1. Project by Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer

    produced by:
    onformative.com
    chopchop.cc

    Documentation:
    vimeo.com/38505448

    Music: Machinefabriek "Kreukeltape"
    machinefabriek.nu/

    Text: Sandra Moskova

    The basic idea of the project is built upon the consideration of creating
    a moving sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person. For
    our work we asked a dancer to visualize a musical piece (Kreukeltape by
    Machinenfabriek) as closely as possible by movements of her body. She was
    recorded by three depth cameras (Kinect), in which the intersection of the
    images was later put together to a three-dimensional volume (3d point cloud),
    so we were able to use the collected data throughout the further process.
    The three-dimensional image allowed us a completely free handling of the
    digital camera, without limitations of the perspective. The camera also reacts
    to the sound and supports the physical imitation of the musical piece by the
    performer. She moves to a noise field, where a simple modification of the
    random seed can consistently create new versions of the video, each offering
    a different composition of the recorded performance. The multi-dimensionality
    of the sound sculpture is already contained in every movement of the dancer,
    as the camera footage allows any imaginable perspective.

    The body – constant and indefinite at the same time – “bursts” the space
    already with its mere physicality, creating a first distinction between the self
    and its environment. Only the body movements create a reference to the
    otherwise invisible space, much like the dots bounce on the ground to give it
    a physical dimension. Thus, the sound-dance constellation in the video does
    not only simulate a purely virtual space. The complex dynamics of the body
    movements is also strongly self-referential. With the complex quasi-static,
    inconsistent forms the body is “painting”, a new reality space emerges whose
    simulated aesthetics goes far beyond numerical codes.

    Similar to painting, a single point appears to be still very abstract, but the
    more points are connected to each other, the more complex and concrete
    the image seems. The more perfect and complex the “alternative worlds” we
    project (Vilém Flusser) and the closer together their point elements, the more
    tangible they become. A digital body, consisting of 22 000 points, thus seems
    so real that it comes to life again.

    nominated for the for the MuVi Award:
    kurzfilmtage.de/en/competitions/muvi-award/selection.html

    see video in full quallity:
    daniel-franke.com/unnamed_soundsculpture.mov

    HQ Stills
    flickr.com/photos/37752604@N05/sets/72157629203600952/

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  2. _
    frequencies (a) is a sound performance/installation combining the sound of mechanically triggered tuning forks with pure digital soundwaves. The performer is triggering sequences from the computer, activating solenoids that hits the tuning forks with high precision. Streams of light burst in synchronicity with the forks, creating a not-quite-minimal sound and light composition.

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    ON TOUR
    BRUISME (FR) _ June 29, 2014
    VISIBLE BITES AUDIBLE BYTES (UK) _ March 12-22, 2014
    SECONDE NATURE (FR) _ Oct 24, 2013
    ELECTRONI[K] (FR) _ Oct 18-19, 2013
    BOZAR ELECTRONIC ARTS FESTIVAL (BE) _ Sept 28, 2013
    FESTIVAL ARS ELECTRONICA (AT) _ Sept 9, 2013
    OK CENTER (AT) _ Sept 5-7, 2013
    ELEKTRA (CA) _ May 2-4, 2013
    ELECTRIC SPRING (UK) _ Febuary 13, 2013
    ODDSTREAM (NL) _ October 27, 2012
    LAB30 (DE) _ October 25-26, 2012
    ELECTRIC FIELDS (CA) _ October 10, 2012

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    CREDITS
    • nicolas bernier: audiovisual composition, concept, performance, programmation, technical design and some electronics
    • olivier lefebvre: techical design
    • laurent loison: fabrication

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    nicolasbernier.com

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  3. *Update*
    Music download link (+ a few extra variations of the song I worked on before the final version, hope you enjoy!): soundcloud.com/dee-san

    My thesis animation done at School of Visual Arts, class of 2013, Computer Art MFA.

    Software used: Houdini (animation), Reason (music), Nuke (comp), After Effects (final render), Processing (pre-RnD)

    A full description of the piece along with some still frames can be found at: dbsierra.com

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  4. The opening 6 minutes of "Nga Reo O Te Whenua: Voices of the Land", a feature documentary about Richard Nunns, Horomona Horo and their shared journey of acoustic discovery in the resonant landscapes of Aotearoa (New Zealand).

    The film explores the public and personal journeys of these two extraordinary musicians as the reflect on the revival of taonga puoro (traditional Maori instruments) and the place of these instruments in the culture and landscape of modern Aotearoa.

    The opening scenes shown here were shot in Ngarua Caves, Takaka and Karamea Beach in Feburary 2013.

    The film is currently in production, due to be released in early 2014.

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  5. video : RYOICHI KUROKAWA, sound : AOKI takamasa
    Official video "RHYTHM VARIATION 05" on AOKI takamasa's new album "RV8" __ raster-noton [ 2013 _ May ]

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