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mark ballora discusses data and sonification, featuring a lovely audio rendition of weather parameters http://t.co/39cAstKQ


Variable 4 showcase at The Book Club

On 22nd June, we are holding a Variable 4 showcase, discussion and post-Aldeburgh celebration at The Book Club, EC2. We’ll be presenting the piece and showing audio and video excerpts, demonstrating how it works under the bonnet and introducing some of the musicians and technicians involved with the piece.

Alongside this will be an informal panel discussion on sound in art, featuring some luminaries within the field: producer Joana Seguro (Faster Than Sound, Lumin), curator Cecilia Wee (Sound and Music, Rational Rec), BAFTA award-winning sound designer Nick Ryan (The Fragmented Orchestra, Papa Sangre), and writer and curator Daniela Cascella.

We’ll then be doing an eight-channel DJ set featuring some of the spatialisation methods devised for the piece — controllled with a windvane and anemometer interface. The world’s first meteorological DJing, as far as we know.

The event runs from 7pm on 22nd June, just off Curtain Road, Shoreditch.

Variable 4 at the Thursday Club

Over the winter months, we’ve been working on some blueprints for Variable 4′s next steps. We’ll shortly be making a formal announcement of what these will be; suffice to say, we’re thrilled at where it is going next.

In the meantime, we are talking about the project at this week’s Thursday Club, New Cross, an excellent weekly series of talks based at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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We’ll be discussing the genealogy, development and concepts behind Variable 4, talking about how we see it fitting into both its cultural and physical landscape. For those of a technical disposition, we will have a look under the bonnet at how the software infrastructure is wired together. And, most excitingly, we’ll be giving a sneak preview of its next appearance.

Hope to see you there.

Talk at dorkbotlondon, 11 May

dorkbot The international dorkbot events are the discerning dork’s destination of choice to hear of the latest tech hobbyism, electronic arts and DIY. We’ll be talking briefly about Variable 4 at this Tuesday’s dorkbotlondon #69, with as much of the weather station as we can carry (which may, admittedly, not be much).

Expect some discussion of algorithms, weather systems, collaborative practices, and unforeseen hardware hiccups.