Combining repurposed/recycled technology and low cost materials with digital synthesis, langsound (Langdon Crawford) has developed an expressive performance system for electronic music. Short musical excerpts will be used to demonstrate the controller/system. Slides and discussion will illuminate how and why it might be productive for others to think of using old mobile devices for music making.
Langdon C. Crawford is an artist and educator originally from the green mountains of Vermont. He has been developing performance/composition systems with electronics since 1999. Starting with guitars, effects and sequencers, he moved into computer music, eventually incorporating graphics and sensor controlled interaction. He has a masters of music technology from NYU. He currently teaches at FRCC and works as a freelancer based in Golden, CO. When not teaching or traveling for work, you can find Langdon in and around the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. More info and works can be seen at:
Part 1: Meetup 7-9pm (All ages. Drinks served to those with ID)
7:00-7:15 Arrive and order food and beer
7:30 Presentation: Custom Mobile Controllers with Langdon Crawford
8:15 Group Intros
8:30-9:00 Mingle & Connect
Part 2: After-Meetup Cocktails + Music 9-10:30pm
9:30-10:00 - Musical guest Mark Mosher
That's right - hot on the heels of the (no)poem (http://www.nopoem.net) mini-tour, yours truly will be performing solo for this after-meetup. I'll be doing a 30 minute improvised set on a hardware only rig w/ Octatrack + Blofeld (with custom Lemur interface driving Blofeld) + Tenori-On.
Quick bio for those who don't know me… In addition to founding the meetup, I'm a synthesist and sound artist from Louisville CO. I've performed as a solo and collaborative electronic and experimental artist at festivals, concert halls, theaters and universities across the US. For 9 years Mark I've been blogging on synthesizers at Modulate This! (http://www.ModulateThis.com). In addition to releasing original composed cinematic electronica albums (http://markmosher.bandcamp.com), I also produces the original soundscape podcast Sonic Encounters. (http://www.sonicencounters.com)More at http://www.MarkMosherMusic.com .