Saturday, 21 February 2009
Paul has won a sounddesign contest! The Selector Contest from Puremagnetik, a company that delivers samples, sounds and content for sequencers and samplers as Ableton Live, Reason or Kontakt. Paul made some interesting drum-racks for ableton with a couple of their samples and won the first prize!
Tea Guarascio made some great fotos last tuesday, see all of them here in her myspace! If you, dear reader, should have any fotos or videos from our concerts, we would be so happy to see them - just send us a mail to institutfatima (ät) gmail (dot) com.
You would like to learn how to convert your laptopcomputer into a musical robot that makes music with his eye? You want to shake your arms and the music goes wild? We will show you how!
Institut FATIMA is giving a free workshop next month in the Barcelona Civic Centre PuntMultimedia (where we just played, see post below). We are going to give a introduction into reacTIVision and OSCulator, two applications that we use to remotely control the sound and music during our shows. reacTIVision is the tracking engine of the famous reacTable, invented at the Barcelona University Pompeu Fabra. With Institut FATIMA we have explored some of the many possibilities to use that application. We used it for an interactive instllation we once showed at the Sonar Festival, we used it for some funny instruments we built ourselves (the reacBall for example), and we use it during concerts to trigger stuff.
OSCulator is a program written by french programmer and musician Camille Trouillard that allows to convert messages from all kinds of controllers into MIDI. It's a great tool when you want to use gamecontrollers as the WIImote to control your music. We found some clever ways to integrate it into an Ableton-Live-Set.
All of this will be presented, explained and demonstrated on 28th of march at the Puntmultimedia, in the middle of the beautiful little park beside the Sants-TRainstation. . And after the workshop there will be a gathering of brazilian DJs and VJs. If you want to come, check out all infos here and write a mail for inscription to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And for everyone interested in an introduction into ableton live: We do that again on three tuesday afternoons at the NIU - check out here.
Saturday, 7 February 2009
We will be playing as top act on the opening night of the BCN Visualsound-Festival. On 17th of february at the Parque Industrial (Estación Sants) in Barcelona. Find more details here: www.bcnvisualsound.org . With us there will be a presentation of the Tenori-On, of the reactable and of the laser installation Aurora. Looks interesting. The whole festival starts at 19.00 hs, we will play at 21:30 hs. See you there!
here is the map and the direction:
Carrer de Lluís Muntadas, 5, 08014, Barcelona
Monday, 2 February 2009
Sunday afternoon, rocking the afterhours in the PVC club. What a pity - this venue will not exist any longer. They were located in a backyard-warehouse behind the Fira Montjuic. A really nice spot, something that you don't see too often in Barcelona. We played a energy-laden tekno-set. Fantastic response from the audience. Thank you Annette for sending the two fotos below!