[real-time video generated from stereo sound, 6m, 2008]
ATS01: Wisp is the first in a series of experimental works exploring methods of directly transcoding audio signals into video signals. An original sound composition provides source data for a video synthesizer created in Max/MSP/Jitter. By increasing and decreasing the amount of light received by a single photocell sensor, which inputs data into the software via an Arduino microcontroller, a number of variables are manipulated. The resulting real-time video signal invokes geographic and architectural imagery, moulded by scanning movements of the sound waveform. The synthesized topography becomes a residue of the waveform, decaying into wisps.