• Making music with the first PC ever: the Altair 8800

    THERMONUCLEAR WARS, MODULAR SYNTHS AND RETROCOMPUTING On December 1974, magazine Popular Electronics thrilled the world with the announcement of the very first personal computer for sale: the Altair 8800. The Altair which was built around the epic Intel’s 8080 chip, was sold by a small company in Albuquerque, New Mexico called MITS, specialised in calculators and small telemetry […]

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  • Episode 1 – How I did It

    Making music with the first PC ever, EPISODE 1 For the first time my Altair will try to make some “music”. Watch the video and read the story! How I did it – Episode 1 from Giorgio Sancristoforo on Vimeo.   In this video I will demonstrate how to turn the Altair 8800 into a digital […]

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  • Conference/performance @ DesignLibrary Milan

    IL DESIGN DEL SUONO Giovedì 4 Dicembre 2014 DesignLibrary, Via Tortona 4, Via Savona 11 MILANO h 21:15 http://www.designlibrary.it/beta/igdd/2014_12_04   Tweet

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  • Upgrades under the way

    Now that Max7 is around, new fascinating opportunities arise, but just like software gets updated, Operating Systems do the same and some problems may pop up out of the blue. The two most recent OSX updates forced me to pause the shop and redesign stuff…security problems, folders in bad places… So you all need to […]

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  • Für Ligeti

    Für Ligeti from Giorgio Sancristoforo on Vimeo. Tweet

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  • TUTTO QUESTO SENTIRE

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  • Oltre la barriera del suono: talk & presentation

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  • Live

    July 5th, 2014 h 21 Anfiteatro Del LeccioVia G. Pascoli – loc. Poggio del Leccio – Capalbio Mark Fell, Giorgio Sancristoforo, Shneider ™, Tomoko Nakasato, Olivia Salvadori, Sandro Mussida, Giulio Corini, Stefano Cardo Andre Vida Tweet

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Making music with the first PC ever: the Altair 8800

THERMONUCLEAR WARS, MODULAR SYNTHS AND RETROCOMPUTING On December 1974, magazine Popular Electronics thrilled the world with the announcement of the very first personal computer for sale: the Altair 8800. The Altair which was built around the epic Intel’s 8080 chip, was sold by a small company in Albuquerque, New Mexico called MITS, specialised in calculators and small telemetry […]

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Episode 1 – How I did It

Making music with the first PC ever, EPISODE 1 For the first time my Altair will try to make some “music”. Watch the video and read the story! How I did it – Episode 1 from Giorgio Sancristoforo on Vimeo.   In this video I will demonstrate how to turn the Altair 8800 into a digital […]

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Conference/performance @ DesignLibrary Milan

IL DESIGN DEL SUONO Giovedì 4 Dicembre 2014 DesignLibrary, Via Tortona 4, Via Savona 11 MILANO h 21:15 http://www.designlibrary.it/beta/igdd/2014_12_04   Tweet

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 09.56.54

Upgrades under the way

Now that Max7 is around, new fascinating opportunities arise, but just like software gets updated, Operating Systems do the same and some problems may pop up out of the blue. The two most recent OSX updates forced me to pause the shop and redesign stuff…security problems, folders in bad places… So you all need to […]

für Ligeti

Für Ligeti

Für Ligeti from Giorgio Sancristoforo on Vimeo. Tweet

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 11.04.23

TUTTO QUESTO SENTIRE

  3/4/5 July 2014 Capalbio, Italy Tweet

Screen Shot 2014-06-30 at 09.58.14

Oltre la barriera del suono: talk & presentation

July 10th, 2014 AGON, MILANO Tweet

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Live

July 5th, 2014 h 21 Anfiteatro Del LeccioVia G. Pascoli – loc. Poggio del Leccio – Capalbio Mark Fell, Giorgio Sancristoforo, Shneider ™, Tomoko Nakasato, Olivia Salvadori, Sandro Mussida, Giulio Corini, Stefano Cardo Andre Vida Tweet

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Berna 2 Out NOW

Finally Berna 2 is out today! I am very sorry for the long time it took to the release, I hope you will understand that 2013 was annus horribilis for me. Not only I have lost a lot of my work in a bad hardware failure, but since my mother passed away on July 1, […]

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Little Ali – Hommage to Forough Farrokhzad

  Persian is a beautiful and musical sounding language It is primarily spoken in Iran (natively known as فارسی Farsi [fɒːɾˈsiː] or پارسی Parsi), Afghanistan (officially known as “Dari” since 1958 for political reasons), Tajikistan (officially known as “Tajik” since the Soviet era) and other countries which historically came under Persian influence. The Persian language […]

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Vis-à-Vis performance @ Maker Faire Rome

      What happens in our mind when it comes to human relations? What happens inside us, what do we feel?   Read a great review on WIRED Uk here: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-10/05/giorgio-sancristoforo                         “The music does in fact sound like someone experiencing severe mood […]

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Selenofonie

A video installation Selene (Greek Σελήνη [selɛ̌ːnɛː] ‘moon';) Fonia (Greek: φωνή, phōnḗ, “voice, sound”) I always had a passion for astronomy. Some months ago I’ve got a 200mm telescope and a  webcam to capture videos of the Moon surface. My exploration turned into a video installation premiered at the National Museum of Science and Technology of Milan on October 29th 2011 […]

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Rediscovering Franco Evangelisti

Incontri di fasce sonore is one of Franco Evangelisti masterpieces. Recorded in 1957 at WDR, Cologne, it is one of the classic scores of the integral serial music era. This video was a preliminary study to investigate the possibilities of playing 1950s serial music with the Buchla synthesizer and Max/MSP. I’ve programmed 315 mixtures of […]

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That Stockhausen Sound

A simple MaxMSP patch to re-create the sound of the original recording of the legendary STUDIE II   This could be filed under “contemporary musicians that get crazy at sound design or sound designers that get crazy at contemporary music, thread”… This year, Santas brought me the wonderful Studie II score, so after a while […]

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Live in Bologna

Notturno part II: the music of gesture I was Invited by the italian national newspaper La Repubblica to perform at the prestigious “La Repubblica delle Idee 2012″, a 3 days festival in Bologna that hosted an incredible selection of talks and lectures with intellectuals, scientists, nobel prize winners and artists, as well the Italian Prime Minister. […]

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Tapping into Iannix

Why french music software is always a step beyond… What’s the best thing after Max/MSP? Having MaxMSP controlled by the fabulous Iannix software. This morning I’ve done a little study in which a Iannix score controls a feedback network in MaxMSP.   enjoy!       Iannix is free and great! visit the Iannix Team […]

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Variations 1.0.1 AVAILABLE NOW

A software for live electronics and algorithmic composition Some months ago I’ve started dreaming of a software, a tool made to help me develop evolving musical structures in realtime. What I was looking for was a way to arrange sounds coming from the Buchla synthesizer or any of my softwares, without the use of a […]

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Music for Kenneth Anger

Real-time film performances chapter 1 Music for Kenneth Anger is the first chapter in a trilogy of performances dedicated to the American avant-garde cinema. The performance was held at Milan’s LOFT 21 on February 26th 2011 and hosted by the Inlandempire Project. During the performance the movie “Inaguration of the Pleasure Dome” was screened. Kenneth […]