Flayed/Flock is a structured audio-visual improvisation for three musicians, utilizing live acoustic and electronic sound and interactive animations. The visual component of Flayed/Flock is an enhanced flocking simulation that interacts with real-time audio from the performance of improvising musicians. Abstract patterns develop out of the flocking behavior; the flocks are also able to coalesce into well-defined symbols and forms such as crescents and stars, all while moving in a natural-looking manner consistent with flocking behavior. 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).
Håvard Skaset (guitar) and Guro Skumsnes Moe (bass): The Oslo-based duo works intensively in the borders between improv, noise and rock. Skaset and Moe play in bands including Bluefaced People, Art Directors, Sult, Mirror Trio, SEKSTETT, Telling Stories About Trees and MOE. They have been working with Christian Wolff, Pauline Oliveros, Fred Frith, Ikue Mori, Okkyung Lee, Frode Gjerstad and many more.
=== Recorded at:
11th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. 30 May - 1 June 2011, Oslo, Norway.