Heartbreak Hotel is now nearing completion, (the first presentation is scheduled for the festival "Interferances, Les Nuits Savoureuses" organized by the CICV In Belfort, France in december 00). The project issues, not only from a collaboration between two artists (much of which takes place at over the internet) but also from a sum of residencies and collaborations with different partners:
The GMEM (Centre nationale de creation musicale Marseille, France), the GMEM are not only co-producing this project financially but also helping in terms of programming and development. The Data base system "Gnoum" was written in LISP by Laurent Pottier, working in collaboration with Peter Sinclair during a residency which took place in June this year. Laurent has also helped by adapting the Holospat to this project. GMEM will present the piece in Marseille, France Jan 01.
The CICV Pierre Schaeffer; Invited G.H. Hovagimyan and Peter Sinclair to do a one month residency (August/September) during which they were able to concentrate on experimentation with different methods of text generation.
STEIM, Invited Peter Sinclair on a residency at there studios in Amsterdam. This residency was used to develop the Bigeye interface with expert guidance from Frank Balde (in house developer).
At the time of writing we are about to embark on the construction of the physical environment which houses this piece, the complex question of sound-proofing, coupled with transportability, as well as the aesthetics of the structure have been worked out with the help of Architect Tilman Reichert, a company specializing in acoustics Isoinso and sail maker and fabric structure designer pro cup.