Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Avoiding __psynch_mutexwait in glBegin

The following code in a Mac openFrameworks project was hanging occasionally when I controlled the point size via a slider box (graphic card = AMD FirePro D500):


resulting in a hang in __psynch_mutexwait inside glBegin.
The hang doesn't arise as long as I don't let scaledPointSize exceed 30. So that is a fix — of sorts.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Clonal Colonies at ZKM Dec 10, 2014

Clonal Colonies, 1st Movement, will will be screened December 10th, 2014 at ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie), in Karlsruhe, Germany, as part of The Best of Punto y Raya 2014 programme.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Panel at Kinetica Art Fair, Sunday 19th October

I will be part of the ‘Creative Collider Conversation’ panel at the Kinetica Art Fair in London on Sunday, 19th October, 2014 — 2 pm. Organised by Threshold Studios and chaired by journalist Emily Gosling, the panel will discuss the challenge of adopting unfamiliar technologies and the implications of the relationship between artist and technologist.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Arte en el Siglo XXI - Seminario Rosario

Thanks to my virtual hosts, intrepid interpreter, and the lovely audience at the National University of Rosario, Santa Fé, Argentina, on September 10 — where I discussed and presented Sinus Aestum via the (still) magic of Skype.

Two Screenings in Glasgow in October

On October 1, 2014, Lacus Temporis will be screened as part of Soundlab Presents Edit-point, at Glasgow City Hall, 7:30 pm.

Clonal Colonies (both movements) will be appearing in the Glasgow Electronic and Audiovisual Media (GLEAM) festival at the University of Glasgow, running October 30 and 31. I will be attending and presenting a talk on the making of Clonal Colonies. More details TBA.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Clonal Colonies: Richard Eigner Remix at Vienna Independent Shorts

I am very pleased to announce Richard Eigner's remixed, live 5.1 performance of Fast Runners (Movement I of Clonal Colonies) at the Vienna Independent Shorts film festival this week — at Gartenbaukino, Vienna on May 23rd — apparently with "musical triangle" additions.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Clonal Colonies at New World Symphony, Miami

The New World Symphony, in conjunction with Internet2 and the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (TERENA), presents the upcoming Network Performing Arts Production Workshop April 26–27, 2014.

The annual three-day conference allows academics, artists, technology professionals and arts administrators to learn about and use cutting-edge distance-education technology; discuss artistic endeavors that utilize advanced networking applications; and explore new ways of incorporating visual technology in performances. And this year attendees are invited to experience this free Musicians' Forum featuring new music leveraging technology.

The first movement of Clonal Colonies will be performed as part of this workshop.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Clonal Colonies receives Honorable Mention

Clonal Colonies (1st movement) received an Honorable Mention in the Short Film Competition of the  Reykjavic Centre for Visual Music / Punta y Raya Festival in January, from a field of 371 films from 46 countries.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Premiere and Lecture at Reykjavic Visual Music - Punta y Raya Festival

This week sees the premiere of Triptych Unfolding, my new collaboration with Icelandic composer Hugi Guðmundsson, with Hugi on live electronics, Tinna Thorsteinsdottir on piano, and me performing live visuals. This will be part of the Opening Night Concert, on Thursday.

On Friday I will present a lecture on Visual Music in the Digital Age: A Historical Perspective at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts, 12:30 pm.

Clonal Colonies will be part of the official Punta y Raya competition selection, reel number one.

Plus I will participate in the panel judging the Live Cinema competition.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Mercurius at SoundImageSound 10-year Retrospective

The SoundImageSound International Festival of New Music and Visual Image at the University of the Pacific will hold a ten-year retrospective at the end of January. Mercurius will be included. Works from France, Sweden, Germany, Korea, Canada, the UK and the US are scheduled, as well as appearances by Jaroslaw Kapuscinski and Joseph Hyde.