November 15th, 2012
photograph Kyle Nolin
121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance, 12th December 2012
Live improvised A/V performance Oceans Between Sound featuring Ethernet Orchestra and visual artists Graziano Milano & Michael Szpakowski
Ethernet Orchestra are performing 2 shows:
Show 1 - 19:30 (Sydney) AEST 8:30 am GMT
Show 2 – 20:30 GMT
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Exploring interdisciplinary and intercultural networked creativity, this audiovisual performance will feature Ethernet Orchestra collaborating with visual artists Michael Szpakowski and Graziano Milano who will be mixing visual collages in VisitorsStudio.
The inspiration for the performance Oceans between Sound considers the ebb and flow of network data as metaphor for the world oceans separating the members of the ensemble and their dispersed lives.
The event is also showcasing earlier works by artists working in the field called “Walking backwards into the future” – a programme of 19 remounted cyberformances from the past five festivals (5-11 December). Follow this link to the schedule and time converters. more details
September 11th, 2012
12th – 13th October, 2012 From 15:00 GMT
I will be doing a presentation for the online symposium on Cyberformance, 13th October over various online platforms and hosted in Sydney by Sense Aware lab, University of Technology, Sydney. It starts at 3pm GMT and runs throughout the northern evening of the 12th. There are interesting talks by Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn, Alan Sondheim, Miljana Perić, Stephen A. Schrum, Joseph DeLappe, Adriene Jenik, ActiveLayers, Roger Mills, Maja Delak and Luka Prinčić. It will be hosted by multi-user online platforms UpStage, and Waterwheel Tap.
My presentation Ethernet Orchestra: Case Studies of Networked Intercultural Improvisation is at 8:30 AEST and 22:30 GMT. While this is early for us here in Sydney, there will be an open online discussion between attending and presenting artists, researchers and interested participants. Everyone welcome to come and sit in.
February 2nd, 2012
Screenshot VisitorsStudio, by Graziano Milano
Distant Presences 3 is the third in a trilogy of live networked A/V performances by the Ethernet Orchestra, recorded in November 2011. It features Richard Lainhart (Buchla Contiumm) and Roger Mills (processed trumpet) live @ O-Town Sound, New York, Hervé Perez (Sax & electronics) in Sheffield, UK and live cinema artist Graziano Milano, London.
The performance followed paper presentation by Roger Mills at ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference, Atlanta November 4-6, and a guest lecture at Pauline Oliveros’ doctoral research group on 11th November at Rensselaer Polytechnic, Albany.
Richard Lainhart passed away on the 30th December 2011. Our hearts go out to Richards wife, Caroline Meyers and we send our condolences and best wishes for the memorial concert on 4th March.
December 31st, 2011
RIP Richard Lainhart
On behalf of all of the Ethernet Orchestra, it is with sadness that we reflect on the death of our fellow networked collaborator and musical virtuoso Richard Lainhart, who passed away yesterday 30th December, 2011.
Having worked with him over the years, and then finally meeting him in person last month for the New York show, I personally feel both a sense of loss but also fortune that I was blessed with the opportunity to share his company during the week that I stayed with him and his wife Caroline.
Last night, Martin, Elke and I were looking back on the great performances the ensemble did did this year, and the wonderful experience of the radio feature, which is now all the more poignant in that it unknowingly captured a part of our history that will never be repeated.
As evidenced by the hundreds of obituaries and condolences left on his facebook page, he was deeply respected among a large cross genre musical community and all those that knew him.
RIP Richard, your passion and generosity touched many of us and your music will continue your presence in our lives.
December 2nd, 2011
Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany is broadcasting a radio feature on Ethernet Orchestra through their DEGEM web radio from today. The two hour program documents our performances over the last two years and contains interviews with the musicians speaking about their experiences of working with the project and the different aspects of the telematic improvisatory music making. Thanks to radio journalist Mirko Heinemann and blackhole-factory for supporting it.
Access broadcast and ZKM HERE.
The program is broadcast twice a day for a month and can be listened to a different times each day. It is scheduled within program block E.
Monday: 10am + 10pm
Tuesday: 8am + 8pm
Wednesday: 6am + 6pm
Thursday: 4am + 4pm
Friday: 2am + 2pm
Saturday: 0am and 0pm
Sunday: 6am + 6pm
The time is CET Central European Time == UTC + 1 hour
November 26th, 2011
18th November, 2011 – Final Ethernet Orchestra performance for 2011 at Bon Marche Studio, Harris St, Sydney.
Featuring live in Sydney
Roger Mills – processed trumpets
Shaun Premnath – Tabla
Yavuz Uydu – Oud & Bendir
Martin Slawig – Percussion / Max/MSP processing
Hervé Perez – Sax & Electronics
The evening also featured performances by Pedro Rebello & Ben Carey.
Listen to audio excerpt
October 29th, 2011
Ethernet Orchestra NYC show - 12th November 2011, 8-9pm @ O-Town Sound.
This unique A/V performance features Richard Lainhart, Roger Mills performing in a one off live event with Yavuz Uydu (AU) and Hervé Perez (UK). Networked live cinema mixing by Graziano Milano in the online A/V interface VisitorsStudio. Remote listeners can listen and view the performance online. Venue details.
To experience audio visual performance online open the following urls in separate browser windows.
Find your own timezone here.
During his visit to New York, Roger Mills will be teaming up with long time ensemble collaborator Richard Lainhart and they will be performing together live with members of the online ensemble. Despite numerous networked performances together, this will be the first time the pair will have met and collaborated in person. The performance will also feature networked live cinema mixing by audiovisual artist Graziano Milano in London.
The online ensemble will feature:
Yavuz Uydu – Turkish oud & bendir
Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Hervé Perez – Laptop electronics and Soprano Sax
Ethernet Orchestra A/V excerpts here.
ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference , Atlanta, Georgia, 3-6th November 2011. One of twelve internationally selected papers for presentation at the graduate student symposium and masterclass. More details.
September 25th, 2011
8am Montreal & New York
September 24th, 2011
Ethernet Orchestra will be improvising online Saturday 24th for two hours from 2pm CET, 1pm GMT and 8am in New York and Montreal.
Sunday 25th live gallery performance at Kunstmuhle, Braunschweig Germany. 2pm CET, 1pm GMT and 8am in New York and Montreal.
Both performances are being streamed at http://www.ustream.tv/user/blackhole-factory
Peyman Sayyadi, Montreal
Richard Lainhart New York
Martin Slawig, Elke Utermöhlen, Roger Mills Braunschweig, Germany
Yavuz Uydu, Sydney
Chris Vine, Londrina Brazil
These sessions are being recorded for an album release and radio feature by ZKM’s DGEM Webradio.
August 14th, 2011
From September to November 2011, Ethernet Orchestra will embark on an international tour in which members of the ensemble will perform locally and remotely at a range of events incorporating live musicians in each location.
Each performance will feature local musicians improvising with members of the online ensemble from locations such as Sydney, Brazil, China, Turkey, Germany, UK and the United State. The ensemble features a diverse range of instruments including Turkish oud & bendir, Mongolian horse fiddle and throat singing, guitar, trumpet, voice and electronic processing. Instrumentalists will perform in different combinations over the tour as local circumstances provide.
Selected events include conference paper presentations examining intercultural cognition and perception in telematic improvisation. This includes examining examples of musical transferences in the groups networked performances and the strategies and approaches that musicians are developing to negotiate non-visual and dispersed interaction.
5th – DRHA (Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts Conference) Ningbo, China. Paper presentation and evening performance featuring Ethernet Orchestra in collaboration with local Chinese musicians. Download program for location and times.
15th – ISEA (International Symposium for Electronic Arts) Istanbul, Turkey. Paper presentation at Sabanci University. View details of time and location.
25th – Kunstmühle Gallery, Braunschweig, Germany. Ethernet Orchestra radio performance featuring Martin Slawig, Elke Utermöhlen, Yavuz Uydu (Sydney), Chris Vine (Londrina, Brazil). View details.
November – United States
4th – ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. Paper presentation and performance tbc.
12th – One Thousand Pulses, New York. Performance by members of the ensemble with Richard Lainhart.
18th - Diffused Sound Series #5, Bon Marche Studio, University of Technology, Sydney.
Watch this space for photographs and sound files as the tour progresses !