Today was a busy day of setup in the Graduate working to bring together the final evening performances in the Graduate. We had some problems to solve technically but me managed to fix all the problems.

At one point a lamp failed so a good kick fixed otherwise the performance went well. To finish the evening we played some Katy Perry just for fun.

And that ends the work in Graduate.

So today was a good day at ICMC 2011 the unconf was enjoyable with an interesting discussion about physical user interface though to be honest I felt that little original ground was covered. There was also a discussion about building a unified submission system which I was surprised to discover did not currently exist.

The evening concert at the graduate was very good again, though it is interesting trying to nightly reconcile the desires of the performers and the requests of the audience. I wonder if there is a need for a assigned loud concert?

Well today was the first day of the unConf which was interesting and featured some exciting discussion and exchanges. You can see a list of proposed topics from today on the unConf site.

 

So sound checks underway in the graduate going ok though we had a DI box explode which was exciting.

So now its off to the first afternoon of the ICMC unConf.

So after all the planning the first day actually arrived.

The main thing I was involved in was the Inclusive Improv unConf gig in the Graduate Bar.

The gig saw The Monotron Syndicate, Sam Freeman, Pat Allison, Richard Glover, Joe Kudirka and Scott Mc Laughlin perform first with an incredible evolving pad and texture and some cool lighting.

HELOpg in a much depleted form, myself, Sam Freeman and Sam Birkhead performed along side some Monotron players in a rather disappointing performance mainly due to a difficult in interacting with the Monotron but also due to a catastrophic cable failure mid performance.

Finally Ben Issacs, Joe Kudirka and Pat Allison took the stage in a improvised performance using a variety of instrument which for me was the highlight of the evening.

And that was a day 1 photos to come later.