Audio and Video production during quarantine in Vienna


Some Tango))

Recording of the concert on 7.12. in Wels


Todays video and audio sketch 

Die netten Neffen

Wenn 3 Jungs entscheiden einen Neue Deutsche Welle Hit in 5 Minuten zu schreiben

Skyside - Time To Move On

I recorded this in 2003. Decided to do a new mix, enjoy!

Jonnie White - Vocals, guitar

Cataleya Fay - Vocals

Alexander Nantschev - Strings, recording


Recorded this improvisation with my dear friend and incredible cellist Franz Ortner in 2003. One and only take. The visuals I made now in Isadora during a train journey.

This Comment was written as response to this music - as he listened while waiting at Sydney airport:

"A Japanese butoh dancer once asked me to imagine the most delicate sensation, and to amplify that sensation through my body. What happened though, was not an amplification of a delicate sensation in the macro world of my body, but my body’s inhabitation of a microscopic world where the delicacy of the sensation became a tremor in an imaginary landscape.

The viol is another imaginary geographic place inhabited by creatures who thrive on the tremors that are common to that land. Their home is a floating island, not unlike the floating worlds associated with  science fiction. There the edges are not defined by the meeting of land and sea, instead they are the territory of skies. We can recognize some things in this land, like the gossamer wings of insects fluttering, and the resonance of hollow vessels. Its inhabitants are drawn along suspended cableways, singing and noising in fits and starts, but always singing and noising, as though it was the very breath of life.

Viol is not tethered to tectonic plates like the lands of earth, instead it is a land that floats quite freely. At times the trajectory through the skies brings them close to other floating worlds. These times are cause for great celebration but also trepidation, for it is not known if the encounter will bring harmony or discord. The creatures take it in their meter, because these engagements are only fleeting. Before the two worlds drift apart an evolutionary thread, that cannot be seen, links these worlds forever.

best wishes,


Interviews with Mark Coniglio

Isadora's creator Mark Coniglio reflects on making art with Isadora, returning to perform in Mexico, and his "instant collaboration" with the creator of PD and Max, Miller Puckette at the Festival Vértice last evening.

Isadora and Smode

A quick test were I send OSC from Isadora to Smode 

Interview mit Norbert Trawöger

Izzy Stammtisch Vienna

stammtisch painting izzy 2a

Isadora enables artists to create performances and installations where video, sound and light react interactively to sensory input. If you are already an Isadora user, or would like to learn more about how Isadora can enable your artistic practice, then please join us for the first Isadora (Izzy) Stammtisch in Vienna on October 28th.

We are excited to announce that Isadora’s creator, composer and media artist Mark Coniglio, will join us for this first gathering. During the first 30 minutes or so, he will offer an introduction to the software for those who might not yet know it. (His talk will be in English, but German translation will be offered if needed.)

Next, in a segment called “My Favorite Patch,” we will invite existing users to present their work to the group. In seven minutes or less, you will have the chance to show us the varied and inventive ways you are using sensors/live capture to expand interactive experiences in your projects.

Finally, we’ll break off into smaller groups to experiment, hack, and and try out ideas with the help of Coniglio and Stammtisch hosts Alex Nantschev and Eni Brandner. This will be your chance to ask questions, get involved, and work together. If you have specific wishes, let us know and we’ll try to help. Bring your project/idea and we’ll have a drink together while we work on it!

Isadora ermöglicht KünstlerInnen Performances und Installationen zu erschaffen, in denen Video, Sound und Licht interaktiv auf Input von Sensoren reagiert. Wenn Du bereits Isadora-Benutzer bist oder mehr darüber erfahren möchtest, wie Isadora Deine künstlerische Praxis erweitern kann, dann besuche uns am 28. Oktober auf dem ersten Isadora (Izzy) Stammtisch in Wien.

Wir freuen uns, dass Isadora’s Entwickler, der Komponist und Medienkünstler Mark Coniglio zu diesem ersten Treffen kommen wird. In den ersten circa 30 Minuten wird er eine Einführung in die Software für diejenigen geben, die sie vielleicht noch nicht kennen. (Sein Vortrag wird in englischer Sprache sein, aber bei Bedarf wird eine deutsche Übersetzung möglich sein).

Danach laden wir in einem Segment mit dem Namen "My Favorite Patch" bestehende Benutzer ein, ihre Arbeit der Gruppe vorzustellen. In weniger als sieben Minuten haben sie die Möglichkeit, uns zu zeigen, wie vielfältig und erfinderisch sie mit Sensoren und/oder Live-Capture interaktive Erlebnisse in ihre Projekten integrieren.

Dann werden wir kleinere Gruppen bilden und  - mit Hilfe von Coniglio und Stammtisch-Gastgebern Alex Nantschev und Eni Brandner - experimentieren, hacken und Ideen ausprobieren. Hier hast Du die Chance, Fragen zu stellen, dich einzubringen und mit anderen zusammenzuarbeiten. Wenn Du spezielle Wünsche hast, lass es uns wissen und wir werden versuchen Lösungsansätze zu finden. Bring Dein Projekt/Deine Idee mit und wir trinken gemütlich was, während wir daran arbeiten! 

© Alexander Nantschev 2020