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“Echologue” by Orkan Telhan

echologue_ars_1_t.jpgEchologue, by Orkan Telhan, is a public interface for sensing and displaying socio-cultural characteristics of a place based on its sonic features. The goal is to build a medium that can reflect its surroundings like a smart mirror, highlight the salient details and patterns in the environment and contribute to our understanding of the perception of social places. The interface senses ambient sound, records deliberate user input and displays a visualization of the activity in that space as its output.

The design explores the utility of sound for envisioning new social, cultural and entertainment uses of public places and help us shape our relationships with each other with new social interfaces embedded in urban settings. Continue reading


Nov 9, 2007
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Live Stage: Net vs. Net [ie Belfast + Stanford, CA]

image2.jpgDivertimento Ritmico for Two SynthesizersTwo Locations, and One Acoustic Network of Four Channels by Net vs. Net (Juan-Pablo Cáceres @ Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) & Alain Renaud @ Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC)) :: November 9, 2007, 8:00 (PST) pm, CCRMA Stage, Department of Music, Stanford University, Stanford, CA :: and Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.

This piece is a structured improvisation that explores multi-channel feedback delays on the network. The delay path between Stanford (California, USA) and SARC (Belfast, Ireland) is used as a variable feedback comb filter for each of the four channels. Continue reading


Nov 8, 2007
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The Sound Chair

sound_chair-1.jpgSound Chair begins as a sound that is precisely crafted to form the physical shape of a chair when visualized as a 3-dimensional object using a volume, time, frequency line plot. The life-size chair is an exact replica of the soundwave graph. The result is a product with dual existence as both a “sound” & a “chair”. Continue reading


Nov 6, 2007
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Reblogged Music-Musician Visualization

nothingness1.jpgA music- & musician-synchronized visualization illustrates the role of musicians & their mappings to the musical notes, based on “Being and Nothingness” by the Vienna Klangforum. As the notes pass through the picture, the musicians of the Klangforum Wien ensemble appear & disappear according to their acoustic contribution. “the result is a “choreography of sound & the music’s transience & vastness is turned into a ballet of bodies which lie somewhere between presence & absence”. See the animated visualization below: Continue reading


Nov 5, 2007
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Live Stage: Brain Avatar [us NYC]

5m3sch_werk.jpgBrain Avatar – Concert & Resonance Experiment, Part 1 with Mario Diaz de Leon, Zeljko McMullen, Doron Sadja :: November 1, 2007; 9:00 pm :: Roulette, 20 Greene St. (between Canal and Grand) 2 blocks west of Broadway

Musicians in Hang Zhou, Bangkok, Durban, Brussels, New York, and Braunschweig will each begin a solo concert, transmitting the music real-time to each city. During the concerts, brain activities of each musician will be recorded by the Brain Avatar which, created by Martin Schoene, is the first analogue visualization of real-time brain activity. The brainwaves, in their direct form as sound are projected as resonance in water and light. Emerging shapes and processes allow for visualization of mental states and movement of thought. Continue reading


Oct 31, 2007
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SARoskop

saroskop.jpgSARoskop by Martin Hesselmeier & Karin Lingnau @ lab 30 – A matrix of 25 tubes visualizing electromagnetic waves that can be triggered by certain wave length activities, e.g. by cell phones. The project SARoskop is dealing with the visualisation of electromagnetic waves. In a matrix of up to 25 objects the installation is composed as an interactive sculpture reacting sensitively to the data of the proximate surrounding, transforming it into movement and interdependent oscillations. The sound of the moving mechanical parts interfuses the viewers perspective on the installation and together with blue-lighted displays supports a vibrancy of its own. Continue reading


Oct 17, 2007
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Interactive Network Visualization

screenshot.jpgfrom: information aesthetics
An interactive network visualization that shows the current listening activity of MyStrands users. Every time a user plays a track by a recognizable artist, it will show up in real-time on the map as a small circular node, along with the album art. if 2 or more artists are played consecutively, they will become linked. eventually, strands of related artists will form from individual user’s listening histories, establishing the artist as a “hub” of shared musical information between multiple users. Continue reading


Oct 11, 2007
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Atlantic Waves

atlanticwaves.jpgAtlantic Waves is an improvised network music performance by Monolake and Deadbeat. A special application, the Atlantic Waves Interface III, makes it possible to create music together in realtime while being thousands of miles apart. The Atlantic Waves Interface utilises a beautiful graphical surface which is projected during the performance. This interface is simple enough to be controlled in real time but allows for building up complex musical structures. It also allows the audience to follow all actions and to become part of the process. Every sound generated has a visual representation and all interaction with the software is displayed. The result is a unique and constantly evolving and changing piece of audio-visual art, created simultaneously in two different locations on the planet.This radical new concept of internet performance provides the bridge between club and fine arts, between computer graphics and music, between installation and improvisation.
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Aug 27, 2007
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Seelenlose Automaten

benedict.jpgSeelenlose Automaten is a generative music visualization with an unusual approach: instead of analyzing the music for cues for visual change, MIDI control messages are sent simultaneously to the sound and image generators. Each mapping to a specific visual or sound effect, these messages are a vocabulary of rules giving structure to the composition. All change can be precisely predicted, and as a result the entire composition is perfectly synchronized.

Created in VVVV by Patric Schmidt and Benedikt Groß, the video uses minimalist forms to good effect. Polygons, lines and circles twist and turn in a gray void, responding to the smallest change in sound. Lacking depth cues, the images frequently read as flat 2D, only to become 3D once again upon the next movement. The total impression is of a glitch aesthetic, even though the deterministic nature of the system is antithetical to the glitch philosophy of creative breakdown. Continue reading


Aug 23, 2007
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Visual Context of Music

cantorinus-ad-eorum-instructionem.jpg“A musical notation is a language which determines what you can say; what you want to say determines your language.” [Cornelius Cardew, 1961]

BibliOdyssey is a blog that deals in archival images from obscure sources (usually old books). Typically, it presents old scientific diagrams, pattern samples, anatomical studies, ancient maps or just anything that has a strong visual attraction combined with a sense of the obscure and arcane. All told, it is a delightful image resource for anyone with even a slight sense of the magical.

Today’s post on the visual context of music is of potential interest to Generator.x readers. It deals with unconventional visual forms of musical notation, from the illustrative to the conqrete, from the ancient to contemporary. It should prove intriguing and well worth the time to indulge in both the images and links provided. From: Art from Code – Generator.x


Aug 23, 2007
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