This interesting work popped up on the Microsound announce mailing list a few weeks ago and made me think of another work which has striking similarities in aim and use of technology.
Wind (image above, video below) by Damian Stewart is a work which employs the wind (it’s effect of movement on vegetation) to generate music in real time.
Through digital transformation, a visual phenomenon becomes an audio phenomenon. Through an emphasis on process, the viewerâ€™s attention is drawn away from the artwork as a representation of some phenomenon, and toward an experience of the phenomenon itself. The artwork serves purely to facilitate this movement, to shift the viewerâ€™s perception away from their understanding of the artwork itself, and toward their own experience of the phenomena that the artwork is supposed to be â€˜about.â€™
Ã‰ventÃ©e (image above, video below) by Mathieu Blasquez is a generative video installation where the opacity of the video and the strength of the wind (produced by a wind generator) is produced by the sound of the wind in the video. This in effect links your senses, almost as if you were squinting your eyes against the wind, creating a unique interpretation of an immersive experience. Unlike Wind above where sound is produced by sight (movement and computer vision) here user sight is controlled by sound.
Sourced from Microsound announce mailing list.