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May
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audio-DH: sonic manifestations by 250 creators from Den Haag/The Hague

On 25, May 2016 | No Comments | In Event, news | By admin

I have submitted a short piece for ‘audio-DH’, a collaborative project involving artists somehow related to Den Haag. An official public presentation/premiere will take place at Korzo Theater as part of TodaysArt Festival, on SEPTEMBER 22nd, although I will not be present.

The project ‘audio-DH’ presents the work of 250 experimental artists/creators from/based in The Hague. Some fifty invited curators have collaborated to probe the waters -both those normally reached by sunlight and other, more bathyal, ones- of the sonically adventurous creative ocean that has been persistenty flooding the city of The Hague for quite some time now.

Forcefully illustrating the worldwide, decades-long, explosive and expansive ‘socialization’ of creativity; including all kinds of groups, ideologies, collectives, generations and aesthetics; and encompassing the wide spectrum of ‘experimental’ practices –from noise to contemporary, from improvised to algortihmic, from documentative to highly composed- ‘audio-DH’ aims at unequivocally placing The Hague in its rightful place as one the most sonically creative cities in the world.

In addition to the individual work of the artists/creators involved, this project presents the results of a specifically developed software –aptly named ‘HARING’- that autonomously recombines and transforms all these sonic contributions into a new mega-composition. Taking center stage, and unassisted by any human controller, ‘HARING’ will perform the presentation concert of ‘audio-DH’ in Korzo Theater.

Concept & Direction: Francisco López

General Coordination: Barbara Ellison

Production: iii

Software Development: Andrea Vogrig & Darien Brito

Web Design: Satoshi Shiraishi

Graphic Design: Studio Another Day

Financial Support: Creative Industries Fund NL, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Stroom Den Haag

Presentation Partners: Korzo Theater, TodaysArt

 

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17

May
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A simple music library browser using dmenu

On 17, May 2016 | No Comments | In code | By admin

I have a large music library, and all programs that I have tried (in Linux) are sluggish. Mostly I just want to select an album to play, and I want to do that quickly. I cooked up my own solution, a Haskell script that launches dmenu to select an album. It is instantaneous, I can get to an album from anywhere in the system in 3 or 4 seconds (I have the script assigned to cmd-alt-m). It requires generating a text file with all the music folders in the disk which should be updated regularly, I have also created a Haskell script for this. It uses the excellent turtle Haskell package for scripting. It also keeps track of the history of played albums.

 

script for generating list of folders:

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12

Apr
2016

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Debian – getting a lowlatency kernel.

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For audio work a lowlatency kernel or an rt-patched kernel should be used. Lowlatency is enough in most cases. Personally I’ve found that only an rt-patched kernel was capable of avoiding x-runs.

In Debian you can get an rt-patched kernel directly from the main repository. To install a lowlatency kernel, though, you need to compile one yourself, but that is quite easy. In the steps below change the version number to match the version number you want to use.

apt-get install build-essential fakeroot
apt-get build-dep linux
apt-get install libncurses5-dev libncursesw5-dev
apt-get install linux-source-4.2
tar -xaf /usr/src/linux-source-4.2.tar.xz
cd linux-source-4.2
cp /boot/config-4.2.0-1-amd64 .config
make menuconfig

In the gui:
enable preempt
enable timers 1000Hz

make -j4 deb-pkg LOCALVERSION=-lowlatency KDEB_PKGVERSION=$(make kernelversion)-1
cd ..
dpkg -i linux-headers-4.2.5-lowlatency_4.2.5-1_amd64.deb 
dpkg -i linux-image-4.2.5-lowlatency_4.2.5-1_amd64.deb

10

Mar
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toggle lcd backlight linux

On 10, Mar 2016 | No Comments | In code, linux | By admin

When working on music it’s nice to toggle the lcd backlight with a key press:

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26

May
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27 de Maio – Lisboa – Música Viva 2015

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Tomorrow in Lisbon, I will presenting subjective referral backwards in time at Música Viva festival, using Miso Music’s loudspeaker orchestra.

10

Feb
2015

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radioCona:ZimaFM

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My piece 48Hz will be playing sometime between 15Feb and 19Feb in radio cona, FM 88.8MHz, Ljubljana.

15.– 19. Feb 2015, from 19:09* (FM exhibition)
radioCona FM 88.8MHz, Ljubljana and stream 
radioCona broadcast programe

radioCona ListeningHUB: Pritličje
from Monday 16th to Thursday 19th February

18

Jan
2015

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25th January | performance Porto | sonoscopia

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I will be playing in Porto on the 25th January, next Sunday, with Pablo Sanz at Sonoscopia:

Sonoscopia

18.00

Microvolumes

Pablo Sanz & Miguel Negrão

Concerto com oferta de jantar

Rua da Prelada nº 33 ( ao largo do Carvalhido) | Porto

12

Jan
2015

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5 February | Quinta Aberta | O’culto da Ajuda | Lisboa | talk and performance

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Invited by Miso Music Portugal, I will be talking about my work and performing some of my  pieces on the 5th of February at O’culto da Ajuda in Lisbon. The last time I played in my home town was in 2009, so I’m quite happy to be able to present something again in Lisbon.

O’culto da Ajuda
Travessa das Zebras 25/27,
1300-589 Lisboa

11

Sep
2014

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ICMC 2014 – Athens

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I will be presenting a paper at ICMC 2014 in Athens next week. My presentation will be on the 18th at 9am.

I will also be presenting a poster with the Modality team on thursday and we will be giving a Modality workshop on Monday.

23

Mar
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upcoming events March / April 2014

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Next week I will be presenting a new work, 48Hz, a multi-channel sound installation taking place in the platform arts gallery in Belfast. More information  here.

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I will also be performing part of this composition in Amsterdam, at OT301, on the 5/04/2014.

I will be in Amsterdam on the first week of April for another meeting of the Modality group. The concert will be part of of that meeting, and there will also be a workshop for those that want to get initiated with Modality.

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