Sinus Aestum (Bay of Billows) is a dark lunar plain articulated by threads of white dust, like tips of flowing and silent waves. Drawing from this image, the sound and image composition "Sinus Aestum" presents one sound-synthesis process and nearly 12,000 individual points, which are continually transformed and warped, restrained and released, without cuts, to form compound, multi-dimensional waves of activity moving through unstable states between plateaus of pitch and noise. Mathematical processes are transformed into a contemplation of the continual ebb and flow of human experience.
"Sinus Aestum" is the third in my "Luna Series" of video-music works, in which a single audio or visual process is modulated from beginning to end without cuts or splices. This was achieved with a specific custom-programmed audio technique (Compressed Feedback Synthesis) and animation algorithm (which involves 2D and 3D rotational algorithms and Brownian noise displacement applied to masses of individual points). These works also reflect a sensibility formed by the experience of Vipassana meditation practices.
Please note that this Vimeo video provides limited audio and visual quality, and should never be used for public screening. I'm happy to respond to requests for full-quality versions for public or educational presentation, and for 4-channel audio versions.
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