So after a couple of weeks work, significantly longer than intended I have moved my blog across from Simple PHP Blog to WordPress.  Why? Well I wanted to offer the opportunity for people to comment and found that Simple PHP Blog was not very effective in doing that.

Also as part of a new business venture I wanted the opportunity of working with WordPress and HTML 5. I can’t really say much about the new business at the moment but you can expect a blog post later this week.

Also im going to try and blog more regularly after this unintended break.

So this next week HELOpg has two dates booked.

Firstly Friday 20th May – Open Circuit
7pm, 20th May, Lanternhouse, The Ellers, Ulverston UK

featuring HELOpg, Max Stomp, Focal Gaol & OCRA

Check out the Facebook Event for more details.

and then Secondly 25th May – Holmfirth Film festival Sountracks Events
Holmfirth Picturedrome

Featuring works by Joanna Byrne, Chris Daniels, Charlotte Partt, Luke Reed, Oliver Smith/Ryan Ward, Rozi Fuller, Ashley Dean, HeloPG, and Scott Mc laughlin/Rob Lycett.

Facebook Event

Here is a world premier snapshot from the HELOpg chosen film

And this is just the first part of our summer tour.

I expect to be livecoding chuck using my ./lc script and will upload the versioning information to Git Hub.

Oh and the album just needs mastering.

On behalf of the Audio Podcast I spent today at the Music Production Show in Leeds.

Possible highlight of the day was getting to see the new Roland Jupiter 80.

Was a lot of fun and got a whole load of material for next weeks podcast.

There will be full show report on this next weeks The Audio Podcast so I wont saying anything else you’ll just have to check the show out.

As an aside the royal armories in Leeds is an interesting building with loads of cool stuff in it.

So HELOpg have been invited to perform as part of the Holmfirth Film Festival May 25th 2011.

We decide to try and shoot a music video so I was out scouting in Huddersfield and got this nice shot.

Music Video to come soon.

At the inclusive improv Improv Improv Session (Tuesday 10th May 2011) I performed using my iPad for the first time using two apps;

The Magic Piano by Smule

The Magic Piano is a fun tool basically offering a playable piano, while it offers a game mode I was just using it for improvisation. The different interfaces naturally facilitate different performance methods. The spiral keyboard makes playing octaves much easier though the rotating background robbed me of a possibly useful visual reference point. The circular interfaces makes playing continuous glissandos very easy.

Sylo Synthesiser By Matthew Rosenfeld

For such a simple synth there is a massive potential in sounds and then I worked I could sample sounds and use them as the foundation of the synthesis. In the performance setting the 100% feedback on the delay provides the opportunity to build a rich texture which worked very well as a foundation to under pin the ongoing improvisation.

I think there will be more iPad based performance to come and inevitably I have started looking at the SDK.

The Improv Session @ the LBT Huddersfield