|Blog: Login performances in Barcelona, December|
Sony's Little Big Planet 3 for the Playstion 4 is out today, Nov 18th.
The game was developed by Sumo Digital in the UK. I was commisioned to create music for one of the levels, the "old-skool russian steampunk" space-rocket level. The score is dynamically mixed and structured by the game engine depending on gameplay. Here is a 90 sec excerpt where most of the elements appear.
It's not usually this busy during gameplay but gives a sense of content and tone. After unlocking the level the music is available for use and remix in building your own levels and worlds.
A portal is a doorway – to past, present or future worlds - to different realities - to different versions of ourselves.
Portal revolves around the themes in Douglas Rushkoff’s book Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now and his term digiphrenia, which tries to capture the experience of living multiple editions of ourselves simultaneously, especially in the digital world where we exist as multiple profiles. Social media changes the relationship between our body and our consciousness - and so our understanding of time and space changes.
Are we living our lives, or simulating living?
|Blog: "Portal" pre-production, photos, report|
|Blog: Photos from Ugress, Real Ones, Bygdalarm|
|Blog: Ugress Live: Bygdalarm - Real Ones, Tractors, Lasers|
The final part of my work in Rome, Can't Climb Your Wall, a pop-song finale. The lonely vampire Draculus is haunting an empty Rome, with his unrecruited love for the ghostly gladiatrix Moria. It's hard to be a vampire and allergic to blood.
Also available are videos of part one Rome, part two Draculus and part three Moria. Each episode introduces the various sounds and graphics. And there are reports from each of the 24 production days in the personal blog.
|Blog: ROMA 2089 - Performance in Rome, June 24th|
|Blog: June Residency In Rome, Italy|
|Blog: Report: Only Connect 2014, J. G. Ballard|
|Blog: Animated GIF Report: Ugress Kids|
Only Connect is a sci-fi music festival in Oslo inspired by the ideas and the universe of the influential British author J.G. Ballard. This year's festival is dedicated to Jon Bing (1944-2014), author, professor and science fiction enthusiast who got J.G. Ballard translated to Norwegian. Mr Bing was instrumental in creating this years festival but sadly passed away earlier this year.
I'm supposed to be a hermit composing in a bubble right now, not performing, but Mr Bing is one of my childhood heroes, I still want to live aboard the library solar-sail spaceship Alexandria. And Mr. Ballard one of my favorite authors. (I don't want to live in his high-rise.)
And also, actually, exposing children to the possible technological mayhem of machines taking control and making us dance is a hard job but somebody's got to do it.
There is the intriguing festival programme.