1. autumn


    from Urs Basteck Added 43 5 0

    Words → fancy numerology → numbers 1-9 → notes in scales → Reason Each line is one distinct piano (or whatever instrument) Short words make short notes and vice versa. Random velocity. First two lines drive the particles' movement (much room for improvement here), third line makes the blur.

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    • Fammi (v.3)


      from Jean Detheux Added 36 2 0

      This is the third version of this piece, the first one is here: http://vimeo.com/44883062, the second one is here: https://vimeo.com/album/2985580/video/95773633 I met Jean René when he took part in the recording of the music of my first NFB film, "Liaisons" (nfb.ca/film/liaisons_fr please use the 1080p quality option for best results) Hearing Jean warming up before a recording session started, I was struck by the presence, warmth and quality of his viola playing. I have wanted to again work with him ever since. I asked him if he would be interested in making a "chaconne for viola solo" for me and in response, he sent me his "Fammi" CD (actuellecd.com/fr/cat/et_08/). Immense music from an exceptional musician, am going to enjoy working with/for/from it for a long time to come. "Fammi" is the second piece I do with music from the CD of the same name, the other one ("Prune") is here vimeo.com/43402313 Since starting working digitally, I have fought against the "look" computers tend to impose on images, too clean, not enough "juices," not "organic" enough. The kind of "dirt" I enjoy in my images seems to be mirrored by the magnificent viola of Jean René. His work with "simple" phrases is also related to my working, again and again, with sequences of images that "make (some kind of) sense" to me. My fascination with the "always-already-there" finds a profound resonance with the way Jean René's music evolves. This is very very far from "pixels/notes pushing" and gratuitous manipulation of data, it seems at once very simple, yet deep. Festival ready (HD 720p digital file, Apple ProRes 422 HQ or 4444. or h.264) Please consider supporting my work (VERY MUCH in need of support these days). You can make donations via PayPal, starting from here : http://www.vudici.net/movies/morphing.html#new123108 (this type of work receives very little help, if any, from the usual channels). Thank you

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      • Cross Currents


        from Ronald Pellegrino Added 2 0 0

        Like most of us, because our deepest roots are in the original water, I'm transfixed by flowing water. Seeing into multiple levels of cross-currents always holds the greatest fascination for me. This piece is modeled on those cross-currents as I remember them created by water in a mountain creek coursing around rocks as it flowed down to a reservoir. When I lived in the foothills of the Trinity Alps of the California North State, in the late afternoon I'd often hike the paths in Whiskeytown National Recreational Area (5 minutes from my place) where I'd visit Brandy Creek just before it emptied into the reservoir and I'd sit on large rocks in the middle of the creek observing the cross currents it created by its flow around smaller rocks all around me. Brandy Creek is a mountain stream; absolutely nothing lazy about it - all action. Every sound and every image in this piece emerge simultaneously from the same patch. To make them work together the compositional focus is on the patch while the sound and light it generates provide the feedback.

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        • Punto y Raya Academy 2015


          from Punto y Raya Festival - dot&line Added 205 17 2

          Punto y Raya Academy was the first international symposium devoted to abstract art in motion. It was be held from May 7th through 10th 2015 at La Casa Encendida in Madrid (Spain), offering a playful and educational meeting point between artists, students, professionals and general audiences. The event featured 15 international deluxe artists such as Chris Casady, Robert Seidel, Steven Woloshen, Johan Rijpma, Józef Robakowski and Bret Battey (to name a few). In the Masterclasses, our guests introduced us to their creative process, the pioneer techniques and technologies they have developed (which have gained them worldwide recognition), and their current work-in-progress, carrying out live demonstrations and/or illustrating with some of their short films. In the Round Tables we approached issues related to the production and promotion of abstract audiovisual, and its application in different fields like mapping, installation, live cinema and new media. And to conclude each day, we celebrated with a PyRformance (live audiovisual session) by some of the guest artists. All info at www.puntoyrayafestival.com

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          • Punto y Raya Academy 2015 (subtitulado)


            from Punto y Raya Festival - dot&line Added 40 1 0

            Punto y Raya Academy fue el primer simposio internacional dedicado al arte abstracto en movimiento. Se llevó a cabo del 7 al 10 de mayo 2015 en La Casa Encendida de Madrid (España), ofreciendo un punto de encuentro educativo y lúdico entre artistas, estudiantes, profesionales y audiencias generales. Contamos con la presencia de una quincena de artistas internacionales de lujo como Chris Casady, Robert Seidel, Steven Woloshen, Johan Rijpma, Józef Robakowski y Bret Battey (por nombrar algunos). En las Masterclasses, nuestros invitados nos introdujeron en su proceso creativo, las pioneras técnicas y tecnologías que han desarrollado (y que les han consolidado como referentes mundiales), y sus actuales work-in-progress, realizando demostraciones en vivo y/o ilustrando con proyecciones de su obra. En las Mesas Redondas abordamos multidisciplinariamente temas relacionados con la producción y difusión de audiovisual abstracto, y sus aplicaciones en formatos como el mapping, la instalación, el live cinema y el New Media. Y para cerrar cada jornada, lo hemos celebrado con una PyRformance (sesión audiovisual en vivo) a cargo de algunos de los artistas invitados. Toda la info en www.puntoyrayafestival.com

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            • para.site


              from Matthias Kulow Added 187 1 0

              para.site consists of over 100 photographs that have been sliced up and merged back together to create a suitable backdrop for a variety of animated hexagonal shapes. In this project I experimented with combining still images with motion graphics, the latter of which were supposed to have the qualities of a wall projection while perpetually disobeying the laws of projection in more or less subtle ways. This video served as my finale module exam in the subject of Visual Music (Institut für Musik und Medien Düsseldorf). Actually, at the date of the exam back in February I still considered this video unfinished, but now after some final touches and fixes I think it's ready to finally abandon the everlasting pile of unfinished projects! Enjoy!

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              • Felix Anaut - Visual-Music


                from Magellan Design Limited Added 227 1 1

                For several years now Anaut has had a passion for Baroque Chamber music, notably string instruments, and such composers as Haendel, Telemann or Corelli, and he has used this as his source of inspiration for his abstract painting. The works presented here in the Zambezi One Gallery, are part of his latest output. There is a strong emphasis on the Blue Line, hence titles such as “Blue Line Harmony”. Anaut sees the blue line as the melody, the musical melody, and the other pictorial elements represent the music, musical notes and annotations. His work flows like reading a musical score. He is an intuitive painter, a painter who listens to the sound of the Baroque and from there finds the gestures, colours and the indomitable energy of his creativity. Anaut’s approach and interpretation of his subject matter, is totally personal and subjective, he does not deny that, he is expressing his emotions and hopefully stimulating ours. As Anton Castro the Spanish art critic and journalist has cited “Felix Anaut looks and finds, Felix Anaut stimulates his emotions and stimulates ours. Lightens our retina with sounds and movement, makes us follow behind the chimera, and he does it as he is: irrepressible and soft at the same time, deep and heartbreaking....an artist who through abstraction makes a pentagram of symbols.” It is painting about painting; colour, texture, balance and harmony, and dare I say it, beauty. But also about emotion, sensitivity, energy, ambiguity and versatility, a visual journey relating to how we perceive things. Ceramics Anaut has no pretensions to be a ceramicist, and is merely involved in the design and decoration of the pieces, in collaboration with Raimundo Abio (Abio Ceramicas, Huesca, Spain). The models are based on traditional forms, hand thrown in terra-cotta and Anaut has then worked with enamel colours on the pots. It is an extension to his painting, but in three dimensions, creating sculptural pieces rather than domestic pottery. This year he has started a new project in series, large chargers and tall bottles, in a small edition of 10 (with 3 artist’s proof). However as all the pieces are hand thrown, and with variations created in the glazes due to the firing, each piece is quite different, there are never two identical. So in an sense they are all unique works of art, “edition variable”. This exhibition can be seen at the Zambezi One gallery in South West France 04 - 25 September 2015.

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                • Heart of Gold Dust


                  from Ronald Pellegrino Added 126 1 1

                  This piece was inspired by an exchange with Lars Larsen on the Video Circuits group about the desirability of including texture as a visual variable in video along with color, line, shape, change, and movement. Here the focus is on the texture that dust creates. Via some zooms you will see the elements, that is the lumps, scales, and flakes that help to create the texture in the piece; the texture changes as the element size changes. The compositional thinking is focused on the patch, the configuration of functions. What you hear and see is just as it emerged from the patch with only the slightest polishing. You're in on the experiment with me.

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                  • MEGA Expressions


                    from ianego Added 1 0 0

                    Visual Music, 72h Workshop at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg Animation: Christiane Goppert Music: Renée Abe

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                    • Optical Identity's Mugam Sayagi


                      from Cathie Boyd Added 2 0 0

                      Franghiz Ali-Zadeh’s Mugam Sayagi, focusing on a secret 16th century Islamic language performed by the T'ang Quartet.This film was played live on stage but has also been screened at film festivals.

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