Thursday, 5 May 2016

“Beneath the Snow – Piovono Ombre” - Gothic Project

The Gothic Multimedia Project announce their latest multimedia opus project entitled “Beneath the Snow – Piovono Ombre” (“Piovono Ombre” meaning “It Rains Shadows” in Italian). It is an interactive movie featuring musical, artistic and lyrical contents and it's the fruit of the complex work of a team of 28 musicians, artists, actors, graphics, technicians who collaborated under the direction of James Maximilian Jason and David Bosch.

The film itself is partly comprised of musical-art tracks and partly of dialogues in Italian with English subtitles. The 32-page booklet, depicting the whole work as well as the single stories within the main story, is entirely in English. Here you can see the trailer. It is officially released on May 28, 2016: 

“Gothic” is a dark avant-garde multimedia project founded in 1989 in Genova, Italy, having released ten demos as a band (1989-2000) and four huge official multimedia works as a multimedia ensemble (2001-2016). Visit website at:

Friday, 18 December 2015

A Digital Choir - The Forty Part Motet

SFMOMA On the Go programming concludes with the California debut of Janet Cardiff’s immersive sound installation The Forty Part Motet, co-presented with the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. November 14, 2015 – January 18, 2016

Exhibition entry - SFMOMA website
See: SFMOMA website:


"The digital choir swells and the room floods with relaxation. Male and female voices ring out in a swirling chord as loud as if the singers were standing where the speakers are placed. Then a sudden rest pierces the room with startling silence."

"The 40 Part Motet, currently on display at Fort Mason Center until January 18, is a rare mixture of musical performance and physical art installation. It straddles not just definition but also affect. Close your eyes and it’s virtual reality for the ears, revealing what it’s like to be in the midst of a choir. Or monitor the room visually and conduct a strange study in human behavior."

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Interview by Derivative with Kinetic Lights Christopher Bauder

Derivative interviews Christopher Bauder of Kinetic Lights System.

Website screen-grab

"Brainchild of Christopher Bauder, the modular Kinetic Light System is an award-winning product embedding TouchDesigner which choreographs and moves not just light and pixels but actual physical objects, high above one’s head via steel wire and powered cable DMX winches to which large arrays of light elements are tethered."

Example Installation: The Vodafone stand at the CeBIT 2015

Kinetic Lights Sculpture with DMX winches and LED triangle lights for Vodafone @ IFA 2015 Eurovision from WHITEvoid on Vimeo.

"The Vodafone stand at the CeBIT 2015 features a monumental light installation composed of 600 static Rod Lights arranged with our new Space Frame system and powered by Driver LED controllers. The complex 3D structure is complimented by 150 Pixel Line LED strips integrated in the floor."

Monday, 2 March 2015

The National Concert Hall, Dublin - RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and So Percussion: Lang - man made, John Luther Adams - Become Ocean. David Lang's Festival of Music

David Lang's Festival of Music.

The National Concert Hall, Dublin - RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and So Percussion: Lang - man made, John Luther Adams - Become Ocean.

David Lang's Festival of Music.

I am invited to this concert Friday 6th March, 2015.

The National Concert Hall, Dublin - RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and So Percussion: Lang - man made, John Luther Adams - Become Ocean. David Lang's Festival of Music

Hear on youtube: John Luther Adams: Become Ocean

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Animation about: Edmund Burke and the sublime

History of Ideas Short animations to explain some big questions around freewill, beauty and good and evil. "A fresh take on the History of Ideas as big subjects like beauty, freedom, technology and morality get dissected by a team of thinkers. Philosophers, theologians, lawyers, Neuroscientists, historians and mathematicians join Melvyn Bragg to present a history in many voices."

See link to all animations in the series

Example Animation

Edmund Burke and the sublime

"Some things that move us are beautiful, others are sublime. But the sublime moves us more profoundly than the beautiful. See how Edmund Burke tied the experience of the sublime to the possibility of pain and how the idea went on to influence the artistic Romanticism movement. Voiced by Harry Shearer. Scripted by Nigel Warburton."


BOOK: A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful
Read Book online - Project Gutenberg

Investigate Further

The Enlightenment - 6 The Enlightenment on art, genius and the sublime
Open University

Friday, 31 January 2014

Theatre of Speaking Objects - Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Interesting exhibition taking place in the Project Arts Centre in Dublin, Ireland called "The Theatre of Speaking Objects", even the title is so evocative.

The Theatre of Speaking Objects by Czech artist Eva Kotátková 

"Theatre of Speaking Objects knits together extraordinary, poignant and personal accounts of complex relationships with language. Eva Koťátková has gathered stories and remembrances from around the world, and located them within a cast of used objects and therapeutic props, things that are used to speak for the subjects – subjects who sometimes cannot speak for themselves – becoming mediators and containers for human voices and personal stories."

You can check out some more information in relation to the project at the following url:

Monday, 30 September 2013

Links and Resources - September 2013

September 2013 has been a very busy month from personal to PhD work and more! Moving house and a protracted close of sale.  An amazing MOCAP workshop in Helsinki, Finland and a paper presentation in Tampere, Finland.  The 3rd DAH Institute in Derry, or should I say stroke city as locals there sometimes call Derry. A poetry book launch and reading by Catherine Culleni in the Trinity Long Room Hub, a screening programme of Synthesis 2 by Fractal music at the IFI, a one day visualisation workshop with Sarah Kenderdine in the Trinity Long Room Hub, negotitations re a lecture on the work of the CVM to be held in the ATRL, back teaching on MMT. A book to review by Nuno Correla (really looking forward to that). Birthdays and meet ups.. and lots of not returned emails, which I must do in has been intense.  
In the middle of this, a kind of disinterested browsing of resources and sites I have come across and so to try to capture some of these browsing links so I can come back to them when I am less busy (but will I?) I am throwing them into this post to demarc my discovery of them.

Learning Resource

Virtual ANS (drawn sound)
Virtual ANS is a software simulator of the unique Russian synthesizer ANS - photoelectronic microtonal/spectral musical instrument created by Russian engineerEvgeny Murzin from 1938 to 1958. Murzin named his invention in honour of the composer Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin.
The instrument was used by Stanislav Kreichi, Alfred SchnittkeEdison DenisovSofia GubaidulinaEdward Artemiev and other Soviet composers.
You can hear the sound of the ANS in Andrei Tarkovsky's movies SolarisThe MirrorStalker.

Youtube ANS
Virtual ANS: Sound to Image and Vice Versa
Virtual ANS is a software simulator of the unique Russian synthesizer ANS - photoelectronic microtonal/spectral musical instrument created by Russian engineer Evgeny Murzin from 1938 to 1958.
The app is cross-platform and available for iOS, Android, Windows, Linux and OSX.
More info:


Introduction to Computer Programming Languages - Video Lessons by Daniel Shiffman

Produce a hand-drawn aesthetic in After Effects


Articles and Papers and Books

Circle the Square: Film Performances by Iimura Takahiko in the 1960s By Julian Ross

Open Journals - online resources
Film - Philosophy Vol. 7 - 14
Film - Philosophy Vol. 1 - 6

The first release of Nodewebba software is now available from, free and open source for Macintosh and Windows.

Phonology and CymaScope Reseach
Really interesting Cymascope links to articles and research.  
In particular must download Harmonic Voice Mandala
CymaScope Musicology Notes - 12 Piano Notes made visible

Hearing Rhythmic Gestures

Canyon cinemazine issue 3

Reciprocal Analogy, Baudelaire’s Imaginative Instinct

Poetry in the condition of music

The Well Sequenced Synthesiser

BOOK: The Sound of Painting - Music in Modern Art

Elecktra - BEAF
Electronic Arts Festival

European Expanded Cinema


Matthew Biederman - Event Horizon


Craig Allan

audiovisual academy
modules history
all modules

Generative Design

Swedish VJ Union
Learning and Links


video circuits blog

BOOK Art in cinema

music and media course current work

Using visualizations for music discovery

visualizing music

Music visualization technique of repetitive structure representation to support intuitive estimation of music affinity and lightness


Algorithmic Dimension: A Digital Arts Masterclass with Ernest Edmonds, Manfred Mohr, Frieder Nake and Roman Verostko