New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Refraction of Your Gaze by Indeterminate Variables (ROYGBIV) is an effort to interface sound and the visible spectrum with digital and analog media. A collage of field recording, synth pad, and mechanical noise, ROYGBIV unfolds as wavelengths of light are read with discrete color sensors. Data is communicated through microcontrollers to custom audio software and a slide projector reproduces images of the natural world. ROYGBIV is concerned with fundamental properties of sensing, perception, and the technologies that mediate such experience. Metaphysical dimensions of color and sound are implied as the projected image and rainbow form a dialectic between reflection and refraction.

=== About the performers:

Joshua Clayton: New York-based artist whose work occupies a hybrid space of media art and language. His recent projects explore semiotics, mysticism, architecture and the urban landscape, and research-based forms of practice. Joshua has just completed a master's degree in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University.

=== Recorded at:

11th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. 30 May - 1 June 2011, Oslo, Norway.


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