Having just returned from a week of vacation in Madrid following Arbertura2 in Lisbon I am playing catch up with some planned postings. This was my first visit to that country with more visits already planned in the coming week when Boris and I fly to Barcelona for a little gig at La Terazza in Barcelona.
On this trip to Madrid I got to hang out with the wonderfully talented Raquel Meyers. She gave a tour of town. Recommended the best places for drinking and eating.
Unfortunately a lot of the VJ’s that I was trying to get in touch with to meet up with in Madrid were away. Apparently we are at the tip of the void/vortex of August where almost everyone in Spain goes on vacation.
From what I have been hearing VJ’s in Spain love modul8. The video above is from Raul of ENTTER, the visual component of a bit sexy man MENEO who performed and stripped for us at the Mapping Festival this year. Hopefully being that Barcelona is party town some of these VJ’s will be around to meet up with us. If the parties they do are anything like the video above we have something fun awaiting us.
I have the delightful pleasure of joining in with the 2nd edition of Arbertura. The one night festival takes place in the enchanting city of Lisbon, Portugal and is curated by SHARE compatriot Elsa Veira and co-founder of VJ TheoryAna Carvalho.
As per the e-flyer above the event is free. Amongst the performers is Lance Blisters, the band I have been working with since 2004. We will be joined by 8 bit mad man GOTO80 visually accompanied by the bottomless energy of Raquel Meyers.
In addition to the performances, SHARE open jam and after party there will be a modul8 workshop that I will conduct as well as several round table discussions about the where all this audio visual culture is at.
For full info check out the site or get updates from the blog.
I will be arriving in Lisbon on the evening of the 18th. Can’t wait!
Bobo and I did a gig near Nyon, Switzerland. Since I did not have any of the music that was performed that night I slapped in a track by Snakefinger who is my recent favorite thing to listen to.
There was very little to do with the projection in the tent and almost no pre-production time for it but I managed to bring my own projector so that we could move it around now and then on the ceiling of the tent.
Shot the whole thing using the video function in my little Sony Digicam and threw it together in in Final Cut.
In quick response to some of the complaints showing up in my support mail and the forums the team has just released a quick update from v.255 to v.256 to address the following:
- A rare usage of the Python keyword “setValue” that would result in a crash. - Flash playback in modul8 crashing PPC and Intel based computers. - Modul8 crashing when using two displays.
To download the update you can access the ‘Download modul8 update’ command from the ‘modul8′ menu. If you receive an error trying to do this then just email me at support at modul8 dot com and I’ll send you a fresh link. Not to be confused with fresh drink… we’re not quite there yet.