“Sounds of Complexity” is an artistic project that moves
from the field of cognitive science and neurosciences.
It’s an audiovisual performance in which the sound ma-
terials and the visual mappings are the consequence of
very complex and stratified processes that hardly can be
represented with symbolic forms in our world. It’s an at-
tempt to make audible and visible the dynamics and the
interactions that for their richness, variety and complexity
are unheard and invisible.
The audio material of the performance derives from the
analogic recording of cerebral activities through an ana-
logic elettroencephalograph (EEG) and corresponds to the
discharges of billions of neurons situated in the sixth layer
of human cerebral cortex, disposed vertically respect to
The crude sound of brain is translated in an audible fre-
quencies through techniques of pitch shifting; such mate-
rial is then processed digitally in real time and the cor-
responding frequencies transformed in a Cartesian space
to form visual trajectories projected on 3 screens that
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Sync is a computer-generated video that explores compositional strategies for designing synchronous, audiovisual objects. Its repetitive structure is somewhat reminiscent of minimalist music of the 1960s, with its focus on serial development and gradual variation. In Sync, 8 different audiovisual patterns are combined in various ways over a course of 9 minutes. My goal was to investigate how a group of individually different image-sound-couples would function together when layered on top of each other. I tried to design the parts so that they all could appear at the same time without creating a complete cacophony of voices and movements, while still being clearly discernible as discrete units. Sync is divided into three sections of equal length. The first section contains rhythmic/grayscale-objects, the second tonal/color-objects, and the third both rhythmic/grayscale-objects and tonal/color-objects.