sure you say hi if you’re in the area!
Yo dude peeps. I’m venturing into the world of fashion and gonna be slammin some beats and bass during my live performance at an upcoming event this Saturday (28/04/12) – Mister Mode Fashion Market. This is a great event to come and check out my work if you’re not into the club thing and even better if you’re the kind of person to wear clothes. I’m on at 8pm!
“Carpe Zythum”, a performance with Elise Richards (Vocals) and Chris Vik (myself controlling the organ with the Kinect) along with a pre-composed piece written by both Elise and I. It was performed in November 2011 at the Melbourne Town Hall. This is the full video of the performance. If you’d like to see a video explaining how it works see last weeks video Controlling a 4-story organ with the Kinect
I’ve created my own software Kinectar, which allows the use of the Kinect to control MIDI devices, ie. playing notes through simple gestures and motion – I hooked this up to the organ.
In this video I briefly explain and demonstrate how I used the Kinect to control the massive Melbourne Town Hall Organ. It contains a short excerpt from our performance “Carpe Zythum” November 2011.
I’ve created my own software Kinectar, which allows the use of the Kinect to control MIDI devices, ie. playing notes through simple gestures and motion. The Melbourne Town Hall Organ got a referb in the late 90s adding the ability of MIDI messages to active the notes… this happened.
I’m doing a short Kinect electronic music set at Transitions (BeatEngines) next Friday [24/02/12] @ Royal Melbourne Hotel. I’ll be following up the set with a short talk/demonstration of my software “Kinectar”, where you’ll see the nitty-gritty of how I go about putting instruments together using the Kinect as a MIDI controller.
It’s free from 9pm until 10pm (when the psy starts), I’ll slot somewhere in that time-frame, so be sure to get there by 9pm if you want to catch my demo! There’s heaps of other stuff going on that’s definentely worth checking out, check out the facebook page for more details: http://www.facebook.com/events/213576515398677/
Once again, I’ve been challenged to use my Kinect system to control a massively over-sized instrument. And they just keep getting bigger…
The Melbourne Town Hall Organ is the next on the agenda, in another opportunity through RMIT’s Fine Art Sound course. This beast has been retro-fitted to accept MIDI, just how I like it.
Come down and watch another world first of Kinect controllerism, where I use my soon to be released Kinect system (KiNECTAR) to play this organ using my hand gestures. The organ has kilometers of piping, looms 4-stories over the audience and has the power of over a thousand panthers.
The piece I’ll be performing has been co-written by myself and Elise Richards, who’s also gracing us with her angelic vocal talents. Featuring poetry and operatic wailing… the story is a Greek tragedy of my favorite topic…. BEER!!!
This performance will be recorded in full HD video and superb Ambisonic audio and will be on YouTube for those that miss out. Stay tuned.