Test_Lab is a bimonthly public event, organized by V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media, that provides an informal setting for the demonstration, testing, presentation, and discussion of artistic Research and Development (aRt&D).
Featuring: Kim Cascone and the AudioCubes workshop participants, Bert
Schiettecatte, Gijs Gieskes, Michel Waisvisz, Edwin van der Heide,
Brigit Lichtenegger and Annabeth Robinson (as AngryBeth Shortbread).
In today's field of audio performances and live art a return can be observed from laptop performances (as became common during the last decade) to physical instruments. The commonly used low-interaction playback methods and relatively introverted process of laptop concerts is now often replaced by physically more interactive and daring performance elements1), providing visually more attractive performances.
In this edition of Test_Lab we investigate, experience, and test new ideas, prototypes, and products for the physical manipulation of (digital) sound created by audio developers. Besides discussing how these technologies make live performances livelier and more visually attractive, we'll also explore the effects of these new physical audio interfaces on contemporary music and sound art. In Test_Lab: Audio_Objects, some of the most promising new physical audio interfaces will be demonstrated, tested, and discussed among experts and audience.
This event will partially take place in Second Life at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Odyssey/85/153/45