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
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"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."