22 January, 2009

Sound Team for LIFE AREA

I worked with Takuto at my house this afternoon.
He came with the Max patch for our installation project, LIFE AREA.
We began to build up a basic environment to realize sound specialization.
The patch he made is based on my concept.

It's basically 4 channel specialization of sound.
Each direction, Front-LR and Rear L-R, has several layers in it.
Takuto explained the system.
I have confidence in his technique.

Next time, we are planning to focus more on sound sources.

21 January, 2009


We had a Yannis' class, "Strategy of Live Electronics" today.
This class had started from this new year.
I couldn't attend last week so today was the first time for me.

Yannis spoke on Microphone referring to a history and type of them.
Although I knew the fundamental it was good to hear with some sound examples
such as field recording, experimental video by Dick Raaijmakers.

After the class, I went to GroteMarkt to buy a new notebook.
Since I got a Moleskine's Notebook as a present from my friend,
I've been a fun of it and I bought the third one today.

20 January, 2009

Vocal with Big Ensemble

I had a personal lesson with Gilius.
He asked me about a piece for Ensemble Royal
because he was worrying about my progress of work.
It's true that I've been busy my own projects recently.
So we started with discussing on this topic today.

I showed a poem by Amir Or, Israel poet and writer, "Hand on Hand".
Initially, I was going to draw several sentences from the lecture by Bernard Stiegler.
But I begin to wonder whether it's too difficult literary words to be sang.
And then, I found this poem on the Internet in the end of last year by chance.

My piece to be written for Mezzo-soprano and 12 instrumental;
2 Hammond Organ, 2 Piano, 6 Guitar, 2 Bass Guitar.
Although I cut down the number from the Piter Schats' instrumentation, it's still large ensemble.

This piece will be performed in the Spring Festival in April.

18 January, 2009

The sky is starting to clear up.

I was researching movement in a studio this afternoon.
Soon Chiaki showed up and we worked together.
We focused on the beginning of the piece and took a short video at the end of our session.
Thanks to her creative advices, I could chose these sequences.
We'd better hurry up anyway.

dance piece [RAIN] will be performed in KC-Lab 2.
20:30- , 16 February, 2009, Korzo5Hoog, Den Haag

01 January, 2009

Happy New Year!

We had a new year lunch at Hakase's house.
Misaki made Kuromame, Kuri-kinton, Namasu.
Hakase made Ozowni, Datemaki, Cooked shrimp.
I brought Mandarin orange and Japanese Sake.
eating dishes,

Then we went to mass at Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel.
I'm not Christian, though, I sang in a choir for the first time after a very short practice.
It was nice to know how they perform a ceremony.
At the end of mass, I began to feel ill for some reason.
So as soon as it ended up, I went back to my house.
Maybe it was because of cold. Or did my mind feel uncomfortable with singing?
I don't know...

After I ate dinner, Katsu-don, I feel better.
I got some greeting emails which also made me happy.