EYES, EARS, BODY, MIND.
The work contained here is a product of my ongoing time with Lowell's Contemporary Electronic Ensemble. The works are interactive, either requiring public participation or participation on my part using a piano. A synthesis of audio and visuals, these works explore what is possible with the electronic capabilities of the 21st century.
MUSIC IN MOTION
Music in Motion utilizes Synapse, Ableton Live, and Max for Live to create a musical instrument like no other. Gathering input data from a Microsoft Kinect, your entire body becomes the instrument as you chain together movements to create a musical composition.
Using the Antares Harmony engine, a simple USB keyboard, and one microphone, the Daydreaming Harmonizer combines a variety of effects into one compact performance interface. Beyond the pitch manipulation elements, Daydreaming Harmonizer can perform complex audio tasks such as reversing audio in near-real time, allowing for stunning performances.
FIRST STEP ON THE BEACH (VISUAL VERSION)
A version of my arrangement of Hans Zimmer's F.I.R.S.T. S.T.E.P. and Arcade Fire's Song on the Beach with generative visuals. An image from Spike Jonze's 2013 film her is manipulated and changed by Max 7 using audio feeds coming from the microphones inside the grand piano.
Inspired by a Professor noting that you could "mix for more than two channels, but you'd have to build a custom system for playback", Hydra is a 10 speaker system with a custom 10 channel mix to accompany it. Featuring an ambient guitar looping track written for Hydra, the system delivers a mix that surrounds its listener.