performance-based

ten projects in this top-level category

Al Jazari by Dave Griffiths
A musical game environment for robot livecoding. Al-Jazari was an influential scholar and engineer who lived at the beginning of the 13th century, this project was inspired by his robot musicians who were designed to play at royal drinking parties. Al-Jazari is livecoded entirely by gamepad, and employs a simple graphical language to allow the robots to interact with each other and move over a [...]
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#404 by Jon Meyer
This is an online performance of John Cage's 4"33'. Web participants listen to the piece at their computer. After listening, there is a form to submit comments about the experience.
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fluxus by dave griffiths
fluxus is a 3D live coding environment for graphical performance. the scheme code is written overlayed on the same window as the rendered output, this way the software code is visible as it is being created during a performance.
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noise pattern by dave griffiths
a musical sequencer operated by live programming of formal grammars (an l system) to produce strings of text that are, in turn, interpreted as musical scores. the project itself also represents the use of a cvs repository as an artists workshop, where code is developed without releases, but tagged by it's use, so that each performance of the code can be captured as a snapshot of a continuous [...]
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Auracle by Max Neuhas, Phil Birk, Jason Freeman, Sekhar Ramachrisnan, Kristjan Varnik, David Birchfiled
Auracle is a voice controlled networked music instrument. It was realized at Akademie Schloss Solitude by the Auracle Team. (Max Neuhas, Phil Burk, Jason Freeman, Sekhar Ramachrisnan, Kristjan Varnik and David Birchfield) The concept of the project grew from Max Neuhas' interactive radio works in the 1960s and 1970s. Auracle is a networked sound instrument, controlled by the voice. [...]
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Blood For Sale by Christophe Bruno
Wi-Fi performance in Dublin at the ReJoyce festival celebrating Bloomsday 100 (June 2004), featuring the pervasive invasion of language by financial globalization. As James Joyce did 100 years ago, I walk through Dublin, but with a Wi-Fi handheld and a digital camera. On my way, I record everything I see, mainly company logos or brands, as if my eyes were "spammed". [...]
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CyberSpaceLand by Amy Alexander (VJ Übergeek)
CyberSpaceLand is the all-text VJ show performed by VJ Übergeek at nightclubs from Here to There. Computer culture, nerdy lovechild of the business and tech worlds, clashes with pop and leisure culture daily. The result: leisure culture seems increasingly like work. But what if we take a different approach? VJ Übergeek's "CyberSpaceLand" turns strange search engine queries into fun-and-funky [...]
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more or less by Karlheinz Essl
"more or less" is an computer-driven realtime composition in which the musicians do not reproduce parts of a fixed score. Instead of executing a pre-fabricated text from note sheets, they are viewing computer monitors which display random-generated playing instructions. During the performance of the piece the musicians can make queries to their computers asking for playing instructions whenever [...]
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Hell's Angles by Martin Parker
Hell's Angles is a generative piece of sound software for computer. The Macintosh emulates the sound of motorbikes and these drive around the audience from speaker to speaker. Best heard in an 8channel setup but can also be listened to in Stereo or with any number of speakers up to 8. Current version only for Macintosh running) os9. Might run on X running classic though.< [...]
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b0timati0n by amy alexander
Live VJ psychedelic performance search engine. Nowadays, work=play; cool is nerdy. Unemployed programmer Uebergeek picks up her plowshares and performs a search engine - It's post-dotcom entertainment! (Alternate spelling: "botimation")
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