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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.
Le son au bout des doigts is an installation shown 1.6.–18.6. at the Centre Pompidou and part of Ircam’s Manifeste festival using ISMM’s gesture recognition and interactive sound synthesis technology.
It offers a playful, interactive, sonorous and visual journey for children ages two and up. Through manipulations and listening, the children’s sight and hearing is solicited. In Topo-phonie Café imagined by B. MacFarlane, the children are guided by a game of organic structures. They set special tables that create sonorous suprises.
With DIRTI developed by User Studio/Matthieu Savary, when children sink their hands in different materials that fill interactive tubs they set off sounds and images. More…
Update: the PiPo SDK v0.2 is now available on Ircam R&D‘s GitHub!
The PiPo module API for writing your own processing and analysis objects is now available and documented here: http://recherche.ircam.fr/equipes/temps-reel/mubu/pipo
It includes an example xcode project to build a simple pipo mxo for Max that also works within MuBu.
The piece Five Out of Six by Christopher Trapani for small ensemble and electronics won the the ICMC 2014 Best Piece Award (Americas).
The piece makes extensive use of CataRT to play precise microtonal chords with lively timbres More…
DIRTI for iPad, the world’s first tapioca interface, lets young children control an audiovisual experience by playing with a bowl of tapioca.
The project has been nominated for the prestigious IxDA interaction design awards, and the people’s choice award is now open for voting by going to http://awards.ixda.org/entry/2014/dirti-for-ipad/vote.
Dirty Tangible Interfaces (DIRTI) are a new concept in interaction design that forgoes the dogma of repeatability in favor of a richer and more complex experience, constantly evolving, irreversible & infinitely modifiable. The video resuming 4 days of experimentation with a tangible interface and iPad app specially designed for kids at the Maison des Petits of the cultural centre CENTQUATRE in Paris is now online.
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.
To this end, the CataRT as an Instrument page collects the links to sound and video examples demonstrating CataRT as an expressive performance instrument. More…
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.