NoiseFold in collaboration with Trio KAZE present Zlatý Strom (The Golden Tree). The project is an interdisciplinary collaboration that brings together the live cinema and sound-art group, NoiseFold (USA) and acoustic instrumentalist, Trio KAZE (NL/DE), acclaimed musicians adept in medieval, renaissance, baroque and contemporary idioms. The Zlatý Strom performance seeks to illuminate a series of relational dialogues between diverse technologies, mediums and historical epochs by creating a visual-music hybrid that combines digital media, electronic music and interactive visualization technology with contemporary musical elements and instrumental techniques drawn from the 15th through 21st centuries. The music evokes a soundscape of elemental power wedded to a fluid abstract visual vocabulary emulating natural forces and bio-mimetic forms. Zlatý Strom is part of a larger work currently in progress that includes acoustic visualizations emulating fluid dynamics, virtual breathing vessels, crystallization of chaotic cellular structures, visual noise cloaking processes unlocked through performance of melodic decryption keys and other representations that evoke transformational (alchemical) metaphors.
NoiseFold employ a custom audio-visual software system designed by the artists that generates or breeds a seemingly infinite array of virtual agents. These synthetic audio-visual forms result from the live mixing of a growing database of dynamic equations that are folded and recombined through a multi-threaded data feedback structure. The resulting sound is not a separate aural accompaniment but rather the direct sonification of the visual data itself. Thus the performers interact with autonomous visual forms to grow and sculpt the sonic content of the performance.