MGFest & AMODA present Synesthesia :: May 16th
May 16th, 8pm-1am at The Independent at 501 Studios
501 N IH 35, Corner of E. 5th St. and Brushy
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An MGFest and AMODA Collaboration
A synesthesia of: ( sound | visuals | interactive | social ) integrated into an unparalleled media+art event. MGFest09 begins a tradition of full-scale environmental design, bringing together a massive range of creative talents to inspire, awe, and activate your mind.
magnetic events. analog energy patterns. chromatic weather on a rectangle sky.
Paul Baker mixes chemical, analog and digital flavors with projects like Sub Oslo, Spaceinvader Orchestra, and Furby Youth Choir. And explores intensely minimal organic video patterns, and performs as a dub and space A/V selector.
Artificial Life Preserver
artificial life preserver has been working to preserve algorithms that behave like living systems since 1997. Insect-like drones and cell based beats drive environmental mixes of organized time units. Drawing from his experience as a member of Texas psytrance trio Init-String, artificial life preserver brings you abstract, glitchy downtempo that could only come from a mind such as this. artificial life preserver is signed as an artist and released his debut album "automata" with Psymbolic--sounds.
Gift Culture resonates a titillating mixture of worldly and astral sounds. The Gift Culture project is based on sounds, imagery, and art derived from DSP technology, analogue synthesis, and computer-based non-linear editing. Gift Culture attempts to share his explorations in this multi-dimensional space; to evoke sonic textures from samplers and synthesizers; a journey to discover their "voices", so to speak, using such techniques as granular synthesis, spectral resynthesis, FFT/IFFT based spectral morphing and interpolation, and whatever other exotic algorithms he can coax out of his myriad machines. Gift Culture is signed as an artist and released his album entitled "Terraforming" with Psymbolic--sounds.
Dr. Bleep of Bleep Labs
Dr. Bleep (John-Mike Reed) is a noiseologist who creates odd, bleeping, blinking, buzzing devices. He has been astounding and annoying Austin with his antics since 2003 and will be performing a special 15 minute music set during MGFest. Bleep Labs was begun as a solution to the world's ever increasing appetite for anthropomorphic synthesizer toys. Dr. Bleep and company produce hand made instruments in their Austin, Texas workshop and send them to noise lovers the world over. Their first instrument, the Thingamagoop is an analog synthesizer that you control in a different way. Instead of using a keyboard, the main oscillator is controlled by a photocell. The "LEDacle" on top of the Thingamagoop is a type of modulator but instead of adjusting knobs and switches to change how it interacts with the main oscillator. Bleep Labs also offers a kit version of the Thingamagoop with more controls and noise potential. These instruments will be on display and available during MGFEst events.
from the AMODA archives
The Austin Museum of Digital Art will be showing a special selection of digital video art highlighting the past 9 years of AMODA showcases, exhibitions, performances, and screenings. This event will provide a rare opportunity to see videos by emerging visionaries as well as internationally known artists. The Austin Museum of Digital Art (AMODA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage the public and artists in the creation, understanding, and appreciation of digital art.