Dates: 17 – 21 July 2018
Deadline for applications: 31 May 2018
CataRT workshop for Composers, Improvisers, Sound Artists, Performers, Instrumentalists, Media Artists.
Learn how to build your own instrument, installation, composition environment, or sound design tool based on navigating through large masses of sound.
MaD allows for simple and intuitive design of continuous sonic gestural interaction. The motion-sound mapping is automatically learned by the system when movement and sound examples are jointly recorded. In particular, our applications focus on using vocal sounds – recorded while performing action, – as primary material for interaction design. The system integrates of specific probabilistic models with hybrid sound synthesis models. Importantly, the system is independent to the type of motion/gesture sensing devices, and can directly accommodate the use different sensors such as, cameras, contact microphones, and inertial measurement units. The application concerns performing arts, gaming but also medical applications such auditory-aided rehabilitation. More…
The piece Five Out of Six by Christopher Trapani for small ensemble and electronics won the the ICMC 2014 Best Piece Award (Americas).
The concatenative real-time sound synthesis system CataRT plays grains from a large corpus of segmented and descriptor-analysed sounds according to proximity to a target position in the descriptor space. This can be seen as a content-based extension to granular synthesis providing direct access to specific sound characteristics. More…
Since about 5 years, CataRT is used extensively as a performance instrument by a growing number of musicians, and has stabilised and been tried and tested in many performances. This is why the Inventor Composer Coaction call for new instruments was a welcome occasion to present this instrument to a wider audience, and to advance towards a systematic assessment of how to play and compose with CataRT.
CataRT has been chosen out of 29 submissions of new musical instruments by 2 upcoming composers within the Inventor Composer Coaction. Jessica Aslan and Christos Michalakos will both write a piece for CataRT and the Red Note ensemble, to be premiered May 9 in Edinburgh.