This project came about after Russ saw the first two MIDI Visualizer Experiments I'd been working on. He asked if I'd be interested in making something for We Need Nothing to Collide and sent across all the stems and MIDI tracks.
From there I built an openFrameworks app that generates animations based on MIDI notes and three parameters that can be pre-choreographed or controlled on-the-fly. Check out some live playing here: vimeo.com/101896491
To turn it into something bigger, Clay came on board and we set about experimenting with projecting and shooting the piece around Santa Monica and Malibu. The setup we used was a 5000 lumen projector running from a car via an inverter, and shot with a 5D. It proved a little unreliable (and stressful!) but portable and manageable enough to get what we needed. If you've tried this you'll know just how critical it is to time your shots with the sun...
Special thanks to Karl Ringman and Christine Cha for helping out on set.
This third visual experiment was designed to create the We Need Nothing to Collide projections vimeo.com/106133631
Here's a quick demo of how it works when being played in real time.
Loops are triggered in Mark Eats Sequencer from the monome that feed through Ableton Live and into the openFrameworks app. The OP-1 is also playing a synth in Live and by adjusting parameters with dials, sounds and visuals are changed as one.
The Bay Lights is an iconic light sculpture designed by internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal. The sculpture will be installed and illuminated over the course of the Bay Bridge's 75th Anniversary, which extends from late 2011 to 2012.
Created by Jeremy Vickery and Simon Christen in collaboration with Leo Villareal.
Music by Loscil. Track: Else. Label: Air Texture.
2008 Madison Square Park
WorldStage provided the lighting and installation of Rafael Lozano Hammer's "Pulse Park".
"Pulse Park"is comprised of a matrix of light beams that graze the central oval field of Madison Square Park. Their intensity is entirely modulated by a sensor that measures the heart rate of participants and the resulting effect is the visualization of vital signs, arguably our most symbolic biometric, in an urban scale.