Cybersonica AV Lab 08 participants Mike Blow and Ryan Jordan, contributor Jules Rawlinson and facilitators Lewis Sykes and Steve Symons took part in the Future Of Sound 08-09 Tour event at the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre (MTI), De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester LE1 9BH.
DMU hold regular concerts and events every fortnight on a Wednesday – and Mike Blow, Ryan Jordan, Jules Rawlinson and Lewis Sykes with Steve Symons performed alongside local artists Bathysphere. Video documentation can be found at the Future Of Sound – De Montfort University – 09-01-23 album on Vimeo.
On Thursday 22nd team members each ran a workshop for small groups of students to get hands-on experience of some of the techniques, methodologies and technologies explored through their work i.e. Mike Blow – Build a Binaural Headset, Ryan Jordan – Circuit Building, Jules Rawlinson – Quantised Gestures and Steve Symons – Introduction into Performing with Physical Interfaces. Photographs of the workshops can be found at the Cybersonica AV Lab at FOS 09 Flickr set.
Mike Blow, Ryan Jordan and Jules Rawlinson then helped with the technical production of the main Future Of Sound showcase on Friday 23rd.
Feedback from participants, audiences and DMU seems to have been positive all round.