Make, Do and Bend was all about inspiring people who work in the arts to explore new ideas around digital technology, live performance and audiences.
We invited six people to put together a tasting menu of three projects that they thought were really inspiring examples of best practice in this area:
Starter: a project they’ve been involved in that they’re really proud of
Main: a project that they wish they’d been involved in, because it’s awesome
Dessert: a project they thought offered a really interesting audience opportunity
Our chefs for the day were:
Nick Ryan – Sound Artist
Louis Mustill - Founder & Director of Artists & Engineers
Mike Shorter - Senior Creative Technologist, Uniform
Kealy Couzens – Creative Project Leader (Data), Sound and Music
Jack Churchill – Creative Lab Technologist with Ogilvy Labs
Glenn Max - Producer
Nick: Jame’s Boag’s Meteorphonium
Louis: Ladies & Gentlemen (we are floating in space) - by J Glazer and J Spaceman for the Creators Project.
"My role in this was Technical Director for One of Us (pre Artists & Engineers)"
Mike: The Postcard Player
"To start we will have something I am very proud of. To make this we chuck a whole heap of interesting things in the pot. Some cables, a bit of cherry wood, an arduino, the finest quality paper, and to finish, a good healthy glug of conductive ink. This is one for the physical music connoisseur."
Kealy: White Cane - Slamanda Tandem
Jack: Alphasphere, take a watch of the video.
Glenn: Convergence 2016
Nick: The Encounter by Complicite/Simon McBurney
Mike: Unravel by Found
"For the main event we shall sample something that I wish I was involved in, something truly individual and captivating. In the mix this time is some 600 songs, the flavourful Aidan Moffat, a fully automated band and a sprinkle of creative genius, all finely sieved through the Internet of Things."
Louis: Ayrton Senna 1989 Ghost lap today on Suzuka circuit - Sound of Honda
Kealy: Run the Jewels ‘Crown’ 360 Video and SubPac
Jack: Jukedeck, watch the video.
Glenn: The 14 Hour Technicolor Dream
Mike: Polyphonic Playground by Studio PSK
"Let’s finish with something sweet. This is a playground for adults, beautifully crafted both physically and sonically. This project shares some similar ingredients to that of the starter - the perfect finish."
Louis: Jacob Collier Live - Streaming 360 from youtube space LA - Visuals produced by Artists & Engineers. NB Due to licensing this content isn't current publicly available.
Kealy: Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s graphic guides
Jack: Conductor360and the Conductor 360 app
Glenn: Top 10 Websites/Programmes that allow musicians to jam or collaborate online