ElectrOctobass + in concert

shawnjeromebrunoShawn Mativetsky (tablas, Montréal), Jérôme Bourdellon (flutes, octobass, Nancy) et Bruno de Chénerilles (live electronics, Strasbourg). Recorded live in Strasbourg – May 29th, 2016.
An amazing trio travelling through acoustic instrumental sounds and surprising electronic lanscapes.
Un trio acoustic + électro détonnant qui vous fera voyager dans des sonorités instrumentales acoustiques et des paysages électroniques inattendus.
listen to whole concert on / écoutez le concert intégral sur : www.soundcloud.com/brunodechenerilles

Venez jouer avec les sons sur votre smartphone

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Trumpets pour Smartphones
Une performance participative proposée par eOrchestra, l’atelier-orchestre d’Audiorama en résidence actuellement au Shadok.
Que vous soyez musicien ou non, venez nombreux en ayant téléchargé au préalable sur votre smartphone l’appli SmartFaust sftrumpet (gratuite et compatible avec tous les smartphones ios ou androïd). Jouer ensemble avec le geste et avec les sons de manière conviviale sera notre objectif !
et :
ÉScoute ENTROPIquE
proposée par Entropie : venez accompagné d’un son, que vous voulez partager, sur et avec lequel vous souhaitez (ou pas) discuter. Nous aurons 1h30 pour tirer aux DÉS des sons à écouter ( pièces, live, radio, électroacoustique, musique, objet, météorite, autre ) et essayer de questionner nos pratiques en regard de ces différents choix hasardeux.
Mercredi 27 janvier – 20h30 – entrée libre – au Shadok – 25 Presqu’île Malraux – Strasbourg
Cette soirée participative est proposée dans le cadre de la Semaine du Son

less hardware, more music !

As our software is getting more and more powerful inside laptop computers , ipads and smartphones, musicians can propose more easily open workshops for children or adults . At Audiorama, we are doing a lot in different schools and social centers. When you are going to schools with your equipment nearly every day, you begin to think about less hardware and lighter devices. When you bring 4 to 8 ipads, a laptop, audio and midi interface, a microphone and cables, you can put all these devices in one suitcase or a big backpack and roll it to the classroom. But if you have to bring also the speakers and a mixer, you need at least a second heavy suitcase and you begin to break your back … Well, we did that for years and that was really a problem ! Recently we solved it thanks to 2 wonderful little hardware devices, that we’d like to show you here :
– a very very little console to mix 4 ipads : Rolls MX42 – 4 stereo ins and 1 stereo out, passive, very simple and cheap, 10cm long, a very light but solid  little box. And if you need more ipads, buy a second one and plug it to your audio interface. You’re ready to let 8 kids play together on those wonderful ipads synthesizers, samplers, beat makers or any app you like to use.
But now even if they have prepared their individual music parts on little headphones, you want them to play for real on speakers and you know that good speakers are heavy. We tried good but heavy ones and little ones too, but not so good, not enough power, lacking bass frequencies. We discovered one stereo speaker that solved our problem :
iLoud : very well manufactured by IK Multimedia, this new little box is powerful, clean, stereo in one box and can work on it’s battery power a whole day.We have tested these two devices during the last 4 months at our kids workshops in Florida and in France. It changed our educational practice and you know what : we don’t need any power plug, all the devices run on their own batteries : laptop, interface, mixer, ipads, speaker.
Now don’t misunderstood our intention, this is not advertising. This is just to help you and let all of us think about that hardware problems in our everyday musician’s life.
Bruno de Chénerilles

vote for our community project in France

To support our community educational music project MUSIQUES A LA MEINAU in France, you can vote for us on our EDF Foundation Trophy page :  here . Go to the page and clic on the ” voter ” button. Feel free to share this message with your own community. Many thanks in advance.
Bruno de Chénerilles, Audiorama
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children music workshops and live electronics concerts with Lemur on iPads

For 3 years, we are experimenting at Audiorama very simple midi interfaces designed on Lemur for electroacoustic projects at La Canardière Elementary School in Strasbourg, France. Aged 7 or 8 years old, these children produce their own sounds on a prepared piano, percussions and by voice. We record them directly in Ableton Live software, edit and process them a little. Then, we use 6 to 8 iPads to play the sounds on Lemur specially designed interfaces. In 10 to 15 hours of workshop, the children can play a very simple electroacoustic piece for their parents or other classes at school.
This open and experimental approach to music and sound was mainly inspired by John Cage’s music philosophy and by Pierre Schaeffer’s educational concepts in musique concrète. Bruno de Chénerilles communicated and demonstrated this practice at two forums in Canada : JFREM (Journées francophones de Recherche en Education Musicale) Ottawa, 2009 and National Forum of CNMN (Canadian New Music Network) Calgary, 2014. In these 2 papers, he tells about his work with children and some of his own more sophisticated developments with multitouch interfaces in live electronics, installations and sound spatialization.
www.audiorama.org/communication def jfrem2009.pdf
www.audiorama.org/bcpaperpresentation.pdf
Some videos document his work in both situations : children workshops and live electronics concerts.
https://vimeo.com/99275445
https://vimeo.com/67285019
more technical papers and links to users forums are coming soon.

BC in residence at ACA

Bruno de Chénerilles is currently in a community musical residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL USA for 4 months – february to may 2015. There he continues his experiments in children, young people and adults workshops , as well as in a personal new composition with Florida sounds.

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