[PD] Pd performance at TED

Pedro Oliveira hello at partidoalto.net
Wed Jun 22 01:38:53 CEST 2011

I think it is super nice that Onyx joined the list and explained himself his

Still in the subject of "performance authenticity " and "validation of
performance"... and also about audience/performer...

Onyx, do you think that perhaps all these questions that were raised about
what exactly you were doing would encourage you to perhaps make your
performative "movements" and means more evident? Or do you think this is not
important for your goals?

The thing is, nobody asks a violin player what he's playing (as somebody
mentioned a few messages ago, sorry for the lack of proper quoting here), I
believe, because these traditional instruments are already within our
culture, so one knows, roughly speaking, how a violin should be played and
how it might sound like. However, with gestural controllers/instruments of
course it is a different matter...

When Onyx mentions playing at audience level, inside the club, I remembered
of Dan Deacon and Girl Talk's performances which also often apply this idea,
and it is interesting to observe how the audience is also curious to see
what they're doing, so I guess it is a common behavior...

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 12:05 AM, Charles Henry <czhenry at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 12:08 PM, Charles Henry <czhenry at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 8:39 PM, Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca>wrote:
>>> On Sun, 19 Jun 2011, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
>>>> --- On Sun, 6/19/11, Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca> wrote:
>>>>> What's a « technological parody » ?
>>>> It's where you take something like a modern digital computer and do DSP
>>>> by using an interface modeled after 30 year-old analog audio equipment.
>>> Therefore Pd is a technological parody ?
>> A technological parody ought to be defined by:
>> 1.  usage of high-tech hardware to fulfill a low-tech purpose
>> 2.  an unwarranted degree of specialization or wasteful usage of hardware
>> size/power
>  Guitar Hero.  It's a mockery of music and almost certainly a technological
> parody.
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