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Re: Is That Jazz Festival in Seattle - My Performance and the Cell Phone for Audience Interaction
Downloaded the track and listened to it a couple of times through this
tEd ® KiLLiAn
Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited
energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of
order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence. – Norman Podhoretz
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On Jan 18, 2009, at 8:51 PM, Krispen Hartung wrote:
> BTW, here is the link to my performance at the Seattle "Is That Jazz?"
> festival this last week.
> I tried something different this time. I hooked my cell phone up to my
> audio interface, so that anything that came out of it would be
> proocessed and looped like my guitar. Then I put a sign on the stage
> with my cell phone number. As I entered the stage, I instructed the
> audience that if they were so inclined they could call my number, make
> noises, push buttons, talk, whistle, etc, and that not only would it
> come through the PA, but I would interact with it to make it a
> collaborative performance.
> Well, it was a total success and loads of fun! I got tons of calls
> from the approximately 50 or so audiences members, and all the
> calls were processed and randomly looped along with my guitar. There
> were many times when I was actually playing duo with an unknown
> audience member for 2-3 minutes. It was so much fun, and it made me
> laugh and smile many times during the performance. Some folks even
> sent me text messages with humorous comments, or asking me to do
> something again, etc.
> Anyway, it was just a test to see if it would work. I now plan to
> assign different tones to my text messages and calls, so that I can
> write a max/msp patch that will do different things with those
> signals, like looping, or turning on a certain effect and so on. I've
> already written a patch that will convert a cell phone call into
> randomly changing my effect selection. Lots of potential here.