On Thursday, June 12, I will be part of a panel discussion on musical knowledge in technological innovation. The panel is part of the Sónar Festival 2014 in Barcelona. It is organized by the GiantSteps EU-funded research project (http://www.giantsteps-project.eu/), in which Native Instrument is involved as a consortium partner.
Panel website | Post at GiantSteps
I have a new track up on Soundcloud. This one is again making heavy use of the Maschine drum synths. The percussion sounds based on the modal banks in Reaktor works especially well when used harmonically.
The book publication of my dissertation “Locating Publics: Forms of Social Order in an Electronic Music Scene” is now available from Springer VS. The table of contents and a full sample chapter can be downloaded from here:
At this year’s MusicMakers Hacklab during Club Transmediale, we discuss how the concept of “the user” shapes how we think about future features and interfaces of creative instruments. How do we construct our notions of the musicians who will want to use our designs? Do the Hacklab participants follow radically different approaches than a company like Native Instruments?
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CDR Berlin will host a Maschine Special on October 10, offering a workshop session with a focus on the work and the thoughts behind Maschine Studio. I will get a chance to answer questions on the CDR stage. Afterwards, there will be a workshop with Mouse On Mars, and they will – among other things – talk about the WretchUp app I helped to put together, and which is nearing its release (finally!). Should be a nice evening with friends!
CDR Preamble with a short Q&A
Event website with registration
Back to synthesizers and straight beats for a moment, I have been busy testing some new sounds. Heckmannufer is now on my SoundCloud page.
I published two new field recordings on my SoundCloud page. Both were recorded while strolling around Musikmesse this year, and later processed in Pure Data using the excellent Rjlib.