nogo0.2

Year: 
2005
Authors: 
Georg Holzmann
Project Description: 

nogo0.2 is a performance for the end of a concert.
During a whole concert 30-40 random audio and video samples of all the other performances and pauses are recorded in a regular interval. In nogo0.2 these recorded videos and sounds are now recycled, condensed and removed from their linear temporal context.

concept

In nogo0.2 a lot of the previous performances are processed at the same time. Instead of the succession the simultaneity is the most important idea.
Because of that compression there exist many possible focus in the audio and video stream. You can pay your attention to many parts of the dense sound or "zoom" into different areas of the flickering video, so it's possible to hear and see your "own" composition out of it.

The performance consists of 6 independent states. In every state different parts of the concert with different condensations are playing together.
So not-narrating because of too much or too few happenings, because of the simultaneity of temporal separated parts.

The sound and video materials of nogo0.2 are recorded in the perspective of the audience.
With a hidden camera and two microphones I zoom into the audience (the visitors don't know that they are filmed), which somehow also reflects the perception of them (see picture above).

technical realization

nogo0.2 is realized with one Linux computer, 2 microphones and a camcorder.
For audio and video processing I use the open source software PD (Pure Data) with GEM and PDP and wrote some extensions in C++.

miscellaneous

duration of the performance: ca. 12 minutes

Public Presentations and Performances: 
nogo0.2 @ Minoriten Graz
Public Presentations and Performances: 
nogo0.2 @ piksel05
Public Presentations and Performances: 
nogo0.2 @ pixxelpoint Nova Goricia

2819 @ moxx

Date: 
30. April 2005
City: 
Graz
Country: 
Austria
Event Description: 

2819 performance at moxx Graz

2819 - 2 rooms

Year: 
2005
Authors: 
Manuela Meier
Authors: 
Georg Holzmann
Project Description: 

2819 is a live "sound-installation" in time.
It is about the perception of music. How much information is too much, how much is too few to perceive the sounds as music ?

2819 consists of two rooms.
In the first room there is too few, in the second room too much information (see picture 1).
The (concert-)visitors are forced to be in one room a specific amount of time - so they can't move around in the "installation" - they are fixed because of the arrangement of the sounds in time.

The possibilities of the classical accordion were enlarged with cheap additional hardware (hacked mouse, keyboard).
The accordion is modified to a hybrid instrument, which sends control data to the computer, but can also produce "normal" accordion sounds - so it is possible to play extremely high, low and dense sounds on it.
We also used an additional control monitor for the accordion player for visual feedback, because the navigation through such dense soundspaces only by hearing is very difficult.

picture 1: 2819 spectrumpicture 1: 2819 spectrum

Sound-sources (loudspeakers) and sound-producers (performers) are separated - so the visitors hear and see the performance on a different place in the room.
Only the "normal" accordion sounds, which are very seldom, are perceived in the direction of the performers.

The hardware consists of a hacked mouse with an additional Lego-mechanic and a modified computer-keyboard (see picture 2), I access the data in the computer via the HID (Human Interface Devices) Interface.
All the audio processing and program logic is realized with the open source software PD (Pure Data) under Linux.

picture 2: 2819 hardwarepicture 2: 2819 hardware

Public Presentations and Performances: 
2819 @ moxx

nogo0.1 @ ZKM/DEGEM radio

Date: 
3. June 2005
City: 
Karlsruhe
Country: 
Germany
Event Description: 

nogo0.1 played at the ZKM/DEGEM internet radio station.

nogo0.1 @ Florentinersaal

Date: 
17. February 2005
City: 
Graz
Country: 
Austria
Event Description: 

nogo0.1 performance during the impulse ensembleakademie.

nogo0.1

Year: 
2005
Authors: 
Georg Holzmann
Project Description: 

nogo0.1 is a composition for the end of a concert.

During the whole concert 50-80 random samples of all the other compositions and pauses are recorded in a regular interval.
In nogo0.1 these recorded sounds are now recycled, condensed and removed from their linear temporal context.

nogo0.1 interfacenogo0.1 interface

For a description of the concept and realization follow the links in the documentation section below.

Public Presentations and Performances: 
georg holzmann in art@radio Baltimore
Public Presentations and Performances: 
nogo0.1 @ ZKM/DEGEM radio
Public Presentations and Performances: 
nogo0.1 @ Florentinersaal

stateX5.5 at Radio WLUW Chicago, 88.7 FM

Date: 
8. May 2006
City: 
Chicago
Country: 
USA
Event Description: 

Transmission of stateX5.5 in the radio station Radio WLUW Chicago, 88.7 FM.

first stateX5.5 performance

Date: 
3. November 2004
City: 
Graz
Country: 
Austria
Event Description: 

First performance of stateX5.5 at the Literaturhaus Graz.

stateX5.5

Year: 
2004
Authors: 
Georg Holzmann
Project Description: 

stateX5.5 is a composition for baritone sax, cello, double bass, percussion, laptop, a conductor, 12 speakers spread over the room, live-electronic and an audience. It was created in summer 2004 within the project Morgensterne of the austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung.
The composition was generated by a computer program, but played by "real" performers.

For a detailed description of the composition and the concept see the documentation section below.

Some impressions:
stateX5.5 ensemblestateX5.5 ensemble
stateX5.5 left partstateX5.5 left part
stateX5.5 right partstateX5.5 right part

Public Presentations and Performances: 
first stateX5.5 performance
Public Presentations and Performances: 
georg holzmann in art@radio Baltimore
Public Presentations and Performances: 
stateX5.5 at Radio WLUW Chicago, 88.7 FM

unicorn and ATT @ Logos Foundation Ghent

Date: 
14. December 2006
City: 
Ghent
Country: 
Belgium
Event Description: 
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