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Sébastien Piquemal
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  • Nodar residency (SoCCoS), Vouzela, Portugal ParaFonoM 10->30/10/2016
  • Sight and Sound festival, Montreal, Canada Murmurate 28/09/2016
  • Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland Atmosphere | La Jetée 19/08/2016
  • Electropixel, Nantes, France Freedom Portal 19->21/08/2016
  • The Wired Lab, Wagga-Wagga, Australia Murmurate 01/07/2016
  • Cumberland Arms, Newcastle, England Murmurate 14/05/2016
  • FACT, Liverpool, England Murmurate 13/05/2016
  • Stereolux, Nantes, France Murmurate 20/04/2016
  • Stereolux, Nantes, France Fields Workshop 13/04/2016
  • Stereolux residency, Nantes, France Freedom Portal 11/04/2016
  • Piksel festival, Bergen, Norway Fields 19/11/2015
  • Connect the Dots festival, Sheffield, England Fields 10/10/2015
  • Sanctuary, Galloway, Scotland Murmurate 26/09/2015
  • Flow festival, Helsinki, Finland New Weave 15/08/2015
  • NIME, Baton Rouge, USA Fields 02/06/2015
  • Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki, Finland New Weave 20/05/2015
  • Durham Castle, Durham, England Fields 23/04/2015
  • Islington Mill, Manchester, England Fields 22/04/2015
  • Ulverston Parish Rooms, Ulverston, England Fields 19/04/2015
  • EAVI, Goldsmiths, London, England Fields 17/04/2015
  • Music Hack Space, London, England Fields 16/04/2015
  • The Louisiana Cellar, Bristol, England Fields 14/04/2015
  • Cafe OTO, London, England Fields 12/04/2015
  • Other Worlds Festival, Blackpool, England Fields 11/04/2015
  • Green Door Store, Brighton, England Fields 09/04/2015
  • University of Sussex, Brighton, England Fields 09/04/2015
  • WAC, Ircam, Paris, France Fields 27/01/2015
  • Gap in the Air, Edinburgh, Scotland Fields 24/01/2015
  • Third Space, Helsinki, Finland New Weave 22/01/2015
  • ICLI, Zé Dos Bois, Lisbo, Portugal Fields 23/11/2014
  • NordiCHI, Helsinki, Finland Fields 27/10/2014
  • Third Space, Helsinki, Finland Fields 25/10/2014
  • NK, Berlin, Germany Fields 10/10/2014
  • ICMC, Athens, Greece Fields 19/09/2014
  • Mining Institute, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England Fields 22/06/2014
  • Arkadia bookstore, Helsinki, Finland Fields 08/04/2014
Freedom Portal

Freedom Portal

Wi-Fi networks populate our urban environments and create intersecting boundaries within physical space. These territories provide us with new and interesting topographies especially if we consider the creative potential of these new spaces.

Captive portals provide a temporary gateway to the Internet, generally a place for businesses to harvest data but for us a place to provocatively host digital artworks. With this we creatively explore captive portal technology as a place to embed artwork in public space.

A curated collection of artworks are installed in the urban environment in one city, hosted on small autonomous Wi-Fi routers. Each work is available through a web-enable device (smart phone, tablet or laptop). To access the piece connect to the Wi-Fi name related to the artwork and a captive portal will appear on screen. This project is realized in collaboration with artist Tim Shaw.

Pictures above : three works were installed as part of electropixel #6 in Nantes, 2016.

Freedom Portal was made with support from Stereolux Nantes and the Finnish Arts Council (Taike).

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Murmurate

Murmurate

Murmurate (previously called Fields) is a networked system exploring new areas of musical performance and audience participation through the use of mobile technology as a medium for sound diffusion. This project is realized in collaboration with artist Tim Shaw.

Murmurate has been performed around Europe and in the USA. Venues include Cafe OTO (UK), FACT Liverpool (UK), Piksel (NOR), Stereolux (FR) Islington Mill (UK), ZDB (PRT), NK Project (DEU), NIME (USA), Talbot Rice Gallery (UK) and Third Space (FIN).

Murmurate has been kindly supported by New Media Scotland, Newcastle Institute for Creative Arts Practice, Culture Lab, Media Lab Helsinki, The Creative Exchange and Sound and Music.

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La Jetée (movie-concert)

La Jetée (movie-concert)

In the aftermath of World War III, survivors live underground in a post-apocalyptic Paris where scientists research time travel to rescue the present.

With live narration by David McKechnie, Tim Shaw and Sébastien Piquemal re-score this acclaimed short film by Chris Marker in a performance that explores digital mobile technology and hyperlocal networks for surround sound diffusion.

This performance was produced by New Media Scotland.

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possessed rooms

Possessed rooms

Possessed rooms is a series of parasitic performances happening in public computer rooms. The project is a collaboration with Fernando Visockis.

possessed room #1 Media Lab Helsinki, computer room 515.
13 desktop computers, custom made software.
Audio : samples extracted from thousands of random SoundCloud tracks.
Visuals : Random images of country leaders downloaded from twitter.
Live recording, 11/03/2016.

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New Weave

New Weave

New Weave is an experimental sound performance where the performers improvise with small audio snippets recorded and sent live by audience members with their smartphones.

Snapping their fingers, speaking, whistling into their phones, the participants expose themselves. The performers on the other hand have to respond instantly to any incoming sound, and are thus in a permanent state of destabilization. Through this open outcome and this double vulnerability, a different type of relationship emerges, based on dialogue and exchange rather than blind hierarchy ; a fragile equilibrium, held together with glitchy rhythms and deep pulsating pads.

New Weave has been kindly supported by The Finnish Arts Council (Taike) and Media Lab Helsinki.

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Pure Data and Raspberry Pi workshops

Pure Data and Raspberry Pi workshops

Teaching how to program and design a pocket-sized instrument with Pure Data and Raspberry Pi.

Versificator

Versificator

Experiments on automatically recycling the overwhelming amount of recorded music available.

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A simple "instrument" that allows you to fetch any track from soundcloud and turn it into a drone by using paulstretch and bit of amplitude modulation and filtering.

Demo > HERE

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Sketches on generating tracks with different algorithms to recycle SoundCloud sound tracks.

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This is a stream generated continuously from bits of tracks downloaded from SoundCloud. Press play to start listening. This generates mostly random rubish, but it is really just a prototype to test out different technologies.

Note : only ogg stream is available at the moment, so it won't work in Internet Explorer, and might not work in Safari.

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