Politics I is being performed live and online at the 2022 Xenakis Networked Performance Marathon! More details will be coming soon once the program is set later this week. You can read more about the marathon below:
As part of the centenary celebrations for the birth of Iannis Xenakis, the Performative Environments Arts Research Lab at the Department of Audiovisual Arts of the Ionian University, in collaboration with Athens Conservatory and the Meta-Xenakis consortium are planning a “Xenakis Networked Performance Marathon” from Friday, December 16 19:00 (local time EEST), to Saturday, December 17, 2022, 21:00 (local time, EEST). During this marathon, works will be performed at the same time at Athens Conservatory (Athens), as well as other venues worldwide, using the internet to transmit control data, audio and video and to coordinate performances between different locations. Our aim is to enable artists to perform their works from remote locations and to recreate these works in real time in Athens and other venues by running the software that creates these performances locally, based on the data received from the performers over the internet.
Totally dropped the ball on posting about this, but yesterday Margaret Schedel and I presented at the 2022 Interactive Sonification Workshop that is being held at Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg in Delmenhorst, Germany.
In our presentation we briefly review different types of mapping and data display tools that were created to inform the public about the pandemic, as well as critical perspectives on each. We then proposed our own ArcGIS and sonification-based, socially conscious mapping tool: MARSYAS.
I’ll post the link to the conference poster here when the DOI is published alongside the proceedings! More to come on this project in the future. We are both grateful to our other collaborators and Co-Authors: George Aumoithe, Inderjeet Bilkhu, Haotong Zhu, and Litzy Escobar.
In this paper, we describe a hyperlocal ArcGIS- and sonification- based COVID-19 web-mapping tool that seeks to ameliorate some of socio-technical problems associated with epidemiological map- ping and the field’s frequent usage of visual and haptic data dis- play. This socio-technical problems can be seen in current, well- known and frequently cited epidemiological mapping tools, such as the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Dashboard, which face functional and formal design challenges when compared to the hyper-phenomenal scope of the ongoing pandemic. As a re- view of our current project scope, we describe the stakes of the pandemic and pose questions related to the aforementioned design challenges that tools deploying data display may face. Taken as a whole, our project aims to offer a response to some of these design challenges by offering user choice and control, n-dimensional data display via sonification, and the integration so socio-political data into epidemiological layers to better represent Suffolk County’s lived experience with COVID-19
Lemmon, Eric, George Aumoithe, Margaret Schedel, Inderjeet Bilkhu, Haotong Zhu, and Litzy Escobar. “Mapping in the Emergency: Designing a Sonified Map of the Social Experience of Covid-19 in Suffolk County, New York.” In Proceedings of the 2022 Interactive Sonification Workshop. Universität Bremen: Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study, 2022.
Super excited to be back with friends at the Australasian Computer Music Conference for both an Artist Talk and a performance of Politics I. There will be quite a few housekeeping updates to the software, but most notable will be Discord integration for users without twitter or for those who can’t text US numbers!
You can find our more about the conference here. Once I get the conference schedule, I’ll update this post!
Update 2: The performance of Politics I, Cybernetic Republic will be during the artist talk. toy_3 will be performed during the Day Two morning concert (5:30PM EST 8/31/22, 9:30AM NZT 9/1/22). https://www.acmc2022.com/day-two-morning-concert
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toy_3 will be performed live at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival later this month! Right now it’s scheduled for a concert on June 21st, but I am trying to get it moved to a concert on the 26th for scheduling accommodations with the other performers.
Hope to see you there!
UPDATE: Both works will be performed on the last concert of the festival (yay!). Niloufar Nourbakhsh and I will be performing my work as well as Daria Semegen’s Vignettes Transfigurations.
Politics I will be performed on the Art Work track at the 7th International Web Audio Conference. I’ll update this post as more details arrive, but you’ll be able to participate in Cannes, France — in person, or online!
For more details on the conference, check it out here. More coming soon as conference schedule is settled!
Very excited to be sharing my research, “Dissensus, Refusal and Participatory Music: Negation and Rupture in Crowd in C,” at CIM’22. The conference’s theme this year is “participation” (very apt for my work!). I’ll be presenting on panel 5A, on Thursday, June 9th. You can find out more information at the conference website here:
On March 14th at 6:00PM, the Peabody Institute’s laptop ensemble will be performing a scored version of politics I. Here, the students in the ensemble will receive instructions on what texts to submit so as to control—concretely—the musical direction of the work. Because movement one of the work is meant to be largely deterministic in its sonification (so that actors within the audience can replicate results they find aesthetically pleasing), it should be an interesting experiment in the expressive capabilities of the system. I am also speaking to the ensemble on Monday about the system and my praxis more generally and then rehearsing/workshopping the work. Should be a ton of fun!