The technology underpinning the Queen Mary Live Music Lab is now available as externals and patches for Max/MSP. Head over to the downloads page to try it out. Full tutorial videos are available via the Tutorials tab.
A New Scientist post has covered the piece in some detail with descriptions of the inspiration, conception and technology behind the performance described by Di and Adam. Arts review site The Arts Desk has also mentioned the piece, describing it as “curious, interactively noisy and compelling”.
Research from the QM Live Music Lab has been used by Adam Stark in collaboration with artist Di Mainstone as part of an installation at the National Portrait Gallery. See the video below!
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/28937762 ]
We are currently very busy in the studio and our labs. We are testing our software for automatically triggering audio samples from drum hits, linking guitar chords to the colour tone of video and synchronising audio samples to live drummers (amongst other things). Once they are ready they will be available for download on this website, accompanied by explanations and video tutorials. The next couple of weeks will also see the first artists come in for sessions with us here at Queen Mary to try out our tools. Stay posted!