Upper Valley residents joined the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble with music composed by digital musics graduate student Carlos Dominguez, G'14. Serving as the concert’s finale, “The End” looks at how individuals relate to community and the future. Each performer utilizes nine distinct dance moves in the piece executed in various comnbinations.
The Ocelli system allows a user to perform audiovisual pieces by manipulating cross-modal feedback networks. Two light-sensitive analog oscillators, named Ocelliphones, produce sound which is analyzed, processed, and visualized using Max/MSP/Jitter. The visualizations are subsequently projected back onto the instruments, creating three-dimensional fields of interactive behavioral possibilities that the performer can explore.
Each week, we take the top 10 videos of YouTube and resynthesize the #1 video using the remaining 9 videos. We’ll continue doing so until one of our videos ends up in the top 10. The process, called “Smash Up” is a new kind of remix/mosaicing process which learns tiny perceptual fragments of audio and video using a computational model of audiovisual perception.
One Million Seconds is a study in imploded cinema. Each moment stitches together fragments sampled from 120 full-length motion pictures (24,000,000 frames / 1,000,000 seconds) from the history of cinema. The resulting film is generated from audio-visual fragments, sorted by their audio similarity to a hidden cantus firmus- Glenn Gould's 1981 recording of J. S. Bach's Goldberg Variations. The cantus firmus accompanies the opening titles. Subsequently, the movie consists entirely of matching fragments from the 120 films.