This piece was put together in 2012 for Tri/ofon, my laptop trio with Dave Murray-Rust and Jules Rawlinson.
In this group we’ve generally enjoyed having a chance to play path of least technological resistance electronics by using Ableton Live and commerical controllers. I wanted to come up with something that didn’t require us to mess around with new interfaces just for this piece, but rather sat ‘on top’ of our evolved co-improvising practice. As such, the ‘piece’ is in fact a set of Max for Live patches that analyse our collective and individual playing, and then transforms it using the simplest of all possible techniques: by turning us on and off at varying rates. Good clean fun.
This recording was made at the University of Edinburgh in 2013.