October 23, 2011

Quintetto by Quiet Ensemble is an installation which employs the:

casual movement of objects or living creatures used as input for the production of sounds. The basic concept is to reveal what we call “invisible concerts” of everyday life. The vertical movements of the 5 fishes in the aquarius is captured by a videocamera, that translates (through a computer software) their movements in digital sound signals.

Originally seen at Colossal.

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October 9, 2011
Networks by Pawel Janicki

The following are four network related works by Paweł Janicki.

EU_Tracer (image above, video below) is a performance for the Internet with musical instruments. The work scans internet traffic, analysing the connection between messages and information and translates them into visual and musical structures.

Data from assorted European Union institutions are changed into visual and musical structures, in ways that relate to the particular geographic location, the quality of the connection and the original improvisation style of the local musician invited to the performance. Internet traffic is thus transformed from institutional information into the building blocks for a work of art.

Net Eater (image above, video below) is an interactive net based installation. It uses:

data captured from communication networks (traffic) and transforms it into a variety of audiovisual forms. Net Eater is concentred on abstract, statistic interpretation of the data flow, rather than semantic correlations. In other words: dataflow are describing the structures of scanned networks. Contrary to “classic” mapping project based on geolocation process Net Eater is concentred on “electronic” qualities. Forms of data and connections between them are located in virtual space in accordance to parameters taken “direct from data” (IP addresses, etc.).

Ping Melody (image above, video here) is a net based performance employing internet pings which a musician can then improvise on.

WordNetInstrument (image above, video below) is a new work created for the Dialogue Design Festival (Minsk/Belarus). The word uses motion capture to track hand/arm movements to create audio and visuals.

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October 1, 2011
Locustream Promenade

Locustream Promenade, exhibited as part of the Festival Todaysart in Brussels, Belgium this weekend (September 29th, 30th, October 1st) is:

a sound art installation composed of sonic beams (10 parabolic dishes equiped with sound speakers and small computers). The parabolas are suspended in the public space in such a way that a visitor only hears the sound from the beam when he or she is directly underneath it. Each beam plays a different stream from the Locustream project. The live streamed sounds are soundscapes coming from remote locations through the Internet. The space where the paraboles are hung is virtually connected to geo-distant spaces. By moving from one beam to another the audience walks through audio windows opening out onto a worldwide soundscape. Invited to take part in this experience the listener becomes conscious his or her immediate surroundings in a new way, perception of the local audio environment is modified.

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