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19 May 2011 | 20:30 | Lecture/Demonstration | Free

Hotpot Lab #16

Modalities Edition

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Presentations, demos, and performances by Marije Baalman, Till Bovermann, and Miguel Negrao

For this Hotpot the we will discuss and demonstrate applications of Modality, the new live computer music control framework developed by some of the top SuperCollider contributors from around the world. The team of musicians, artists, and researchers behind Modality will present the issues that they are trying to address and their unique approach to creating a useful toolkit for computer musicians. This will be accompanied with lively examples and conclude with an improv performance by the Modality team using the tools they have developed throughout the week.

Date: 19 May, 2011
Time: 20:30 (doors open 20:00)
Location: STEIM Studio 3, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
Cost: Free


Hotpot #16 Modalities


What is Modality?
Modality directly allows easy on the fly re-mapping of control input to sound production allowing for multiple control analogies to be used in parallel with the same physical controllers by communicating individually and multiply to mapping scenarios. By promoting the idea of 'focus' from physical control to mappings at global and local environment levels instrumentalists can point interaction at different elements of the abstract instrumental model by using the physical control itself to remap the control scenario meanings. In short, the controller controls the meaning of the control.
Modality was started by Jeff Carey and Bjornar Habbestadt, who invited Alberto de Campo, Wouter Snoei and Marije Baalman in September 2010 to BEK (Bergen, Norway), for a one week residency to bring their ideas, code and minds together to create tools to be able to easily put together performance interfaces.
From May 11 until 21, the Modality will be in residence at STEIM, continuing their work and joined by more collaborators, namely Hannes Hölzl, Till Bovermann, Robert van Heumen, and Miguel Negrao.

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