Concert presentation at the Artistic Research Forum in Bergen

We presented the project during the Artistic Reaearch Forum in Bergen on September 24th 2018. The presentation consisted of a short introduction of the concept, tools and methodologies followed by a 20 minute musical performance showing several of the crossadaptive techniques in an improvised context.  The performance was followed by a commentary by Diemo Schwarz and concluded with a plenary discussion.

Crossadaptive performance at ARF in Bergen. Left to right: Oeyvind Brandtsegg, Carl Haakon Waadeland, Trond Engum and Tone Åse. Photo by Stian Westerhus.

Concert at Dokkhuset, May 2018

The project held a concert at Dokkhuset on May 26th. This concert was made as a presentation of the artistic outcome,  towards the end of the project. Assuming there is no “final result” of an artistic process, but still representing an image of where we got to during this process. To give some insight into different types of outcome, I decided to have three different ensembles, and also to use one presentation of a student production.

The program for the evening was:

Michael Duch – double bass
Oeyvind Brandtsegg – live convolver

Kim Henry Ortveit – electronics and percussion
Maja Ratkje – vocals, electronics
Oeyvind Brandtsegg – crossadaptive processing, Marimba Lumina

Ada Mathea Hoel – presentation of crossadaptive video and audio production

Trond Engum – crossdaptive processing, guitar
Carl Haakon Waadeland – percussion
Tone Åse – vocals, electronics
Oeyvind Brandtsegg – crossadaptive processing, Marimba Lumina

The whole event was recorded, and the video can be found here:
Since this was a local concert, the verbal presentation is in Norwegian.

Crossadaptive seminar Trondheim, November 2017

As  part of the ongoing research on crossadaptive processing and performance, we had a very productive seminar in Trondheim 2. and 3. November (2017). The current post will show the program of presentations, performances and discussions and provide links to more detailed documentation of each session as it becomes available. Each part will be added as the documentations is ready, so if something is missing now, do check back later. The seminar was also streamed here , and the recorded streams will be archived.

In addition to the researchers presenting, we also had an audience of students from the music technology and the jazz departments, as well as other researchers and teachers from NTNU. We are grateful for the input from the audience to enrich our discussions.


Thursday 2. November

Practical experiments

Introduction and status. [slides]
Øyvind Brandtsegg

Maja S.K. Ratkje, Øyvind Brandtsegg, Miller Puckette (standin for Stian Westerhus)

Work methods and session reports. Experiences, insights, reflections.
Trond Engum (with team) [slides] ,  Bernt Isak Wærstad (with team) [slides]

Instruments and tools

Instrumental affordances, crossadaptivity as instrumental gesture.
Marije Baalman [slides]

Tone Åse, Carl Haakon Waadeland, Trond Engum

Instrument design and technological developments. [slides]
Sigurd Saue, Victor Lazzarini, Øyvind Brandtsegg

Friday 3. November

Reflection. Aesthetic and philosophical issues

Documentation methods [slides]
Andreas Bergsland

Bjørnar Habbestad, Gyrid N. Kaldestad, Bernt Isak Wærstad

What does it mean for the performer, for the audience, for the music? How does it change the game?
Solveig Bøe [notes] , Simon Emmerson [slides]

Wider use and perspectives

Experiences with Philippe Manoury and Juliana Snapper, thoughts on instrumental control, and a performance
Miller Puckette [PD patches]
(with Øyvind Brandtsegg for a brief liveconvolver performance)

Looking at the music from the mix perspective. Viability of effects as expression. The wider field of automatic mixing and adaptive effects.
Gary Bromham [slides ], Josh Reiss [slides]

Outcomes and evaluation. [slides]
Moderator: Øyvind Brandtsegg

Concert and workshop in Oslo

During “Musikkteknologidagene” (Music Technology Days) at the Norwegian Academy of Music, October 2017, we held a workshop on crossadaptive techniques and also played a set in the evening concert.

Here’s a video of the concert (thanks for taping it, Daniel Formo!):