Interactive Media Installation: Sound Drawings
In the end of november I was a part of the Sound & Vision 4 concert for Music and Media Technology at the Anton Bruckner University.The Sound & Vision concert serie allows young musician and audio-visual artists to present their new experimental artworks and installations.
In my installation "Sound Drawings" the musicians can use their instruments for drawing an abstract painting. The pitch and the volume of their instruments paint the canvas with an harmonious-sensitive-line-based brush (a digital ribbon brush). The installation tries to put the aesthetic experience of music and visual on an equipollent level. Usually , the music defines the visual experience (see the battle between DJs and VJs) or vice versa. The realtime visual feedback gives the musicians an additional channel for improving and influencing their improvised perfomance. The musicians are oriented towards the visual aesthetics of their drawing and their bandmates. New sounds and musical aesthetics can emerge.
- Part: Against each other : Volume axis are reflected | Painting | MP3
- Satz: Rotation : Volume and Pitch axis are rotated through 90° | Painting | MP3
- Satz: Together : Both using the same coordinate system | Painting | MP3
Big thanks to Andreas Weixler for the technical support, his great advice to use the Fiddler object for sound analyzing, and of course for getting the invitation for his Sound & Vision concert serie. Furthermore, big thanks to Mira and Emily for their great performance, feedback and their patience during calibrate the software. The whole work was a real pleasure. Thx!