Live in Berlin / Candle Wiimixer video
Subject: Live in Berlin / Candle Wiimixer video
Send date: 2011-01-03 00:47:40
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Live in Berlin @ NK - TOMORROW!

DIENSTbar LogoOur final public stop in Europe: Berlin.

Now that our time in Warsaw is over, we've arrived in Berlin to enjoy Silvester and one last chance to share The ECC with the EC.  We'll set up the VidiMasher 3000 and to jam at the DIENSTbar event tomorrow, along with Hilot Lilanth and Semerssuaq.  Not in Berlin?  Listen online!  The event will be broadcast on FM radio and internet from midnight to 2am (that's 3p-5p in California) ending with a blind date, pitting The ECC on a duet with a mystery musical date!

This is your ONLY chance in Berlin to see what an ECC show is like!

DIENSTbar & Salon Bruit e.V. & NK

presenting

The Evolution Control Committee 
Based in San Francisco and founded by Mark Gunderson (a.k.a. TradeMark G.) in Columbus, Ohio, in 1986. It typically uses uncleared and illegal samples from various sources as a form of protest against copyright law. They also produces numerous audio experiments, such as the disfiguring of compact discs in live performance, known as "CDestruction", and has produced a few video works as well, ranging from re-edited 50's corporate shorts to a Teddy Ruxpin reciting the works of William S. Burroughs. Other activities include culture jamming. They are one of the pioneers of the mash-up or bootleg, where two or more songs are mixed together into a new track.
The Wheel of Mashupis is their latest booty-shaking incarnation, mashing-up unlikely pop music combinations into dance floor mayhem. It’s mixed up live: The audience spins The Wheel Of Mashup to create new mash-ups, mixed instantly with The ECC's amazing VidiMasher 3000

Hilot Lilanth
Is an installation-artist and musician, living and working in Berlin. He is using circuit-bending-devices and effects for a set from minimal music to an abattoir of electronic improvisation.

Semerssuaq
Are WJ Meatball (Jealousy Party, Sistemi Audiofobici Burp) and JD Zazie (B Unit, Sistemi Audiofobici Burp). The freeform Cut’ n Roll duo was born in Florence at the end of the 90′s at the Soul Limbo Studio based in C.P.A. Fi-Sud. From that improvised, freeform/rock and electronic music scene, they developed their technique manipulating sound using basically dj tools.

From midnight on Salon Bruit e.V. will hold a broadcasting of that event for 2 hours with music, interviews and another "Blind Date"-session.
Via FM 88,4 MHz or 90,7 MHz in Berlin and via internet - live from NK.

@ NK
Elsenstr. 52
last backyard-house left
Berlin-Neuk├Âlln

Thursday - 4th January 2011

Doors open 21:00
Video-Infortainment 21:15 
clips from ECC and other stories about copyleft and circuit-bending.
Concert starts 22:00

Entrance 5 Euro

http://dienstbar.info
http://noiseinberlin.wordpress.com



Candle Wiimixer

Seance technology?
Catholic surveillance?

No, it's a...
 
Demo of an experimental candle-powered remixing controller.  Each candle controls a music loop, with its X-axis (left/right) movement controlling the volume and the Y-axis (forward/back) controlling an effect.  The candles are tracked by a Nintendo Wii controller mounted (stationary) over the candle area.  The Wii controller has an infrared camera, and candles make great infrared light sources.
 
Candle Wiimixer

More tech detail: the Wii controller communicates with the computer by bluetooth.  The GlovePIE program receives that data and converts it to MIDI control data.  The MIDI triggers Ableton Live which remixes the loops, and the MIDI also triggers Arkaos GrandVJ to move around that projected blinking light that follows the candle position.  Almost.
 
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