Since we met at databit.me in 2012 I’ve been in contact with Axel Debeul a fair bit. We both share an interest in Pure Data and often help each other with our patches, including patches to glitch mp4 files, a stop-motion animation patch and various others which I have yet to release.
For databit.me #3 we worked together on an audiovisual piece. Time was very limited so we mostly worked on our parts in isolation. However, it all came together pretty well on the performance night. I utilised some of the generative visuals methods that I’ve learnt from Minuek together with a Video Scope by Critter & Guitari. As I do not own one of these yet below is a recreation of the Magnetophon piece that utilised a Panasonic WJ-AVE5 instead.
From 31st October – 3rd November I was in Arles, France to take part in databit.me #3. Like last year, the line up was a great mixture of instrumental and electronic musicians, installations and awesome art. I had the pleasure of meeting notendo again – the previous time being GLI.TC/H 2010 – making new friends and meeting lots of old ones, and working with many inspiring people. It was also a great chance to see how all of us have changed/developed our skills over the last year.
Upon my arrival I went striaght to work and started preparing visuals for Dame Blanche and Sugarcraft, and also working with Axel Debeul (w00t) on an audiovisual performance.
The festival was very heavily documented by the organisers, so videos and photos will appear from them in the coming weeks. In the meantime below are some of my photos and lots of gifs are on Tumblr.
databit.me #3, the awesome festival in Arles, France that I took part in last year, started again on 23rd October. I’ll be there on 31st October for a small guest performance at the party on 2nd November.
Myself and Axel Debeul will be creating a lot of funk, soul, noise and mess by utilising almost anything that makes any sound. If you happen to be in Arles you should check it out! And if you’re not in Arles already, go visit! It’s a beautiful place.