We are very excited that our Light and Sound Installation has been selected to be part of Sydney Vivid Festival this year. June 2013 will be an exciting time for Sydney, as the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2013) will run from the 7th to 16th, as well as the International Conference on Creativity and Cognition from the 17th to the 20th of June 2013 and the International Conference on Computational Creativity has been announced for the dates 12-14 June, 2013. It will be a very inspiring time for us!
We have been working on our installation on site and using the great facilities of the Hub Sydney (thank you Andrew for this!)
Bringing most of the electrical components from UK and sourcing hardware materials locally, we have used the exhibition space as setup space.
Different portions of the data flow have been externalised to custom hardware to reduce computational load on the controlling computer: a configurable number of real-time devices converters transform the sounds of the required number of microphones into MIDI messages and channel them to the event manager; a cascade of Arduino devices control the custom multi channel lighting controllers and the sound output stage relies on MIDI standards.
The audience is invited to speak into a set of microphones; the system captures all the sounds performed and uses them to seed an AI engine for creating a new soundscape in real time, on the base of a custom music knowledge repository. The compositions is played back to the users through surrounding speakers and accompanied with synchronised light events of an array of coloured LEDs.
This art work allows viewers to become active participants in creating multisensory computer-mediated experiences, with the aim of investigating the potential for creative forms of inter-authorship.
Our Installation is in the arcade at 84 GeorgeStreet, N. 33 on the VividSydney Map
The Vivid footprint extends this year to include the Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay, The Rocks and Walsh Bay. More info on: http://www.vividsydney.com/