Birmingham - AVIT UK 2005 Day 2
Managed to get going in time to get to the Be the Control session. The gentlemen running it were still setting up throughout the whole morning session. The concept of the piece was to build an interactive audio and video installation. The inputs consisted of a Korg Kaoss Entrancer, and two Doepfer Pocket Controls run into Ableton Live and Flowmotion.
Checked out the demo of the Pioneer DVJX DVD Turntable. The gent giving the lecture was a house DJ from London. He seemed more than a bit pompous, so I left after a little bit. Back over to the Rooty Frooty for some lunch. Got approached by a gent named Neil who runs Trigger Recordings, a Birmingham Electro/Breaks label. He inquired as to what I was doing and showed me a piece of animation he was going to use for the Beats not Bombs show on Saturday. I showed him some of the stuff I had on my laptop and he was impressed enough to insist that I have an hour-long VJ set alongside one of his artists. Spent most of the rest of the afternoon working out all of the details.
Caught the end of the Demo Scene session. Some of the cream of the crop Demo’s from scene.org were presented. Next were a couple of informal sessions about VJing and Post lead by Toby Harris and VJ Blogging presented by fALk.
Saw a bit of the VPeek show at the Medicine Bar and then joined the after party in the Gallery until 2 am.