In short, I’ll be posting updates about this year’s NIME 2015 conference very soon! Stay tuned for all kinds of tidbits on experimental music and tech (starting with the fabulous RedStick Festival events beginning tomorrow). It’s gonna be great, ya’ll!
Ever wondered what it would be like to watch an instrument play itself? Sure, everyone is familiar with the player piano, but what about other instruments? Just ask Jason Long. His vision of a robotic musical ensemble started with a drum set and bass (see the video), but with his presentation at NIME came the […]
Artist Xiao Xiao knows how to make an entrance without ever entering the room. Of the many installations scattered across the Goldsmiths campus for NIME week, I chose to stop by one Xiao Xiao’s MirrorFugue, which, to say the least, certainly did not disappoint. As I entered a large, dark room illuminated only by a […]
Anyone familiar with the concept of live coding can appreciate Thor Magnussen’s contributions to it. Magnussen’s creation, the Threnoscope, is a program for creating and visualizing pieces of musical code. What makes the Threnoscope both practical and very fun is the ease with which its user can create, view, and change music within its interface. Watching Magnussen’s […]
As with all conferences, the keynote is the most high-anticipated event. It’s meant to be full of inspiring quotes and powerful demonstrations of progress. NIME, in its vein of creativity, took the keynote to a whole new level, particularly with artist Laetitia Sonami‘s performance. What started off as a calm, rehearsed “speech” became a journey […]