1. The Manual Input Workstation (2004-2006: Golan Levin and Zachary Lieberman) presents a series of audiovisual vignettes which probe the expressive possibilities of hand gestures and finger movements. Interactions take place on a combination of custom interactive software, an analog overhead projector, and a digital computer video projector. The analog and digital projectors are aligned such that their projections overlap, resulting in an unusual quality of hybridized, dynamic light. During use, the visitors' hand gestures are interpreted by a computer vision system as they pass across the glass top of the overhead projector. In response, the software generates synthetic graphics and sounds that are tightly coupled to the forms and movements of the visitors' actions. The synthetic responses are co-projected over the organic, analog shadows, resulting in an almost magical form of augmented-reality shadow play.

    More information is available at tmema.org/mis.

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  2. Performance form the Annual Student Composer Symposium at UVIC. Composer Scott Jeffrey and Jeremy J. Hartmann perform a piece using Didgerdoo and electronics.

    Ipsum Sola (used in piece) is performance software that enables the user to perform audio manipulation on a single solo instrumentalist, like: control a incoming audio signal, manipulate that audio path with various DSP effects processing, mix effects in parallel, and spatialize audio output to a maximum of 8 speakers.

    In effect, this gives the performer the ability to spatialize, sample and manipulate audio in such a way that allows many possible sonic outcomes.


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  3. An interactive, audiovisual installation, the work treats some elements of the Hindi language as a structural foundation of a musical composition. New Delhi Audiograph uses a motion tracking system that enables the audience to interact with the piece. By various moves and gestures, the interactor can modulate and control various parameters of the music and image generated by the installation.

    All audio recordings were collected for the installation during the artist’s sonic exploration of New Delhi. As reflected in the early days of his stay in the city, Janicki comments: “The alien's stay accumulated words and sounds - obscured and mysterious, but evoking fascination…”

    The installation was created during the Auditions Sound Residency programme at KHŌJ International Artists' Association (New Delhi, India) curated by Charu Maithani.

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  4. The Clavilux 2000 is an interactive instrument for generative music visualization, which is able to generate a live visualization of any music played on a digital piano. The setting of the installation consists of three parts: A digital piano with 88 keys and midi output, a computer running a vvvv patch and a vertical projection above the keyboard.

    For every note played on the keyboard a new visual element appears in form of a stripe, which follows in its dimensions, position and speed the way the particular key was stroke. Colours give the viewer and listener an impression of the harmonic relations: Each key has it's own color scheme and "wrong" notes stand out in contrasting colors.
    All stripes stay and overlap each other in an additive way, so at the end a kind of pattern remains – a summary of the music – which will be always unique since the notes of the composition aswell as the interpretation of the piano player are influencing the outcome. Furthermore the piano player can switch between the standart 2d view and an additional 3d view of the visualization while playing.

    For more information

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  5. TEST 1 .0

    "INTO THE VOID" is an installation that aims to to provide the spectator with the sensation of traveling through a black hole. People are invited to stand in the middle of the installation and have a sound and light experience that is inspired by the speed of light and the quest for other dimensions of consciousness.

    I'm currently seeking festivals and galleries to show this artwork. optikalink.weebly.com/ink-lab.html

    Thanks to Ilan Katin for the text correction.

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