Owego System Trade Routes is an album of work created in January, 2016 at Signal Culture in Owego,
NY. The album highlights new developments in our effort to integrate two-way communication in a
live, improvisatory context. The authors’ earlier audio-visual performances were more indicative of the
typically one-way connection in which the audio signal had direct impact on the visual representation.
Our new work adds an additional layer of live coded visual information streaming to the audio
component. This new communication method parses quantitative textual in- formation from the live
coded graphics and transmits Open Sound Control (OSC) messages to an endpoint that generates
control voltages or equivalent signal values that the audio performer integrates into the signal path of a
modular synthesizer or virtualized synthesizer. This performance is one work from this new collection
that demonstrates this new development in the visual live coding environment, The Force, it’s direct
impact on the audio, and the two-way communication this enables.