Distant Presences II

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Ethernet Orchestra • Distant Presences II • Sunday 14th November, 2010
11.30 am Germany UTC+1 CET  / 10.30 am UK / Sydney 9.30cpm UTC+11  EST.
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“Distant Presences” is an improvised sound work which reflects the nature and aesthetic of the ensembles dispersed interaction. As divergent musical cultures meet in improvisation, the work is a meditation on the multifarious nature of location and being. It forms part of an ongoing series of networked improvisations curated by Furthernoise.org for “Explorations in Sound” Vol 4.
Ethernet Orchestra is the research project of Roger Mills at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney. It is an investigation of networked improvisation, examining cognition, intercultural collaboration and learning in networked audio platforms.
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Performers:
Braunschweig, Germany
Elke Utermoehlen – Voice, Max/MSP
Martin Slawig – Objects, Max/MSP
Edward Filipp – Percussion
New York, USA
Richard Lainhart – Buchla
Sydney, Australia
Yavuz Uydu – Turkish Oud and Bendir
Roger Mills – Processed Trumpets
VJ’s
Munich, Germany – Helen Varley Jamieson
London, United Kingdom – Graziano Milano.
Sydney, Australia – Neil Jenkins.
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This performance will performed live to an audience at the Kunstmuehle in Braunschweig, Germany, and broadcast online at radio.aporee.org
live video stream at www.visitorsstudio.org
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Roger Mills is an international composer, sound artist and writer whose practice and research focuses on networked improvisation, sound installation and experimental radio.
Credits include a Golden Eye award for contrapuntal radio performance Idea of South (Sydney), score for BAFTA award winning dance performance At Swim Two Boys by Earthfall, UK and album production and performances with Turkish singer Mircan Kaya.
http://www.eartrumpet.org
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Ahmet Yavuz Uydu is a multi instrumentalist from Adana, Turkey with background in Turkish classical singing. Based in Sydney, he composes for both film and television and
performed with Haluk Levent, Kirac, Sibel Can & Rafet El Roman on their Australian tour. He plays Oud, Bendir, Cumbus and Electric Bass.
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Richard Lainhart is an award-winning composer, filmmaker, and author – a digital artisan who works with sonic and visual data. Since childhood, he’s been interested in
natural processes such as waves, flames and clouds, in harmonics and harmony, and in creative interactions with machines, using them as compositional methods to present
sounds and images that are as beautiful as he can make them. He has performed in public approximately 2500 times, and has been making music for 40 years.
http://www.otownmedia.com
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Helen Varley Jamieson is a writer, theatre-maker and digital artist from New Zealand. She has a Master of Arts (research) investigating her practice of cyberformance – live
performance on the internet. She has created solo and collaborative performances (online and off-line), and since 2003 managed the web-based cyberformance platform UpStage.
http://www.creative-catalyst.com
http://www.upstage.org.nz
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Elke Utermoehlen is a performance artist, director and sound artist. Co-founder and actress of the german/peruvian Ensemble La Otra Orilla, at that time intensely involved in expanded intercultural exchange. She works with live electronics and computers,
developes research based or/and site specific installations. She plays improvised music: experimental use of voice in combination with realtime processing software and found
objects. Since 2001 director of “TiG – Theater im Glashaus”, an ensemble of performers with intellectual disability.
www.blackhole-factory.com
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Eddie Filipp is a drummer and percussionist, born in Poland and based in Germany since 1980. He is a professional musician since 23 years, played on more than 50 albums and touring all over Europe with Andy Scotts Sweet, Inga Rumpf, Mike Harrison, Alex Conti, Sweety Glitter, Orange Blue, Such a Surge, Tony Lakatos, Nils Tuxen, Dave Goodman and many more.
www.myspace.com/eddiefilipp
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Martin Slawig is a musician and audio visual artist. He works with custom built instruments, objects, field recordings and custom software for realtime processing. Development of sound and video installations, compositions and stage design for
theatres, co-director of Theater im Glashaus, a group of performers with intellectual disability. International performances and exhibitions.
www.blackhole-factory.com

Ethernet Orchestra – documentation online

Our recent collaboration with Roger Mills and the Ethernet Orchestra worked out really well and there is some material online now.

Detailed information about the project can be found here:
http://www.eartrumpet.org/research.html#ethernetorchstra

“Distant Presences” – Live Networked A/V Performance
Sunday Night At The Movies, FBi Radio 94.5 FM Sydney and Visitors Studio.
Sunday 20th June 9-10 pm (Sydney) 12-1 pm (UK) 1-2pm (Central Europe) 8-9 am (Londrina, Brazil).
From the project site: “Distant Presences” is an improvised sound work which reflects the nature and aesthetic of the ensembles dispersed interaction. As divergent musical cultures meet in improvisation, the work is a meditation on the multifarious nature of location and being. It forms part of an ongoing series of networked improvisations curated by Furthernoise.org for “Explorations in Sound” Vol 4.

Featuring Live Performances from:

Sydney, Australia.
Bukhchuluun Ganburged – Mongolian Horse fiddle and throat singing.
Yavuz Uydu Turkish Oud and Bendir.
Roger Mills – Processed Trumpets.

Londrina, Brazil – Chris Vine Guitar (ex Blurt, Factory Records)
Braunschweig, Germany – Martin Slawig Laptop Electronics and Max/MSP processing.

VJ’s
London, United Kingdom – Graziano Milano.
Munich, Germany – Helen Varley Jamieson.
Sydney, Australia – Neil Jenkins.

View A/V Performance

      download Audio

This is a photo taken by Neil Jenkins of the performance Live at NIME++2010 • Live Networked Performance
Bon Marche Studio, University of Sydney, 17th June, 2010.

Featuring:
Sydney.
Bukhchuluun Ganburged – Mongolian horse fiddle and throat singing
Roger Mills – Processed trumpets.

Braunschweig, Germany.
Martin Slawig – Laptop electronics and Max/MSP processing.

Ethernet Orchestra

We are continuing our series of online collaborations, this time initiated by Sydney based musician and composer Roger Mills.
The Ethernet Orchestra is the research project of Roger Mills at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, exploring ‘methodologies and ethnographies of cross cultural improvisation, user experience and computer mediated collaboration as well as the musical and sonic boundaries of divergent cultures in collision’.
For this new collaboration we all use the eJamming software, which allows jamming together with only 150 ms of delay. This is a great improvement compared with our earlier collaborations.
There will be two concerts in June, bringing together several musicians on two /three different continents.
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Thursday, June 17, 5.30 pm Sydney / 9.30 am Braunschweig
Concert Program NIME 2010 (New Interfaces for Musical Expression), Sydney
Live in Sydney: Roger Mills – Processed Trumpet
Bukhchuluun Ganburged – Mongolian Horse Fiddle and Throat Singing (AU)
Live in Braunschweig: Martin Slawig – Objects, Electronics Max/MSP
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Sunday, June 20, 11 pm  Sydney / 9 am Londrina / 1 pm Braunschweig
Live in Sydney: Yavuz Uydu – Oud & Bendir, Roger Mills – Processed Trumpet
Bukhchuluun Ganburged – Mongolian Horse Fiddle and Throat Singing (AU)
Live in Londrina, Brasil: Chris Vine – Guitar
Live in Braunschweig: Martin Slawig – Objects, Laptop (Max/MSP)

Live broadcast on radio fbi, Sydney and internet live stream at http://www.fbiradio.com

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