Images & Music : Jean Piché
Year of production: 2010-11
Océanes is part of a continuing series of videomusic works exploring the aesthetic potential of particle based computer generated imagery. Analogous to granular sound processing, particle synthesis allows for the creation and control of complex materials using an large number of very small components. Sound and image coordination does not explicitely use synchresis as a discursive device but aims for an elevated relation based on metaphor and emotional detachment, as if contemplating a field of images from a distant perspective.
The music for Océanes is composed by the author utilizing mostly his own music software (Cecilia). All sounds are derived from formant synthesis (FOF), yielding realistic but highly extended vocal and woodwind timbres. No samples or recordings are used. Formant synthesis is similar to granular synthesis and creates sonic matter by accumulating a succession of formantic grains.
Please note: this a a single screen variant of an original 3-HD screens work. What you see here is one third of the actual image.
Océanes exists as a single screen theatrical version and as a triple-screen installation work.