Slush Music // Music Tech Fest

Adrew Dubber : "Coming down after an amazing #MTFLabs week with some of the most brilliant people I know - most of whom had never met or worked together before, and yet managed to put together an incredible orchestrated performance in just a few days in the lead up to Slush 2017. It featured sounds generated live from the brainwaves of a blind singer, rhythm from the heartbeat of audience members, music grabbed from the air by a cyborg using her microchip implants, drumming (and more) by computer games producers, complex coding and datastream management by experts from Finland, Iran, Portugal and beyond, stunning pixelmapped visuals, and groundbreaking registration of all complex creative intellectual property rights live and in real time on the blockchain."

Incredible 4 days Hackaton with an incredible team, in Helsinki during the Slush Music !! 

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Credits: Michela Magas, Andrew Dubber, Jasmine Isdrake, Dean McCarthy, Xico Teixeira, Luis Anjos, Cyril Laurier, Maya Benainous, Rojan Gharibpour, Stefano Piermatteo, Don Gossen, Gautam Dhameja, Juan Carlos Vasquez, Riika Hänninen, Vahakn Matossian, Kosti Rytkönen, Kimmo Kari, Katariina Nyberg, Dmytro Izotov, Alexander Allen, Matthias Ströbel, Marta Arniani.

OX // Video

At last a video of OX where you can visualise whats the "sensitive" machine is really doing when listening to the live music. There is no editing, everything is audio reactive, all composition is  made and manage by the machine, that control, screen, LEDS and motors. We are so proud about the result and we are looking forward to adapt the system to any kind of instalation to control, light, mapping,... anything ^_^

Nuit blanche // Paris _ OX

On the Invalides's Bridge, with the Eiffel Tower as a background view, during la Nuit Blanche next Saturday 1st of October, you'll be able to appreciate the OX installation we worked so hard on, last year. The installation react with Artificial Intelligence to display light content using Romain Tardy's art and analysing in real time the music that will be playing that night with Margaret Dygas & Kiasmos.

What: Nuit Blanche - Paris

When: Saturday 1st October, 0:00  > 2:00 am

WherePont des Invalides

Press release in ADN

And if you're in Brussels that night you can see another art piece, on the Esplanade of the European Parlement we worked on here.

Credit Photo : Boby

May in Berlin, June in Paris

Next week, we are going to a workshop in Berlin during the Music Tech Fest, in the incredible Funkhaus building. We will do some hacking for a bionic pop artist, called "Viktoria Modesta", with some other incredible and interesting hackers and designers.

After that, on the 31th we're heading to Paris where we'll be installing/setting up/coding a new creation for Pablo Valbuena. The event, where this piece is taking place, is called Km1, and for now we can't say much about it ! But you'll gonna see lights.

OX Liberation

Yesterday was published a really nice article with our last project with Romain Tardy, driven by Tetro and for The Absolut Company Creation. Oh...but it's in French.

This Lightening DJ Booth system is very peculiar because it can take decisions on its own. The machine uses real-time machine learning to decide WHAT is going to be displayed, WHEN, and HOW,  depending on what is doing the DJ. It's a semi-generative music art system. Semi ? Yes because it has to respect what the artist has designed and decided, and it needs to keep control on the result quality.

Everything that the machine is displaying is a result of an infinity of possibilities, each time it may be the last time it displays it this way. So every moment is kind of unique.

It was a long adventure to create the Beast, and we are happy and proud to show it publicly.

Upcoming, a little video about how the dedicated software works. In the meantime you can look at some screenshot of Ledotron here

And if you can read french, you can click on the image to view the article ^_^

//Maya

OX - Romain Tardy - Palais de Tokyo

We've been quite busy last year working on an artistic patronage for Romain Tardy.

To do so we had to build a light structure, with more than 5000 leds, a led screen, and 32 motors controled in real-time with Ledotron.

The ambition, is to have the set being able to react in real time, as long as we are talking about a DJ Booth, and that any DJ can potentially take the set up and play with it.

Agoria did play with it, for the first launch party at Palais de Tokyo, the museum of contemporary art in Paris.

We are analysing in real time the music that is playing, we have descriptors that tells us the Mood, the Beat (thanks to our friend Paul Brossier, aubio), segment detection, onsets..etc.

The first "all public" launch party will take place at the end of January in Rennes.

We are still working on it to bring the installation to its final stage.

Here is a link to video, to get a better idea of what it looks like : https://player.vimeo.com/video/148715773

Artist: Romain Tardy

Production: Tetro

Patronage: The Absolut Company Creation

More informations: http://theabsolutcompanycreation.com/

Exponential Prometheus @ISMIR 2015

The PHENICX project presented "Exponential Prometheus" at the International Conference ISMIR 2015 in Málaga.

With the audio analysis in real-time provided by the project partners (OFAI, JKU Linz, ESMUC), the Music Technology Group in Barcelone hired us to design the data visualizations.

During the concert you could view the chord progression, follow the score, understand the conductor gestures and visualize the activity of the orchestra sections.

MusicBricks at Sonar 2015 - MusicHackDay workshop

We presented the #MusicBricks project to hackers during today workshop at Hangar. With hands-on sessions people are now ready to use the "bricks" to invent and make new things...let's see what they come up with !

The MusicHackDay Barcelona is a 24 hours music hackathon during the Sonar festival, starting tomorrow June 18th.
100 hackers will be there and many sponsors provide innovative tools, hardware and help, as well as great prizes for the best hacks.

The best hacks from the MusicHackDay using MusicBricks technologies will enter the incubation stage and the project will fund and support them toward a prototype.

MusicBricks judges will decide which hacks are worth incubating and offer a great opportunity to hackers.

MusicBricks tools: http://musichackday.upf.edu/mhd/2015/?page_id=407
MusicHackDay Barcelona: http://musichackday.upf.edu/

MusicBricks project. New tools for hackers from the best Music Technology experts.

This week-end we were part of the Music Tech Fest in Sweden and working on a very exciting project called : MusicBricks. 

MusicBricks is a european project promoting new innovative tools from top EU research institutions, and giving them to hackers/makers/creatives. The ultimate goal is to incubate projects and hopefully push the best of them until they become commercial prototypes or products. We also encourage artistic and performances projects, as well as interactive installations.

During the academic symposium, we presented the project and discussed about how to promote it. In a couple of weeks, we organise a workshop about the project and the tools (bricks) that hackers can also use at the Music Hack Day, Sonar (Barcelona).

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SUSummit Singularity University - Exponential Prometheus

Had the pleasure to join the team of Emilia Gomez from the Music Technology Group Investigation team, to help them on working out data visualisation look and feel from their research. In order to present it to this event, organised by Singularity University.

The visuals were interacting real time with the philharmonic orchestra that were playing.

Really nice working with Emilia, Alba, Alvaro, Oscar, Augustin, Jordi.

Link to the event: http://singularityu.org/global/summits/