Charles Martin

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Jan 30, 2014

More Objective C OSC Library Adventures: F53OSC and MetatoneOSC

I’ve previously written about my adventures in finding a good OSC library to use in iOS development. I found a new contender, F53OSC, yesterday that seemed to be a complete implementation of OSC 1.0 and doesn’t require any XCode sub-projects (very annoying to setup when starting a new app).

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Jan 17, 2014

MetaLonsdale for four iPads

MetaLonsdale is an improvised piece for four iPad performers. The iPad app was written for the opening of an exhibition of David Sequeira’s work at Everything Nothing Projects gallery in Canberra. The concept for the work was to perform with everyday sounds of the artistic precinct that surrounds the gallery as well as pitched percussion sounds. Field recordings were gathered from the café and shops surrounding the gallery. Diatonic pitches from one of three scales were available in MetaLonsdale. A UI buttom cycled through the scales, changing the pitches available to the performers and incorporating a harmonic progression into the instrument.

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Jan 7, 2014

Ensemble Metatone - Research in Concert

In August 2013, Ensemble Metatone and I performed a short concert of our works for iPad and percussion developed over the previous four months. We played two improvised pieces, MetaLonsdale for four iPads, and MetaTravels for four iPads with percussion.

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Jan 7, 2014

Bird's Nest iPad app - premiered at PASIC2013!

When Ensemble Evolution and I were planning our showcase concert for PASIC2013, I suggested that I could put togther an iPad app to use in one of our pieces - an idea that Jake and Maria were super excited to support! We decided that our “Bird’s Nest” piece - an improvisation with xylophone, twigs and various percussion accessories recalling the Bird’s Nest treehouse at Treehotel, would work perfectly with an iPad instrument.

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Dec 4, 2013

Theremin '75 - videos and pictures!

Time to catch up on some old blogs!

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