Monday June 22nd to June 24th 2009
4:15pm onwards in The Creative Arts Building Atrium
Electronics - 15mins
Composed by Pierre Alexandre Tremblay
Pictures online here.
Morning as part of the Schools Focus Day
Crim™ is an ever-evolving collective of students and alumni from the Communication Design degree program underpinning the practice of Graphic Design, Illustration and Advertising for print at the University of Huddersfield, UK.
You are encouraged to walk/move around a bit whilst this piece is playing. This piece is dedicated to Joseph K.
42 - mins
Composed by Scott Hewitt,
Performed by Scott Mc Laughlin, Richard Glover, Scott Hewitt, Adam Janch and Joseph Kudirka. Diffused by Sam Freeman
Args 1 explore ever changing parameter of synthesis controlled by the performers. Each performer creates a synthesis system which has 3 continuous controllable parameters such as, vibrato, modulation, volume carrier wave.
These parameters are then varied as directed by the score bring out about complex and subtle transformations and alterations to the sonority.
The realisation of the score has two phases, the programing of the synthesis, either hardware or software and the then the performance of the parameter control.
Scott Mc Laughlin
Hibberts Doublets takes as material a synthetic bell spectrum based on Bill Hibberts' analysis of an 1859 Mears bell. Doublets are the name given by campanologists to the beating patterns created from the audible friction arising when two of the bell's partial frequencies lie very close to each other.
In this piece, Hibberts' spectrum is used as the substrate for a series of doublets (beating pulse-patterns) that run through the piece and also explore the atrium space: 3-6hz (beats/second) are the most usual pattern but the piece uses patterns from 1-18hz.
Hilary Elliott and John Britton
The work will be presented by Quiddity Theatre (www.quidditytheatre.com) - comprising Hilary Elliott and John Britton. Quiddity Theatre have been working together for 17 years, creating extraordinary performance across art forms all over the world. Recent improvisations have taken place in UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Australia, Mexico. Their work combined dance, physicality, humour, character, narrative and anything else that seems to spring into existence as a performance unfolds.
Mixed instruments - 30mins
Composed by Scott Mc Laughlin
“Strata” is both an open form work based on trajectories for bounded-improvisation in acoustic microsounds, and the spatialisation of these sounds across the WofS array. A small set of players are isolated from each other and the main space, and they perform the “Strata” score, which consists of small restrained sounds. These performances are simultaneously diffused throughout the space, while other players react to these performances as the basis of their own improvisation.
A collection of Twitter sourced code
Contributors to be credited after event
Twitter Sounds is an opportunity for coders to submit code to be diffused across the speaker array. Small bits of code to generate audio of up to 2 mins in length is requested. So if you code Max/MSP, PD, ChucK, SuperCollider or Tweet a Sound why not join in.
For the duration of the performance we will monitor,
#chucklang for ChucK ⇒ http://chuck.cs.princeton.edu/
#supercollider for Supercollider ⇒ http://www.audiosynth.com/
#wofs2009 any stuff
All the feed source are combined online here.
All used code tweets here.
Simultaneous multi-episode playback of classic radio broadcasts
by Adam Jansch
In what could be the ultimate broadcast of the BBC’s classic comedy The Goon Show, each of the WOFS system’s speakers will carry a channel of an episode of The Goon Show, series 5 (1954). Chaos will ensue as the consistently sequenced yet flexibly timed structure of the show blurs the surreal misadventures of Seagoon, Eccles, Grytpype-Thynne, Moriarty and co. into a wash of unintelligible confusion. How fitting.
Laptop - 2 mins
Composed by Scott Hewitt
The noise machine throws noise around the installation exploring the sonority of the room and the coloring it offers. Designed to be performed in diverse situations the Noise Machine can be starling to hear but always explores its locality.
Tape and Electronics - 45mins
Composed by Joseph Kudirka
Clarinet and Electronics - 10mins
Composed by Richard Glover performed by Jennifer Hewitt
The clarinet sits between two sine tones which glissando towards, and then away, from each. In writing a piece such as this, I want to explore the relationship of the clarinet tone to the continuously shifting sine tones, and also the changing relationship between the high and low clusters whose pitches follow an arc throughout the piece.
15 - mins
Laptop - 8mins
Composed by Tom Mudd
“24 speakers : 24 pitches. Every equal tempered pitch over two octaves is present at all times with equal amplitude. The composition is therefore all in the ordering, grouping and localisation of the sounds.”
“Tom Mudd is a musician working with live electronics in an improvisatory manner. His work is often characterised by unusual rhythms and shifting tempos”
Electronics and Laptop - 20mins
Performed by Rodrigo Constanzo
Rodeo is an electronic improvisation conceived for the 'Weekend of Speakers' event. It will be performed on a combination of DIY/custom analog electronics, and laptop Max/MSPing to wrangle those little doggies (speakers) into your corrals (ears). And rest assured, the riding will all be done bareback….Yeehaw!!