This week the Swansea Laptop Orchestra played a concert for a birthday party at the newly opened and impressive Elysium Gallery on the High Street in Swansea. Check out the photos of the performance here.
This week at NAWR we hosted a fantastic evening of movement and music from Good News From The Future, Cath & Phil Tyler, Sarah Angliss, Sarah Gabriel and Stephen Hiscock. Check out the photos of the concert here.
Alex Bainter has a good explainer post on Medium about how he used Markov Chains to generate a much longer version of Aphex Twin's aisatasana. Using a JSON representation of a MIDI file of the track, he built a Markov Chain system to generate over four million unique phrases which can play for over 451 days without repetition of a phrase. The result is available to listen to on generative.fm.
This week we had an amazing NAWR concert featuring the first NAWR Ensemble. The Ode To Joy concert saw a range of musicians play and interpret Beethoven's Ode to Joy, the anthem of Europe, on a range of instruments from timpani, tenor horn, violins, theremin, banjo, electric harp and even a nose flute! Check out the photos from the concert here.
On St.Patrick's Day I attended The New Music From Ireland concert in Chaprter Arts Centre in Cardiff which featured Emma Coulthard, Jenn Kirby and Benjamin Dwyer. You can check out the photos from the concert here.
Last week NAWR visited the Elysium Gallery in Swansea for a concert by Angharad Jenkins, Rhodri Davies & Jenn Kirby. The three performed responses to the current Hazel Cardew art exhibition on display in the gallery. You can check out more photos from the concert here.
This week Swansea Laptop Orchestra completed the Ty Cerdd CoDI Electronics project with a concert in the Pontio in Bangor as part of the Bangor Music Festival. The concert featured pieces from the 6 chosen CoDI composers. Check out my photos of the rehearsals and concert here.