<![CDATA[Jo Scott - JoBlogs]]>Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:14:09 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Pechakucha]]>Mon, 06 Apr 2015 14:03:35 GMThttp://joanneemmascott.com/1/post/2015/04/pechakucha.htmlHere's a short video I put together through live intermedial means, to speak to my current practice as research and developing research interests. It is made to be experienced in conjunction with live sound mixing - available on request!
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<![CDATA[Sampling and jelly beans]]>Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:43:35 GMThttp://joanneemmascott.com/1/post/2014/09/sampling-and-jelly-beans.htmlPicture
I'm becoming more and more interested in the role of sampling in live intermedial practice. Not something I've spent a lot of time thinking about so far, but clearly a key practical technique in the work. I sample in so many different ways according to so many largely unwritten rules that it is difficult to find a common thread - maybe that's the point... 




From the 'one verse maximum' snippets of lyrics which are fed into the loop pedal to the tiny refrains, beats and riffs with which I populate my sampler and which I extend ad infinitum, I am constantly choosing shards of sound and extending them in the studio. Indeed, it is not just in the sonic domain. I sample my life and the holidays Scott and I go on through the video excerpts which frame strange, disjunctive and close up moments, very rarely revealing a clear context. Equally, the objects I choose to work with are a very particular sampling of what can be bought on Kilburn High Road for a pound. 

See above for where this has got me in the current piece - a lot of jelly beans, cunningly rearranged by Jess in the studio. Not much to say yet other than that I love love love the idea about the breaks which were sampled by early hip hop producers and which I read about in Joseph Schloss's (2004) fascinating book about sample based hip hop:

‘They [producers] take the position that the break had always been there, it just took a great producer to hear and exploit it. Record collecting is approached as if potential breaks have been unlooped and hidden randomly throughout the world’s music. It is the producer’s job to find them’ p.36 – 37

It makes me wonder what sounds, images, experiences and objects lie 'unlooped' in the world, ready for me to sample them...


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<![CDATA[Trailer]]>Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:20:28 GMThttp://joanneemmascott.com/1/post/2014/03/trailer.htmlCheck out the new trailer created by Dei and I to promote our collaborative practice:
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<![CDATA[auto-play, auto-play, auto-play and a 4th time, auto-play  ]]>Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:08:25 GMThttp://joanneemmascott.com/1/post/2013/10/auto-play-auto-play-auto-play-and-a-4th-time-auto-play.html
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....and here I am -  back in the action, back in the image. Torn away from my desk and my toys, this iteration prompted me to reconsider my own assumptions about what a live intermedial performer is and does. By no means was this just about activating, but also primarily about a live response and co-creation, about a malleabillity and liveliness in that co-creation and ultimately about a lot of boundary crossing for me and the experiencers. More of which soon...
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<![CDATA[From one blog to another...]]>Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:44:02 GMThttp://joanneemmascott.com/1/post/2013/08/from-one-blog-to-another.htmlLots of writing and exploration around models of autopoiesis at the moment. It certainly seems to have a role to play in the analysis of LIP, but not absolutely clear what that will be as yet. Hoping my forthcoming PaR experiment at Collisions 2013 will give some answers to the many questions. In the meantime, here is a paper I wrote and published blog-styles for TAPRA 2013. More footage from 'auto-play' studio experiments to come soon.]]><![CDATA[a live intermedial nomad in york]]>Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:48:58 GMThttp://joanneemmascott.com/1/post/2013/04/a-live-intermedial-nomad-in-york.htmlSome long time since blogging...lots to say and just not saying it!
Really enjoyed performing at the Equations Moving Image Event at Kilburn  in January - thanks to the Toolbank Collective for organising and inviting. I'm working on documentation and will have it on the line soon!

In the meantime, I'm off to York St.John University next week to present my live intermedial nomadic tendencies and go to performances/workshops and all other lovely things at 'Becoming Nomad' - don't suppose I'll have time to see the Minster or much of the inside of the good pubs of York...]]>
<![CDATA[Live and in the mix]]>Tue, 07 Aug 2012 19:37:02 GMThttp://joanneemmascott.com/1/post/2012/08/first-post.htmlI'm working with an extended tech set up for Collisions 2012 - just one Jo and lots of machines...hope I don't get lost in the mix. A new sampler and Modul8 VJ software are allowing me to mix all elements live on stage and crucially to make decisions in the moment as to the order and nature of the material I am employing. Really loving the play with audio samples and video clips. Now I just have to get good enough to sustain it all for 2 hours +... ]]>