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The basic idea of Unnamed Soundsculpture by Berlin based generative design studio Onformative is creating a moving sound sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person.

Onformative asked Laura Keil, a Berlin based dancer to interpret a musical piece – Kreukeltape of Machinefabriek  – as closely as possible with the movement of her own body. She was recorded by three depth cameras, in which the intersection of the images was later put together to a three-dimensional volume. The dancer moves to a noise field which can create new versions of the video, each offering a different composition of the recorded performance.

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“DAYDREAM by Nonotak Studio is an audiovisual installation that generates space distortions. Relationship between space and time, accelerations, contractions, shifts and metamorphosis have been the lexical field of the project. This installation aimed at establishing a physical connection between the virtual space and the real space, blurring the limits and submerging the audience into a short detachment from reality. Lights generate abstract spaces while sounds define the echoes of virtual spaces. Daydream is an invitation to contemplation. The frontality of the installation leads the visitors to a passive position.”

NONOTAK Studio is a French audiovisual art duo made up of artist/illustrator Noemi Schipfer and architect/musician Takami Nakamoto .

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Reblogged from the Midnightsciencefictionfeature blog: an interesting post on Ryoji Ikeda and the concept of “visual music“.

As an example of Ikeda’s work here is a link to a Vimeo video of  his work Superposition, which I watched during STRP 2013:

http://vimeo.com/49873167 .



Some interesting visions on music, moving images, sounds and noise have graced me lately. On the one hand due to professional interest, on the other hand because of past experiences. When prompted to explore the expansive field of ‘visual music’, I oncemore familiarized myself with the works of Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda. While I was exposed to his music before, this time the focus was more on the visual aspect of his artworks, which accompany his music (or is it the other way around). The term visual music is a very broad term to describe the combination of image, sound and music, especially in an art-environment, in the form of film installations. But visual music as a concept can take many forms. I’d like to think it stems from expanded cinema.

We define expanded cinema as the use of moving image and sound expanded beyond the boundaries of the black box…

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DROMOS is a audiovisual performance created for the MUTEK 2013 festival held in Montreal in May and June 2013. The performance is based on  the work of French thinker Paul Virilio. Several years ago, after noticing the impact of speed in the organisation of our societies, he developed the concept of dromology (the science of speed in human society). Virilio sets the grounds for a new paradigm around new technologies, the way we interact with them and he starts questioning our future.

Artists Maotik and Fraction use these ideas on dromology  to create Dromos, an audiovisual universe where the so-called “mediatic” speed is the main factor of interaction between media.  They immerse the audience in a sensorial landscape undergoing constant construction and deconstruction leading to aesthetics accidents, mutant movements and poetical moments. The audience experienced each part of the show through the flow of granular textures, broken (unstructured) beats and generative visuals.

BTW: watch the Vimeo video in full screen mode on your screen!

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Stumbled upon this interesting video by Adrian Belew on the history of guitar noise:

Being a guitarist for over 35 years more focused on experimenting with sounds and sound effects than on creating melodies, this is a very interesting topic to me. And Adrian Belew is of course the nr. 1 noise master on electric guitar in the world (remember “Remain in Light“, King Crimson etc.?). The video is part 2 in a series of 3, check the other 2 on YouTube if you are interested in (the history of) guitar noises, effects pedals and Adrian Belew’s playing.

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