CYBERSONICA SOCIAL: The Sound Of Games


October 29th, 2008 | Posted in Events

Wednesday, 12th November, 7-11pm | The Flea-Pit, 49 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG | £4/£3 concs

gwEm & Counter Reset
Random
Jellica (Kittenrock)
bakteria.org
soundtoys.net
Nipplecat
Julian Baker & Adam Hoyle

Cybersonica Social creates a slice of Cybersonica for a few brief but enjoyable hours once a month in the friendly, vibey surroundings of the The Flea-Pit – and takes a new approach – themes. Each month investigates a different strand of work associated with Cybersonica with line-ups to suit.

Our second Social of the season is part of the London Games Fringe – a festival of alternative gaming events at the end of October 2008, organised by artists, academics, gamers, game developers, educators and creative professionals from a wide range of different media – and includes grass root musicians and music makers “who are dedicated to the appreciation and reinterpretation of video game music“; 8-bit music makers or ‘chip tuners’ who use the same sound chips as the original games consoles; various digital artists whose work explores alternative gaming experiences and the boundaries between gaming and art; and short film-makers and animators from around the world that draw from and are inspired by video game culture.

‘The Sound Of Games’ features: live performances and DJ sets from 8-bit music makers gwEm vs Counter Reset & Random and Game Boy DJ Jellica of the Kittenrock label (streamed live from his studio in Cambridge); a live ‘remote’ performance of Arcangel Contantini’s interactive online animation project bakteria.org (controlled by Arcangel from Mexico City); an exhibition of Stanza’s soundtoys.net project – a repository of exciting new works by a growing community of audio visual artists; interactive playful works from digital artists Nipplecat and Julian Baker with Adam Hoyle; as well as screenings of innovative short films and animations. More details on the 12th November line-up and a selection of live mixes from past events can be found at the Cybersonica Social website .

With live music and audiovisual performances, screenings of short music films and promos, DJ and VJ sets, playful interactive audiovisual artworks and demonstrations of creative work and techniques from established names and emerging talent Cybersonica Social is our ‘hang-out’ for progressive electronic music makers, audiovisualisers, digital artists and fans looking for somewhere to meet like-minded people, share ideas and enjoy fresh, vibrant music and performance.

CYBERSONICA SOCIAL: In 3 Dimensions


October 7th, 2008 | Posted in Events

Friday, 10th October, 7-11pm | The Flea-Pit, 49 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG | £4/£3 concs

Martyn Ware – Illustrious
D-Fuse
squidsoup
Daniel Jones
Fat Butcher

Cybersonica Social (formerly known as Çonic Social) relaunches after a summer break and at a new venue – The Flea-Pit <http://thefleapit.com> – a cafe-bar on Columbia Rd right next to the park and a place where art and socialising go hand in hand… “A perfect pit-stop” says Wallpaper Magazine 2006 (London’s Best New Destinations).

Cybersonica Social creates a slice of Cybersonica for a few brief but enjoyable hours once a month in the friendly, vibey surroundings of the The Flea-Pit – and takes a new approach – themes. Each month investigates a different strand of work associated with Cybersonica with line-ups to suit. We kick off with an exploration into 3D sound and visuals – installing the Illustrious 3D-AudioScape surround system to deliver ‘ultra real’ three dimensional audio.

‘In 3 Dimensions’ features a set of 3D music by Martyn Ware of Illustrious – 80s pop icon and co-founder of The Human League and Heaven 17 – with live visuals by Fat Butcher; a screening of the D-Fuse & Illustrious 2007 FPS–A LONDON CONVERSATION – a commission for the opening of the new BFI building; a range of work from squidsoup including Driftnet – a spatialised musical environment navigated by bird-like flight; Daniel Jones‘ AtomSwarm – a three dimensional sonic ecosystem; and screenings of works from The Sancho Plan, Tal Rosner and the D-Fuse ‘VJ Culture’ book DVD.

This will be the fifth in a regular monthly night hosted by Cybersonica – London’s annual celebration of music, sound, art and technology. Future themes include November’s ‘The Sound Of Games’ a tie in with the London Games Fringe and December’s not too unexpected “Xmas Party’.

With live music and audiovisual performances, screenings of short music films and promos, DJ and VJ sets, playful interactive audiovisual artworks and demonstrations of creative work and techniques from established names and emerging talent Cybersonica Social is our ‘hang-out’ for progressive electronic music makers, audiovisualisers, digital artists and fans looking for somewhere to meet like-minded people, share ideas and enjoy fresh, vibrant music and performance.

If you make your own music or audiovisual work with interesting technology, are keen to play your music live (as opposed to just pressing play in Ableton Live) and would like to perform at Cybersonica Social then we’d like to hear from you. Contact us at <social [AT] cybersonica.org> with some personal info and links to your music, videos and images and we’ll check it out and get back to you. If you’re interested in helping us to document these events or generally want to get involved then get in touch too.

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Latest News


August 1st, 2008 | Posted in News

An unfortunate webhosting fiasco forced the Çonic Social website offline for most of June and July. :-(

As a result it’s badly in need of an update – so expect before too long, posts on:
V0.3 ROUND-UP
ÇONIC SOCIAL V0.4
V0.4 ROUND-UP

In fact we’re taking a break through August and September but restarting in October – the second Thursday of every month – and at a lovely new venue – The Flea-Pit, 49 Columbia Road E2 7RG.

To launch the Çonic Social autumn season we’re participating in Spitalfields Opens Up – a long weekend of arts activity in and around Spitalfields over the weekend of 27-28th September – having being invited to join in by our good friends Kinetica Museum who are launching their own unique programme of arts and education events for autumn and winter with a day of live, impromptu performance and demonstrations by sound and electronic media artists in Bishops Square, Spitalfields E1 on Sunday 28th September, 11am onwards.

Watch this space for more details.

ÇONIC SOCIAL V0.3


May 30th, 2008 | Posted in Events

Wednesday, 4th June, 7-12pm | Bar Vinyl, 6 Inverness St, Camden NW1 7HJ | FREE

Scanone (Yellow Machines)
DJ Tendraw & The Gypsies Dog (The Gluerooms)
Ad Hoc
DJ Çonic

 

Çonic Social v0.3

The next Çonic Social is the third in a regular monthly night at Bar Vinyl, Inverness Street, Camden NW1 hosted by Cybersonica – London’s annual festival of music, sound, art and technology – and now moves to the first Wednesday of every month.

For those of you interested in the technology, methodology and production behind the music then at 9pm we have a demonstration by DJ Tendraw & The Gypsies Dog who will show what goes on behind their particular brand of circuit bent analogue mayhem – including re-routed childrens toys, magnetic hotel keys, feedback, casio keyboards, and an array of unrecognisable home-made devices. Always entertaining you really should catch these Cybersonica regulars doing what comes naturally!

So with bass driven electronics from DJ & producer Scanone, an unnatural barrage of clatter from DJ Tendraw & The Gypsies Dog, complex micro-collages from Ad Hoc and eclectic electronics from DJ Çonic you should join us at our ‘hang-out’ for progressive electronic music makers and fans looking for somewhere to meet like-minded people, share creative work and techniques and enjoy fresh, vibrant music and performance.

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V0.2 ROUND-UP


May 23rd, 2008 | Posted in Demos

Once again… big thanks to all who entertained us at Çonic Social v0.2 and to everyone who who came along. Despite a slightly fraught start (cheers to everyone who rolled up their sleeves and pitched in early on) the night was as varied and entertaining as expected. Boep managed to just about squeeze into the DJ booth and still stretch the venue sound system with their improvised loop-based live set, DJ Cylob showed off his Cylob Music System (there’s an mp3 of his software demo below) and Ben Osborne grooved us out with some progressive disco – albeit a bit too late in the evening for most (sorry Ben!).

And just to make it clear… these mp3s are recordings of the live sets and DJ mixes from the night made available with the permission of the performers – topped and tailed, normalised and and mildly processed but otherwise undedited and untreated. Essentially you’re hearing what you would in the venue.

Check back soon to see some photos and watch a short video from the night…

 
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