Story Agents

I just wrote a new blog article for the Arts and Technology blog, Create Hub. This is probably a final note at the end of the BASE/SHPLive live stream-digital performance project that has now finished its funded period of operation.

youtube_imbecileOur UPstream commission programme offered artists seed funding for the development of new live/digital hybrid works and was incredibly fruitful. Two particular projects left me with some thoughts about emerging potentials for story telling, with this perception of the autonomous digital Story Agent being particularly interesting.

I hope the blog presents the idea in a somewhat interesting way.

More on Create Hub… 

Live Theatre Broadcast

Entrance of Theatre, Film & TV department at York UniversityI was pleased to be invited up to York Uni this week, to speak at the Live Theatre Broadcast Symposium.

My talk “Seeding The cloud: Broadcast Entities and Digital Storytelling” draws some observations about the recently commissioned digital performance hybrids in the UPstream programme which I developed as a strand within SHPLive.TV, supported by greenhouse.

I’ll probably use this as material to work into my next blog article for Create Hub.

Here’s the video from the Live Theatre Broadcast day, which features Marcus Romer (Artistic Director, Pilot Theatre), Ross MacGibbon (Royal Opera House Cinema Screen Director), John Wyver (Director, Illuminations Media) and myself from the culture sector.

Gene Pool#73 Sonic Season: Simon Whetham & Jan Hendrickse

Amazing recording of the first musical meeting of these two artists.

Globe trotting sound artist,  Simon Whetham and composer/wind player, Jan Hendrickse performed together as part of the “Embedded” season of live streamed “sofa concerts”.

hendricksewhetham03The duo performed a 45 minute set of spontaneous music, 30 minutes of which is captured in this Gene Pool episode. Simon Whetham mixes his original field recordings with live sound from an amplified metal bucket, fire grate and other objects. Jan Hendrickse uses a variety of winds, including bass flute with delicate electronic tones.

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Listen: Gene Pool#73 Sonic Season: Simon Whetham & Jan Hendrickse