MA/IM Matera Intermedia, IT has etablished a Hall of Fame, showing my Award of Destinction for Live Performance/Sound Art 2021.
NYCEMF U.S. has accepted my work "Don´t block the Flöte" for Tárogató (Esther Lamneck) and Alto Recorder Automaton (Projection) Scheduled June 23, 8 p.m.
Ars Electronica Forum Wallis CH has chosen my piece ForSensors for presentation (March 11, 2023, ten selected out of 250 international submissions). The final audio-assemblage and mix I owe to the wonderful Friedemann von Rechenberg.
K. F. Gerber to present a piece on the Sensor32 and a paper at MOXSonic March 2023.
"More Parameters for Your Music in Realtime" can be downloaded as pdf here.
Sensor32 is nominated Finalist in the
Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. Showdown: perform at
Celebration Event meeting Ofir Klemperer on March 11, 2023 in Ferst Center, Atlanta, U.S. GT: Georgia Tech !
At eviMus Saarbrücken, DE Nov 4, with Karina Erhard, hammer computerized Zither, Sensor32 array, computerized Streichpsalter!
Video Work for 16 Sensors is accepted to be played at the 2022 Audio Rocket Festival at Osaka Univ. of Art, Osaka, Japan.
"32 Sensors" accepted by IRCAM Forum at NYU, NYC, USA.
An international conference on following topics: composer/performer/computer interaction, improvisation, and collaboration; sonification and generative sound exploration; soundscape [re]sonification, interaction, sensing and sensor networks; and educational tools in interaction and sound design.
"Limit II" for Piccolo and Hammered Zither is planned by the MGNM Musikfest in Munich, DE for Sept 24 in Block 4, 19:45H at Schwere Reiter. Flautist and Co-composer ist Karina Erhard.
At NYCEMF Festival New York, NY USA: "Don´t Block the Flöte", is nominated "Waitlisted"
In Double-Blind Peer Review the International Computer Music Association ICMA has selcted my Video on Performances of "Don´t Block the Flöte". July ICMC 2022 in Limerick, IE. Line-up: Karina Erhard on c_flute and the Alto Recorder Automaton.
"Approaches Reasembled" broadcast on BR Horizonte Radio, DE during Feature with Karina Erhard, March 29, 2022.
Einstein Munich, DE, Feb 4: Abgefahrene Automaten w/ Friedemann von Rechenberg and K. F. Gerber.
Live video from Schwere Reiter (edit) accepted by TENOR Hamburg, DE
Domagk-Atelierhaus Studio Video: Karina Erhard (fl) and machine accepted by Klingtgut Symposion Hamburg, DE May 14, 16:30H: Meet the Artist II, see Programme.pdf page 38 and digital p38
Violinautomat is invited to perform at NIME2021 New Interfaces In Musical Expression by
Serving REAL:WORK2021 Jahreskongreß Munich,
DE/Online; in the entertainment programm, June 29, 2021!
Violinautomat duet / interactive with Flute accepted at Graz,AT/Online, July 12, 2021: xCoAx
"Approaches" was presented at ICMC2021 Santiago de Chile, CL July 25-31. 2021 online
Audio Mostly21 played video "short edit of premiere" with Automaton and Karina Erhard. Sept 1, online from Trento, IT.
Violinautomat invited to ATEMPORANEA Buenos Aires, AR "reprogramará del lunes 13 al sábado 18 de septiembre de 2021 y se realizará en formato online"
On Sept 26 In the Nazareth Church Munich, DE, at the Ambient Waves Festival, Genre NewMusic: Gerber, Erhard and assorted Machines
"Don´t block the Flöte" for Flautist and Altorecorderrobot" at Schwere Reiter NEU Munich, DE on Oct 3, 2021, 17:30 during MGNM Musikfest. Program notes (German)
Approaches to be presented in Internet Gallery of Studio300 Festival of Transylvania University Lexington, KY, US from Oct 6, 2021.
Approaches was presented by the SBCM 18th Brazilian Symposion on Computer Music , AR Oct 2021.
CMMR Tokyo, JP Received Best Music award from 15th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR)
"Karina meets the Robots" featuring Karina Erhard on flutes backed by an ensemble of machines from Christoph Reiserer und K.F. Gerber. Dec 10, 2021 at Schwere Reiter NEU.
"Approaches Re-Assembled" by Friedemann von Rechenberg released on DEGEM CD20 "im hier und jetzt oder nie" (Curator Anne Wellmer) and on Spotify.
Neues Projekt: Sensor Array.
Dirigiere Klangsynthese oder alles was in Echtzeit auf MIDI continuous controllers reagiert.
Dies könnte eine 3D Vorschau auf die finale Platine sein? Davon soll es bis zu 24 Stück geben...
To conduct sound algorithms or anything reponding to MIDI realtime continuous controllers. Final PCB Version...
"Sie machen auch Roboterjazz?" fragt Münchens Kulturreferent Anton Biebl bei der Verleihug der Urkunde "Neue Medien/Junge Kunst" an Karina Erhard.
Kein Projekt von Roboterjazz, aber ehrenvoll und erfreulich!
"You also do robot jazz?" asks Munich's cultural officer Anton Biebl when awarding the certificate "New Media/Young Art" to Karina Erhard.
Not a roboterjazz project, but honourable and welcome!
Foto Gerber: 16.11.21 im neuen Gasteig München.
Previous Recorder Project; here with Tenor Recorder; planned is Alto instead!
New Project: Soprano Streichpsalter with "Cat´s Whiskers Motors.
Bowed Psaltery: Potential of 21 independent bows....driving mechnism to be added
Video from Live Streaming of TNMAS Performance #6 "Homestory" by Karl F. Gerber on Sat Dec 19, 17:00 Bangkok Time ( 11:00 Munich time)
Note: Due to pandemic the 2020 festival was cancelled, Awards still valid. Here ist the provisionsional Programme 2020 with awards. Finallay we have FB link now
Q: Is the Sensor32 array a Theremin?
A: No, not.....In this demo video my intention was to show smooth fading without sound (avoid those misunderstandings like Theremin.....) In this video "noTheremin" Sensor32 is used exclusively to conduct 12 indvidual light bulbs, each flashing in different speed (rhythm).
Q: In Facebook the DJane from Estonia asks: can it be a light show?
A:Answer yes, as soon as there is sound to it (which is technically ready)
Q: How does it compare to a theremin?
A: It is polyphonic, can control any parameter in multimedia and sound synthesis. The resolution may be weaker but at the same time may be easier to play.....depends on the control software. If you insist in the term Theremin: sensor32 represents 16 Theremins ;-)
Q: To Roger Nov2, 2022, Facebook. He proposed a link to a performance on a historic Thermin
A: My comments in Facebook, (to Roger Nov2, 2022)
Dear Roger, thank you for your interest in sensor32. Your example film shows the virtuoso use of a real Theremin. One hears a unanimously artfully ornamented melody (single voice, two parameters: pitch and volume). I don't start from the Theremin. But if you really want to compare it, it would be 16 theremins (however not RF waves contolled but infrared distance). With some training, you should be able to play in two voices, the volumes with your lower legs. Even more voices for more people at the same time. My interest is in live computer music. Basically I am interested in improvisation with more than two parameters! Imagine a soundscape that I dive into with my whole body. More text can be found at www.sensor32.com
1. Describe your instrument in one sentence
2. What inspired you to build it?
3. Were you inspired by a particular instrument maker/invention?
4.How long did you work on your instrument?
5. Do you have plans to pass on/perform with the instrument after the competition?
6. What experience do you have in instrument making?
7. What did you learn while making the instrument?
8. Advice for young instrument makers?
1. Control a large number of continuous electronic parameters very spontaneously and directly with the whole body at the same time for sound, rhythm, space, visuals, etc.
2. Two shortcomings of loudspeaker music: (ad hoc) composing and instrumental creation of sound remain imperceptible.
3. Unconsciously by Therem and more likely by Matthews Radio Baton and Christina Kubisch.
4. One year
5. I myself play concerts e.g. at MOXSonic 2023 and in a duet with flutist Karina Erhard again and again in Munich and elsewhere.
6. I have never built real instruments, but have automated quite a few (interactive) instruments since 2012
7. Specifically PCB design with KiCad
8. He who makes what everyone makes gets what everyone gets (stock market wisdom, here on the subject of originality, authenticity).
Presentation Foils: More Parameters for Your Music in Real Time (MOXSonic Festival March 2023)
Backstage Oct 3, 2022
at NYU´s Garage performance space in Brooklyn.
Setting up sensor32 array.
Releases from the 1990ies and K7-scene: klick for Discogs listings
Youtube Eigenklang Roboterjazz
Noten/Score Download "Loops " für Piano Solo von 2003