• From: "Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka maria x]" <drp01mc@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Live Art, Performance Art and New Performance" <LIVEART@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 17:19:52 +0000



Programmed and Organised by the Goldsmiths Digital Studios.
Supported by the Goldsmiths Graduate School and the Department of Computing.

*noise=Noise: Mind Body Brain*

Location: Great Hall, Richard Hoggart Building
Time: 18:30-21:00

Mind Body Brain is an evening concert exploring noise (music) through research 
into new interfaces for musical expression and perceptions of noise. The 
evening will be split into two segments. In the first segment each artist will 
give a synopsis of their current work and research. The second segment will be 
a live concert. This event brings together artists from music, computing, 
design and psychology. Through the course of the evening you may hear ghost 
voices and mains
electricity through Disinformation; a brain playing music through Mick Griersons' brain computer interface, and strobe-ing lights and sounds with John Bowers' infra-instruments. Curator: Ryan Jordan.


Through his ground-breaking Disinformation project (active since 1995),noise DJ 
and installation artist Joe Banks pioneered the use of electromagnetic (radio) 
noise from sources such as live mains electricity, lightning, industrial and IT 
hardware, laboratory equipment, trains, magnetic storms and the sun as the raw 
material of musical and fine-art publications, exhibits and events. 
has been the subject of ten UK solo exhibitions, experienced by over 100,000 
people and described by The Guardian as some of the most beautiful 
installations around.

Robert Atwood has been experimenting with improvised performances on improvised instruments for several 
years, first as part of Toronto's "Urban Refuse Group" and subsequently as a solo project in 
London, UK. He also has explored improvisational music with traditional instruments and effect-processed 
instruments with Toronto's "Brain Harmonic", and has used and developed sound feedback and 
sequencing software for performances with London's "Openlab" collective, and live-coding feedback 
patches for Loss-Livecode. His broad theme of sound performances is the improvisational reaction to generated 
feedback, in electronic circuits or in software synthesis. In this performance he will use Feedback Machine 
#1, consisting of a discarded 8-inch woofer cone with a homebuilt amplifier rig and some pedal-effects. The 
feedback loop is completed by the performer's hands which conduct sound directly from the speaker cone to a 
pickup microphone. The result of this feedback is further process

ed by a specially-developed sequencer program, which samples segments of the 
sound, sequences them into a loop, and also feeds the output of the loop back 
into the individual samples. Thus there are two feedback loops on different 
time scales which the performer will attempt to
control, with only partial success, resulting in an unpredictable polyrhythmic 

Mick Grierson is an experimental artist specialising in real-time interactive 
audiovisual research, with specific focus on cognition and perception. He works 
in film, music, and software development, both inside and outside industry, 
designing, developing and producing new approaches to creating audiovisual 
experience. In addition to working in traditional roles in film and television, 
he has designed commercial audiovisual software for the entertainment 
industries, which has led to several high profile commissions, including title 
design and digital audiovisual installations for the hit TV show Derren Brown: 
Trick of
the Mind. In January 2008, he collaborated with the Sonic Arts Network to 
create a freely available interactive audiovisual interface for use by the deaf 
and hard of hearing. In addition he is lead developer on the Mabuse Audiovisual 
Composition Software Environment. He is currently working on a three year fully 
funded AHRC project on audiovisual cognition at Goldsmiths Electronic Music 

slub is a live coding band with Dave Griffiths, Alex McLean and, occasionally, 
Adrian Ward. Grifiths writes programs to make noises, pictures and animations. 
He lives in London where he makes film effects software and computer games. 
has been triggering distorted kick drum samples with Perl scripts for far too 
long.  He is a PhD student of Arts and Computational Technology at Goldsmiths 
College. Griffiths and McLean are both members of the Openlab free software 
artists collective and the TOPLAP organisation for live algorithm promotion.

*Bowers and Wells will simultaneously perform GforGuitar (Wells) and GforGround 
(Bowers). The performances will be accompanied by computer generated sounds and 
images derived from multiple cross-modal feedback processes. All material will 
be tuned in relation to harmonics and sub-harmonics of the AC supply frequency 
50 Hz, our fundamental, G.

John Bowers works with home brew electronics, self-made instruments and 
reconstructions of antique image and sound-making devices, alongside 
contemporary digital technology. He is concerned with making performance 
environments that combine sound, vision and human gesture at a fundamental 
physical level. Recent work includes projects to build a music synthesizer 
using 19th century techniques (The Victorian Synthesizer), explorations of 
random circuitry (Ohm-My-God), a
miniaturisation of Brion Gysin and Ian Sommerville's Dreamachine (My Little 
Dreamachine), and a reconstruction of early television technology (This 
Nightlife Instrument). He was recently artist in residence at Fylkingen in 
Stockholm. He is co-founder of the Onoma Research label and also plays electric 
guitar in the fundamentalist noise rock band Tonesucker. John Bowers is part of 
the Interaction Research Studio, Department of Design, Goldsmiths, University 
of London.

Liam Wells is a UK based artist working in a number of improvised practices,
which explore repetition & irregularity in multiple layered non-linear audio/ 
visual works. Through a number of linked practices including drone-based noise 
compositions/ improvisations, installation, video-performances and networked/ net 
art, he explores textural detail and difference within immersive environments. He 
is a postgraduate student at theUEA's Electronic Music Studio and is currently 
Course Leader of Norwich University College of the Arts' (BA Hons) Film and Video. 
Previously he has been involved in the creation of networked improvisational
environments through involvement with a variety of organisations,including the 
co-curating of various multi-site works with n0media (www.n0media.net 
<http://www.n0media.net>) and has recently performed audiovisual works at DIT 
(Ireland), Fylkingen (Sweden), Norwich Gallery (UK) and City Gallery (Lithuania). 
Wells is also one third of neo-noise--prog outfit TRANSEPT who have recently been 
awarded an Arts Council England Escalator Grant for New Music.


Nick Montfort: Changing the Way Interactive Fiction is Told *

Date: *22 January 2009*
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

This is a special event co-hosted by the Goldsmiths Digital Studios and New 
Media Forum, Dept. of Media and Communications

Stories give pleasure and provoke not only because of what happens in them, but 
also because of how they are told. It is not just the sequence of incidents 
that makes Lolita, Ulysses, or The Odyssey so compelling, but also the 
perspectives used, the order in which events are related, and the distance of 
the narrator from the characters. Nick will describe techniques for automatic 
narration, discussing an implemented architecture for interactive fiction 
development. The system allows many different sorts of interactive fiction to 
be programmed, and, using a general plan for narrating, allows the telling to 
change during interaction.

NICK MONTFORT is Assistant Professor of Digital Media at the Program in
Writing and Humanistic Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. http://nickm.com/me.html


1. Joe Banks: Disinformation - Research, Development, and Experimental Painting*
5 February 2009*
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

The Disinformation art project was conceived in 1995 as a strategic extrapolation of the modes of production associated with underground experimental music and electronic noise (considered as a highly specialised, esoteric, and sometimes confrontational form of popular culture) into the territory associated with more conventional forms of visual fine art and "high" culture.

*2. Giorgos Artopoulos & Eduardo Condorcet: The House of Affects Project. 
/Correlating Digitally Distributed Narrative to Adaptable Spaces/

19 February 2009*
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

The House of Affects is an interactive audiovisual environment aiming to use several video projections in a dark room.

*3. Arthur Elsenaar: Fundamentals of the Computer-controlled Human Face as a 
Medium for Kinetic Art.*
5 March 2000*
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building Time: 18:00 - 20:00 Controlling the human face by a computer instead of the brain can make the face perform in unexpected and often surprising ways.

*4. Derek Holzer: TONEWHEELS: Experiments in Opto-Electronic Synthesis and 
Graphical Sound [TBC]
*19 March 2009*
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

TONEWHEELS is an experiment in converting graphical imagery to sound, inspired by some of the pioneering 20th Century electronic music instruments such as the Variophone [Evgeny Scholpo (USSR) 1930], the Welte Light-Tone Organ [Edwin Emil Welte (DE) 1936], the ANS Synthesizer [Evgeny Murzin (USSR) 1958], and the Oramics system [Daphne Oram (UK) 1959].

*5. Rachel Armstrong: Bio Feminism: Move Over Darwin
   Respondent: Joanna Zylinska

26 March 2009*
Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Bio Feminist science promotes the treacherous biology of the cyborg challenging 
notions of aliveness, performing every transgressive act possible within 
autopoietic systems at a molecular level and redefining our view of evolution.

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Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka maria x] PhD Art and Computational Technologies Goldsmiths Digital Studios skype: mariax_gr www.cybertheater.org

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