The sonic evolution of life
Imagine compressing the 4 billion year history of life on earth into a single week. Now imagine that during this week you could “hear” the evolution of life on earth as represented in sound. How would these sounds develop, interact, and compete with in this sound world? What would speciation, adaptation, and extinction sound like? How would the rise of mankind, which occurs in the last seconds of the week, inform our perspective and understanding of our role in the elaborate process that is life on earth? (ref: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AeNhlxaZh8&feature=related)
Drancing is Dr Darren Kelly’s real-time gestural synthesis accelerometer music system (under development since 1996). A rapid prototype of “DranceWare” in the PureData/GEM audio/video synthesis environment has been developed for the Nintendo Wii as wireless triaxial accelerometer via Bluetooth.
This movie demonstrates combined Variable Fequency Oscillator (VFO), Amplitude Modulation (AM), and triggered Drum sample (“Drumming by Dancing”) modes along with Drancel RGB monitor visuals projected onto the “Drancer” performer.
For this demonstration two hand-held WiiMotes on a MacBook Pro were used (the original Drancing sensor suit and Java DranceWare used 5 triaxial accelerometers in a “body star” pattern”).
Find out more about Drancing and DranceWare synthesis software and patches at:
GEM+ Pure data + Ableton
This is a video made by playing a clip of a man riding a bicycle through a patch I created using GEM and Pure Data. The patch blurs, pixelates, and basically destroys images into abstraction with faders to control the amount of various effects. Part of the effects are driven by an audio track I created in Ableton using a Monome to sequence drums through Monochrome. (ref: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEzcSTtDrds&feature=related)
Sound controlled Pd gem visuals. (ref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ-r95dH7uc&feature=related)
exploration of higher dimensions
An exploration of higher dimensions. Made with 100% free/libre open source software (Pure Data). (ref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu0x46tRBjw&hl=en_US&fs=1&)