A Console Simulation

A Console Simulation

2015

Sound performance at Soundscapes: New Works by Karina Wisniewska, Karin Weber Gallery Hong Kong, HK Art Gallery Week 2015, performer [link]

With an instrument software system, sound is arranged to emulate the texture and colour on the canvas. The use of sound in conjunction with graphics has long been a popular combination in the field of media arts.

In this context,the piece further experiments with the possibility of creating music via the interaction with a visual medium. Beside exploring the possible forms of sound performance through a musical apparatus, an extended layer of parallel imagination is brought to the paintings, thereby creating a multiple dimension between the two ‘Soundscapes’.

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On Optical synth instrument and its possibility

The performance tool was deeply influenced by the idea of optical synth pioneered in the late 60s by Finnish inventor Erkki Kurenniemi’s Dimi-H. In contemporary setup, the system I used relied on Ableton Live as a core of translating information and routing sound to the optical output. (noted for further edit)

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