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MAYDAY

Seamus Fogarty (music) and Giuseppe Torre (music and visuals)
2009

TWISTER

Twister is a prototype digital instrument developed by Nicholas Ward
Composition and performance by Giuseppe Torre
(2013)

AGORA'

composed and performed by Giuseppe Torre
2012 - 2014

IMPROMPTUS#1


Marco Cappelli: Guitar and EFX Giuseppe Torre: Live Electronics

BETAV-#1

Leon McCarthy (live visuals and live electronics) and Giuseppe Torre (Pointing-at data glove and live electronic)
2011

MANI

Robert Sazdov (laptop and live electronics) and Giuseppe Torre (Pointing-at data glove)
2010

MOLITVA

Giuseppe Torre (Pointing-at data glove), Robert Sazdov (live electronics) and Dorota Koncezwska (voice)
2009

AIR IN SLOW MOTION

Giuseppe Torre
2005

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MAYDAY
by Seamus Fogarty (music) and Giuseppe Torre (music and visuals) 
2009

what goes up must come down. . .eventually.
Mayday began its life as an acoustic piece of music only to then modulate and transform itself into an acousmatic quasi-psychedelic a/v excursion. The compositional process involved taking various rich acoustic sources, which are then sequenced and manipulated in an order that creates tension, alluding to some destination that is never quite reached. The video speculates accordingly. While advances in Digital Arts have provided us with many new and exciting sounds and video tools, Mayday is a reminder of how powerful the combination of organic acoustic and real-time video sources with today's technology can be. Follow the raising pitch and do not leave it!

Audio is generated via spectral and temporal processing of acoustic instru- mental sources.Video is generated via a feedback loop systems activated by multiple camera. Light sources are created in real-time and represents the input element of the feedback loop system created for the performance.

performed at:
NOVA - LyricFM Irish National Radio (February 2nd 2014), Sonoim- agenes 2010 that will be held on at the Recoleta Cultural Center and at the UNLa’s University Campus Buenos Aires - Argentina (19-21 Oc- tober 2010), B-LINK FESTIVAL of NEW COMMUNICATIONS Beograd - Serbia (November 16th-20th 2011), AUROPOLIS & UK PAROBROD Beograd - Serbia (25th-26th February 2011), Iridescent World Ljubljana - Slovenia (25th January 2011), TWEAK-Soundings Festival, Limerick - Ireland(23 September 2010), VISIONS FROM THE FUTURE second edition 2010 Partial ’Iridescent’ not found Worlds Milan - Italy (10 June 2010), VISIONS FROM THE FUTURE second edition 2010 Partial ’Irides- cent’ not found Worlds Turin - Italy (28 May 2010)






Twister
Twister is a prototype digital instrument developed by Nicholas Ward
Composition and performance by Giuseppe Torre
(2013)

The performance was designed so that a sequence of nuanced gestural per- formative actions could both be visually and sonically legible to audience members. The use of real-world metaphors that link the visible gesture, constrained by the physical limitations of the instrument, to the audible sonic output via a complex hierarchy of mapping strategies have been found to be a useful tool that can enhance both the performer and audience experience of the live performanceTechnical Description: The Twister interface is a prototype DMI that was initially developed using a movement based DMI design process. The intention here was to explore how movement, as described using Laban Movement Analysis, might explicitly drive a DMI design process. The interface is deliberately limited in the sensing systems that are employed (accelerometer, rotation, two buttons). The work explores this limitation whilst focusing on the range of gesture that the device supports and how this range might be mapped to sonic outcomes. In that regard, the presented work shows how we moved from a DMI design based on movement analysis to explore how the movement constraints imposed by the newly created DMI have influenced the design of the performance and the establishment of coherent audiovisual metaphors.

performed at:
Digital Media & Arts Research Centre  - University of Limerick www.dmarc.ie






AGORA'
by Giuseppe Torre
2012 - 2014

Agora' (from Greek word meaning ”gathering space”/ ”public square”) is a live music performance that investigate the performer’s musical memo- ries that are revealed through the performer’s hand gestures. This pro- cess is enabled via a newly developed data-glove named Pointing-at that allows the performer to browse, shape and re-create live and algorith- mically his musical memories in a quadraphonic surround setup.

"There are in our existence spots of time, That with distinct pre-eminence retainA renovating virtue, whence-depressedBy false opinion and contentious thought,Or aught of heavier or more deadly weight,In trivial occupations, and the roundOf ordinary intercourse-our mindsAre nourished and invisibly repaired; A virtue, by which pleasure is enhanced,That penetrates, enables us to mount,When high, more high, and lifts us up when fallen." (Wordsworth 1850, verses 208-218)

The Pointing-at data glove is the result of a collaborative research project between the Tyndall National Institute of Research in Cork and the IDC - DMARC at the University of Limerick. This performance investigates the use of the data glove for the purpose of a live music performance in which gestures are used to create and manipulate sounds in real-time. Special attention was paid to the mapping algorithms that link gestures and sounds so to facilitate the audience understanding of the cause-effect mechanisms.

performed at:
10th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Re- search (CMMR) Sound, Music and Motion - Marseille - France, NOVA - LyricFM Irish National Radio (March 16th 2014), NOVA - LyricFM Irish National Radio (October 13th 2013),CMC Concert - DIT Conservatoire of Music - Dublin (2012), Ormston House - Limerick (2012), Border Line Club - Palermo - Italy (Invited Performance)(2012)This work has been recently mentioned, analysed and referenced in the following journal article: Fischman, R. (2013), ‘A Manual Action Expres- sive System (MAES)’, Organised Sound, 18(3), 328-245.






Impromptus#1
Marco Cappelli: Guitar and EFX Giuseppe Torre: Live Electronics

Duo free-form impro for the video work: HEAVEN and EARTH MAGIC by Harry Smith. For this live performance I had the honour to play with internationally renown avant-garde guitar player Marco Cappelli. The performance evolves as a free-form improvisation created extempore on the video artwork of New York based and grammy Award artist Harry Smith.

For this performance I make use of various digital tools that allow me to capture and re-synthesis live input from the guitar player in real-time. (Software used: Ableton Live, PD, Max. - Hardware: MIDI Guitar, iPad, Kinect Camera)

Performed at:
Dr. John's - Limerick - 14th of November 2012, Teatro Garibaldi Palermo (ITA) - 18th of December 2012






betav-#1
by Leon McCarthy (live visuals and live electronics) and Giuseppe Torre (Pointing-at data glove and live electronic)
2011

betAV audio-visual performance aims to make audiences aware of the impact that industrial fishing practices are having on the seas and our world at large. Taking its lead from the 2009 documentary ‘The End of the Line, the performance repurposes some of its video content to present a new live audio- visual interpretation. Motion graphics illustrate data on the yearly catches of yearly of pelagic fish in the Mediterranean. Further animations present data on the health benefits of eating fish and furthermore, steps we can take to maintain fish stocks into the future.

In this performance I contribute to the music which I create live with my Pointing-at data glove as well as many other gizmos. A tri-parts duo performance for Pointing-at glove and live visual and quadriphonic audio setup.

(part I) poignant / (part II) relentless / (part III)relieve

Performed at:
Live iXem 2011 - Decemeber 8th 2011 Tonnara Florio di Favignana - Isole Egadi (|Italy)






Mani
by Robert Sazdov (laptop and live electronics) and  Giuseppe Torre (Pointing-at data glove)
2010

A duo performance for Pointing-at glove and live electronics. Theme is concerned with social inequalities. Mani means hands in Italian but it also sounds like the word ‘money’ in English. Our future is in few people’s hands. Do you feel safe?Technical Description: This performance investigates the use of hand gestures for the creation and manipulation of sounds in real-time for a live performance. Gestures’ vocabu- lary is built according to theatrical features that reconnect to the underlying storyboard presented in the performance. This is done so that the cause- effect links between gestures and sounds can be re-established within a context that helps to classify the gesture in its metaphor- ical context.

performed at:
New Interfaces for Musical Expression Conference 2010 - Sydney - Australia






Molitva
by Giuseppe Torre (Pointing-at data glove), Robert Sazdov (live electronics) and Dorota Koncezwska (voice)
2009

Molitva is a composition for voice, live electronics, and gestural control Pointing-at glove. The main music theme is a revisiting of traditional macedonian chants now mixed with electronics. Technical Description:the performance investigate the use of the Pointing-at data glove in a live performance win which multiple players/performers are involved. In order to enhance the cause-effect links between gestures and sounds each performer was allocated a specific range of sonic characteristics to work with. In doing this, the data glove worked exclusively with granular sounds and their live manipulation by hand gestures.

Performed at:
Re:New Festival - Copenhaghen (Denmark) 2009, New Interfaces for Musical Expression 2009 - Pittsburgh (USA), SOUNDINGS - Limerick (IRL) 2009






AIR IN SLOW MOTION
by Giuseppe Torre
2005

An imaginary travel of the air inside a trumpet in Bb This piece of music is based on the concept of ’sound design’. The main aspect is the fast change rate of the f-table. Thus, when you render (perform in real time mode) you will enjoy a little ’movie by the csound’s f-table windows! Obviously the air travels in slow motion.Technical Description: CSound composition which explores the possibility of making wave- form movies from the spectral analyser of the CSound interface.

Performed at:
EAR Sound Electric 2005 - University of Maynooth (Ireland)