Friday 3rd June – Day
FREE ENTRY – SOLD OUT
UAL/LCC Campus : University of the Arts London, SE1 6SB
SpliceJamm AV - Matt Black & Matt Sharp
>> PART 1 – AUDIO
Jamming with Ninja – Workshop by Matt Black
Duration: 3 hours
Introducing himself and his work with Coldcut and Ninja Tune- recognised as pioneers in the areas of sampling, DJing and audiovisual club art – Matt examines the evolution of these forms into today’s electronic music and art landscape. He will demonstrate the latest incarnation of Coldcut’s software ideas, the iOS remix app Ninja Jamm.
Participants are then invited to work with Matt to create a custom ‘Tunepack’, ie make a tune in the Ninja Jamm interactive music format, from their own materials which can be existing audio or fresh material recorded in the workshop e.g. workstation clip creation, or live ‘on the spot’ recordings of beat-boxing, percussion, singing.
The Tunepack will be made available as a download for the participants to jamm with, use, improve and distribute (on a share-alike basis) after the workshop.
Participants ideally need to bring some of the following:
– audio samples in wav or aiff format (we will use 140/70 bpm, in Key of C) on pen drive or other storage media
– laptop/other device with music software on
– musical instruments of any kind
– Wav/mp3 sound recorder e.g. smart phone, Zoom.
>> PART 2 – VISUAL
An Introduction to Projection Mapping with Resolume Arena by: Matt Sharp (MOREEYES)
Duration: 3 hours
Projection Mapping is a fast growing medium used in many different ways, from clubs, advertisements, theatre shows and concerts. This workshop will give you the chance to learn the basics, so you can start mapping objects and perform live. Resolume Arena is a live digital motion graphics program with advanced mapping capabilities. This session will get you started with this powerful tool.
Participants should bring (if you have them):
– laptop (macOS or Windows)
– minidisplay port to VGA/DVI/HDMI adapter – to output from your machine
– video projector
– digital video camera
– some cool objects to map onto, preferably white of light in colour and not shiny
Provided: Resolume Arena software and licenses will be supplied at the session (with limited expiry date).
>> PART 3 – FINAL PRESENTATION
The day will culminate with a live performance AV Jamm using the audio and visual materials created by the participants during the workshops.
Friday 3rd June – Day
Talks + Q&A, Presentations, Panel Discussion
Rich Mix : 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
13.00 - 13.55 : Julien Vulliet
He is also an active contributor to the vvvv programming toolkit, providing new features, most notably DirectX11 rendering engine which has now been used in countless projects, from small artistic ones to high profile commercial events.
In his talk Julien will discuss various techniques and paradigms for visual content creation and graphics. He will provide some real time graphics examples and he will explain the challenges involved in the creation process and how they are solved in modern rendering pipelines.
14.00 -14.25 : Mangosh Prunier
He will present his most recent work: An Interactive Procedural Creature!
Users speak into a microphone to change what the creature looks like, speech recognition commands the changes such as “rounder”, “angrier”,”more legs” will completely change the look of creature. It tracks your body with a Kinect and has basic AI. The creature evolves constantly over time as people give it instructions.
14.30 - 15.00 : Nuno Correia
He will be presenting AVUI, which is an openFrameworks add-on that enables the creation of user interfaces (UI) with integrated audio and visual feedback. Different UI elements are combined into a zone. Each zone has a sound and a correspondent visualisation, which respond to changes in the UI. Multiple sound effects can be used. UI elements can be routed to effect parameters and sound playback options, or outside of a zone. Currently there are 5 visualisations available (Wave, Bars, Circles, Lissajous, Matrix), but these can be easily expandable. It is based on the iPad app AVZones.
15.15 - 15.55 : Walkabout Projection
PrickImage will present this project alongside Dan Strutt PhD a Digital Image Theorist who consults on innovation in interaction concepts and potential creative effects and has collaborated with PRICKIMAGE on projects for Corey Baker Dance, Musion Eyeliner and Kinetica digital arts festival. He is currently working on projects with the Hackney Empire and Valletta European City of Culture 2018, as well as lecturing in Media at Goldsmiths, University of London.
16.00 - 16.55 : Audience Development : Panel Discussion
In this session moderated by head of audience development for AV Node, Rossana Di Lella who will be joined by Gianluca Del Gobbo founder of AV Node, they will explain how it all came together. They will then be joined for Q&A by the Arts Council England’s representative Lucy Sollitt and the directors of Splice Festival: Pete Thornton of Elasticeye, Addictive TV’s Graham Daniels and Francoise Lamy, The Light Surgeons’ Christopher Thomas Allen, plus the artist and technical producer Joe Catchpole.
17.00 - 18.00 : Zak Norman
His current output focuses on the intersection between science and spirituality, exploring what can be discerned from the points at which they meet. The method involves building complex computer systems to replicate natural processes; using these algorithms as a control mechanism for the audio and visual elements of the piece.
He has collaborated with several musicians, most notably with British artist Squarepusher, designing a generative visual environment, controlled live by audio and geo-locational data gathered from the co-ordinates of each performance.
For Splice Festival Zak will talk in detail about the collaborative process of stage design and how to find the balance between conceptual and emotional motivation in creative work.
Friday 3rd June – Night
19.00 - 19.45 : 4youreye - VJ set
4youreye is a partnership between Bernhard Busch & Eva Bischof. At Splice Festival they will VJ alongside Incognito Traveller.
The live visual performance group “4youreye” was set up in the early 1990s. The duo started their artistic journey in the Rave, Ambient and Club culture. Their track record of over 15 years includes countless performances in Austria, Europe and all around the international circuit from Malaysia to Russia, Japan, India and China
4youreye prefer to work live with real time FX, where music and visuals combine to create a unified experience where music becomes visual. The images used range from computer generated graphics, TV samples and specially shot footage.
19.00 - 19.45 : Incognito Traveller - Live Music
Enrico Gianfranchi created The Incognito Traveller in 2003 after a few years producing hip-hop beats for rap artists on the Vancouver underground scene. A traveller himself, his DJing took him from Canadian clubs to Europe and eventually to Mexico, where after releasing several EP’s with Discos Konfort Records, he met Mexican producer César Juárez-Joyner, the noted contemporary music composer who’s particular interest in cultural peculiarities and exchanges between the old and new world fitted perfectly with the Gianfranchi’s project.
In 2010 Discos Konfort commissioned Ravine, a full album from the duo, which allowed for a much more thorough study of the concept. And what followed after was many more years of travelling, recording and exploring how humanity changes internally, physically, spatially. And how those different aspects each affect one another. The resulting (and very timely) follow-up album, Movements of Migration, proposes a view of humans in their spiritual, urban and rural landscapes with no distinctions.
20.00 - 20.45 : Incite/ - Space-time fold
Very much part of the German AV scene, in recent years the duo founded the event Re:Fokus, a monthly meeting of AV artists and in 2015 they were selected as official artists for the German Pavillon at the Milan World Expo in Italy. Awards have included at the Qwartz Electronic Music Awards in France, the WRO Media Art Biennale in Poland and the Visual Music Awards in Germany, they’ve also sat on festival jurys themselves and regularly perform internationally, although rarely in the UK, so were very much high on the list of artists Splice Festival wanted to invite!
21.00 - 21.45 : Addictive TV - Live AV
Twice voted number one VJ in the World in DJ Mag, alongside the Top 100 DJ Poll, the magazine said “they’ve become famed for their eye-popping live shows, shredding and cutting film with beats into a heady, mind-meltingly funky mixture”. Remixing everything from Stevie Wonder to Star Trek, their work, described by US magazine XLR8R as ‘light years beyond the gallery realm of masters like Bill Viola”, is placed between creative homage and surprising re-appropriation and something that wouldn’t have been out of place during the DADA movement had they had the technology!
Addictive TV create their music by keeping the audio and video samples together, so audiences get to see more than a DJ, more than graphics or visuals; they get to experience music in a genuinely unique way! The duo have now performed in more than 50 countries, appearing everywhere from Glastonbury Festival and the Pompidou Centre in Paris to the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Shanghai and even Cairo during Egypt’s revolution! Hollywood studios including Paramount, Universal and 20th Century Fox have all used their movie remixing talents to create alternative trailers for films including Iron Man, Fast & Furious and Danny Boyle’s Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire.
Addictive TV’s Graham Daniels and mash-up guru Mark Vidler (aka Go Home Productions) have a shared passion for film and music and their parallel journeys through VJ and mash-up DJ cultures, have brought them to where they are now; performing and making music their own way, audiovisually!
22.00 - 23.00 Cassetteboy - Live AV
The British duo formed in the mid-1990s as a hobby, making mixtapes for friends where they added humorous material between music. This ultimately took up so much time that they moved over to comedy full-time. For the uninitiated, their work is constructed from numerous audio and video snippets taken from television, radio, film and popular music, with their musical approach being that of beats ‘n’ plunderphonics. Ever humorous, their 2008 release Carry On Breathing, was a concept album that told “the story of human life through the medium of Eastenders samples”!
The pair have achieved massive notoriety with their Youtube channel with videos cut-ups and remixes of politicians and figures of popular culture – most notably Alan Sugar with their viral hit “The Bloody Apprentice” and more recently Prime Minister David Cameron in “Gettin’ Piggy With It”. Not to be missed!
23.15 - 00.00 : Sculpture - Live AV
Their performances are an amalgam of electronic music, kinetic art, comic strips, abstract animation, audiovisual cut-ups – a mix of analog and digital practices – tape manipulation, samples, found sounds, aleatoric and algorithmic programming and live improvisation. Dan plays media devices and electronic instruments. Reuben plays video zoetrope turntable.
00.05 - 00.50 : blinkinLAB - Synthetic Synaesthetic Aesthetic
blinkinLAB have performed live audiovisual sets consisting entirely of their own music and animation at a number of live cinema events including the London Short Film Festival at Electrovision, Dark Fibre at the BFI and the Live Cinema Foundation event in London. As filmmakers blinkinLAB’s animated audiovisual works have been screened internationally at numerous cutting edge film festivals including onedotzero and both Optronica festivals at the BFI.
blinkinLAB will present an AV performance of entirely self generated music and visuals. The visual aspect of the performance is an exploration of deconstructed brutalist architectural forms. The music has been created using analog synths and drum machines and these will be played and sequenced live.