Adventurers on the musical frontier
Hugs Bison are a technology driven duo, exploring the frontiers of smart technology. They push tablets and apps to the limit to create cinematic, multi-faceted improvised soundscapes.
The duo are Phil Powell & Shaun Blezard, one a technologist with a passion for music, the other a musician with a passion for technology.
Phil Powell is an award winning web developer who has been working with online technology for a number of years. Shaun Blezard is currently a Sound and Music New Voice - a scheme for the UKs most exciting emerging and mid career composers working in new music.
Together they are exploring smart technology, how this can make music and pushing the boundaries of online presentation of music.
In July we worked with the wonderful people at Tusk to bring the wonders of Tusk Mini into the digital sphere, with a full day of live streaming. It was an exceptional success, and we're totally stoked to announce that we'll be back in October to stream all three days of the full three-day Tusk Festival.
Upcoming Live Dates
As part of this year's Network Music Festival, we'll be hosting a workshop which will focus on graphic scores, improvisation and playing in ensembles, leading to a group mind – the similarities and differences of same room and remote networked playing.
We'll be at this year's Network Music Festival, with an innovative live performance.
Capriccio for Networked Performers is a workshop and performance for any number of musicians and artists, comprising live graphic scoring and semi-improvised playing. The score will be generated live, feeding a networked performance that will be presented at the festival and online, including various remote players.