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since.2005
Performance / Installation

Resonant Objects
6 glass lamps, 6 speakers, 32 ultra bright leds, 24 white leds, 24 piezo discs, 6 diy arduino based 4 input capacitance sensor interface,6 diy mono amplifiers, diy arduino based 6 envellope folower to 6 channel led dimmer, 6 channel soundcard, midi controller, midi interface, computer, max-msp application

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Short video
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recorded at 0047 - Kabinett, Oslo, 2008

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Short video
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recorded at Experimental Intermedia, New York, 2005

recent presentation 1st presentation

 

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Resonant Objects

Performance / Installation / since 2005
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This Project started as a submission for the Ernesto de Sousa Fellowship promoted by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Luso-American Foundation. Having won the fellowship this allowed me to go to New York for a three month residence at Experimental Intermedia Foundation with Phill Niblock, from then on the project had several diferent setups

In September 2007 went to Bristol supported by the Offload Festival and with a precious help from Tom Bugs i manage to replace the heaviest part of my required hardware (aprox. 60kg) for three boards that all together with the power supplys weight a bit over 1kg
Finally this piece is now portable!

In October 2008 went to Seoul supported by the Nam June Paik Art Center and with their support i could develop a new addition to the installation, a 24 input capacitance sensor system that allowed the installation version to become more interactive where visitors can now touch the objects to choose one of four frequencies for each object.

Supported by
BES - Ernesto de Sousa Fellowship
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Luso-American Foundation
Offload Festival Bristol

Nam June Paik Art Center
Bon Accueil

A very special thanks to Tom Bugs for helping me building the new portable amplifier and envellope follower boards
http://www.bugbrand.co.uk


Presentations
March of 2005, Experimental Intermedia Foundation, New York, Live Performance with Kenneth Kirschner
June of 2005, Goethe Institut Lisbon, Live Performance with Pedro Lourenço
June 2006, Upgrade! Lisbon, Lisboa 20 Gallery, Presentation
July 2006, Parque Encantado, Caldas da Rainha, Installation
August 2006, FILE Festival, São Paulo, Installation
August 2006, FILE Symposium, São Paulo, Lecture
September 2006, Luzboa, Lisbon, Installation
March 2007, NIP, Watershed, Bristol, Lecture
June 2007, Offload Festival, Bristol, Installation
January 2008, 0047 Gallery, Oslo, Performance
January 2008, Espaço Avenida, Lisbon, Performance
January 2008, Casa da Música, Oporto, Performance
March 2008, Pixelache Festival, Helsinki, Performance

October 2008 - February 2009, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, Installation
October 2009, Rennes City Hall, Rennes, Performance with Tomoko Sauvage
October - December 2009, Bon Accueil, Rennes, Installation

Abstract
I was thinking of bringing together sound and space through sympathetic vibrations, in which sound is used as a medium to excite space to be heard, in order to render audible it's natural resonances - sound multiplying in and by space. The sound coming from the objects was strictly related to each object's spatial characteristics, it's shape, dimensions and material, but also their interaction with the site-specific architecture and the very space that hosted all the objects, it's spatial characteristics and environment.

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10.2009
Performance

Resonant Objects
6 glass lamps, 6 speakers, 36 ultra bright leds, 6 diy mono amplifiers, diy arduino based
6 channel led dimmer, 6 channel soundcard, midi controllers, midi interface, computer, max-msp application

with Tomoko Sauvage
http://o-o-o-o.org/

Elektroni[k] Cultures Festival 09
Rennes







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22
October 2008
Elektroni[k]
Rennes City Hall
Wedding Room
Rennes

http://www.electroni-k.org

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10.2009 - 12.2009
Installation

Resonant Objects
5 glass lamps, 5 speakers, 6 1W leds, 5 diy mono amplifiers, diy arduino based
5 channel led dimmer, 5 channel soundcard, computer, max-msp application

Bon Accueil
Rennes











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21
October 2009 - 09 December 2009
Bon Accueil
Lieu d'art contemporain
Rennes

http://bon-accueil.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*I'll miss Kimchi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*The amazing art center

 

 

 

 

 

 


*my new 6 qt240 4 input capacitance sensor node boards (one is not being shown in the picture) and the system brain that connects to the computer through usb using serial protocol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*assembly details, what's inside...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


*the finished object, i'm using piezo discs as electrodes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*the official opening


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10.2008 - 02.2009
Installation

Resonant Objects
4 glass lamps, 4 speakers, 20 ultra bright leds, 16 white leds, 16 piezo discs, 4 diy arduino based 4 input capacitance sensor interface, 4 diy mono amplifiers, diy arduino based
4 channel led dimmer, 4 channel soundcard, computer, max-msp application

Nam June Paik Festival
Seoul

 





















 

 

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08
October 2008 - 11 February 2009
Now JumP
Nam June Paik Art Center
Seoul

http://www.njpartcenter.kr

Nam June Paik Festival
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Station 3
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*I'll miss Kimchi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*The amazing art center

 

 

 

 

 

 


*my new 6 qt240 4 input capacitance sensor node boards (one is not being shown in the picture) and the system brain that connects to the computer through usb using serial protocol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*assembly details, what's inside...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


*the finished object, i'm using piezo discs as electrodes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*the official opening


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03.2008
Performance

Resonant Objects
6 glass lamps, 6 speakers, 36 ultra bright leds, 6 diy mono amplifiers, diy arduino based
6 channel led dimmer, 6 channel soundcard, midi controller, midi interface, computer, max-msp application

Pixelache Festival 08
Helsinqui

 

 

 

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16 March 2008
Pixelache
Kiasma Theatre
Helsinqui

http://university.pixelache.ac/


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01.2008
Performance

Resonant Objects
6 glass lamps, 6 speakers, 36 ultra bright leds, 6 diy mono amplifiers, diy arduino based
6 channel led dimmer, 6 channel soundcard, midi controller, midi interface, computer, max-msp application

Casa da Música
Oporto








 

 

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19 January 2008
Casa da Música
Oporto

http://www.casadamusica.com

 

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01.2008
Performance

Resonant Objects
6 glass lamps, 6 speakers, 36 ultra bright leds, 6 diy mono amplifiers, arduino based
6 channel led dimmer, 6 channel soundcard, midi controller, midi interface, computer, max-msp application

Espaço Avenida 211
BES - 15 years of the Ernesto de Sousa Fellowship

Lisbon

 


 

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18 January 2008
BES
15 years of the Ernesto de Sousa Fellowship

Lisbon


http://www.ernestodesousa.com

 

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01.2008
Performance

Resonant Objects
6 glass lamps, 6 speakers, 36 ultra bright leds, 6 diy mono amplifiers, arduino based
6 channel led dimmer, 6 channel soundcard, midi controller, midi interface, computer, max-msp application

0047 Gallery
Kabinett

Oslo

 







 

 

 

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12 January 2008
Kabinett - a stage for sound art
Oslo


http://www.thisiskabinett.org

http://www.projekt0047.com/oslo/

 

 

 

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09.2007
Installation

Resonant Objects
6 glass lamps, 6 speakers, 36 ultra bright leds, 6 diy mono amplifiers, arduino based
6 channel led dimmer and PIR sensor with midi output, 6 channel soundcard, midi interface, computer, max-msp application

Offload Festival
Pro-Cathedral

Bristol

 











 

 

 

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15 September 2006
Offload Festival
Bristol


http://www.offloadfestival.org

For OFFLOAD - systems for survival i wanted to change all my hardware for this piece, was tired of travelling with impossible hardware like 100w amplifiers and 1000w dimmers so the challenge was to change from 60kg of hardware to 500gm and that could be portable enough to travel with.
Having met Tom Bugs before because of the NIP project i asked for his expertise and a working corner in his workshop, so i wen't to Bristol and with his help managed to make my 6 mono amplifiers and the arduino based 6 envelope followers to 6 channel led dimmer, also replacing the light bulbs for ultra bright leds

At the festival i was presenting a new version of the installation, i created a two hours score to be played in loop by the objects and installed a PIR motion detector sensor that increased a variable that incremently calculated the space activity, the bpms of the piece was based on this variable playing the piece faster or slower according to the activity sensed


*Bristol beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*four mono amplifier board
there's another board with 2 more mono channels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


*arduino based 6 envellope follower to 6 channel Led dimmer board
with PIR sensor and midi out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*envellope followers inputs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*midi Out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Two atmel atmega8 with arduino based programming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



*The Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Thankx Tom!

 

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09.2006
Installation

Resonant Objects
8 plastic globes, 8 speakers, 8 60w lamps, 4 stereo amplifiers, 8 channel midi dimmer, 2 PIR sensors, i-cubeX, 8 channel soundcard, midi interface, computer, max-msp application

Largo de St. António à Sé
Lisbon






 

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21 - 30 September 2006
Luzboa - Lisbon Light Biennal
Lisbon


Luzboa
http://www.luzboa.com

 

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08.2006
Installation

Resonant Objects
4 plastic globes, 4 speakers, 4 60w lamps, 2 stereo amplifiers, 4 channel midi dimmer, 4 channel soundcard, computer, max-msp application

FILE Festival
Sao Paulo

 









 

 

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21 - 30 September 2006
FILE Festival
Sao Paulo


http://www.file.org.br

 

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06.2006
Installation

Resonant Objects
4 plastic globes, 4 speakers, 4 60w lamps, 2 stereo amplifiers, 4 channel midi dimmer, 4 channel soundcard, computer, max-msp application

Parque Encantado
Sonda
Festival

Caldas da Rainha

 












 

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1
July 2006
Parque Encantado
Caldas da Rainha


http://www.festivalsonda.com

 

 

 


*during the afternoon Portugal won vs. England in the Euro 2006 football championship and this was the ambient in the nearest roundabout

 

 

 

 


*hardware in the wild

at some point in the evening the automatic watering system went on...fortunatly no harm done...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


*spectators view

 

 

 


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06.2005
Performance

Resonant Objects
12 clay vases, 6 speakers, 6 60w lamps, 3 stereo amplifiers, 6 channel midi dimmer, 6 channel soundcard, computer, max-msp application

with special guest: Pedro Lourenço

Metasonic LX
Goethe Institut

Lisbon

 

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14
July 2006
Metasonic LX
Lisbon

Metasonic Lx is a serie of concerts focused on soundscapes, field recordings...
[from press release - portuguese version below]
"Paisagens sonoras, gravações "de campo" e concretismos (processo que consiste em abstrair os sons da fonte de que provêm) são elementos recorrentes nas novas músicas que utilizam de alguma maneira a electrónica, desde o simples microfone até ao mais potente computador, e também as áreas de intervenção da primeira edição do festival Metasonic.Lx, uma produção da Granular, associação cultural sem fins lucrativos que tem como propósito difundir e promover o experimentalismo na criação artística portuguesa."

 

 

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03.2005
Performance

Resonant Objects
6 glass globes, 6 speakers, 6 60w lamps, 3 stereo amplifiers, 6 channel midi dimmer, 6 channel soundcard, computer, max-msp application

with special guest: Kenneth Kirschner
http://www.kennethkirschner.com

Experimental Intermedia Foundation
New York

 




 


 

 

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21 - 30 September 2006
Experimental Intermedia
New York


http://www.experimentalintermedia.org

This piece is part of a series to create micro-environments, computer controlled hermetic spaces, in which my intention is to explore several physical phenomena related with the act of hearing. I explore them from the vantage point of their sound potential, and link them to a visual component that reacts to or translates the phenomena.

abstract:
I was thinking of bringing together sound and space through sympathetic vibrations, in which sound is used as a medium to excite space to be heard, in order to render audible it's natural resonances - sound multiplying in and by space. The sound coming from the objects was strictly related to each object's spatial characteristics, it's shape, dimensions and material, but also their interaction with the site-specific architecture and the very space that hosted all the objects, it's spatial characteristics and environment.

The combination of these factors created a soundscape of resonant frequencies triggered by sinewaves moving in tidal motion, a constant flow of never repeating patterns. With it's very slow progression it mimicked the constant forward and backward motion of the sea. Likewise i allways saw light as the sun's reflection in the water, shinning or diming out according to the wave's direction.

Having met Kenneth Kirschner before, and understanding the specificity of his work, specially the textural qualties of his pieces and way these convey a delicate approach for the surrounding space, i promptly invited him to work with me for the overall result.

setup description:
Six objects suspended from the ceiling at different heights, each one made with a white glass globe with one microphone, one speaker and one electrical lamp inside. Each speaker were individually connected to a computer that triggered 6 different frequencies one for each of the speakers, this frequencies were tuned to be the natural frequencies of the objects pushing them to resonate.

This resonancies were captured by the object's microphones and redirected to a 6 envelope follower system (that converted the amplitude of each audio signal to midi messages) This midi messages were then sent to the computer which formatted the incoming midi values and sent them to six dimmers controlling the light intensity of each object in a way that each object light intensity was directly related to it's own sound amplitude.

There were no amplification for the sound coming from the objects.
Kenneth Kirschner was plugged in the room sound system.

andré gonçalves, august 2005

 

The recording of this performance was later on mastered and released on the label Sirr
http://www.sirr-ecords.com/cat/022.html


 

 

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