This is an interactive installation which creates an audio-visual language with an audience. The audience is invited to stand in front of a microphone and they are encouraged to speak, sing, or any noise that they would like to make. They will see what their voice or noise looks like in front of them in real-time. And the audience is willing to play and interact with their own voice and noise as if they talk to their own voice, having a chat and communication with it.
Sound and noise made by an audience go through a customised matrix system on a computer that transforms audio data into visual spectrum. The matrix is a grid, with each location in the grid containing some information in computer programming. Thus, real-time analysis of the sound will be shown in front of the audience which presents frequency, amplitude, sound intensity and speed of sound. The audience will experience relation between audio and visual but also create a visual composition by using their own voice or noise. The invisible existence of familiar sound will be intimately redefined and the audience will be able to establish audio-visual language in an intriguing, playful and interactive way.
Testing Out a new visualizer tool chain following on from my 8bit Serato VJ Hack from music hack day sydney 2012.
This one won't actually be 8 bit most likely but I'm yet to come up with a better name =)
This vid shows a quick test of a max for live patch based on the Asteroid Growth patch from Andrew B @ Cycling 74 running inside Ableton Live 9. The cool thing about running Jitter inside Ableton live is the way you can use the tempo synced modulation options that ableton has to offer to make the visuals move with the music more. This patch doesn't have any FX processing yet and I still need to slow the animation back a bit to make it less frenetic.
Track used is here https://soundcloud.com/herringson/lost-in-the-ether