Excerpt from Derek Holzer's audio performance piece, 'TONEWHEELS,' performed at Bent Festival 2010.
TONEWHEELS Macro-video recorded by Jérôme Fino/Eyes_For_Ears at Styx Project Space Berlin, Nov 2008. Eyes_For_Ears released a high-contrast, black and white version this video on his own Vimeo page (vimeo.com/jrm).
TONEWHEELS is an experiment in converting graphical imagery to sound, inspired by some of the pioneering 20th Century electronic music inventions. Transparent tonewheels with repeating patterns are spun over light-sensitive electronic circuitry to produce sound and light pulsations and textures. This all-analog set is performed entirely live without the use of computers, using only overhead projectors as light source, performance interface and audience display. In this way, TONEWHEELS aims to open up the "black box" of electronic music and video by exposing the working processes of the performance for the audience to see.
Derek Holzer: sounds, electronics
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