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
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
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:
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
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
Pablo Sanz & Miguel Negrão
Concerto com oferta de jantar
Rua da Prelada nº 33 ( ao largo do Carvalhido) | Porto
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,
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.