Have you ever played with a bubble slowly floating in the air or a balloon that neither rose nor fell? This installation is an experiment with intuitive motion and sound. A machine stands in a room surrounded by balloons. Circulating fans blow the balloons over the machine which creates sound based on their movements. Visitors are invited to influence the motion of the balloons are they trace paths throughout the space.
Update: Video & images from lab30 added to the main Balloon Project page.
On October 19th 2017, we opened the latest exhibition at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) here in Karlsruhe, Open Codes: Living in Digital Worlds
Today we live in a globalized world, controlled and created by digital codes. From communication to transportation (of people, goods, and messages), everything is guided by codes that use electromagnetic waves and computers. With the »Open Codes. Living in Digital Worlds« exhibition, the ZKM | Karlsruhe is once again addressing the subject of digitalization and the recording of the world through the binary code.
Open Codes runs from now until August 8 2018: open-codes.zkm.de
For the exhibition, I built two projects on the theme of algorithmic exploration:
MusiCode: live coding of musical sequences using common computer music algorithms
LindemayerExplorer: an editable introduction to the Lindemayer System algorithm for generaton musical sequences and rhythms
As the saying goes: So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good bye.
After two great years in Denver as the Emergent Digital Practices Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor, I am pleased to announce my new 2-year position as "Artist-Scientist" in the Institute for Music and Acoustics at ZKMin Karlsruhe, Germany. My new duties include software development for creative works & facilitation of artists in residence with a focus on sound & performance. I will also be utilizing the sound studios for the creation of the next iteration of my ongoing performance project, robotcowboy.
Live recording of a short jam session by participants using Pure Data in the MicroOrchestra workshop at the University of Denver Emergent Digital Practices program. This 2 hour workshop, part of a spring workshop series, introduced Pure Data as well as digital performance using audio DSP in Pd with the result being the creation of custom instrument control for use in a short collaborative performance.
Performers: Ben, Rich, Parker, & Dan
loaf: lua, osc, and openFrameworks
After multiple iterations over the years, I'm pleased to announce the release of loaf, a live-coding tool for openFrameworks using the Lua scripting language.
loaf is an interpreter for openFrameworks which allows you to write OF applications in the Lua scripting language. This means you can quickly create using openFrameworks but without having to compile C++ or use a heavy IDE like Xcode or Visual Studio. A built-in OSC (Open Sound Control) server enables loaf to communicate natively with other c...
Trust Me: call the GOLDEN ASS on the red phone & argue for a drink
Experiments in balloon motion and sound using an MS Kinect depth sensing camera.
Mode 3: 2016 Election Edition
The playback speed of Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy announcements is controlled by balloon height. Balloon color is used to track each candidate: red - Trump and blue - Hillary.
A followup to the original 2011 project: Balloon Project
After years of on and off work, I’m pleased to announce PdParty 1.0.2 is available for download on the iOS App Store:
PdParty is an open-source iOS application for running Pure Data patches on Apple mobile devices using libpd. Directly inspired by Chris McCormick's PdDroidParty for Android and the original RjDj by Reality Jockey, PdParty takes a step further by supporting OSC (Open Sound Control), MIDI, & MiFi game controller input as well as implementing the native Pd GUI objects for a WYSIWYG patch to mobile device experience.
AutumnLEAF is a FREE event scheduled for October 7-8, 2016 that will feature live experimental and audiovisual music performances from an international cast of players.
October 7th & 8th
Lafayette, CO (NW of Denver)