Make sure you apply by April 16th and catch the early bird registration!
International summer hacking camp PIFcamp is returning to beautiful Soča village between August 4 – 10 2019 for the fifth time! Save the date and stay put for the upcoming open call.
PIFcamp is part of Feral Labs Network, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
It seems like the latest PIFcamp, well, its amazing participants, produced more sound related projects than we anticipated! We are re-posting some of them so you can all take a sound trip down the Soča memory lane.
Juan Manuel Escalante: Sounds of Soča (Zvoki Soče)
Zvoki Soče is a one week project made in the Julian Alps during PIFcamp 2018, featuring field recordings, electronic sounds and visual scores.
Alexander Phleps: “Create one piece of sound every day”
Alexander made an audio collage of various sound & field recordings (also featuring jam sessions) during PIFcamp and turned them into 7 tracks – each for every day. Listen to them here:
Ina Thomann (Lino Leum): Sonance Garden
Listen the 2-minute recording from Ina’s installation Sonance Garden in which 3 sensors influenced the sound of the PIFcamp environment:
Aleš Januš Luznar (Yanoosh): Ictus Cordis
During PIFcamp Yanoosh was working on an audiovisual project where his hearth is used as an instrument. In Ictus Cordis the artist explores the application of the biofeedback method or a mutual heart reaction to the stream of a sound composition as an artistic inspiration. The project was presented in Ljubljana on 24, 25 & 26 November.
PIFcamp is nearly finished, which means the grand finale is at hand – the traditional Open Saturday! Join us, meet this year’s participants and check out the projects we were developing during the past week.
The programme will start around 1 PM, and will continue late into the night. Food and drinks will be available – for a small contribution you won’t be hungry or thirsty, but we would kindly ask you to find your accommodations else where.
Urška Alič (SI) – silk printing “PIFish” workshop
Luka Frelih (SI) Distributed Sensing Dome – 3D scanning of big objects
Lynne Bruning (USA) The Wandering Cafe – morning chat in a pop-up cafe down the Soča river bank
Hanna Perner-Wilson (AT) Sense Yourself Making – performans & tattoo session
Václav Peloušek (CZ) – sonification of skateboarding using wireless shoe pressure sensors
Bernhard Rasinger (AT) – laser show
Dmitry Morozov ::vtol:: (RU) Hot Ninja – performative Wi-Fi action
İpek Burçak & Eren İleri (TR) Secure Shell – multimedia installation
Jakob Scheithe (AT) Fortune Telling Machine – A bio-hacked urin fortune teller
Juan Manuel Escalante (MEX/USA) Sounds of Soča – immersive listening session
Juan Duarte (MEX) Aeolian Artefacts – sound installation on the bridge
Kleemar (SI) – live act
Inna Thomann (AT) Lino Leum: Sonance garden – interactive sound installation
Klemens Kohlweis (AT) – parabolic directed microphone presentation
Anna Lerchbaumer (AT) – sound installation
Connor Haynes (UK) – AV installation
Lavoslava Benčič (SI) – Audible Healing Pressure Points + introductory workshop of e-textiles
Maggie Kane (USA) – presentation of the smart jacket prototype (MIDI controller)
Sanja Hrvaćanin & Eva Pondrk (SI) – presentation of the smart jacket prototype for cyclists
Anna Sircova (DK) – lecture Psyhology of time & installation Space of Futurisation
Danilo Ivanuša Knedl (SI) – cooking workshop for kids
Kristijan Tkalec, Ahac Meden, Dario Corteze (SI) – fermented goods tasting
Lio Novelli & Jurij Podgoršek (SI) – presentation of Daktyl keyboard
Lovrenc Košenina (SI) – setting up a permanent DIY weather station
Jani & Niko Pirnat (SI) – Rock & roll ball
Tisa Neža Herlec (SI) – hands-on presentation of a sound instrument
Connor Haynes will be exploring different compositional techniques in this project, using the environment both sonically, and visually to produce A/V compositions. With emphasis on field recordings as a raw sound source, such sounds will be manipulated in concrete fashion and mixed with sound produced from video to sound patches inside Max Msp/Jitter, using the environment to create the sonic landscape. The A/V compositions may hopefully be completed at the camp but perhaps they may be finished at home and shared online depending on the camps time constraints.
This immersive interactive installation is envisaged to create a space where a person would physically feel what type imagery and associations people have with the term ‘futurization’. It will allow to physically experiencing the contradictions embedded in the present and uncertainty of moving towards the future by architecturally constructing the space that would influence the human body and senses.
During the PIF camp I’m planning to concentrate on creating a prototype and test some of the elements for the final installation. I would like to explore how to create a certain interactive emotional space, through visuals and sounds (possibly smells), that in one part of the installation would enhance one particular emotion / feeling and something different in another part.