Meet Point: Camera Libre & Prototype Fund

 

 

PROTOTYPE FUND

“Prototype Fund is a project of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Individuals and small teams receive a grant to test and develop open source tools and applications in the fields of civic tech, data literacy, data security and others.

The Prototype Fund team support the candidates in their application process, keeping things as unbureaucratic as possible and adjusting it to the needs of software developers, hackers and creatives. In short: the Prototype Fund brings iterative software development and government innovation funding together.

In the next three years about 40 projects will be funded. In total, the BMBF will grant 1.2 million euros in support of these projects.”

 

 

 

CAMERA LIBRE (Sam Muirhead)

“I make all sorts of videos – from documentary through to animation – but I have a focus on using, explaining and promoting Free/Libre/Open Source Software, Free Culture, Open Knowledge and Open Source Hardware.
In 2012/13 I lived a Year of Open Source, I’m part of the Open It Agency and the Open Source Circular Economy Days team, and I also run post-production workshops with free software!”

 

 

 

New Release: kontra-punkte

 

No-haste music.

Soft and ethereal pianos with synthetic sounds created from soundscapes.

Lighneted notes, lengthened chords, glitch, smooth atmospheres, environmental noises…

A game played around sound, improvised.

A break without post-production or master, to catch the moment… and to stretch it.

Influences… La Monte Young, Xenakis, Stockhausen, Nicolas Jaar, field recordings, horizon lines, Brian Eno, radio tuning, Sakamoto, Arvo Pärt, synthesis, lullabies, Steve Reich, waves moving slowly, Phillip Glass, Chopin & Schumann, repetitions and mantras, Max Richter, Arca, uncertainty, walk unknown places, Johansson & Arnalds, Vangelis, keep a piano chord until the sound disappears…

Artwork: Original photo by Julia Valencia Gachs

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