prototyping new machine: the Scan Table

Photo: blackhole-factory

We are prototyping a new machine. The Scan Table is a computer controlled ‘turntable’ equipped with a Fire-I cam + a USB-microscope. A stepper motor is controlled by a max patch using an arduino board and a stepper driver to scan small objects. The images are live processed by a jitter patch and projected. The same objects are also used to create live processed sound by a max/msp patch. All three patches (for motor control, video and sound are exchanging control data and influencing each other creating an unstable situation.

The first public usage of this beast will be in the project ‘Die Situation ist unter Kontrolle’ at Kunstmühle this weekend Nov 4 + 5.

Some video from the machine at work will follow soon.

Photo: blackhole-factory

Kunstmuehle Live Mic @ Locustream SoundMap

The live stream of the Kunstmühle sound environment is now part of the Locustream SoundMap | Live Worldwide Open Microphones of locusonus.org.

Locus Sonus is a research group specialized in audio art. It is organized as a post graduate lab by the Art Schools of Aix en Provence (ESAA) and Bourges (ENSA) in France.

In the moment the Locustream is only possible in mono. Our Safari browser here doesn’t like to stream it, but Firefox does!
Furthermore we are still streaming in stereo over http://s10.myradiostream.com/31230.htm, although the server stops every now and then.

Our microphone now has a windshield build from a colander and silk stocking:

Ethernet Orchestra @Kunstmühle

September 25 2011 • 2pm CEST

Ethernet Orchestra live at Kunstmühle Braunschweig
radio concert for col-me Radio Bratislava

From September to November 2011, Ethernet Orchestra is on an international tour in which members of the ensemble perform locally and remotely at a range of events incorporating live musicians in each location.

As a part of this tour Roger Mills, australian musician, composer and founder of Ethernet Orchestra is visiting us for a concert at Kunstmühle. This is our first physical meeting after nearly 2 years of online collaboration and remote performances.
Chris Vine and Yavuz Uydu will play remotely from Londrina and Sydney.

live in Braunschweig:
Roger Mills – processed trumpet
Elke Utermöhlen – voice, live processing
Martin Slawig – objects, live processing

online in Sydney: Yavuz Uydu – oud, bendir
online in Londrina, Brasil: Chris Vine – guitar

live stream at radio col-me Bratislava:: 2 pm German time == CEST

check out your local time here

Ethernet Orchestra @DRHA

On September 5th Ethernet Orchestra will play a concert at DRHA (Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts Conference) Ningbo, China in collaboration with local Chinese musicians as part of the Ethernet Orchestra International Tour.

Live in Ningbo:
Roger Mills – processed trumpet

online in Sydney: Yavuz Uydu – oud, bendir

online in Braunschweig:
Elke Utermöhlen – voice, live processing
Martin Slawig – objects, live processing