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.

Sharjah Light Festival // Maestro

Maestro is project we have been working on for TigreLab, and Nomada, at the  in February 2017. For this interactive mapping we had as a canvas a nearly half kilometer wide building. Probably the larger interactive mapping ever done.

On the podium, only one user at a time could interact and make the building animate thanks to the movement of their hands. 

Team : TigreLab for art direction and videos, Hand Coded for creating real-time animation and audio process, Sound Object for sound design, Protopixel for making the interactive surface

Hand Coded Team : Cyril Laurier, Maya Benainous, Stephanie Huerre, Joan Sandoval

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.