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Felix’s Machines and Plaid @ Musiques Volantes, Metz next month



The latest instalment of Felix’s Machines & Plaid’s collaboration is upcoming at Centre Pompidou-Metz for Musiques Volantes festival on November 7th.


Goodiepal workshop in London this weekend


Goodiepal @ Apiary Studios, Hackney, London. 3/10/14.

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Supernatant Workshops @ Norbergfestival later this month!


We’re happy to announce that the Norbergfestival workshop programme in conjunction with Supernatant Laboratories is now online!

This year the festival will host a variety of session types: Phantom Chips will lead a session combining synth-building with textiles and fabrics which anyone can take part in; Mälardalen University brings a team of musicians and technologists exploring responsiveness and interaction; The Human Comparator discusses the trials, tribulations and everyday realities of being an independent synth-maker; Veqtor shows off his latest research into advanced audiovisual systems and missaw chairs a panel on the subject of Music in the Internet Age.

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Felix’s Machines joins Supernatant

We are very happy to announce that the acclaimed kinetic installation Felix’s Machines has joined Supernatant.

Felix Thorn builds machines for art installations, live performance, commercials, theatre accompaniment, and shop window displays. Felix specialises in de-constructing real-life objects and creating new experiences with movement, music and light.

Felix’s Machines were initially conceived in an experiment aiming to facilitate live music by transforming sound into a three-dimensional visual show. As an ongoing project, the music-performing machines built by Felix do not intend to match human potential. Instead they exist to test the advantages of mechanical instruments alone.

Having been installed in diverse environments such as galleries, universities, festivals and nightclubs worldwide the configuration of instruments can be adapted to take advantage of their surroundings.

Spring Update: Wassim Alsindi speaks at UWE & Supernatant @ Norbergfestival 2014


Here’s a small update on our activities in the forthcoming months.

Firstly, Supernatant’s founder Wassim Alsindi will be giving a talk to the Music Technology cohort at the University of the West of England’s Computer Science department on March 26th. This talk will focus on the impact of disruptive technologies on creativity.

Secondly, Supernatant is now able to officially announce a collaboration with Sweden’s Norbergfestival. Now entering it’s 15th year, Norbergfestival represents the vanguard of Nordic experimental arts and we are delighted to be coordinating the workshop programme, as well as there being a significant presence of artists from The Centrifuge Agency for the third year running. Stay tuned for further information!

Supernatant 2014 Programme Planning Underway


We are working hard on our forthcoming programme of workshops, seminars, discussions and performances for the next 12 months. Watch out for announcements when everything’s in place, but so far Supernatant is scheduled to head to Bristol, London, Glasgow, Sheffield, Huddersfield, the USA, Canada, Denmark and Sweden.

We will also have further roster additions to add to these recently announced.

Of course we are always interested to hear from potential hosts for a session – please email us at info [at] supernatant [dot] net.

Several Additions to Supernatant’s Roster


We are pleased to announce several additions to our workshop and seminar series’ roster. Mark Fell leads a workshop delving deep into his custom Max/MSP patches, Goodiepal discusses and demonstrates the futility of post-modern music and Marco Donnarumma explores biophysical feedback devices.

[UK] Supernatant Events in London and Bristol in March 2013

The Centrifuge‘s 2013 programme of PRSF-supported “Supernatant” sessions consisting of workshops, seminars, panel discussions and live performances continues with two further events in March.

[UK] 07/03/13 Supernatant Seminars @ Music Hackspace, London

An evening seminar session will take place in conjunction with the Music Hackspace at Troyganic Cafe (Troyganic, 138 Kingsland Road, E2 8DY) on Thursday March 7th 2013 with Robert Tubb aka Cursor Miner (QML, University of London) and Gordon Charlton (aka Beat Frequency) speaking about mathematical approaches to rhythm sequencing and advanced theremin techniques. Full details are at the Supernatant London event page.

[UK] 09/03/13 Supernatant Workshops + Performances @ Cube Cinema, Bristol

An all-day series of workshops, seminars and performances will be taking place on Saturday 9th March 2013 at Cube Cinema in Stokes Croft, Bristol. Themes will include biophysical interfaces for creativity, digital augmentation of traditional instruments, audiovisual perception tricks, the recontextualisation of data and societal implications of digital technology.

Full details are at the Supernatant Bristol event page.

Speakers & Performers:
Ben Eyes (University of York)
Marco Donnarumma (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Robert Tubb (Queen Mary, University of London)
Theo Burt (University of York)
Wassim Alsindi (Supernatant Laboratories)

Further details of the forthcoming Supernatant events taking place in York and Edinburgh in February have been announced and details are available from the links below.

[UK] PRSF-Supported Supernatant Events in York and Edinburgh in February 2013

The first of our 2013 programme of PRSF-supported Supernatant sessions consisting of workshops, seminars, panel discussions and live performances commences in February 2013.

There is an all-day session in the Rymer Auditorium at the University of York Music Research Centre on Tuesday February 5th and a two-day event at Inspace in Edinburgh February 12-13.

Full information is on the following pages:

Here’s a selection of the press we have received:
York – Music Technology Takes Centre Stage
York – Music’s Technical Innovators Welcome

[UK] 05/02/13 Supernatant Seminars & Performances @ Music Research Center, University of York
Ben Eyes (University of York)
Matthew Collings (University of Edinburgh)
Nicolas Bougaieff (University of Huddersfield)
Oli Larkin (University of York)
Robert Tubb (Queen Mary, University of London)
Theo Burt (University of York)
Wassim Alsindi (Supernatant Laboratories)

[UK] 13-14/02/13 Supernatant Workshops @ Inspace, University of Edinburgh
Ben Eyes (University of York)
Christos Michalakos (University of Edinburgh)
Drew Hammond (Supernatant Laboratories)
Gary Naylor (Supernatant Laboratories)
Matthew Collings (University of Edinburgh)
Nicolas Bougaieff (University of Huddersfield)
Wassim Alsindi (Supernatant Laboratories)

There are also forthcoming Supernatant events planned in London & Bristol during March 2013.

[DK] 13-14/12/12 Supernatant Workshops @ Culture Yard, Helsingor

The Centrifuge returns to Helsingor’s cutting-edge Culture Yard (Kultur Vaerftet) on the 13th and 14th of December for a further installment of our Supernatant Seminar & Workshop sessions.

This edition will be comprised of sessions from Mark Fell (of SND), Rob Clouth (aka Vaetxh), Nicolas Bougaïeff and Wassim Alsindi (aka missaw) and will consist of both workshops and live performances.

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