Our Growing Family

We are entering the final phase of the MusicWorx Accelerator programme in Hamburg, and this has given us the possibility to invite some more members into the BlackBoxEfx family.

Our interaction designer Anna Navndrup is busy designing and prototyping the BBEfx enclosure.
Smilen Dimitrov is in his workshop building the electronic heart of our box .
And our newest member is intern Alex Baldwin who is working with software development.

Welcome to all of you 🙂

Next stop is the MusicWorx Accelerator pitch battle in Hamburg on the 29th of November… click here if you want tickets!

 

Hamburg Here We Come

Today we can officially announce that we have been awarded a spot in the Music WorX accelerator program sponsored by the Municipality of Hamburg.
This means we are joining forces with our German neighbours and will have an office and business sparring in Hamburg from now on. Danish design and German engineering – nothing wrong with that.

Thank you Danish Sound Innovation Network for recommending us. It would not have happened without you guys rooting for us.

 

Art Exhibition

For the next month BlackBoxEfx is exhibiting at Gadens Galleri in Ryesgade, Copenhagen.

Drop by if you are at nørrebro to see our work with physical representation of sound.

Event at Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Friday 7th of April

Once again we are inviting you all to come and share your prototypes, projects and knowledge on technology. We will bring projects that are in the realm of Embodied Interaction emphasizing expression via movement qualities.
 
Please bring your projects and send us a mail at info@blackboxefx.com if you do, so we can plan accordingly.
Medialogy and light design projects are very much appreciated.
 
Program will be updated during the week, but we promise it will be good. There are two key themes for this event:
 
Creative Use of Machine Learning – keynote by Andreas Refsgaard
 
How to share musical intention when performing with abstract interfaces in a group – by BlackBoxEfx
 
Program:
18.00-18.14 – Welcome
 
18.15 -18.45 – Creative Machine Learning for Artists
The guys from
Støj will talk about how to use machine learning as a creative tool. There will of course be a Q and A session afterwards. These guys have done a ton of innovative interaction designs, so check out their page. Here’s a cool project that Andreas Refsgaard from Støj did. A voice controlled version of wolfenstein.
 
18.41-19.30 – Prototypes and Common Musical Intent
 
BlackBoxEfx are contributing with a Kinect based sample player and will introduce a way to share common musical intention when playing instruments that have abstract interfaces.
 
19.31-20.00 – Networking, Sharing Experiences and Discussion
The whole evening will be informal, but here’s the time to get to know each other, talk about future collaborations etc.
 
20.01-20.30 – Good Night
See you next time

Music Days ’17

Music Days are over and we had a blast.
Thank you so much for showing up. Especially thanks to Jakob Meyland from Nephew and the guys from Magtens Korridorer for stopping by and playing with us.

All audio in the video was performed and recorded by us during Music Days.

JBL, DJBFA, Hi-Fi Klubben and GAFFA hope to see you next year.

BlackBoxEfx at Music Days Odense 2017

BlackBoxEfx at Music Days '17

Music Days are over and we had a blast. Thank you so much for showing up. Especially thanks to Jakob Meyland from Nephew and the guys from Magtens Korridorer for stopping by and playing with us.All audio in the video was performed and recorded by us during Music Days.JBL, DJBFA / Komponister og Sangskrivere, Hi-Fi Klubben and GAFFA Danmark hope to see you next year.

Opslået af BlackBoxEfx på 16. marts 2017

Sound and Music Computing Orchestra at Aalborg University

We had a great night at Aalborg University, Copenhagen.

Many well-known faces and quite a few new ones. We are planning more events in collaboration with Aalborg University and in particular with the Sound and Music Computing department. Thanks to Dan Overholt and Cumhur Erkut for making the event possible.

Below is a quick overview of the different musical projects and installations that we played with at the event.

Sound and Music Computing Orchestra at AAU, Copenhagen

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LAST NIGHT. WE HAD A BLAST.The turnout was great, so we can't wait to do it again. A big thanks to Cumhur Erkut and Dan Overholt for contributing and making this possible and thanks to Andreas Wetterberg for contributing with networking gadgets – We hope to do many collaborations in the future.Here's a little taste of what we did at Sound and Music Computing – Aalborg University Copenhagen Aalborg… and enjoy the silence

Opslået af BlackBoxEfx på 1. marts 2017

 

By the way. If you are in the area of Fyn (Funen) and would like to know more about what we do at BlackBoxEfx, or maybe you just want to try some of our inventions, please look us up at Music Days in Odense from the 10-12th of March. We will be showcasing a few new inventions and giving a talk on interaction design at the Spidsen Stage on sunday the 12’th from 15.30 to 16.30.
Don’t be a stranger

 

Sound and Music Computing Event at Aalborg University, Copenhagen

We are happy to host yet another event sharing knowledge about technology. This time at Aalborg University, Copenhagen Tuesday the 27’th at 18.00.

PROGRAM

18.00 – Welcome (and final technical implementations and tweaking)

19.00 – Sound and Music Computing Orchestra

(conducted by Dave Black)

19.30 – Try all the installations and instruments

20.30 – Thank you for tonight and good night

 

For the Sound and Music Computing Orchestra here are some downloads. It is Dave’s take on the mousalizer – an instruments played by clicking and dragging the mouse. Both versions for Mac and Windows systems are available.

DOWNLOADS:

Dave’s Mousalizer for Mac:

Works for Max/MSP version 7. Mousalizer02.maxpat

Works stand alone. Mousalizer02.app

Dave’s Mousalizer for Windows:

Works stand alone. Mousalizer02

BlackBoxEfx and DJBFA (the composers union)

We hosted a network meeting for electronic musicians and composers in the composers union DJBFA.  We were invited to talk about what we do and we got the chance to get some valuable knowledge from the users that we design for.

BlackBoxEfx and DJBFA sharing knowledge

We were lucky enough to host a network meeting for electronic music producers and sound designers at Vækstfabrikken Lydens Hus. All participants were members of the composers union DJBFA. We were invited to talk about what we do at BlackBoxEfx and we got the chance to get some valuable knowledge from the users that we design for.Thanks to the DJBFA / Komponister og Sangskrivere for this opportunity and we're looking forward to working together in future.

Opslået af BlackBoxEfx på 16. februar 2017

BlackBoxEfx and DJBFA sharing knowledge

Thanks to the DJBFA for this opportunity and we’re looking forward to working together in future.

Venture Cup Winner!

We went out on a limb and decided to compete in a university innovation and entrepreneur competition. Venture Cup is a 17 year old NGO that supports starts ups and entrepreneurs.

Even though we are early in our process we thought: “What the heck, let’s go for it”… And what a joy that we did because we won the “Products and Devices” category. So now we have the luxury of deciding how to spend our prize money to get BlackBoxEfx out into the world, so we can start to make some noise together with you in the future.

Below are some snapshot from the award show at Cortex Lab in Odense.

 

Guess it actually happened. The flowers and the diploma are still here

 

Feel the tense vibe before the show.

Nikolaj before the award show begins.

 

 

The award ceremony, where the prize money and the kind words from the jury that formed the basis of their decision, were handed to us. All very overwhelming stuff.

Amazing support. We are thrilled that they believe in our vision.