VISUANO is from a performance event presented by Parsons The New School for Design with Mannes College The New School for Music and The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Performer: Shulin Guo, piano

Visual Director: Yinan Zhang
Visual Designers: Yinan Zhang , Qiuyi Wu, Boshan Zhou

Costume Designers: Jeanie Choi, Eugin Hong, Annie Le, Jenny Tsai , Christine Wei
Project Coordinator: Renee Sunden

Faculty, Parsons: Sabine Seymour, Gabi Asfour
Video Documentation: Ryan Blum

Musical Excerpt: The Serpent's Kiss, by William Bolcom

Visuano is a new media piano performance with real-time music visualizations by a live projection mapping system. Pianist wears a satin and muslin dress with a cape that designed as a wearable screen to cast video projections.
The visual ellements are combinations of real-time generative animation and various video footages that could be reactive to live piano music. A visual story is created from the inspiration of the music piece “The Serpent’s Kiss” - a ragtime style music by American composer William Bolcom.

The core value of this work is to imagine the future of piano performance with digital visual illusions that affects wearable media and performative environment as a new way of expressing, experiencing and interacting with music.

Digital Technique:
Kinect depth camera captures the contour of pianist and creates silhouette mask for visualization.
Using the C++ with OpenFrameworks to process the input visual signals and generate the output projection video events.

Special Thanks to:
Marin Alsop, Pavlina Dokovska, Zach Lieberman, Marko Tandefelt, Scott Peterman
Erik Bestmann, Mark Fitzpatrick

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