In the words of DL1 intern Isaac Levine:
Ben is a world-renowned Ann Arbor native who has been creating electro-acoustic, spatial, and spectral music since before computers! His live rig still includes no computers. For this performance, he will be playing his multiphonic guitar, and a prepared feedback saxophone—through a quadraphonic set of speakers.
His website is right here: http://www.benmiller.info/
I believe his aesthetic and dedication to his approach offers an important perspective on the state of interactive media performance.
We hope to see you tonight!]]>
Today, I hosted the first Max/MSP Club meeting of the semester. The first 30 minutes were spent discussing what people wanted to learn through the workshop. The general consensus was that the club members wanted to create a performance system and also compose in Max.
The first workshop consisted of introducing basic Max objects and then getting straight into signal processing. At the end, we collectively worked on a Halloween installation Max/MSP patch. We used amplitude tracking to trigger a manipulated voice (pitched down, to sound evil) in real time.
Next week, I’m planning to do a workshop on manipulating sounds using sensors and Max.
For more information about Max/MSP, visit cycling74.com.]]>
A quick note from new Electronic Lunch coordinator Kevin Allswede:
I’m thrilled to join Peter in hosting Electronic Lunch this year and I’m excited to meet you all! Let’s make some cool stuff together!
We’ll catch up with each other, talk about the cool projects we’re working on, eat free pizza, and start thinking about what we’re interested in exploring this year.
We hope to see you this Friday in Design Lab 1!]]>
When I was working in DL1 today, architecture students came in to take some photos of their works. Meanwhile, a mechanical engineering student worked on his bottle rocket at the workbench. He used hot glue, tape, and a cutter to construct the rocket.]]>