Interstices AP is a structured audio-visual solo improvisation, using the multitouch Airplane Controller to manipulate live electronic sound and interactive animations. During the piece, Bill Hsu will be using the Airplane Controller in combination with his PSHIVA particle system software, to synthesize and interact with generative sound and animations. The visual component of Interstices AP is a physics-based simulation of a particle system. Particles, images and other components interact with physical gestures in a fluid like system; the results resemble asymmetric, constantly evolving Rorschach blots that open up a wide range of visual associations. For more details, see Bill Hsu's poster in the conference proceedings.
=== About the performers:
Bill Hsu: Associate Professor of Computer Science at San Francisco State University. His work with real-time audiovisual performance systems has been presented at (among others) SMC 2009 (Porto), Harvestworks Festival 2009 (New York), Fete Quaqua 2008 (London), MIX Festival 2007 and 2009 (New York), and Stimme+ 2006 (Karlsruhe).
Alain Crevoisier: Senior researcher at the Music Conservatory of Geneva, Switzerland. He is the founder of Future-instruments.net, a collaborative research network active in the field of new musical interfaces and interactive technologies. The latest realization is the Airplane controller, a portable system that makes possible to transform any flat surface, into a multitouch interface.
=== Recorded at:
11th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. 30 May - 1 June 2011, Oslo, Norway.