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Live Stage: Converging Objects Workshop [uk London]

co_edinburgh.jpgConverging Objects :: A set of workshops for musicians who improvise and use live electronics :: With Robert van Heumen & Anne La Berge :: On February 11 and 12, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. :: at 113 Dalston Lane, London. E8 1NH :: Cost: 120

Converging Objects is a hands-on workshop aimed at acoustic musicians who improvise and use live electronics, those who play with other musicians using electronics, or musicians and programmers who improvise and work with acoustic players.

Participants will explore ways to use technology as an intimate and/or integrated partner for acoustic instruments, designing hybrid or purely electronic instruments and ways in which to engage and integrate performers bodies as real-time creative forces. The focus will be on improvising skills as well as developing approaches to using live electronics. It is anticipated that the range of participants using electronics will encompass those just simply amplifying themselves to those using sophisticated computer programs.

Software explored will include Abelton Live, Max/MSP, LiSa and, Supercollider.

No previous experience of coding or use of programming environments is necessary. The course will conclude with a performance by participants and Anne and Robert.

Please e-mail to hello@callandresponse.org.uk to reserve a place. We will then e-mail you payment instructions. Please note places are limited to 15 and should be booked well in advance. Participants should bring their own laptops and instruments.

Information about the artists:
Robert van Heumen uses the laptop combined with various controllers to create sound worlds. As musician he uses STEIM’s live sampling software LiSa and realtime audio-syntheses software SuperCollider controlled by MIDI controllers and a joystick. Van Heumen is performing regularly with Shackle (with electro-flutist Anne LaBerge), ABATTOIR (with cellist/vocalist Audrey Chen), the audio-visual trio SKIF++ (with Jeff Carey & Bas van Koolwijk) and Davis/VanHeumen (with bass clarinetist Gareth Davis). He worked for 9 years at the Studio for Electo-Instrumental Music (STEIM) in Amsterdam as project manager, curator of the Local Stop concert series and member of the artistic committee.

Anne La Berge‘s career as flutist/improviser/composer stretches across international and stylistic boundaries. Her most recent performances bring together the elements on which her international reputation is based: a ferocious and far-reaching virtuosity, a penchant for improvising delicately spun microtonal textures and melodies, and her wholly unique array of powerfully percussive flute effects, all combined with electronic processing.

See also:
http://www.callandresponse.org.uk
http://www.113dalstonlane.com


Jan 17, 2011
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