AV Set at Goldsmiths College December 2012

Before christmas I Gave a Performance at Goldsmiths University in London as part of the Besides the Screen festival organised by Exploding Cinema on 1st December. This is essentially the set i gave. More to follow…

I used a modified version of the glitch factory template by Mr. Bill and Will Marshall to mix stems of my tracks with the APC40 in Ableton Live.

Also in Ableton I used the Resolume and Livegrabber max4live patches to control the video in Resolume Avenue on another computer via OSC. Any rack FX controls on the channels used to glitch separate sounds also send control messages to glitchy video FX parameters on the layers of video in Avenue. As clips are triggered in Ableton’s session view, equivalent clips in the grid are triggered in Avenue also.
Having carefully considered (and prepared) what the equivalent clips and FX are in both audio and video, I can concentrate on the musical performance and all video will follow. I left a little room for freestyling at certain points.

On top of this somewhat linear playlist I used the awesome monomodular suite programmed by Aumhaa (which lets you set up monome patches within max4live and use a variety of grid controllers to manipulate them all) to embellish the performance with totally non linear methods like polygome and presscafe. I used the Lemur template for the iPad, seeing as i was already using the APC40 to mix the stems. It’s lovely.

Many thanks to Blanca Regina for getting me involved and everyone at the festival for putting me on.

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