Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Wii-Osculator - a whole lot of shaking going on

Mr. Kevin Brady remixing an Institut FATIMA-track by waving his extraordinary skillful arms

Since a couple of moths we are using the wiimote a lot. This remote game-controller gives you for cheap three sensors for measuring acceleration-data in the three dimensions of space, that are submitted via bluetooth to our computers. There the data gets converted first into OSC and then into the midi-format. In the video above you can see one of the possible uses of all that.

All of this would not have been so easy to realize without OSCulator, a wonderful piece of software that allows to convert all kind of data inputs (gamepads, wiimotes, reacTIVision and many more) to midi or keystrokes. The developer Camille is a very kind and helpful person - we had contacted him once regarding some issues with reactivision and he updated his software for us immedeatly!
He opened a forum on his web now (http://www.osculator.net/bp/) - definetly worth checking out if you want to learn that stuff!!

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Eschbazzio remixes

So we had made this song inspired by Semolina Matic. It's called "En mi Eschbazzio" and is about those places where people act with passion and power in arts and culture. Inspired by Semolina's powerful speech on the "Puto Encuentro" we improvised this song together. So we had this scetch of it on our laptops that we never finished, but one day we had the chance to record some voices for the chorus. After a couple of months we edited it, and got a half-backen final version of it. The other day we played it to some people at the NIU, and now Jordi aka Deep Fried or Dwight Fried or D-fright has made two very nice remixes, here they are:

Dancefloor Version:

Dubby Dark Version:


And here is the original song:

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Bye bye Hangar


Here is the last foto from our studio at the Hangar. Note the wireless artist and the angel. Now we moved into a nice new place that we share with Miguel Marin/Arbol. First fotos and music soon here.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

foto from mataro

Institut Fàtima
Institut Fàtima,
originally uploaded by raulroncero.
just found this foto from our concert in can xalant ...

Some new recordings, one note tracks

We have some music up on soundcloud, a music-sharing website: soundcloud.com/institutfatima. Lately we did some conceptual stuff, as composing a tune without actually composing music, but setting up rules in the arpeggiator. we start with just one note that is holding, and give instructions to the computer to play patterns based on this note. This is fun, and sometimes nice music. Here are three of those pieces: