snippet from a beautiful VJ-set by Ray-V to the music of Nicolas Jaar, Tel Aviv 16.12.2010
Archive for 2010
French composer Jean-Claude Risset helped to pioneer computer music at Bell Labs in the early 1960s. Made in collaboration with computer pioneer Lillian Schwartz, this film sets animations by Ken Knowlton and others to Risset’s titular composition for solo tape, which features a seemingly infinite glissando among its effects.
Lillian F. Schwartz (born 1927) is an American artist who is known for being a creator of 20th century computer-developed art. One notable work she created is Mona Leo, where she morphed the image of a Leonardo da Vinci self-portrait with the Mona Lisa.
She made one of the first digitally created films to be shown as a work of art, Pixillation, which shows diagonal red squares and other shapes such as cones and pyramids on black on white backgrounds.
She worked in the early stages of her career with Bell Laboratories, developing mixtures of sound, video, and art. Afterwards, during the 1980s, Schwartz experimented with manipulating artwork images using computer technology and creating artwork of her own.
Jean-Claude Risset (18 March 1938 in Le Puy, France) is a French composer, best known for his pioneering contributions to computer music. He is a former student of André Jolivet and former coworker of Max Mathews at Bell Labs.
Arriving at Bell Labs, New Jersey in 1964, he used Mathew’s MUSIC IV software to digitally recreate the sounds of brass instruments. He made digital recordings of trumpets and then studied their timbral composition using “pitch-synchronous” spectrum analysis tools, revealing that the harmonics of these instruments would differ greatly depending on pitch, duration and loudness. He is also credited with performing the first experiments on a range of synthesis techniques including FM Synthesis and waveshaping.
After the discrete Shepard scale Risset created a version of the scale where the steps between each tone are continuous, and it is appropriately called the continuous Risset scale or Shepard-Risset glissando.
A Shepard-Risset glissando
He has also created a similar effect with rhythm in which tempo seems to increase or decrease endlessly.
Amazing work of Georgina with light and decor for Speculum dance/theather play, more pictures here
photo by Yagama
running time 30 minutes
programing on pure data, live acoustic accordion, video on a glass surface
Video: Aude François
Programing and soundscape : Servando Barriero
Accordion: Christian Sonntag
Live @limbus europae
special thanks to brent, flavie, christian and servando
Shadow collage is an audiovisual performance completely generated in real time, developed by Aude François, video artist, Servando Barriero musician and programmer and Christian Sonntag, accordion player.
On a glass surface, covered with semi transparent paper, a webcam captures the video feedback, of series of illustrations manipulated, animated and sychronized to the sounds of the accordion (via a pure data patch). The instrument passes into audio filters, transforming the textures, combined with various atmosferes of field recording.
This performance transports the viewer in a visual game, a flotting narration where figures, forms and textures experience an aesthetic metamorphosis.The piece articulates a corpus of differents illustrations extracted from children’s books, recomposed as animated paterns and forms.
During 30 minutes the trio composes a video and sound performance generated in real time, combining acoustic and experimental atmosfere, searching to blur the reality of those pieces of paper strapped out of a book.
The interaction between the mooving images and the sounds is processed via a synesthesia, analyzing the influence of the music on a real time feedback live video content.
The illustrations turn into shadows articulated in a flotting story, abstracted from its original context, transforming the prints into mooving images and paterns, leaving the maniplulation process visible to the viewer.
join us at our christmas party next wednesday at Tacheles. With live opium rock-band “Run Venezuela” playing at 20:00 and then Synergetic Kommunication with YAYA (Cyberrise & friends), VJ Cyper and other VisualBerlin veejays, food buffet for our members, and more…
Heho! Just a short reminder to our visual community related events this weekend [11&&12th]. See you out there!
Seit Donnerstag nur noch Karten für Samstag und Sonntag verfügbar! Vorstellungen an beiden Tagen je 17 Uhr sowie 20.30 Uhr. //only few tickets for saturday and sunday events left!!
:: VDMX WORKSHOP WEEKEND. [at] Atelier Überall.
// VDMX is a software based, media processing environment not only for vjs, that lets you achieve stunning effects in real time. It’s available also in demo mode where you can use all features except saving your patch.
:: VERY. Welcome. Cheers;)
tomorrow evening (03.12.) you will be able to view the amazing facade projection created by David Szauder, Lucy Benson and Servando Barreiro at the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin for the opening of the house’s exhibition “Die Ungarn am Bauhaus” starting around 18:00.
Later that night you can attend the “into the future” party at betahaus, where Kiritan Flux presents a mapping in collaboration with graffiti artists PAW and Organ and a spaced out installation together with Albinoplast.