Category Archives: Variations V
This is the photocell instrument created and built specifically for Variations V by Cracked Ray Tube (James Connolly and Kyle Evans). Six different photocells are connected to the box inputs, and they communicate with a MAX patch. Adjustable thresholds for … Continue reading
Cracked Ray Tube is a collaborative hardware hacking project by artists Kyle Evans and James Connolly. The project creates a synchronized audio/video environment self-generated by the feeding back of communication networks between two obsolete technologies⎯analog televisions with their video transmitters … Continue reading
Printed on large-format inkjet transparency, “daisystar” will be enlarged and then trimmed and sized to fit on several CRTs/TVs. The images on the monitors will be viewable through the transparency, and provide a score which will allow the monitors to … Continue reading
Variations V (1965) took the pulse. Conceptually, collaboratively, and technically it established a standard and continues to provide a touchstone in art & technology and multimedia performance. Cage removed the individual ego from the traditional hierarchical structure of composition and … Continue reading
a centennial celebration of the American composer John Cage (1912-1992) a.pe.ri.od.ic presents a three-day festival, April 13-15, featuring repertoire spanning over 50 years of the composer’s output. Across 5 concerts, the festival will showcase John Cage’s repertoire for toy piano, percussion … Continue reading
Formerly “VJ & Tech”, in future posts this page will be devoted to the documentation and production of “Variations V (John Cage)”.
Articular Facet, the dissecting adam project, and jseq_a are thrilled to be partnering with HCL. More soon…be on the lookout!
1860-Scott-Torquato-Tassos-Aminta As the first of my “ancient technology” posts, I am writing about de Martinville. Most of my posts will cover my own experiences with exploring, restoring, and creating with historical technology and instruments. However, de Martinville’s invention of the … Continue reading