“Ethno Tekh” is born

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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()’:

Motion-capture Music Live Set Demo @ Ultralounge 2012

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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.

Interview in The Age newspaper

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I forgot to post this last month, but I was over in Seattle and forgot about it when I got home. A few weeks ago I was featured Australia-wide on printed newspapers and on their subsequent online services with both a written and video interview.

You can check out the interview here.

Demonstration at the Seattle Science Festival

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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.

ImageI’ll be in Seattle for a week before heading home, so make sure you say hi if you’re in the area!

Kinectar/dance collab development (Sydney)

I’m currently up in Sydney working on a collaborative project with Sydney dancer Paul Walker at a week-long residency at PACT theatre.

We’re attempting to reverse the idea of dance being TO music, instead putting the power in the dancer’s hands (oh, that’s such a tag line right there), creating a feedback loop where the dancer is dancing to the music they’re creating by dancing (awesome!!)

The project aims to build up an array of content using my software, Kinectar, in the context of contemporary dance; continuing my goal of discovering new ways to use the human body as an organic music controller.

We have a showing at PACT theatre this Friday (17/02/12) @ 5.30pm. It will be a short, informal viewing, demonstrating the content we’ve been developing during the week and a session to ask us questions or give feedback about the development. So if you’re in Sydney, head down and say hi!

Futuristic projection mapped game-show

The team of 60 artists/developers at Moment Factory have created a completely dynamic and virtual game-show set using an elegant combination of lighting, projection mapping and sound.

Moment Factory have created their own software called X-Agora, which combines the various technologies together to allow the team to create a dynamic and immersive set in a large-scale and high-quality production.

This is some truly futuristic stuff and is certain to inspire.

OUT_SET : (7/11/11) Melb, Aus

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Fine Arts Sound graduates come together with a dwindling grip on sonic reality beautifully showcasing the misuse of technology and broken symphonies. A once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the future of emerging sonic artists presenting their carefully constructed sounds. The 13 artists will present a diverse range soundworks that will show a glimpse into the future of music performance, composition & presentation. A show not to be missed and never to be repeated.

When: Monday 7th November, 8pm

Where: The Toff in Town

Cost: $5