URGENT CALL for LAPTOP MUSICIANS BYO Laptop Event in Montreal this Friday

    Mar 30 2011 | 4:16 pm
    手向け TAMUKE
    Offrandes pour le Japon / Offerings for Japan
    April 1, 2011 from 8PM to 3AM SAT, 1201, Boulevard Saint-Laurent
    Open Call to all Laptop/iPhone Musicians in Montréal
    Bring Your Own Laptop Orchestra
    matralab (Hexagram Concordia) in collaboration with the SAT (Société des arts technologiques) is organizing an artistic response to the disasters in Japan (see the website for more info). The event will take place this Friday at the SAT, 1201, Boulevard Saint-Laurent in Montréal.
    Around midnight we would open the stage for all Laptop/iPhone musicians to come together and create a collective sound work, led and inspired by Eldad Tsabary, founder and director of the Concordia Laptop Orkestra (CLOrk).
    Over the past weeks, matralab (Concordia University) has collected some news audio footage from the disasters with the goal of creating an audiowave representing the mayhem that occurred when the tsunami hit Japan. We invite you to bring your laptop/iPhone and your own portable speakers/amplifiers !
    Come latest at 11pm.
    At the SAT, you will be able to download the audio files of the disaster from a local server. Everyone is welcome to interpret, mashup, remix, livecode, or play back those materials with their software of preference. We would prefer if you used MAINLY these materials. At 11:45pm, Eldad Tsabary will give a short and simple intro into his laptop conducting technique, so that the sounds coming from all of you can be coordinated in some way by visual signs. At midnight, you will all go to the stage and perform together for 30 min. Please feel free to forward this announcement to anyone who may be interested. And come yourself, of course. And please sign-up by e-mail to japan.vigil@gmail.com just so we can estimate how large the BYOLaptop Orchestra will be.
    Hoping to see you day after tomorrow ! Sandeep Bhagwati and Michal Seta