Andre Wakko Hostalácio -- Marionet, interactive network installation
Cole Ingraham -- LAGMonster
Benoit and the Mandelbrots -- Ad-LiBerlin
Das IMM-Rundfunkorchester -- Extractions Pt. I
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André Wakko Hostalácio (Brazil)
is an interactive installation composed of laptops and people. Sounds are produced based on the physical movement of each laptop machine in X,Y and Z coordinates. All the machines are connected by a network, and each one can send its movement information to some of the other computers, so each user/laptop can be both marionet and puppetmaster. Each machine has his own sound persona, and the screen functions as a visual indicator for messages coming in.
LAG Laptop Orchestra (USA)
is a realtime network piece, a virtual instrument consisting of different synths played simultaneously by all members of the ensemble. Each synth is mapped to a key of a computer keyboard. If only one person is pressing any given key, the synth is played. If no one is pressing that key it mutes. If more than one person is pressing the same key at once however various parameters of the synth are modulated. Curtis will be physically present in Berlin, while the other players are connected from the USA via Internet.
LAG is: Cole Ingraham, Chad McKinney, Curtis McKinney, Ben O'Brien
Benoît and the Mandelbrots (Germany)
is an improvised Live Coding performance using the Just-in-Time Library (JITLib). Live coding is the process of writing software in real-time. This young computer music discipline uses the programming language itself as an at first sight non-intuitive, but simultaneously expressive interface between man and machine. Sonic conceptions and structures are expressed live as source code, and interpreted by the computer. Benoît and the Mandelbrots was formed in winter 2009 by students of the University of Music Karlsruhe: Holger Ballweg, Patrick Borgeat, Juan A. Romero and Matthias Schneiderbanger