Tech Research

The point of departure for our technology research is the idea of digital technology as embodied thought, and, as such, an integrated part of us. In our choreographic work we use technologies that enable a different experience of movement than would otherwise be possible. At the core of this are MiniBee movement sensors that give performers the possibility to control and influence sound and light in real time. We write the software for this in SuperCollider, an Open Source programming language specifically optimized for algorithmic music and live interaction.

As our work progresses we will post a series of tutorials about the usage of both MiniBees and SuperCollider, as well as 100 Sketches, a series of video sketches with accompanying source code.

The code from our recent pieces can be found on GitLab. This code is in the public domain, and can be used and modified by anyone.

Install TidalCycles on Arch Linux
Published on June 27, 2020

TidalCycles is a fun and powerful livecoding language based on Haskell and SuperCollider. More...

Bash Script to Get Vimeo Thumbnails for Hugo Website
Published on June 19, 2020

Over the last six months or so we’ve steadily been trotting out new sketches on our website. More...

Rust Language Client
Published on June 16, 2020

I am (very) slowly starting to dive into nannou, a Rust framework for creative coding that aims to deliver pretty much the same functionality that openFrameworks does for C++ and Processing does for Java. More...

Scnvim Tricks and Tips
Published on June 11, 2020

The last six years or so I have used vim as my text editor, gradually weaning myself off of anything that does not allow the use of hjkl to move around in the world of unix. More...

Raspberry Pi 4 as Backup Server
Published on May 31, 2020

Ever since I abandoned iLife I have been missing the now discontinued TimeCapsule: a solid, local, incremental backup solution that doesn’t require me to manually attach a USB hard drive to my computer and run a script. More...

Raspberry Pi 4 as Calibre Server
Published on May 25, 2020

If you don’t want to use Kindle and Amazon for all your ebook needs, you can use a Raspberry PI to host your very own ebook server on the local network. More...

Setting Up Arch Arm on Raspberry Pi 4
Published on May 15, 2020

Recently we got a request to perform on a street-festival in Pärnu, which gave us the impetus to get a bit more mobile with our technology. More...

Set Up Jitsi With Audacity
Published on April 22, 2020

Next week I will start teaching an online course in sound technology at Tallinn University, and I have decided to use Audacity and Jitsi for my video conferencing needs. More...

Workshop at BFM
Published on April 20, 2020

This is the resource page for Kenneth Flak’s online sound technology workshop for the choreography students at BFM in Tallinn. More...

openFrameworks / Nvim / Arch Linux
Published on February 7, 2020

Lately I have had to get into c++ programming in order to do some live analysis of our MiniBees. More...

MiniBee & SuperCollider Tutorials
Published on August 1, 2019

Currently we are writing code and developing artistic strategies for 100 Sketches. More...

Sound and Movement Workshop at the University of Stavanger
Published on June 1, 2019

In November 2019 we will teach a workshop in movement and sound at University of Stavanger, Norway. More...

Migrating to Supercollider
Published on August 30, 2016

We are currently migrating to SuperCollider as our programming language of choice after spending a few years patching and building devices in Max and Max for Live. More...

Workshop at Parnu Ühisgumnaasium
Published on May 27, 2016

On May 27, 2016 we gave a workshop for music students at Pärnu Ühisgümnaasium together with eminent flute player Monika Matthiesen, demonstrating some aspects of our sensor technology and researching how to work with live music. More...

Blood Music at Seminarium #4 in Tromsø
Published on May 9, 2015

On May 9, 2015 we gave a lecture performance at Seminarium #4, a conference dealing with the relationship between sound and movement. More...