Jason Corder a.k.a. offthesky presenting his Phonograffiti project.
"The sensor fixed canvas serves as source of the music. The audience creates the sound for the musician to process via brush strokes or light tapping while painting on the canvas during the performance. A large blank canvas (see layout ‘a’) or several standard sized canvases (see layout ‘b’) are set up for each performance. A series of public paints, brushes, and plastic pallette knives are provided for the audience to participate with. Each resonant canvas is connected to several contact microphones through which the naturally textural tone and percussive quality of the stretched fabric (similar to a drum) is sent through the sound processing equipment. This project lends itself well to collaborations between musicians as there are several different sound sources from the canvas that can be provided at once.
The video projection aspect consists of a large number of random images/short clips pertaining to a unity between nature art and history that change every time the artist’s brush touches the canvas above a certain force. Symbolically, the images are a representation of the human stream of consciousness. Their random nature occur in sync with the processed sound and live painting to further reinforce the connection between the audience and the musician."