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June 08, 2006



Easily Create Rich Multilayered Living Music

I have been super busy getting IntelligentDesigner* (ID) ready for general consumption. Officially its due this Fall - but you can check out its most recent iteration at two upcoming events. If you are in Pittsburgh (PA, USA), it will be part of The Urban Garden Party at the Mattress Factory this Friday, June 9th. If you are in Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY, USA) next Friday, June 15th, the show with the ChristianScienceMinotaur is sure to be a trip. (links with details follow).

The Mattress Factory event will incorporate dance, projection and sound, as performance artists move their bodies in relation to the living sounds manipulated in real time.

At Monkeytown ID will be aurally and visually woven into the improvisational musical act of ChristianScienceMinotaur. By way of a bongo-height touch screen kiosk, audience members can alter the music that Nat and Leo (XSM duo) play. The audience gets to DJ with live living musicians.

I am diligently working on getting my website in order to better communicate what this is all about. In the meantime, the best way to understand this new musical paradigm is to go check it out for yourself.

Mattress Factory:



Jason Van Anden's website:

* IntelligentDesigner is net software that enables pretty much anyone to control things in an uncontrollable way. ID was originally invented to enable improvisational behavior simulating human emotional mechanics between his life-size emotive robots Neil and Iona. In its current incarnation, ID can be used to easily create rich multilayered living music from samples, with many more esoteric applications coming down the pike. Details will be found on Jason Van Anden's website, smileproject.com, soon.

Jason Van Anden

Posted by jo at June 8, 2006 08:17 AM