We’ll be performing Discotrope in San Jose at the Zero1 Biennial (e)MERGE Street Festival on Sept. 14th (starting when it gets dark), joined by Frankie Martin (UCSD) and Zaoli Zhong (Syracuse.) Then it’s on to Albuquerque for the ISEA2012 Downtown Block Party on Sept. 23rd, starting also at gettin’-dark-time.
Rachel Beth Egenhoefer recently interviewed lil’ ol’ me in Furtherfield! Thanks Rachel for the fun interview, and thanks Furtherfield for posting my ramblings!
I’ve started my sabbatical residency at the highly-awesome iotaCenter in LA. This fall I’ll be researching new work in gestural and spatial cinematic performance – and also hoping to get involved in organizing some interesting events. First though, getting ready for Discotrope performances in downtown San Jose at Zero1 on Sept. 14th and in downtown Albuquerque at ISEA Machine Wilderness at the Block Party on Sept. 23rd. More details on those to follow!
We’re tickled magenta to be doing two Discotrope shows in LA in June. At the Hollywood Fringe opening on 6/13, and at HM157 on 6/16.
More info on both events here.
Facebook event for HM157 show
(It’s going to be outdoors, in their awesome backyard.)
Annina Rüst and I have finished a new demo video for Discotrope. You can see how the project’s come along and get a sneak peak of Cristyn Magnus’s magic generative sound design. And we’ve also written a little text. We’re almost ready to perform now, so if you know someplace that might enjoy some nocturnally solar-powered semi-zoetropically live audiovisual performance, please let us know!
The inimitable Fred Lakin’s proposing a SXSW panel on live-generated visual performance, called “Throwing Beam for Fun and Profit.” Fred’s invited me to be on the proposed panel – if you think we’re worthy of being picked for a panel you can pick us on the PanelPicker! Or in other words, you can vote for us on the SXSW PanelPicker.
The wraps are off Discotrope: The Secret Nightlife of Solar Cells! It’s the project that Annina Rüst and I have been working on. We’re still developing the performance, and Cristyn Magnus is composing a generative sound design. But we’ve got a website now, complete with work-in-progress video and stills. More to come!
You can also follow Discotrope on Twitter to get updates as they twappen…
Still a few rough spots to tidy, but it’s more or less up. I’m hoping the new site will encourage me to remember to update it with new info now and then. (Wonder if anyone’s written a cattle prod plugin…)