14th January 2017 // talk about tokyo’s underground music scene w/ Kazehito, Memai, Terada // SPEKTRUM, Berlin

14th January 2017 // talk about tokyo’s underground music scene w/ Kazehito, Memai, Terada // SPEKTRUM, Berlin

Preface: Download talk slides here. What is the underground sound of tokyo? When JAPANOISE and its derivatives climbed out of Tokyo’s scene and into the eyes of the world in 1990-2000’s, did their DIY, punk, hardcore just end? This talk is about how the japanese scene these days looks like and rather than listening to […]

27th December 2016 // deadact DJ set, madame claude, berlin

27th December 2016 // deadact DJ set, madame claude, berlin

at Chaos Congress 2016, 33C3 in Hamburg, Hall 4 By: deadact aka pedro lopes [DJ set]

8th December 2016 // eitr + WHIT @ Lounge, Lisbon, PT (double gig)

8th December 2016 // eitr + WHIT @ Lounge, Lisbon, PT (double gig)

EITR [live] + WHIT [live] + TRA$H CONVERTERS [discos] Epic Whit comeback <3

7th December 2016 // eitr @ SMUP, Parede

7th December 2016 // eitr @ SMUP, Parede

EITR. Líquido, de viscosidade elevada, entre o âmbar (Pedro Sousa) e gasoso (Pedro Lopes). Música sempre dual, eternamente renovada, no tempo presente (gravada ao vivo), na primeira pessoa do singular. _____________________________________________________ Duo of Pedro Sousa and Pedro Lopes, two portuguese young musicians, and some of the most exciting in the plastic, tonal and energic exploration […]

4th December 2016 // Dirtysix Trio: Gabriel Ferrandini, Pedro Lopes, Pedro Sousa @ Damas, Portugal

4th December 2016 // Dirtysix Trio: Gabriel Ferrandini,  Pedro Lopes, Pedro Sousa @ Damas, Portugal

  Apropos of Pedro’s epic 30th Birthday. Live long P. Dirtysix Trio: Gabriel Ferrandini,  Pedro Lopes, Pedro Sousa + David Maranha, Júlia Reis, Miguel Abras, DJs Ondeness, Marquez @ Damas, Lisboa, PT  

8th November // solo @ Liebig12 // Berlin

8th November // solo @ Liebig12 // Berlin

KYN (Yari Bundy and Josh Casey) is an Oakland-based electronic music duo advancing the conventional performance of live electronic music. Exploring the otherwordly through an amalgam of lush sonic landscapes and rhytmic structures both familiar and experimental, KYN designs sound that is innovative in scope yet instinctively emotive in practice. ‘Worlds’ EP available now: www.kynsound.com […]

6th November // Trio: Lopes, PGR & Tatsumi // Osaka

6th November // Trio: Lopes, PGR & Tatsumi // Osaka

Paolo Gàiba Riva (Italy) + Pedro Lopes (Berlin) + Tatsumi Ryusui (Berlin) C-drík (Berlin) Baikapanik (Osaka)

4th November // Duo: Microphone & Clarinet // Chef D’ouvre // Osaka [video to come]

4th November // Duo: Microphone & Clarinet // Chef D’ouvre // Osaka [video to come]

    11/4 LIVE from Berlin Paolo Gàiba Riva https://soundcloud.com/p-pgr イタリアアルプス出身、ソロPGR名義でヨーロッパハーシュノイズシーンで活動、クラリネット奏者としても様々なエレクトロアコースティックな音楽に関わる。山を森を歩き回り、自然と都市の音風景に没頭しフィールドレコーディングする。 特別な場所・覚醒した時間感覚のなかで、普段は気が付くことのない人々を取り巻く音の存在に気付く。 彼のフィールドレコーディング作品は完全な暗闇の中で演奏される。 Pedro Lopes http://plopesmusic.org/ ターンテーブル奏者、彼のターンテーブルはパーカッションに変化する。ライブにおいて彼はターンテーブルを解体再構築し、超速なポストスクラッチ・ポストジャズ、アナログな響きとアコースティックな倍音の音楽を生み出す。 Pedroの音楽においては、針はレコードのグルーヴを聴かせるためのだけのものではなく、例えば薄膜を爪でひっかいた音・コインが回転しながら落ちる音・プラスティックをブラシが触れる音のように、聴こえていなかった微小な現実を取り出すマイクロスコープである。 インターフェイスとパフォーマンスを深く追求し続け、多くのコラボレーションや新しい作品を生み出している。 Tatsumi Ryusui https://tatsumiryusui.bandcamp.com/ 愛媛県松山市生まれ。ノイズ、アンビエント奏者。2009年よりドイツ・ベルリンにて活動。 ソロ活動と並行して舞台・オペラ音楽なども担当。ギターとエフェクターを使いノイズ空間を作り出す音楽家。

2nd November // solo @ SOCRATES, Kyoto

2nd November // solo @ SOCRATES, Kyoto

November 2 (water) High Alert Vol.64 Open19: 00 / Start19: 30 Adv / Door1,000 Tasu 1Drink Paolo Gaiba Riva Tasu Pedro Lopes Tasu Tatsumi Ryusui Christopher Fryman And Andy Couzens Nenorns Yamauchi Kota

30th October // Duet with Koichi Okada @ Gari Gari, Tokyo [video]

30th October // Duet with Koichi Okada @ Gari Gari, Tokyo [video]

Ghost Cunt (Manuel Knapp & Biology of the Future) LZ129 & Acco Kate Tatsumi Ryusui/ Paolo Gaiba Riva Pedro Lopes /  玉響海月(tamayurakurage)

29th October // solo at 本覚寺(Hongakuji) Temple, Japan [video]

29th October // solo at 本覚寺(Hongakuji) Temple, Japan [video]

梵我一如(Bonga-Ichinyo) vol.1 Dave Skipper modular synthesizer Pedro Lopes turntable Aoyama± modular synthesizer 100 take modular synthesizer 鵺魂(nuetama) 太陽光発電音響装置計画 Modular Synthesizer. Ambient Noise by the solar system in a small garden http://solarloops.com/%E6%83%85%E5%A0… ————– @本覚寺(Hongakuji),稲荷町(Inari Cho),tokyo 29/10/2016 Eternal thanks to Koichi Okada, for setting up this inspiring evening of music inside the buddhist temple. Please also have […]

27th October, percussion duet with Yuji Ishihara @ Isshee, Tokyo [video to come]

27th October, percussion duet with Yuji Ishihara @ Isshee, Tokyo [video to come]

  bar isshee/Sendagi,Tokyo open/start 19:30/20:00 Tumo:Yuma Takeshita(electro-bass)Yuji Ishihara(dr,per)+Tetsuro Fujimaki(dr) Ryusui Tatsumi(g)+Paolo Gàiba Riva(fl,electronics)+Pedro Lopes(t.t)(from Berlin)

26th October // solo @ Ftarri, Tokyo

26th October // solo @ Ftarri, Tokyo

10/26(水)水道橋Ftarri adv/door 19:30/20:00 charge 2000yen 竹下勇馬(selfmade electro-bass)+石原雄治(dr,per)+藤巻鉄郎(dr) Ryusui Tatsumi(g) Paolo Gàiba Riva(fl,electronics) Pedro Lopes(t.t)    

25th October, trio with PGR and Ryusui Tatsumi @ Shicho, Tokyo

25th October, trio with PGR and Ryusui Tatsumi @ Shicho, Tokyo

のっぽのグーニー / Tumo【竹下勇馬 (eb)、石原雄治 (dr,per)】 / Ryusui Tatsumi (g)+Paolo Gàiba Riva (fl,electronics)+Pedro Lopes (t.t) [from Berlin]

22nd October, 2016 // Duet with DJ Memai @ Hikarinouma, Tokyo [video]

22nd October, 2016 // Duet with DJ Memai @ Hikarinouma, Tokyo [video]

Pedro Lopes (from Berlin) × DJ MEMAI Live at Hikarinouma Okubo Tokyo 22 Oct 2016 TERROR HIT presents “error it #5”      

21st October 2016 // solo at Bullet’s, Tokyo [video]

21st October 2016 // solo at Bullet’s, Tokyo [video]

21 Oct (FRI) @ 西麻布 Bullet’s DJ MEMAI × HUH presents “OBEY vol.5 ” ACT ・Pedro Lopes (from Berlin) ・Tatsumi Ryusui (from Berlin) ・Naoki Nomoto ・Remo ・HUH (DJset) ・DJ MEMAI ・DJ scum ・REMO

15th July 2016 // Lopness (w/ Ondness) at DAMAS, Lisbon

15th July 2016 // Lopness (w/ Ondness) at DAMAS, Lisbon

Audio Teaser: Techno Dreams w/ Ondness, recorded Live in Berlin, 2015. (soundcloud available)

2nd July 2016 // solo @ ljubljana jazz festival 2016

2nd July 2016 // solo @ ljubljana jazz festival 2016

Full program included: GÜNTER »BABY« SOMMER Wednesday, 29 June 19.30 SURNATURAL ORCHESTRA, CIRQUE INEXTREMISTE & TATIANA BONGONGA Wednesday, 29 June 21.00 SAMO ŠALAMON SEXTET Thursday, 30 June 18.00 NASHEET WAITS »EQUALITY« Thursday, 30 June 19.30 MARCIN MASECKI Thursday, 30 June 20.30 THOMAS DE POURQUERY »SUPERSONIC Thursday, 30 June 21.30 EN-CORPS Friday, 1 July 18.00 IGOR […]

22nd June // Conductive Ensemble @ Print Screen Festival // Tel-Aviv

22nd June // Conductive Ensemble @ Print Screen Festival // Tel-Aviv

Conductive Ensemble // Interactive Performance //Pedro Lopes // 20 min performance, at 22:00, 23:00 Conductive Ensemble is a performance by Pedro Lopes, in which musicians are controlled by the audience. The musicians are connected to electric devices that send out pulses to the musicians’ muscles given orders from audience members’ smartphones.To interact, audience members simply open their […]

3rd June // solo at DESVIO // Parede

3rd June // solo at DESVIO // Parede

Desvio is a festival that reflects the portuguese free/jazz scene, with lovely curation and line-up: 2nd 20:00 – Filipe Felizardo solo 20:45 – Hugo Carvalhais Nebulosa Trio 22:00 – Pedro Sousa / Miguel Mira / Afonso Simões 23:00 – Gabriel Ferrandini Trio 3rd 20:00 – Pedro Lopes Solo 20:45 – Bruno Parrinha / Luis Lopes / […]

29th May // Lopness @ SPEKTRUM // Berlin

29th May // Lopness @ SPEKTRUM // Berlin

Lopness, Lena Czerniawska / Emilio Gordoa / Jon Rose / Gudinna Cortina #158 http://spektrumberlin.de/events/detail/lopness-lena-czerniawska-emilio-gordoa-jon-rose-gudinna-cortina-158.html Doors: 19:00 / Start time: 19:30 Entrance 5-10 euro (up to your offer) Lopness: AV duo by Ondness & Pedro Lopes Lopness is Ondness duo with Pedro Lopes, which also goes by the name of deadact. Ondness is a heteronym of […]

27th May // Hour of the Wolf @ Coded Cultures // Vienna

27th May // Hour of the Wolf @ Coded Cultures // Vienna

Program here: https://codedcultures.com/program/Vibrance-Phase/ Featuring performances from Clemens Hausch, Peter Kutin, Stefan Brunner and Pedro Lopes. Vibrance brings together a selection of artists working with acoustic activity as primal material through the angle of cross-disciplinary practice. It acts as a catalyser of contemporary practices in the field of sound, open hardware and performativity, aiming to stage a scenario […]

14th May // solo @ Postmodern Anxiety // ProArts SF // Oakland

14th May // solo @ Postmodern Anxiety // ProArts SF // Oakland

So strangely transparent and densely opaque; like an Uber driver emerging from a trans-dimensional portal. The ambiguity of present digital culture is sophisticated, yet meandering. Wi-fi drones will guide us, self-driving cars will take us there. Come to Pro Arts for the first edition of Postmodern Anxiety, a new series featuring local and international artists […]

10th May // Active Music Series Presents: Pedro Lopes at Omni Oakland Commons

10th May //  Active Music Series Presents: Pedro Lopes at Omni Oakland Commons

May 10th, 2016 Active Music Series at Omni Oakland Commons: Room 47 // Pedro Lopes //The Norman Conquest Video from the concert. /////////////////////////////////////////////// Room 47 is gabby fluke-mogul [violin], Adam Hirsch [saxophone], and John McCowen [clarinet]. we))) three met at mills college in the fall of 2014— long tones, long breaths, &&& long sighs. https://youtu.be/fryJE7najDw Pedro […]

7th May // Meridian Music Presents: Kanoko Nishi-Smith and Pedro Lopes // Canessa Gallery // San Francisco

7th May // Meridian Music Presents: Kanoko Nishi-Smith and Pedro Lopes // Canessa Gallery // San Francisco

For the May installment of the Meridian Composers in Performance series we are excited to present Kanoko Nishi-Smith and Pedro Lopes! Canessa Gallery 708 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA $5 – $10 Kanoko Nishi-Smith/paige starling sorvillo Kanoko Nishi-Smith is a performer currently based in SF/Bay Area. Though classically trained on piano, receiving a BA in […]

6th May // solo @ Life Changing Ministries // Oakland

6th May // solo @ Life Changing Ministries // Oakland

LCM is honored to be hosting metaphysical turntable artist Pedro Lopes…not to be missed! ∞ Pedro Lopes (Berlin) ∞ [turntable percussion, cymbals and modified needles] Pedro Lopes is a turntablist metamorphosed into a percussionist. When playing live he deconstructs his instrument, the turntables, into a vehicle of a rapid, post-scratch and post-jazz, musical dialog of […]

13th March // Workshop and Masterclass on Turntablism @ Kabinet Mùz, Brno

13th March // Workshop and Masterclass on Turntablism @ Kabinet Mùz, Brno

Workshop and Masterclass on Practical Aspects of Turntablism. Full program here.

12th March // Phillip Jeck, Pedro Lopes, Dr. Nexus @ Brno

12th March // Phillip Jeck, Pedro Lopes, Dr. Nexus @ Brno

Solo @ Itch my Haha festival in Brno, Czech Republic. Check the line up here.  Was lovely to open to the incredibly inspiring Phillip Jeck.  

5th March // Solo Act Sound Specialists // solo at Plattfon Basel

5th March // Solo Act Sound Specialists // solo at Plattfon Basel

March 5, 21:00 Flatterschaft, Solothurnerstrasse 4 CHANGE OF LOCATION. CONCERT IS AT PLATTFON STAMPA, FELDBERGSTRASSE 48. Solo Act Sound Specialists, Crackling Improvisation MIKKO SAVELA (FIN) Prepared Guitar, Microphones, Electronics PEDRO LOPES (POR) Prepared Turntables, Electronics  

15th December // Artist in Residency at Ausland // Turntablism with Gramophones

15th December // Artist in Residency at Ausland // Turntablism with Gramophones

The turntablist Pedro Lopes will develop a unique work based on acoustic techniques for experimental music using gramophones: acoustic turntablism. During these days, ausland will be the place for Pedro’s public performances and residency which involves a lot of hand-cranking, broken needles and the constant mechanical noise of gears and clutches that drive those gramophones. […]

4th December // a (human) resonating body // piece for Kazehito Seki by Pedro Lopes

4th December // a (human) resonating body // piece for Kazehito Seki by Pedro Lopes

“a (human) resonating body” a multi-channel multi-microphone solo by Japanese vocalist Kazehito Seki When people think of experimental sound, noise, drones, pushing the boundaries of musical composition in real-time, they rarely think of “voice”. However, Kazehito Seki’s work is a canonical example of pushing the envelope with his own voice, nothing else. Indeed it sounds […]

15th November // Deadact live at Shapeshifter Lab // NYC

15th November // Deadact live at Shapeshifter Lab // NYC

Last chapter of the NYC adventure takes place tonight 7pm at ShapeShifter Lab // deadact turntable percussion.  

14th November // Knockdown Center, NYC // turntable-driven surround sound + Lecture

14th November // Knockdown Center, NYC // turntable-driven surround sound  + Lecture

Under the curation of Daniel Neumann, CT-SWaM founder and accomplished sound engineer, this evening is catered to sound artists, noise producers, composers of electronic and electro-acoustic music, as well as experimental musicians and sound designers. Pedro Lopes (Berlin/Portugal) lecture and performance: turntable-driven surround sound Saturday, 6pm In this piece one turntable will stand-in as the interface […]

13th November // The Sump // NYC

13th November // The Sump // NYC

VANESSA ROSSETTO aggressive electronic ambiance PEDRO LOPES turntable percussion from berlin http://plopesmusic.org/#fylkingen GREG FOX percussus among us https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eftq8l_2GIk LEA BERTUCCI//EVE ESSEX//DJ Shlucht Two saxes + tape collage, first time collab  

7th November // Lisbon Freedom Unit @ SMUP

7th November // Lisbon Freedom Unit @ SMUP

Line up: Luís Lopes – electtic guitar Rodrigo Amado – tenor and alto sax Pedro Sousa – tenor and baritone sax José Bruno Parrinha – clarinet Rodrigo Pinheiro – piano/rhodes Pedro Lopes – turntable percussion Ricardo Jacinto – cello Hernâni Faustino – double bass Gabriel Ferrandini – drums

6th November // LISBON FREEDOM UNIT ‘Praise Of Our Folly’ @ ZDB // Lisbon

6th November // LISBON FREEDOM UNIT ‘Praise Of Our Folly’ @ ZDB // Lisbon

Line up: Luís Lopes – electtic guitar Rodrigo Amado – tenor and alto sax Pedro Sousa – tenor and baritone sax José Bruno Parrinha – clarinet Rodrigo Pinheiro – piano/rhodes Pedro Lopes – turntable percussion Ricardo Jacinto – cello Hernâni Faustino – double bass Gabriel Ferrandini – drums  Photos by Vera Marmelo

31st October // solo at Composite Findings, Kimbo Gruff // Bertrand Yom Gallery

31st October // solo at Composite Findings, Kimbo Gruff // Bertrand Yom Gallery

OPENING NIGHT – October 31st from 18:00 with art, drinks and music A solo show of paintings, drawings, collages and short poems by British/Persian artist Kim Kheradmandi a.k.a Kimbo Gruff. www.kimbogruff.com Bertrand Yom Gallery is a house gallery and experimental project in Friedrichshain, Berlin, created by Michelle Yom and Loïc Bertrand. www.yeom.org Special experimental musical […]

3rd September // Hour of the Wolf: an improvisational piece // SomoS gallery

3rd September // Hour of the Wolf: an improvisational piece // SomoS gallery

// The Hour of the Wolf // an improvisational duet piece Stefan Brunner guitar & electronics http://stb.klingt.org/ Pedro Lopes turntables with percussive objects, self-built needles & self-pressed recordshttp://plopesmusic.levelup.webfactional.com/ The Hour of the Wolf is an improvisational piece upon an associative score, created by Stefan Brunner. (ca. 30 min). // Intro Stefan & Pedro are both […]

8th August // A Game of You // Spektrum & Map Kunstquartier Bethanien // Performance for a quartet of electrically (de)controlled musicians

8th August // A Game of You // Spektrum & Map Kunstquartier Bethanien // Performance for a quartet of electrically (de)controlled musicians

conductive-ensemble is a series of on going performances by Pedro Lopes, in which musicians are controlled by the audience. This is a critical piece about the notion of control and social networks (which exert another type of control). Watch the video here: http://plopesmusic.org/#conductive-ensemble-a-game-of-you setting: On stage, a quartet of musicians is controlled by the audience […]

18th September // kazehito & lopes // Ausland // duet

18th September // kazehito & lopes // Ausland // duet

kazehito/lopes duo kazehito seki, voice pedro lopes, turntables Together Kazehito Seki [voice] and Pedro Lopes [turntablism] remind us how far our ears have been falsely washed by electronic devices: often when you hear Kazehito you imagine subtractive synthesizers and digital filters, which in fact are not there, we have forgotten how flexible and fast vocal […]

14th September // 席 ロペス // Madame Claude // duet

14th September // 席 ロペス // Madame Claude // duet

席 ロペス: PEDRO LOPES & KAZEHITO SEKI (Electroacoustic Exploratory Music/JP, POR) Together Kazehito [voice] and Pedro [turntablism] remind us how far our ears have been falsely washed by electronic devices: often when you hear Kazehito you imagine subtractive synthesizers and digital filters, which in fact are not there, we have forgotten how flexible and fast […]

3rd September // Hour of the Wolf // SOMOS Gallery // duet

3rd September // Hour of the Wolf // SOMOS Gallery // duet

The Hour of the Wolf is an improvisational piece upon an associative score, created by Stefan Brunner. The piece is based on an associative “story”, divided into 8 chapters. Both musicians reflect upon the structural text to generate an ever changing piece which, while being fully improvised, is still based on the solid foundation of a common […]

13th June // Ausland // solo and Bill Baird

13th June // Ausland  // solo and Bill Baird

Pedro Lopes: turntable percussion A turntablism solo that lives in between the realm of freely improvised music, percussion sounds and DIY instruments – an acoustic/analog exploration of sounds that often sounds electronic, a way to re-think the role of the turntable as an instrument vs. music player device.  Some words by Digital In Berlin about […]

29th April // Institute for New Media, Phonophon, Frankfurt // solo and duet

29th April // Institute for New Media, Phonophon, Frankfurt // solo and duet

Lovely and amazing collab last night with Tobias Schmitt at Phonophon: Unii (JP) – Pedro Lopes (P) – Tobias Schmitt (D). Minimal sounds, barely audible textures, micro beats. Turntables and raw mic’ed materials at INM – Institut für Neue Medien, Frankfurt, 2015. — with Tobias Schmitt in Frankfurt, Germany.

27th April // Ruby Room, Tokyo // solo

27th April // Ruby Room, Tokyo // solo

  Amazing line up: Caos order, Dave Skipper, Isei Ben, Kentaro Ueno, Pedro Lopes (solo)

26th April // Gari Gari, Tokyo // Solo

26th April // Gari Gari, Tokyo // Solo

Solo at Gari Gari // Tokyo, 2015 // Poster art by Ezra

25th April // Yogiga, Seoul // solo and duet

25th April // Yogiga, Seoul // solo and duet

yogiga, seoul // solo and duet with drummer Russell Moore.

April 2015 // Tour in Korea and Tokyo // 4 solos and 3 duets

Flying Teapot: 17th April, 19:00, Tokyo, Japan. Turntable duet with Naoya Murata Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/539531486189658/ Thanks to Dave Skipper for organizing (who also plays this evening along sideTaiichi Kamimura & Kazehito Seki) dotolim 닻올림, 24th April, Seoul, South Korea Turntable Percussion solo, followed by duet with Cho Jung Yeon. Link: http://www.dotolim.com/?p=3681 Thanks to SangTae for organizing! Yogiga, 25th April, Seoul, South Korea. Turntable Percussion […]

24th January // Pedro Lopes + Ondness // Sonic Scope festival // zdb

24th January // Pedro Lopes + Ondness // Sonic Scope festival // zdb

About this gig, Jazz.pt wrote: The evening continued with Ondness duo’s debut with Pedro Lopes. Ondness is a heteronym of Bruno Silva, who has brought such diverse projects as the Canzana, Bandeira Branca and Sabre, among others. Pedro Lopes (Eitr, Whit, etc.) comes from the improvisation school of Cascais’ line, which raised the quality standards […]

EITR recording new album in November 2014, out in 2015!

EITR recording new album in November 2014, out in 2015!

Stay tuned! We are recording a new album soon, shall be the successor of Trees Have Cancer too!

26th September // EITR // Festival de Jazz da Parede @ SMUP // Lisbon [video]

26th September // EITR // Festival de Jazz da Parede @ SMUP // Lisbon [video]

Eitr Live at SMUP. Pedro Lopes // turntable percussion Pedro Sousa // saxophones &amp; sound processing We just played in Portugal! Read about it in Jazz.pt (or the original in PT)    

EITR record is out

EITR // trees have cancer too [mazagran] 150 gr LP, 350 gr carton cover, 150-copies limited edition [16 eur] Pedro Sousa // Saxophones, Electronics Pedro Lopes // Turntables, Electronics [Cover elaborated from Photo by Mark J Sebastian (CC BY-SA 2.0)] Duo of Pedro Sousa and Pedro Lopes, two portuguese young musicians, and some of the most exciting in […]

oto // mainframe

OTO is a the trio of Pedro Lopes (turntables & sampler), Pedro Sousa (guitar & electronics) & Mush Von Namek (laptop & mainframe) // the record was sold as a DIY & limited edition in Trem Azul (home of Clean Feed Records) // oto is winner of the serralves em festa grant for experimental music, […]

19th November ’11 // Clean Feed Fest // RED Trio + EITR // Lisbon

19th November ’11 // Clean Feed Fest // RED Trio + EITR // Lisbon

Depois de Nova Iorque, Chicago, Ljubljana, Utrecht, Berlim, Colónia, Madrid e Barcelona, o Clean Feed Fest chega finalmente a Portugal. E chega a Lisboa e ao Porto, em ano do 10º aniversário da editora Clean Feed. A festa está marcada para 13 a 19 de Novembro: Culturgest Pequeno Auditório (Lisboa) 13 e 14 de Novembro […]

Artists & scientists: Push Boundaries! My keynote at Body Controlled #4 / at LEAP Berlin

Artists & scientists: Push Boundaries! My keynote at Body Controlled #4 / at LEAP Berlin

My keynote at LEAP Berlin, about art and science – focus on how artists and scientists push boundaries! [Photo, courtesy of Peter Kirn] Read the bio/synopsis from the program of Body Controlled here. More will be published on the upcoming issue of the Canadian Journal of Electroacoustics!

Battle of the DJs: an HCI perspective of Traditional, Virtual, Hybrid and Multitouch DJing

Battle of the DJs: an HCI perspective of Traditional, Virtual, Hybrid and Multitouch DJing

To be presented at NIME 2011 (New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Oslo ). The remainder of the program is very interesting, so please feel free to look around here. What about DJing? How does it equates within an HCI perspective? What forms of interaction exist with DJ gear? How can one classify those interactions/gear? The […]

ACE 2010: Multitouch Djing table

ACE 2010: Multitouch Djing table

Here is the paper, presented at the International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment 2010, ACM & SIGCHI at the Interactivity Session.

Thesis Defence

Thesis Defence

My thesis defence is scheduled for 3th November, 12h, IST – Alameda. (Abstract) Disc-jockeys have come a long way, through technological evolutions. This path led them to the status and recognition they have achieved in our society. But as impressive as those technological evolutions are, as far as DJing is concerned, there are still few […]

A new foot controller for MtDjing @ RecPad 2010

A new foot controller for MtDjing @ RecPad 2010

Presenting our DTW-based classifier for gesture recognition @ RecPad2010 (Download the paper here.)

Physical simulation: turntable motion#1!

Physical simulation: turntable motion#1!

Entering the world of physics…. is always a bit tough. Although simulating a turntable mechanism is not a very tricky mechanism to mimic (I’m currently just copying the inner works of a direct-driven motor). The AS3 physics engine is Box2Das3 which is a direct port of the Box2d original one, written in C++. (this object […]

Multitouch pressure-sensitive drum pad

Multitouch pressure-sensitive drum pad

Using my own MtDjing framework, I’ve developed a drumpad for multitouch. Drawing inspiration from the many drumpads I’ve used across the years: My SP-808 is one of the best samplers ever, although it has no pressure sensitivity (called velocity in “musical gear slang”).  

Recognizing gestures by the sound they make (DTW and Puredata)

This prototype follows the idea of [1] where Harrison uses a microphone to record and recognize a set of defined gestures. In this implementation we follow the same approach by using the Dynamic Time Warp algorithm[2,3] but propose it under a different setting: the PureData programming environment[4]. This research for IMMI course at IST will […]

Scratch/Turntablism Ph.D. Thesis!

Scratch/Turntablism Ph.D. Thesis!

Hooray! Kjetil Falkenberg Hansen from KTH has defended his doctoral thesis under the topic of turntablism. You migh take a closer look here (or download it here). Abstract for the Thesis This thesis focuses on the analysis and modeling of scratching, in other words, the DJ (disk jockey) practice of using the turntable as a […]

The scratch mat

  An interesting project (appearing on The Fun Theory website) is this Scratch Mat: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/NfFzmRQriss&hl=en_US&fs=1&] Take a look!  

Classic Turntable Patents

Classic Turntable Patents

As I became more and more obcessed with my research on DJing setups, I started to use Google patents search-engine to look for some detailed info on CD-players or newer turntables – regarding features that are closely related to my proposed work towards a multitouch virtual DJing application. During that research I came across some […]

DJ Taxonomy: first use-case draft

DJ Taxonomy: first use-case draft

Building more on this topic, I drafted a very basic (and not entirely truthful) use case with DJ types and their actions. (This diagram serves for discussion puposes only…) The set of Dj types used (radio, club, mobile and turntablist) show that nowadays there is almost no need for the distincion between mobile and club […]

DJ Taxonomy: Introduction notes

Following this idea that one could draft a taxonomy of DJing styles (identifying different needs in serveral axis (technical requimentns, gestures and musical actions, gear used, music notation, musical outcome, creative processes, and so on…) I give it a try. But because this matter only is important and deep enough to be the complete focus […]

Tracking DJs: the msPinky case-study!

I’ve been watching developments in msPinky for quite a while now. It is rising as the new cheap solution towards tracking vynil control (either via cd player or analogue turntable – doesn’t matter, the recorded tmecode does the trick). For those who are wondering about msPinky, he’s a lil’ info: “the idea behind it is […]

Final Scratch: the mess up.

This post gives a lil’ insight on the confusions behind Final Scratch project, firstly we’ll start with a lil’ brief history: “Final Scratch is a DJ tool created by the Dutch company N2IT with input from Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman) and John Acquaviva that allows manipulation and playback of digital audiosources using traditional vinyl and turntables. It seeks to cross […]

Scratch … a documentary.

A bit off-topic, or maybe not (since turtablism/scratching is a major subset of all DJing), the documentary Scratch, by Doug Pray (2001) is now fully available on youtube. So take a look.

Gesture Research #3 (the mixer and the turntable…)

Of course in the previous posts on this topic (gestures) I’ve identified the basic atomic ideas in a piece of paper by observation of certain systems (multitouch and dj decks)… this was just a primary attemp to understand the gestures used among this approaches, but a more indepth look is mandatory when it comes to […]

Gesture Research #2 (djing in action…)

A collection of real gestures (that you perform on the actual things): i) Real gestures on Dj systems The expression “dj systems” is just a more-or-less-suitable name for the tools that Djs currently use when it comes to hardware: turntables, dj decks, mixers, cds, HD’s, laptops with djing software, effect processors, vynil, etc… mainly by looking at Djs […]

Gesture Research #1 (multitouching…)

So I gather a collection of gestures (that later will turn into my pool of tests for users analyse user behaviour – prior to defining the gestures for my dj system) by means of observation of multiple systems and multitouch demos: a) Reactable (note: the reactable relies mainly on tangible objects, but parameter changes are done via […]