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: https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/janet-cardiff-forty-part-motet/

Article by Sam Devine on: "INCREDIBLE SOUND INSTALLATION VIA SFMOMA & FORT MASON CENTER" SFMOMA’s

"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.
https://www.derivative.ca/Events/2015/KineticLights/

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."
Source: http://www.kinetic-lights.com/2015/03/18/kinetic-lights-installation-cebit-2015/

http://www.kinetic-lights.com/portfolio/multi-grid/


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
http://youtu.be/dGva1NVWRXk

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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3vVjcY47k2p5Wsnj3ZFHV5W/a-history-of-ideas

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."

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02b8t1k

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 http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/history-art/the-enlightenment/content-section-8

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/burke_edmund.shtml

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/burke/