I'm back from the (no)poem heartland tour which was great fun. I'll post more on the tour soon.
Custom Mobile Controllers with Langdon Crawford
Meanwhile for you Denver/Boulder locals – I've cooked up another cool event for 317 strong member strong The Boulder Synthesizer Meetup. Come by tomorrow to see Langdon Crawford's talk. RSVP here http://www.meetup.com/The-Boulder-Synthesizer-Meetup/events/224425297.
"Combining repurposed/recycled technology and low cost materials with digital synthesis, langsound (Langdon Crawford) has developed an expressive performance system for electronic music. Short musical excerpts will be used to demonstrate the controller/system. Slides and discussion will illuminate how and why it might be productive for others to think of using old mobile devices for music making."
Langdon C. Crawford is an artist and educator originally from the green mountains of Vermont. He has been developing performance/composition systems with electronics since 1999. Starting with guitars, effects and sequencers, he moved into computer music, eventually incorporating graphics and sensor controlled interaction. He has a masters of music technology from NYU. He currently teaches at FRCC and works as a freelancer based in Golden, CO. When not teaching or traveling for work, you can find Langdon in and around the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. More info and works can be seen at: www.langsound.com
I'll Be Performing at Meetup
I've worked up a really cool extended version of "Gonna Rise Up"! Here is the album version. I'll also be doing some improvs on Octatrack and Blofeld.
Note, you can pick up the 12 song album Fear Cannot Save Us for $7 over on Bandcamp. For behind-the-scenes on this album, check out my interview on Art + Music + Technology Podcast #23.