Between June 2008 and April 2011, fourteen author-practitioners documented over nineteen events from the POV of the stage. The Lab reports were an opportunity for the improviser-musician-performers to explore and explode the processes and practices of music in general, and improvisation in particular. These reports ranged in tone from the oblique, the whimsical, and the [...]
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Since Piaras Hoban published an algorithmically generated text for his Lab report, and since I’m not averse to conversations with technics, I thought I’d follow his example with a conversation with Eliza (in this case Charles Hayden’s Java implementation of Eliza), the grandmother of Turing-test contenders. Here’s a more-or-less unedited conversation on the October Stet [...]
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Audio recordings of the October 12th Stet Lab are now online.
Stet Lab returns this coming Monday (October 12th 2009), upstairs @ The Roundy.
Stet Lab with Marian Murray, Tony O’Connor and Han-earl Park, plus Piaras Hoban and David O’Regan, takes place on Monday, October 12th 2009, upstairs @ The Roundy, Castle Street, Cork, Ireland.
I’ve said previously that “I’d be lying if I said I did not have allegiances—in idiom, in tradition, and in practice—I do, but I want to stress the possibility of trans-cultural meetings and creative (mis)understandings.” I don’t subscribe to a silly ideology of some impossibly impartial, neutral, transcendental performance, free of tradition, history, identity. I’m [...]
As I approached The Roundy on Monday night, alarm bells were a ringing. “Surely someone will silence that alarm?” thought I. Ha ha, how optimistic. The power of the universe wasn’t with me unfortunately, and 50 minutes later, as Piaras Hoban, Francis Heery, Áine Mangaoang and I began our masterpiece, the alarm was still sounding. [...]
Audio recordings of the June 8th Stet Lab are now online.
The final Stet Lab before the summer break takes place this coming Monday (June 8th 2009), upstairs @ The Roundy.