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D-Lab Commission and Collaboration

D-Lab Commission and Collaboration

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in News | No Comments

We’re pleased to announce that Time Travel Opps has been selected for a D-Lab commission to produce ‘Twinklr’. This will be the second collaboration between composer Richard Birkin and technologist Tom Armitage. Richard: “Twinklr has been on my mind for a long time. Tom and I spoke about it while working on Rubato earlier this […]

Songs For Spoken Words: Embedded

Songs For Spoken Words: Embedded

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Songs For Spoken Words | No Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot about how people might share or feature Songs For Spoken Words on their own sites. Like how an exclusive stream is usually a Soundcloud player…or how a video is embedded within a blog post. The Soundcloud player would work fine for streaming the music element of the project, but that’s […]

New Project: Rubato

New Project: Rubato

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in News | No Comments

Rubato is a platform that allows performers to control synchronised visual content on their audience’s devices. And from a foot pedal/MIDI controller too, meaning that the content is sympathetic to the ebbs and flows (the rubato) of a performance. The project is part of Sound & Music’s Audience Development Incubator. Photo CC Paul Coles. People […]

Songs For Spoken Words Development 1 – Soundcloud Demo

Songs For Spoken Words Development 1 – Soundcloud Demo

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Songs For Spoken Words | No Comments

Here’s something I made two years ago. It was the start of something that’s dominated my mind and work for most of this year, and will be released and performed early 2015 with support from an Arts Council/National Lottery Grants for the Arts Award. A Brief History There was a poet in Derby called Michael […]

Night Sun Online – Out Now

Night Sun Online – Out Now

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in News, Night Sun | No Comments

Today Time Travel Opps releases Night Sun Online. It’s the online version of the installation I created in February this year for Nottingham Light Night. The whole story by Emma Lannie, all the photos by Dan Wheeler, and the piece I wrote. To view Night Sun, visit: timetravelopps.co.uk/nightsun The music is available from all digital […]

The Orientation of Words

The Orientation of Words

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Songs For Spoken Words | No Comments

“Why are books commonly presented in portrait orientation?” “Attention span with portrait versus landscape” These are a couple of the Google searches I’ve been doing recently, to try and answer a design question that’s been niggling me. You see, I can’t read a long article on a screen (landscape mode). I just can’t concentrate on […]

Night Sun (6/6) – Location & Installation

Night Sun (6/6) – Location & Installation

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Night Sun | No Comments

Musicbox with cogs and a plinth By the start of the final week of production, we had a finished recording, finished story, code that was almost working, and an Arduino rig that worked. Next: making the musicbox turn the rotary encoder: 1. I added a cog onto a wooden platform, that would be turned when […]

Night Sun (5/6) – Arduino & Javascript

Night Sun (5/6) – Arduino & Javascript

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Night Sun | No Comments

So far I’ve talked about the music, story and photos. Let’s package those together (as they will be in the final installation) and call them ‘Media’. The physical music-box will need to control the Media. Therefore, I needed to develop an interface between the Physical Installation and the Media. I would also need to have […]

Night Sun (4/6) – Photography

Night Sun (4/6) – Photography

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Night Sun | No Comments

I’ve wanted to work with Dan on a project for a while. Last year he opened Derby’s first commercial traditional photographic darkroom (for a while), The Photo Parlour. The brief: City at night / the hidden city / darkness and light We met up for a coffee and talked reference points about some references and […]

Night Sun (3/6) – Story

Night Sun (3/6) – Story

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Night Sun | No Comments

Adding a written narrative to Night Sun would do two things: 1. Be a layer where Light Night’s themes of Hope & Peace (WW1 centenary) could be more obviously explored. 2. Be the part that leads people on to find out more – turning the handle of the music box to reveal segments of the […]