Category Archives: commissioned work


We have been happy to support kombinat’s new piece überdruck with our work on the media framework. We used isadora as the playout engine, installed on a mac mini.

Isadora is triggered  by a user pushing the big red buzzer.

Then a combination of randomness, air pressure systems, latex specialty and kombinat’s wisdom in setting the right values will give you an unique experience with this machine.


isadora -> chamsys magicq

using isadora as the media engine for grand jeté we wanted to trigger the lighting desk, unfortunately chamsys only opens the midi functions with their proprietary midi / timecode interface

after analyzing the remote ethernet protocol we build an isadora actor

the protocol is a bit nifty, and a proxy is needed to transform the tcp stream into a udp one

the proxy server is established by using net cat with following attributes // you need to change the with the ip of your chamsys console / pc

type in your terminal:

nc -l -k 5555 | nc -u 6553

to exit the proxy session press “ctrl + c”


isadora is calculating the bit length of the array and using an increm counter to indicate  how many messages got send previously, you find more informations inside the actor  …