Workshops

  • Workshop & Performance: Collaborating with co-located and globally distributed musicians, Rarefacció, Hangar, Barcelona, Spain, 11 & 12 July 2019

Workshop & performance looking at improvisation, collaborative music making, and telematics led by Nela Brown, Tuna Pase and Ada Mathea Hoel, as part of Hangar Rarefacció 2019 season.

At the end of Day 1, we did a short performance using streams from Locus Sonus Soundmap alongside Playsound.space.

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On Day 2, we continued tinkering with different software and hardware alongside Andrea’s live VR visuals. Check the short video about how that went!

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One-to-one tutoring is the best! (Tuna is showing Maribel how to use Ableton, whilst Ada is setting up Jackie with the bamboo contact mic Jackie made in another workshop!)

A HUGE THANK YOU to Sergi Botella and Lluís Nacenta from Hangar, (for kindly hosting us for the 2nd time around!), AMAZING Marc Ribera Valls (for spending hours helping us set-up and troubleshoot!) and workshop participants Maribel Segoviano and Jackie Neon for coming out to tinker with us! Looking forward to playing with you ladies in the future!

This workshop was made possible by the kind support from the following organizations:

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  • Workshop & Performance: Zvukovi Kvarta, KvartArt 2019, Zadar, Croatia, 15 & 16 June 2019

Workshop & performance looking at improvisation, collaborative music making, and telematics led by Nela Brown, as part of KvartArt 2019 Festival.

Check the video of the jam we did with Playsound.space on the second day 🙂

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The coolest workshop space in the world, hands down!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Director of Zadar Koncert Office, Melita Ivković, for adding the workshop to the already amazing KvartArt Festival programme; Zadar Koncert Office Sound Engineer, Saša Miočić, for expertly sorting out all the necessary gear; KvartArt production staff and volunteers, for helping with the set-up and take-down and workshop participants Katarina Kocelj and Ivana Pavišić for asking all sorts of interesting questions about hardware and software for making music! Within 2 minutes of checking out Ariane’s Playsound.space platform, they were playing together like pros! Girl power!!!

This workshop was made possible by the kind support from the following organizations:

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  • Workshop & Performance: From Musicking to Transmusicking, Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 28 May 2019

Workshop & performance looking at improvisation and collaborative music making, led by Nela Brown as part of the undergraduate programme in Composition and Music Technology at Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music.

A HUGE THANK YOU to Head of School, Professor Cat Hope, for the invitation to visit this awesome university; Convenor of Composition and Music Technology, Ryan Ross Smith, for kindly hosting the workshop and helping with the technical set-up; and the undergraduate students from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music for coming up with interesting composition pieces (and even more interesting titles!) using the awesome Playsound.space platform designed by Ariane Stolfi 🙂

This workshop was made possible by the kind support from the following organizations:

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  • Workshop: Mothers & Daughters Coding Together, Macgeorge House, Ivanhoe, Melbourne, Australia, 26 May 2019 

Workshop in live coding for music led by Nela Brown and Sonia Wilkie, as part of the University of Melbourne Macgeorge Fellowship 2019, “Macgeorge House Sessions”. 

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Sharing code with your friends is a super fun thing to do!!!

A HUGE THANK YOU to our workshop participants (girls aged between 7 and 10), their moms (who came along to learn about coding and brought the famous Australian Tim Tam biscuits) and Sam Aaron who made the amazing Sonic Pi which was easy enough for 7-year-olds to understand!

When asked if she liked the workshop, one of the girls said “it was really interesting to learn coding for music. (Nela) is a great teacher … she made it fun and exciting”. I think that’s all the encouragement we need to keep doing it!!!

This workshop was made possible by the kind support from the following organizations:

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  • Workshop & Performance: Collaborative music making, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 15 April 2019

Workshop & performance looking at improvisation, collaborative music making and telematics, led by Nela Brown as part of the University of Melbourne Macgeorge Fellowship 2019. 

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I’ve been told I wave my hands a lot when lecturing in the UK. Apparently, Australia is no different!

A HUGE THANK YOU to my colleague and (often) collaborator, Roger Alsop, for kindly co-ordinating my Macgeorge Fellowship activities at the University of Melbourne and inviting me to do this workshop, and to undergraduate students from different University of Melbourne departments for coming to the workshop and enthusiastically participating in composition and performance exercises using Ariane’s awesome Playsound.space platform! Keep up with the music making!!!

This workshop was made possible by the kind support from the following organizations:

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  • Workshop & Performance: From Musicking to Transmusicking, University of Kent, Medway, UK, 14 February 2019

Workshop & performance looking at improvisation, collaborative music making, and telematics led by Nela Brown as part of MU621 ‘Technology in Performance’ module on the BSc (Hons) Music Technology programme at the School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent.

Check the video of the performance 🙂

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A HUGE THANK YOU to Aki Pasoulas, Director of Education and MAAST (which we definitely need to test with FLO!!!) for his kind invitation; Frank Walker and Les Hutchins for expertly helping with the technical set-up, and the undergraduate students from the School of Music and Fine Art for doing a great performance using different instruments and music making tools (including Ariane Stolfi’s Playsound.space and Open Band!)

This workshop was made possible by the kind support from the following organizations:

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  • Workshop & Performance: From Musicking to Transmusicking, Hangar Sonor, Hangar, Barcelona, Spain, 21 July 2018

Workshop & performance looking at improvisation, collaborative music making and telematics, led by Andrea Bravo, Nela Brown and Tuna Pase as part of Hangar Sonor 2017-2018 season. 

Audio of the performance was recorded with Sony PCM-D50 (straight from the mixing desk).

Video of the performance was recorded with GoPro HERO4:

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Must remember to get one of these cute lamps for the next FLO performance. Much easier to see the mixing desk with it 🙂

A HUGE THANK YOU to Marc Ribera Valls, Sergi Botella and Lluís Nacenta from Hangar, (for kindly hosting us!), Tuna’s colleague Çağatay Erbaşı (for joining us at the last minute and bringing his brilliant music making gadgets), Locus Sonus platform (for providing the streams) and Ariane Stolfi for providing an awesome web audio interface Playsound.space (which is part of her PhD research). We love it! You will love it too! Check it out here! Read all about it here.

This workshop was made possible by the kind support from the following organizations:

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Workshop & performance looking at strategies and techniques for composing and performing with a laptop orchestra/ electroacoustic ensemble led by Nela Brown, covering a variety of topics from coordinating musicians, deciding on repertoire and using Bigwig software for processing audio in real-time, to writing a performance ‘score’, rehearsing, performing and documenting the performance.

Workshop webpage

Full conference programme programme

Audio of the performance was recorded with Sony PCM-D50 🙂

Video of the performance was recorded and edited by the wonderful Cristina Santos 🙂

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Having a harp in the performance does not happen everyday, let alone deconstructing a Colombian folk song 🙂

A HUGE THANK YOU to the conference organizer Elena Robles Mateo and to workshop participants: Elena Rita Pelejero, Montse Briceño, Jorge Sastre, Kris Ospina, Marco Toledo, Roser Domingo,  Alex Granero and Raquel Brelt from La Universitat Politècnica de València. You guys rock!!!

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