[PD] Pd performance at TED

Pedro Oliveira hello at partidoalto.net
Wed Jun 22 22:05:51 CEST 2011

I second the suggestion. I'd also add this one:

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 9:53 PM, Pagano, Patrick
<pat at digitalworlds.ufl.edu>wrote:

> May I suggest.
> http://www.amazon.com/Liveness-Performance-Mediatized-Philip-Auslander/dp/0
> 415196906
> pp
> On 6/22/11 11:08 AM, "Mathieu Bouchard" <matju at artengine.ca> wrote:
> >On Wed, 22 Jun 2011, Onyx Ashanti wrote:
> >
> >> 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,
> >
> >It's not just that, it's that the number of parameters is limited. With
> >computer music there is no way we can learn to understand what's going on
> >in the manner that we did with traditional instruments, simply because it
> >doesn't take many variables at a same time to become confused, and with
> >computer music there are always more variables that can be added to
> >confuse the audience, and those variables can be added and removed at any
> >time.
> >
> >Every show is a potential opportunity to confuse the experts about what's
> >going on, more than it ever was.
> >
> >> but with electronic music, we're all a bunch of jilted lovers because
> >> were are all so used to hearing amazing music that was created in a
> >>very
> >> unexciting manner.  what this project is, currently, is "ok" sounding
> >> music, done in an exciting manner (to me).  thats why i looked so calm
> >> on the TED video even though my effects wouldnt latch (assigned to the
> >> extremes of the accelerometer range), because i had to concentrate of
> >> multiple variables at once and no longer have the distraction of
> >> "ease"...every performance is a strain and it is the best feeling EVER!
> >
> >The audience has no idea what you wanted it to sound like, so they have
> >no
> >way to measure your satisfaction other than looking at how you seem to
> >feel like.
> >
> >> when doing a DJ set or an ableton set, it is hard to suck because its
> >> all pre-recorded...you can even put on a song and go to the toilet.
> >
> >In the early days of the Pd Montréal users group (or actually, before),
> >there was that joke that the performer could very well be checking his
> >email while his music plays on its own. We were talking about Pd, because
> >one can also use Pd in this manner. We were talking about the lack of
> >proof of the « liveness » of a performance.
> >
> >> I love what girl talk does. he covers his laptop in saran wrap to keep
> >> drinks from killing it, and he just has everyone around him for the
> >> duration of his set.  THAT is the future.
> >
> >Doesn't that sound like the TopLap manifesto ?
> >
> >  _______________________________________________________________________
> >| Mathieu Bouchard ---- tél: +1.514.383.3801 ---- Villeray, Montréal, QC
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