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Ben Carey is a Sydney-based saxophonist/composer/technologist with interests in contemporary classical, improvised, interactive and electro-acoustic music. After completing a Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2005, Ben moved to France to study saxophone and contemporary music under... [more]

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_derivations | human-machine improvisations is a haunting, lush album of human-machine improvisations between live musicians and interactive software developed by saxophonist/composer/technologist Ben Carey


6-track album of electro-acoustic improvisations with the _derivations software | released February 15th 2014 | pre-order available now


digital download and limited edition compact disc release available from http://bencarey.bandcamp.com/





Sample Track: Alana Blackburn - Tactility


 


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_derivations is a semi-autonomous software system designed to take part in improvised encounters with instrumental musicians. The system was developed by Sydney-based saxophonist/composer/technologist Ben Carey between 2010 and 2013.


Acting outside the direct control of any human operator, _derivations listens to the performance of its collaborators and uses this information to make decisions about its own contribution to the unfolding musical dialogue. The resulting interactions are often abstract, intricate and playful, and showcase the unique possibilities afforded by placing both human and machine on an equal footing in performance.


The six tracks collected on this album were each recorded in a single-take during improvisations with the software between 2011 and 2013.


credits:


Ben Carey – concept, software design, recording and production


performed by:


Alana Blackburn – tenor recorder
Evan Dorrian – drums
Joshua Hyde – alto saxophone
Antoine Läng – voice
Ben Carey – soprano and tenor saxophones


Mastering: Jos Smolders | Earlabs Studios, Tilburg, The Netherlands


Artwork: Zoé Nelson | Graphic Design: Holly Philip


more info:


http://derivations.net


http://bencarey.net


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